Position: Hourly contract position at 30-37.5 hours per week, for 14 weeks. Contract will be from May 2018 – August, 2018 (camp runs from July 3 – August 10)
- In co-operation with the Program Coordinator, plan and implement a high quality, fun and engaging day camp program of varied activities, taking into account the age of the participants, outdoor play and safety factors.
- Encourage and support an inclusive and respectful atmosphere for all campers
- Ensure the care, safety and security of day campers at all times and complete daily safety checks
- Supervise and participate in onsite and offsite activities including swimming, field trips, physical activity, experiments, art activities, songs, and games
- Communicate with parents/caregivers of campers on a daily basis
- Provide exceptional visitor experience and customer service
- Provide training, support and supervision of leaders and volunteers
- Be a helpful, positive and engaged member of the HVNA staff team
- Communicate to your supervisor, any potential issues with regard to your team, which may impact the quality of camp program and objectives. You are responsible to ensure your team follows through with direction.
- Monitor inventory of equipment and programming materials and make requests for supplies as needed.
- Attend any specified training related to employment; read and understand all training materials. Attend all staff meetings.
- Complete the written end of camp report paperwork and submit by the final day of employment.
- Maintain safe and tidy conditions at the program site, both outdoors and indoors.
- Other duties at the discretion of the Program Cooridnator
- Enthusiasm for hands-on, experiential learning
- Previous experience working with children. Previous day camp experience is an asset
- Demonstrated expertise and interest in providing playful, engaging experiences for children
- Previous experience in leadership
- Specific interest or expertise in the area(s) of science, art, culture, engineering, and/or outdoor learning is an asset (we welcome staff to bring their own programming ideas related to things they are passionate about and wish to share with others!)
- Excellent time management skills, and ability to work both independently and within a team
- Strong verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills
Education: Enrolled in secondary or post-secondary education. Ideal for students looking to work in primary/elementary education, child development, early childhood education, outdoor education, or child care.
- Child & Infant First Aid and CPR training - AED trained
- Valid police check
- Between the ages of 16 and 30 years of age at start of employment (By May, 2018)
- A full-time student (secondary or post-secondary) in the previous year (2017/2018)
- Intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year (2018/2019)
- Be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or a person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the immigration and refugee protection act
- Legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial legislation and regulations
- HIGH FIVE® certification
- LEAD certification
All cover letters/resumes are due by Friday, February 23, 2018
Applicants can submit electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
or by mail to:
Hespeler Village Neighbourhood Association
C/o St. Luke’s Church
1620 Franklin Blvd.