Climbing Skills Counsellor
Contract Dates: June 12th – September 1, 2023
About the Role: The Challenge Course Skills Counsellors are responsible for executing all aspects of the challenge course program in conjunction with the Challenge Course Head (dynamic team elements, static course, giant swing, four-sided climbing tower and low ropes elements), including maintaining all challenge course equipment, ensuring that all programs are meeting risk management standards and delivering an experiential, camper-focused experience. All skill counsellors will be providing additional in-cabin support to our counselling team as they will be living in camper cabins (where appropriate and possible). Skill counsellors will also be involved in participating and providing leadership to evening programs alongside the program team.
- Provide the required skills and expertise to operate an adventure-based ropes and climbing program.
- Work with the Challenge Course Head and co-instructors to ensure the setup, upkeep, organization, and safety of the rock wall, low ropes, and high ropes program areas.
- Define and inform all staff of their roles, responsibilities and expectations in your area.
- Ensure safety of campers and staff while at any of the challenge course elements
- Attend all staff training
- Actively and enthusiastically assist in leading all camp programs.
- Sign up for necessary camp-wide programs
- Attend all required program meetings
- Prepare accordingly for necessary programs (i.e. costumes, decorations, etc)
- Maintain a positive, professional and constructive relationship with all staff members.
- Report problems, situations and difficulties to the Challenge Head or Assistant Camp Coordinator.
- Perform additional duties and tasks as assigned by the Assistant Camp Coordinator, Program Head or Camp Coordinator.
- Report all accidents and incidents immediately to the Challenge Course Head or Assistant Camp Coordinator and cooperate in the completion of required follow-up.
- Experiences with top rope climbing and static courses
- CUI Level 1 (or willingness to obtain)
- 2+ years’ experience in a camp counselling role.
- Require a Criminal Reference Check with Vulnerable Sector Screen
- Standard First Aid and CPR-C Certification
- Experience with top rope climbing and static courses
- Previous low ropes facilitation experience an asset
- If not obtained, D-Camps will reimburse for ½ of the CUI Level I or II 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