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Camp Counsellor - Full Time / À Temps Plein

Organization Overview:

Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre

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Industry Sector: Sports and Recreation / Sports et loisirs

Organization Description:

Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre strives to be a home away from home for Indigenous students and a site of information and support for the broader Queen's community. It is a hub of activity and we welcome and encourage everyone to drop in and learn about the supports and services available. 

Job Listing #1202

Camp Counsellor • Full Time / À Temps Plein

Date Posted: 04 May 2018

Application Deadline: 16 May 2018

Location: Kingston and Surrounding Area

Category: Sports and Recreation / Sports et loisirs

Hours Per Week: 30 hours/week

Pay Rate: Hourly Wage / Rémunération Horaire 14$/hour

Language Requirements: English / Anglais

Job Description:

Four Directions Aboriginal Summer Camp is looking to hire 2 dedicated and enthusiastic Summer Camp Counsellors to provide cultural & recreational programming, supervision and facilitation each week for our Free Aboriginal youth summer camp for ages 9-12.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Ensure safe delivery of summer camp programming.
  • Prepare for and facilitate weekly programming
  • Observe and assess participant behaviour, and react accordingly in applying appropriate behaviour-management techniques, enforcing safety regulations, and/or emergency procedures.
  • Be aware of participant dietary/medical needs and be responsible to administer medications (epi-pen, inhaler, etc.)
  • Maintain communication with the parents/guardians of summer camp participants.
  • Maintain communication, and attend regular meetings with Assistant Councilors, the Early Outreach Initiative Coordinator, and the Aboriginal Community Outreach Liaison as to the happenings and nature of daily programming
  • Keep accurate records including incident reports, attendance, participant dietary/medical needs etc.

Job Requirements:

  • Attend mandatory First Aid & CPR/AED Level C training June 13 & 14 (unless currently certified).
  • Attend mandatory camp orientation and training starting June 19, 2018
  • Provide a current Criminal Record Check including a Vulnerable Sector Screening no later than June 25, 2018
  • Must be a currently attending High school/Post-Secondary and returning to school in the fall.

    Work Term: Tuesday June 19, 2018 – August 18, 2018

Qualifications:

Qualifications:

Applicants must be enrolled in post-secondary education.

Aboriginal applicants are encouraged to apply.

  • High energy, able to motivate others.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and an ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to work independently, taking initiative in problem solving and decision making.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and time management skills.
  • Ability to formulate a trustworthy and credible relationship with youth.
  • Experience working with Aboriginal youth is a strong asset, and experience working with children in a camp or other educational setting is preferred.

Indigenous applicants are encouraged to apply – please apply with resume and cover letter to:

charlotte.carre@queensu.ca / 146 Barrie St. Kingston ON K7L 3N6

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