Applications are now being accepted for NEW Summer Camp Counsellors in the Recreation Services Department, Community and Fire Services Commission. To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter online by March 31, 2020.
Please Note: Contract period from end of June to end of August 2020.
Manages a group of campers in one of the City of Markham’s Summer Camps with responsibilities including program planning, program delivery and administration. Supervises a group of 6-10 campers (pre-schoolers, children or youth). Coaches and mentors junior counsellors and volunteers.
Through effective leadership and programming, enables pre-schoolers, children and youth to develop skills, make friends, socialize and build self-esteem. Accountable for the well-being of a group of campers under the guidance of the Camp Supervisor, ensuring camp activities are safe, inclusive and high quality.
Facilitates daily camp activities such as sports, games, swimming, crafts and special events. Helps to ensure programming is adapted to camper needs with regards to safety, hygiene, weather, breaks etc.
Closely monitors camper conduct and providing in-water supervision for some camps.
Keeps attendance records and promptly reports absences to the Camp Supervisor. This includes knowing the location of each camper at all times during camp operation.
Develops and writes lesson plans in conjunction with the Camp Supervisor.
Participates in the delivery of the before and after care program
Prioritizes child well-being, safety and protection throughout the camp. Evaluates situations for potential risks to the safety, protection and well-being of campers and staff, proactively taking mitigating actions to address such risks.
Ensures the well-being, safety and protection of each camper in his/her assigned group.
Serves as a liaison with parents of campers, reinforcing City of Markham customer service, diversity and inclusion (special needs, ethno-cultural, English as second language, socio-economic).
Prepares and organizes program equipment and supplies, reporting any inventory shortages to the Camp Supervisor.
Demonstrates the confidence and ability to make decisions independently of peers and in the best interests of the campers. Resolves problems and conflicts effectively as they arise.
Ensures all participants are aware of upcoming events and schedule changes.
Organizes and assists with set-up and clean-up of camp events, activities and programs.
Follows City of Markham policies and procedures in program activities.
Maintains positive, constructive relationships with camp staff and volunteers with the goal of meeting camper needs.
Coaches and mentors junior counsellors, volunteers and campers.
Provides regular updates and feedback to the Camp Supervisor.
Participates in orientation and training sessions, supporting the Camp Supervisor where necessary.
Other duties as required.
Must be 16 years of age by June 1, 2020
Currently enrolled in a secondary or post-secondary institution
Experience working with children; knowledge of child development, crafts, sports, music and/or games;
Experience in a leadership capacity is required ie. student council member, leadership role on youth council, previous experience as a camp counsellor/jr counsellor or related
Current Standard First Aid with CPR 'C' required
HIGH FIVE Healthy Child Development is required
Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) is an asset
Service Excellence: Meets or exceeds service standards when interacting with customers in the community and in the organization.
Change & Innovation: Responds positively and professionally to change and helps others through change.
Teamwork & Relationship Building: Interacts with others in an inclusive, collaborative and respectful way that creates effective working relationships.
Communication: Communicates in a clear, professional and respectful way; demonstrates active listening.
Accountable & Results Oriented: Demonstrates ethical behaviour and accountability, aligns with City values, and abides by relevant policies and legislation.
Management & Leadership: Demonstrates self-management, professionalism and engagement; leads by example.
The City of Markham is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.
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