Assistant Camp Director
Contract Dates: May 26 – September 2, 2022
ABOUT THE ROLE:
The Assistant Camp Directors are responsible for planning and implementing all aspects of the Camp Huronda program as it relates to the counselling team and camper care by building and maintaining an inclusive, anti-oppressive, camper-focused culture. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, supporting and managing all counselling staff, ensuring programs are camper-focused and meeting our high risk-management standards, and supporting the Facilities team to ensure all facilities are in excellent condition. The ACDs will work together with the Leadership Team to oversee the counselling team and taking a lead of staff and camper wellness. The ACDs will help with parent/guardian communication and focus on ensuring the smooth delivery of program alongside the skill heads/program director. The ACDs will report to the Camp Coordinator and work to ensure the on the ground high quality counselling of Camp Huronda campers. Additionally, the ACDs are responsible for Camp Huronda social media, merchandise management, daily camper wellness, staff focus groups and from time to time will be asked to facilitate staff life during change over periods.
-Provide the required skills and expertise to operate a safe and effective program.
-Ensure safety of campers and staff.
-Help to develop the protocols and expectations of the counselling staff team.
-Provide and facilitate training for staff.
-Define and inform all staff of their roles, responsibilities and expectations throughout the summer.
-Maintain supervision and leadership of assigned staff for the duration of the summer.
-Assist campers and staff in meeting daily and personal needs (and providing support when needed)
- Mental health
- Feelings of missing home
- Changes in routine
- Diabetes management
- Changing of soiled linens/laundry
- Light cleaning
- Behavior management
- Bullying and exclusion
-Attend all staff training; assist and facilitate training where necessary.
-Attend camp sessions on time and participate actively in camp life.
-Be organized and prepared for all camp sessions, arriving five minutes prior to the commencement of each activity in designated program area.
-Ensure equipment is safe and ready for use.
-Supervise during meal times.
-Ensure that all campers follow camp rules, respecting each other and the facility; creating policies and instilling that ownership in staff and participants; following up with items like behavior management plans/consequences where appropriate
-Actively and enthusiastically assist in the operation of camp.
-Maintain a positive, professional and constructive relationship with all staff members.
-Plan and organize professional events for change-over periods
- Professional development training sessions upon return from time off in the form of insight sessions for staff to provide concrete feedback on (topics to be chosen with senior team)
- Safe, fun, and inclusive events for staff to participate during time off on change-over periods (while providing supervision)
-Report problems, situations and difficulties to the Camp Coordinators.
-Perform additional duties and tasks as assigned by the Camp Coordinator.
-Report all accidents and incidents immediately to the Camp Coordinator and cooperate in the completion of required follow-up (i.e. completing incident reports).
-Help to create and instill a positive camp culture.
-Understand and adhere to all Staff Rules & Regulations.
-3+ years senior camp experience preferred
-A Current Criminal Reference Check
-Standard First Aid with CPR-C
-G Class license or willing to obtain
-Pleasure Craft Operator Card or willing to obtain
-Bronze Cross (minimum); NLS an asset; instructor certification an asset
-CUI certification an asset
-Preference given to those who have studied in a child development related field.
-Previous supervisory experience an asset
ABOUT THE APPLICATION PROCESS:
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-Must be legally eligible to work in Canada and, where applicable, must have a valid work permit or study permit that allows the candidate to fulfill the requirements of the role.
-Diabetes Canada welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, including women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities. We value a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.
-We are committed to accommodating people with disabilities as part of our hiring process. If you have special requirements, please advise us during the recruitment process.
-We thank all interested applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted