Challenge Course Head
Number of Positions: 1
Compensation: $92/day plus room and board
Reports To: Program Director
Location: Camp Woodeden (London, ON)
Employment Dates: Woodeden June 7, 2022 – August 30, 2022.
Reporting directly to the Assistant Camp Director, the Challenger Course Head is responsible for all aspects of the Challenge Course program, including supporting the Challenge Course Counsellors, maintaining high ropes, giant swing, and climbing wall equipment, ensuring that all programs are meeting risk management and legislative standards and delivering an exceptional, camper-focused experience.
Summary of Essential Job Functions
- Assists in planning staff training/pre-camp and provides opportunities for staff development throughout the summer and shares responsibility for planning, implementing, and overseeing an inclusive, anti- oppressive, camper-focused camp program and culture.
- Work with the Assistant Camp Director to implement a risk management plan.
- Be families with the OCA standards and the REG. 503/17: Recreational Camps pertaining to the safe operation of a challenge course program.
- Develop program goals that follow Easter Seals Ontario camping goals and objectives.
Working with the Assistant Camp Director, the Challenge Course Head will
- Ensure that the programs are challenging, of a high quality, creative and safe for campers of all ages and abilities.
- Conduct ongoing program evaluations to ensure that the programs are meeting the needs of the campers.
- Pro-actively identify and solve problems and areas of concern.
- Meet regularly with the high ropes course staff.
- Remain visible and accessible by participating in camp programs and assisting where required in the cabins.
- Assist with the supervision and evaluation of the camp staff.
- Assist in the implementation of staff training on the challenge course.
- Orient the entire staff to the rules, regulations and emergency procedures while participating on the challenge course.
- Assist in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in the program area.
- Conduct a daily check of the program area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.
- Clean challenge course area daily keeping it free of hazards and debris.
- Ensure challenge course site is secure at the end of each day.
- Report any concerns to the Site Manager/Manager of Camp Operations.
- Ensure proper completion and timely submission of all reports.
- Adhere to and support all camp policies and procedures as detailed in the Camp Resource Manual and Leadership Team Manual.
- Perform any other duties as assigned by the Manager of Camp Operations.
Physical Aspects of the Job
- Ability to communicate and work with groups and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.
- Ability to observe camper and staff behaviour and apply appropriate behaviour-management techniques, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures.
- Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.
- Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
- Able to manage lifting, some bending, stooping and stretching as well as daily exposure to the sun and heat and varying environmental conditions.
Standard First Aid/CPR is required prior to the start of the camp season. Excellent leadership, people and group management skills, well organized, self starter, safety conscious. CUI Level II Challenge Course Practitioner or equivalent, experience with top rope climbing, static courses, and giant swing, CUI Challenge Course Manager an asset, previous camp experience an asset. *Camp Woodeden will cover the cost of a Level II course for a successful candidate
- Easter Seals Ontario camps are fully accessible and provide camping experiences to kids and young adults with disabilities.
- It is required that all staff be fully vaccinated against Covid19 and follow the health and safety recommendations provided by Provincial and Regional Health Units.
- Camp staff members are required to participate fully in the camp activities. This may include swimming every day, sailing, dressing-up and working with children/youth all day.
- Should be capable of lifting and transferring 15 – 25 kgs in a safe manner.
- Onsite housing provided for camping season and meals provided on camp session days.
- June – August eight-day work period, 24 hours/day on call with scheduled breaks throughout the day and three days off between sessions.
How to Apply: Please complete our online application form, which can be found at https://www.eastersealscamps.org/staff/positions
Easter Seals Ontario welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Easter Seals Ontario fosters an environment of inclusivity, empowerment, and safety for participants and staff alike. Easter Seals Ontario is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, colour, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex, age, physical, mental or sensory ability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws of Ontario.