Wheeler School Camp Coach- Behavior Specialist

Staff / Full-Time

The Wheeler School, Providence, RI

Role: Camp Coach- Behavior Specialist

Reports to: Health Supervisor

Wheeler Summer’s philosophy is about allowing campers to be active in an outdoor environment, explore new things, have fun, build confidence, and make long-lasting friendships! 

Our Summer Camp programs, for children ages 3 to 15, feature a busy day full of fun camp activities for campers grouped by age. Campers who are curious to explore have a choice of our two-week-long Specialty Camps in athletics, arts, and enrichment directed by highly qualified organizations and our wonderful Wheeler faculty. Our Specialty Camps are full-day programs that include a half-day of Specialty Camp and a half-day of Traditional Camp. Swim lessons take place each day for campers in both programs. Wheeler Summer will also offer a few specialized programs this summer that are full-day programs.

Wheeler Summer Camp is seeking energetic nurses to join our community. In this position nurses are expected to:

Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Provide short-term focused counseling, case management, and crisis intervention. 
  • Observing camp groups, and managing resources for groups around behavior regulation and coping strategies. 
  • Providing referrals and coordinating treatment with external providers, if needed. 
  • Providing culturally responsive care to campers and staff with an understanding of how social injustices impact one’s experience, attitude, and beliefs. 
  • Create a welcoming environment at camp for both campers and staff. 
  • Participating in multidisciplinary student support teams. 
  • Communicating and coordinating with the Health Team, Camp Director, Assistant Camp Director, Division leaders, and other camp administration to coordinate support for campers or staff with mental health needs. 
  • Complete clinical documentation in the individual camper or staff camp health records. 

Perform other duties as assigned by the Camp Director or Camp Administration.


  • Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, or related field; licensure in MA is strongly preferred. 
  • A minimum of 2-3 years of counseling experience in the student support area, and experience with children from early childhood through young adults in a school or camp setting. 
  • Experience working in a diverse and culturally responsive camp and commitment to trauma-informed practices. 
  • Understanding of social-emotional development from early childhood through young adults in a camp or school setting. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with camp administration to enhance understanding, inclusivity, and community. 
  • Exceptional integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality and establish clear boundaries. 
  • Understanding of camper safety laws and best practices 

Orientation: June 7-9

Camp hours: 8:15 am-4:15 pm Monday through Friday with some exceptions

This is a seasonal position that is exempt from overtime and benefits. The successful applicant will have experience with school/camp-based counseling with children and adolescents and can demonstrate skillfulness in working successfully with teams of other professionals. The applicant will be knowledgeable of and committed to approaches in their counseling and teaching that are culturally responsive and inclusive. 

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Danielle Levya, Camp Director at daniellelevya@wheelerschool.org and Bea Furtado, Health, Wellness & Outreach Manager, at beafurtado@wheelerschool.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Wheeler Summer Camps is operated by Wheeler School, Inc. To apply, fill out the application.

Statement on Diversity and Cultural Competency At Wheeler:
We actively seek students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds, believing that a broad range of experiences and viewpoints enhances learning, enriches life on campus, and better prepares us all for full participation in a pluralistic, democratic society. We seek to further our community’s overall diversity and cultural competency through hiring.

The Wheeler School is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or disability, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law. To learn more about Wheeler, please visit www.wheelerschool.org and our Careers page here.

About The Wheeler School:

Founded in 1889 by visionary artist and educator Mary C. Wheeler, The Wheeler School is an N-12 independent day school of approximately 800 students from throughout Greater Providence and Greater Boston. Wheeler’s mission, “to learn our powers and be answerable for their use,” is incorporated into our classrooms, athletic fields, art studios, and STEAM labs, as students are encouraged to think deeply and explore the world on and beyond our two campuses in the College Hill neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island, and our 120-acre farm in Seekonk, Massachusetts. Across Wheeler’s campuses and grades, dedicated faculty and staff identify students’ learning paths and passions, challenging and supporting them in pursuit of academic excellence, artistic expression, and personal growth. Our graduates are prepared for college and life as creative, ethical, and engaged global citizens. Wheeler is also home to The Hamilton School, where skilled faculty meet students’ learning differences with the individualized instruction that leads to success.

The Wheeler School

Providence, RI
Infant / Toddler, Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
All Gender