Contract Dates: June 27 – August 28, 2022
About the Role: Reporting to the Assistant Directors, the counsellors primary focus is working directly with campers ages 7-15, 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.
- Maintain 24-hour supervision of your cabin group
- Ensure physical, mental, and emotional safety of campers
- Assist campers in meeting daily and personal needs
- Assisting campers in learning and adjusting to the daily routine.
- Supporting participants with feelings of missing home
- Ensuring participants have all the required supplies, and acquiring support if necessary
- Changing and handling soiled laundry/linens and ensuring the proper cleaning of them when required.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Bronze Cross Required (NLS preferred)
- Graduate of Leadership program an asset
- Criminal Reference Check and Vulnerable Sector Check
- Knowledge of diabetes management in children and youth an asset.
- Leadership experience with children and youth.
- Strong leadership and interpersonal communication skills.
- Basic level canoe qualifications an asset
- Must have a valid Standard First Aid and CPR Level C certification.
About the Application Process:
- Apply online HERE
- 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