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Camp Counsellor, Lifeguard


Camp Counsellor, Lifeguard

Full Time, Temporary (4 months)

Mactier, Ontario

Hourly Rate: Starting at $17.00

Hours of Work: 40 per week

Number of Vacancies: 6

Reports to: Program Manager, CNIB Lake Joe

Direct Reports: No

Join us in our mission to change what it is to be blind in Canada.

Laughter, fun, empowering activities – essential ingredients for the perfect camp experience. Do you want to be part of the fantastic team that helps make it all possible?

Founded in 1918, CNIB is one of Canada’s oldest charities. For more than 60 years, CNIB Lake Joe has been providing exciting, safe, and accessible camp experiences for Canadians with sight loss. CNIB Lake Joe is looking for a Camp Counsellor, Lifeguard to help us bring the magic of summer camp to life for ‘kids of all ages’ with sight loss, and their families!

Note that this position will reside at CNIB Lake Joe during the operational season from May to August and will share accommodations with other staff members.

Your Impact at CNIB

  • Safely support the lifeguarding of our waterfront and boating programs, including active supervision of their assigned area. Ensure guest safety by adhering to CNIB Lake Joe waterfront procedures, and the standards of the Lifesaving Society, Ontario Camping Association and Public Health.
  • Facilitate swim tests on the first day of each session and assess the guests’ swimming skills in order to assign appropriate swim bracelets.
  • Energetically and inclusively facilitate and support waterfront and non-waterfront programming, as assigned, and adapt programs so that they are accessible for all participants.
  • Assist guests by taking an active role in all dining room duties, including serving meals, meal set up and clean up.
  • Provide support, guidance and leadership to volunteers, guests, and visitors.
  • Set up the assigned program area and ensure that all required equipment and materials are available. Clean up the program after the program is completed. Report any low materials or issues with equipment to the appropriate program head.
  • On a rotational basis, be part of the emergency response team, which includes being on call, present on site and available to respond to emergencies.
  • Maintain documentation of any accidents or incidents and provide this documentation to the appropriate leadership member.



Who you are:

Education and Certifications

  • A combination of relevant education and experience will be considered.
  • Current (within 6 months of start date) Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check.
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR “C”.
  • Current NLS certification required (Waterfront NLS an asset).
  • PCO (Pleasure Craft Operator) card, or willingness to obtain.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including patience, empathy, and communication.
  • Experience in camp or other recreation programs.
  • Ability to work flexible hours in a changing and busy environment and work outside for extended periods of time.
  • Accommodations are available on site – must be willing to share accommodations with other staff members and have shared washrooms.
  • Personal or professional experience relating to blindness and sight loss is considered an asset.
  • Personal or professional experience working with assistive technology and/or accessible environments is considered an asset.


Be Part of Our Mission

If this sounds like the role for you, please visit our website to submit an application. Be sure to include a resume, cover letter, and mention how you heard about this opportunity.

Closing date: until position is filled

Please note that while we invite applications from all interested and qualified applicants, we are unable to follow-up with every applicant.

Working Together for Change

Our diversity is our strength – we take pride in our inclusive workplace. We are committed to recruiting and selecting candidates through fair, transparent, and accessible practices. We strongly encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including but not limited to Indigenous peoples, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, people who are blind, partially sighted, or Deafblind, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

CNIB is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities and will work with applicants requesting accommodations at any stage of the hiring process.

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Waterfront / Swim Specialist


CNIB Lake Joe

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(705) 375-2630