Healthcare counsellor

Gross monthly salary: CHF 3,850 – Convert to other currencies
Approx net weekly salary: CHF 525 – Convert to other currencies
Minimum age: 21

Healthcare counsellors are responsible for both client and staff health. Daily responsibilities will include providing first aid when required, managing and administering prescribed medication as well as maintaining detailed medical records and producing comprehensive reports, as required.

Healthcare and ski/snowboard counsellors have most of the responsibilities of ski/snowboard counsellors and in addition to daily healthcare duties, are responsible for the daily supervision and instruction of a small group of children with a similar ski or snowboard ability.

Requirements

  • Fluent in English
  • Internationally recognised nursing (Registered Nurse, or equivalent) or paramedic qualification
  • Internationally recognised ski and/or snowboard instructor qualification or alternatively an advanced level skier or snowboarder with extensive ski or snowboard teaching experience to an advanced level
  • Experience supervising and motivating children, preferably in a camp environment, an advantage
  • Valid driving licence to drive manual (stick-shift) vehicles
  • Organised, creative, adaptable, trustworthy, patient and presentable

Benefits

  • Room and full board
  • Accident and liability insurance
  • Meet similarly-minded young people
  • Establish long-lasting friendships
  • Opportunity to live and work in Switzerland

Net weekly salary is offered only as a guideline to indicate the approximate net salary after tax (for an unmarried person with no dependent children) and other deductions have been made and is subject to change. All salaries are paid at the end of each calendar month in Swiss francs (CHF).

Duties and responsibilities

  • Participate in and contribute to the compulsory training and assessment period
  • Take responsibility for the health and well-being of the children, school chaperones and Viamonde staff
  • Assist with the daily ski and snowboard programme
  • Prepare for and instruct a daily lesson plan appropriate to the ability level of the children
  • Treat minor injuries and health issues and coordinate treatment with local medical facilities for serious injuries
  • Maintain accurate medical records and prepare detailed reports, as required
  • Maintain the first aid and basic medication supplies in the resort
  • In coordination with the school chaperones, store and distribute any medications that are prescribed to the children by medical personnel
  • Assist in the organisation of and participate fully in an evening activity programme, as required
  • Supervise the children during all meal times
  • Assist school chaperones with wake-up, lights-out and other supervisory duties, as required
  • Escort the groups from/to their arrival/departure at airports and train stations, as required
  • Accompany the groups on excursions and participate in visits to places of interest, as required
  • Be a role model to the children, acting responsibly and in a caring manner at all times
  • Show understanding of and appreciation for diverse cultural backgrounds within the children, school chaperones and Viamonde staff

The above requirements, duties and responsibilities, as well as indicated salaries, refer to the roles “Healthcare & ski counsellor” and “Healthcare & snowboard counsellor”.

Occasionally, the role “Healthcare counsellor” is available, generally for only short periods of employment and with a reduced salary. Healthcare counsellors will not be assigned to a group of children, but are expected to participate in all aspects of the programme, including the ski and snowboard supervision, evening activities and supervisory duties. Successful applicants for this role will have at least intermediate ability in either skiing or snowboarding and will be confident to ski or snowboard in all conditions on all pistes.

Apply for a position

Applicants should carefully review the content of the website to familiarise themselves with the programmes we offer, the resorts where they are offered and then follow the step-by-step application process