Job Posting

Camp Counsellor

Contract Dates: August 7 – 17, 2024

Our summer camps are designed to provide children living with type 1 diabetes the opportunity to enjoy an authentic camp experience in a medically accommodating environment, with a dedicated team of professionals. Our campers get the chance to meet and interact with other children and staff living with type 1 diabetes.

Many of these relationships develop into lifelong friendships with others facing similar challenges. Through attending camp, we are confident your child will gain independence in managing their diabetes and feel empowered to continue the healthy practices they learn at camp and know that they are not alone in living with type 1 diabetes.

Camp Discovery was founded in 2003 and has since become an integral part of the D-Camps program. Camp Discovery is proud to be hosted at Stevenson Children’s Camp located on the outskirts of London, Ontario. Stevenson Children’s Camp is a hidden gem nestled in the woods on Gore Road just east of London Ontario. 125 acres of fun, nestled amongst farmland and rolling hills. The site includes 6 camper cabins, 3 staff cabins, a dining hall, rec hall, craft hall, pool, washrooms, wood lots, low ropes initiatives, trails, playing fields and lots more!

Ontario D-Camps prides itself on hiring top-quality staff who can provide the best possible experience for our campers regardless of their diabetes status.  We recognize that staff living with type 1 diabetes have the potential to be excellent role models and can play a vital role in encouraging campers to make positive steps towards managing their diabetes.  As such, staff living with type 1 diabetes must be aware that campers will be watching how they are managing their disease. While not expected to have perfect blood sugars, staff living with diabetes are expected to check and record their blood glucose at the same time as their campers, take insulin in front of the campers and work with the health team to manage highs and lows in the same safe manner as campers, just as staff who do not have diabetes are expected to manage their health so that they are able to ensure high quality experiences of the campers.

About the Role: Reporting to the Assistant Directors, the counsellors primary focus is working directly with campers age 7-12, providing support, supervision and ensuring that campers are receiving a high-quality camping experience. Counsellors will support area instructors in all program areas, and actively participate in all activities along with their campers. Counsellors will work in instruction roles and give leadership to specific program areas throughout camp.

Responsibilities:
Campers:
– Maintain 24-hour supervision of your cabin group
– Ensure physical, mental, and emotional safety of campers
– Supporting participants with feelings of missing home
– Ensuring participants have all the required supplies, and acquiring support if necessary
– Work with campers and the medical team to support and foster positive diabetes management
– Inform supervisor of any camper issues that arise in a timely manner

Programming:
– Attend all staff training
– Attend all camp sessions on time and actively participate in daily camp life
– Encouraging and motivating campers and staff to participate in activities.
– Participating with campers in programs and activities.
– Providing extra supervision at mealtimes, bedtimes, and any unstructured or “choice” times.
– Taking responsibility for all campers, whether assigned to your cabin or not.

Teamwork:
– Working co-operatively with all other staff.
– Supporting and interpreting to other staff and campers all camp policies.
– Acting as a positive role model at all times (Including the reporting of any gossip that is resulting in a toxic camp culture.)
– Assisting in the overall camp program by suggesting ideas, giving leadership when required, and completing all duties as assigned.
– Ensuring all program goals, objectives, outlines, and evaluations are appropriately documented and handed in to the Assistant Directors in a timely manner

About the Application Process

All applicants (new and returning staff) must submit the following documents online

  • Personal Contact information
  • Cover Letter (attached to application form)
  • Resume (attached to application form)
  • References (2 for new staff, 1 for returning)

Note: Offers and interviews are conditional on anticipated certifications. Please provide an updated list of current certifications and dates of anticipated achievement of certifications at the time of employment.

All new and returning staff must provide either a CRC or CRC and VSS according to the Diabetes Canada D-Camps policy.

We will accept a criminal record check that has been completed within 12 months of hire and a vulnerable sector check within 3 years. We will also accept valid education service cards from Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia and Ontario. The original check(s) must be verified by Association staff for authenticity and a copy will be taken for our files.

Applicants 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.

Applications can be submitted online HERE

If you have any further questions about what the camps are like, we encourage you to check out the website at www.diabetes.ca/d-camps

Or if you have questions about other employment opportunities with D-Camps, please contact us at dcamps.hiring@diabetes.ca

At Diabetes Canada, we are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or other legally protected status. We are dedicated to a high-performance, diverse, and inclusive workplace. We strongly believe that having a diverse organization with various skills and abilities will inspire creativity, drive innovation, and promote belonging. We are committed to building a team representative of different backgrounds and perspectives, and we encourage applications from all qualified candidates who represent the full diversity of communities across Canada.

For individuals who would like to request an accommodation, please contact us at dcamps.hiring@diabetes.ca

 

Details

Category:
Counsellor

Deadline:
2024-03-15

Organization:
Camp Discovery

Website:
Visit the Website

Email:
Morgan.Tobin@diabetes.ca