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Providing a fun, rewarding and safe camp experience for the campers of Camp Chihopi is the primary goal of our exceptional staff. At Camp Chihopi, the staff strives to pay particular attention to the individual camper in an atmosphere of friendship, relaxation, and support. The camp is a well-supervised environment with 1 staff member for every 3 to 5 campers and with rules that apply to both campers and staff.
Camp Chihopi seeks volunteers who are enthusiastic role models for children, enjoy an outdoor environment, desire an opportunity for personal growth, and most importantly, who are compassionate in their interactions with children adapting to life after transplantation. Chihopi staff should have respect for each other and all campers, and display appropriate behavior by respecting personal property, promoting good sportsmanship and adhering to camp rules.
Download the Camp Chihopi Staff Forms:
Please review the description for each role that interests you, then print the form(s) and complete the staff application for that position. After completing the application, please fax, scan/email, or “snail mail” to the addresses below. Completed applications must be received by Monday, June 26, 2017. In-person or telephone interviews for first-time applicants and CITs will be completed in early July.
CIT applicants please note: The application process for a CIT position has additional requirements. Please read the CIT application process carefully if you are applying for this position. If you have any questions, please call Bev Kosmach at 412-692-6115.
Send your completed application by Monday, June 26, 2017 to:
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Faculty Pavilion, 6th floor
4401 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
All Camp Chihopi staff 18 years and older must have security clearances within the last two years (valid to August 11, 2017). Staff who are accepted for positions at camp must submit their verified security clearances to Bev Kosmach by Friday, July 14, 2017. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center mandates that security clearances be obtained every 2 years. There are no exceptions to this rule. Staff are strongly encouraged to begin the security clearance process as soon as possible as the process may take up to 8 weeks.
All camp staff 18 years of age and older should first complete and submit a State Police Criminal Record Check (PDF).
When your approved form is returned, then complete and submit the Act 33 Clearance Form (PDF) as instructed.
You must also complete the Act 73 Clearance Form online at https://www.pa.cogentid.com/index_dpw.htm.
This record check can be completed by:
Access the PA Criminal History website.
The website application is easy, quick, and self-explanatory. You should be able to complete and submit this form in less than 5 minutes.
Print and complete the form Request for Criminal Record Check (PDF).
This form will be processed through the State Police, then returned to you.
After receiving the processed “Request for Criminal Record Check,” (above) complete the Act 33 Clearance Form: Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance (PDF).
Act 73 of 2007 requires that any prospective employee/volunteer of a child care service must obtain a fingerprint based FBI clearance in addition to the child abuse (Act 33) and Pennsylvania State Police criminal history record checks (Act 34). To comply with Act 73 requirements of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, please complete the following:
The fee for this record check is $25.75. No cash, personal, or business checks are accepted. This fee can be paid by:
COGENT is a fingerprinting and background check system used in PA that communicates with the FBI program, Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS). If you are a non-PA resident, you can google and find a location near your home where you can get your fingerprints processed through the IAFIS. There are many UPS stores that now have fingerprinting services. Google: UPS fingerprinting locations and your zip code or call your local police or state police office.
All UPMC employees were responsible for updating their security clearances as of September 2015, so are current for this year. UPMC requires employee clearances to be renewed every 3 years.
All staff who are transplant recipients must have routine labs done between May 1, 2017 and July 28, 2017 to attend camp. If you receive care at Children’s, your lab report will be accessed for you. You do not need to do anything. If you receive care through UPMC or another hospital in your local area, please have your lab results faxed by July 24, 2017 (412-692-6116). If your care is managed by a transplant center other than UPMC or Children’s, please have your doctor or transplant coordinator send a copy of your most recent check-up or medical assessment as well as a letter stating you are healthy enough to attend camp. These should be faxed (412-692-6116) to the attention of Bev Kosmach-Park, Department of Transplant Surgery, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.
A mandatory orientation meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 9 from 6-8 PM at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. More information will be sent to staff in mid-July. Staff are responsible for roundtrip transportation to Pittsburgh and lodging in the Pittsburgh area on Wednesday night, August 9.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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