Job Posting

Camp-Wide Programs Leader

POSITION: CAMP-WIDE PROGRAMS LEADER
REPORTING TO: ART, MUSIC, & CAMP-WIDE PROGRAMS SUPERVISOR
JOB TYPE: FIXED TERM CONTRACT, NON – BARGAINING (SEASONAL)
POSTED DATE: FEBRUARY 10, 2022
APPLICATION DEADLINE: UNTIL FILLED
EXPECTED START DATE: JUNE 20TH, 2022
CONTRACT END DATE: AUGUST 22ND, 2022

ABOUT TOWHEE
Camp Towhee/Towhee Summer Therapeutic Program treats youth with Mental Health issues complicated by
Learning Disabilities. Located in Haliburton, Ontario, Towhee positively changes the trajectory of kids and staffs
lives. This will be one of the most rewarding, magical and hardest places you will ever work. We provide 10 days
of training covering behaviour management, counselling skills, CPI, mental health and learning disabilities. If
you are interested in a career in the social services, psychology or teaching and/or want to play a pivotal role in
supporting children and youth in feeling safe enough to be their genuine amazing selves – Towhee is the place
for you to get real experience, skill building, and be part of that change. Towhee is operated by the LDMH
(Learning Disabilities and Mental Health) Stream of CDI, a year-round children’s Mental Health Centre in
Toronto.

POSITION SUMMARY
CDI is seeking a Camp-Wide Programs Leader, to join our dynamic Camp Towhee team. The successful
candidate should be a relationship builder and team player, with a passion for supporting and empowering
children/youth through group and team based activities. This role requires experience facilitating games with
groups of children, the ability to innovate and create new games, and the organizational and artistic skills to
plan and create the materials for themed days and special events. A willingness to learn about the impacts of
mental health and learning disabilities on social/emotional/physical behaviour is also required, in order to
ensure activities are appropriate for Towhee campers and their needs.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Creating, planning, and implementing camp-wide activities (early birds, interest clubs, and evening
programs) and special events (theme days and discovery days)
2. Assisting in other areas of the camp by providing direct support and supervision of campers during
meal times, evening programs, bedtime routines and night supervision
3. Supporting other programmers and functioning as a part of the larger Towhee team.
4. Adhering to and interpreting to other staff and campers the policies, practices and procedures of
Camp Towhee.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
▪ Two (2) or more years in a post-secondary degree or equivalent experience
▪ Previous professional experience working within a camp environment, strongly preferred
▪ Experience planning and facilitating camp games and group activities, with energy and enthusiasm!
▪ Experience with creating and organizing materials (posters, signs, etc.)
▪ Experience working with children and/or youth, preferably our population
▪ Personal, professional, or educational experiences in a related field
▪ A big and fun personality
▪ Ability to assume responsibility and exercise good judgment in making decisions within the scope of
authority of the position
▪ Must have a current and valid police record check with vulnerable sector screening
▪ Standard First Aid with CPR C
▪ Demonstrated ability to work in a respectful and aware manner with groups from diverse background
and experiences.

WORKING CONDITIONS
▪ Fast-paced work environment.
▪ Interacts with campers, other staff, supervisors/directors, family members, and visitors as required.
▪ As needed requirement to lift children (up to 45 lbs.), in addition to bending, stooping, stretching,
squatting, pushing, pulling, sitting, walking, and climbing stairs
▪ Noise level can be moderate to loud.
▪ Frequent physical activity including sitting, standing, walking, running, swimming, and generally
supporting campers and staff in camp activities and games, in addition to CWP specific duties.
.
COMPENSATION: Towhee offers competitive camp salaries, which include room/board, and are subject to
applicant qualifications and previous experience

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Please complete the Online Application located at (https://www.childdevelop.ca/towhee/staff/staff-application/)
AND submit your chronological resume via e-mail to:
Child Development Institute
Human Resources
E-mail: hwenban@childdevelop.ca and careers@childdevelop.ca
Thank you in advance for your interest. However, due to the volume of resumes received, only those candidates selected for
interviews will be contacted.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION:
Child Development Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value inclusivity & diversity in the workplace. We
actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not
limited to,
▪ First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;
▪ members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual
beliefs, or place of origin;
▪ persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities; and
▪ persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.
We recognize that many of these identities intersect and that therefore, equity, diversity and inclusion can be complex. We
value the contributions that each person brings, and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in our
community.

ACCOMMODATION:
Child Development Institute is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. In accordance with the
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC). Child
Development Institute will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment & selection process to applicants with
disabilities. During any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources of the nature of any
accommodation(s) you may require. Any information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed
confidentially.
All applicants are advised that offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a Vulnerable Sector
Check.
Note: All CDI employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with CDI Mandatory
Vaccination Policy.

Details

Category:
Counsellor

Deadline:
2022-05-02

Website:
Visit the Website

Email:
hwenban@childdevelop.ca

Phone:
(416) 432-8327