Professional, Dedicated Staff Working With Children With Autism

Jobs – Working With Children With Autism & ADHD

Talisman Programs has been around for 38 years, working with children with autism and ADHD campers ages 6–22 have the best camp experience possible. Our ownership team has been involved with camps for decades now. Many of our staff return year after year because there is no experience quite like the Talisman experience.

Tali Jobs

Our Purpose
To provide a structured, nurturing environment within an exciting adventure program, in which our campers can have a successful summer. Our goals are to help them increase social skills, a sense of personal responsibility and a more positive self image

What We Can Offer You
• A competitive salary
• Ten weeks’ employment, including paid training
• Weekly time off
• FREE certifications (CPRPRO, Wilderness First Aid, Lifeguarding)
• Intensive hands-on training
• Opportunities to earn college credit
• Career networking with other regional programs

Responsibilities of Staff
• Supervision of campers 24/7
• Role-modeling and teaching personal skills
• Facilitation of group discussions and problem-solving sessions
• Lead and participate in activities and chores
• Documentation
• Clean legal and driving record; no illegal substance use
• Commitment to providing our campers with the best experience possible

We provide five days of unpaid training in which staff earn valuable certifications that they can take with them in future jobs. We provide 10 days of intensive soft and hard skills training, including camping, bus driving, understanding of our campers’ diagnoses and needs, behavior and crisis management, group facilitation and more.

Positions Available
• SUMMER CAMP COUNSELOR – work directly with our campers, three staff with eight kids, through all camp activities and with 24-hour care. Every day is different, but all of them are fun!

• NURSE – Our nurse lives on-campus and is available 24/7 (except days off) to care for the sick and injured and oversee medication administration.

  • KITCHEN STAFF – Help feed our hungry crew with delicious, homemade camp food!

We are now hiring enthusiastic, compassionate, committed staff for the upcoming summer. Please fill out an online application, and we will contact you for a phone interview.  Or call us if you would like to discuss employment opportunities with us: 828-697-6313.

Thanks, and I look forward to working with you!

Douglas Smathers
Camp Director



  • Does your child have ADHD, autism or Asperger’s syndrome? Are you looking for something fun for them to do over the summer holidays, making connections with like-minded people in a nurturing, loving environment? Here at Talisman, we believe that every child deserves the opportunity to embark on summer adventures, worry-free. We’re home to only the most passionate, dedicated directors who develop deep-seated bonds with your children, keeping parents in-the-loop every step of the way. Whether your child is 8 or 17, it’s our job to show them just how fun and inspiring summer can be, with delicious food, enthralling activities…and beyond! Give us a call today at 855-588-8254 to unlock your child’s full potential!