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Company Name:
Airdrie Boys' and Girls' Club
Approximate Salary:
15.00 Per Hour
Location:
Airdrie, Alberta
Country:
Canada
Industry:
Other
Position type:
Summer Student
Experience level:
Less than 2 years
Education level:
Not specified

FT- Summer Day Camp Counsellor Positions

FT- Summer Day Camp Counsellor Positions

(Full Time students returning to Full Time Studies in fall 2018 encouraged to apply)

 

Do you have a passion for working with children and youth in a Summer Camp setting?

 

Boys and Girls Club of Airdrie is looking to hire dedicated Camp Counsellors for our 2018 Summer Camp Season 

 

Our Mission

 

To provide a safe supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life.

Position Summary What is a Camp Counsellor?

 

The Boys and Girls Club of Airdrie invites you to join us for 8 weeks of action packed Summer Camp Programming, supporting over 100 children and youth (grades 1-8) each week, in a social-recreational environment!

 

This position seeks to employ skilled, engaging, supportive, fun, energetic, outgoing and dedicated child care staff that have relative skills and experience planning and facilitating child and youth care programming that is engaging, exciting, meaningful, and safe for all of our participants.

 

We pride ourselves in our ability to hire Camp Counsellors that are skilled, positive, and engaging role models as you will leave a lasting impression in the lives of the children and families we serve! Nothing beats that for a Summer Job!

 

Key Responsibilities

 

  • Child Supervision: This includes safety, supervision, and monitoring of children at all times during our camp setting.
  • Being a creative, enthusiastic and positive role model to children throughout all Day Camp activities.
  • Ensuring that all program activities are enjoyable and safe for all participants.
  • Program Planning and preparations for daily activities.
  • Program Delivery including setting up and take down of stations, games, crafts, or special guests.
  • General supervision and positive role modeling for Counsellor in Training participants. These are youth volunteers ages 13-16 that will be paired with you all summer for extra support for our children and you as a Counsellor.
  • Daily maintenance and cleanliness of The Club or Centre including deep cleaning and sanitization of all common spaces.
  • Attend 2 Days of intensive training and all 8 weeks of the Camp experience.
    • Confident with parental communication including sharing how the camper’s day was, and if there were any issues or critical events they should be informed about.
    • Strength and Confidence in handling conflict between your team, and parents, in a professional and ethical way.
    • Strength in written documentation such as attendance records keeping and documenting any critical events that may have taken place during the course of the day.
    • Attend regular debriefing, staff meetings, or staff celebrations that will be hosted each Friday at 1:30pm.
    • Be punctual, and dedicated to your hours of employment.
    • Establish, maintain and model appropriate personal boundaries with children, youth, parents, and co-workers.
    • Support children with problem solving, compatibility, and conflict resolution.
    • High awareness for participant safety including but not limited to: maintaining current knowledge of drug and food allergies and sensitivities of each individual, actively supervising children at all times, especially when participating in more high risk activities like swimming and hiking, listening keenly to children and youth and reporting any risky disclosures to Management immediately, etc)
    • Respect and protect the privacy of information relating to all company clients, employees, and business affairs.
    • Maintain current knowledge and practice of all relevant plans, policies and procedures as established by the Boys and Girls Club of Airdrie.
    • Ability to work in changing weather conditions through appropriate clothing and work attire.
    • Other duties shall be assigned as required, so flexibility to change to support the overall success of the program.

 

Qualifications

 

  • Current First Aid and CPR certificate or ability to gain one prior to Camp start date.
  • Ability to provide a clean Police Records Check with Vulnerable Sectors completed at **maximum 6 months prior to first day of Camp.
  •  Education and/or Experience working with children in a childcare setting such as: active volunteerism, 1:1 childcare, group childcare, licenced after school programming, day home environment, and school based care etc.
  • A Diploma or Degree in Child and Youth Care/Human Services field with experience working with children is preferred but other applicants will be considered, based on experience and successful interview/screening process.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to carry out program planning and delivery in a camp environment.
  • Current Child Care Certification is an asset.
  • Strong documentation skills.
  • Class 4 Drivers License or ability to obtain
  • Reliable vehicle
  • Demonstrated sense of skill when dealing with positive behaviour management with children.
  • Strength in conflict resolution and the ability to maintain energy and engagement in a high paced environment.