Job Posting

Day Camp Counsellor

Willowgrove is a land-based, not-for-profit organization known for our focus on outdoor experiences for people of all ages. Since 1968, Willowgrove has offered camping, outdoor education, and recreation programs year-round to our community and beyond.

Willowgrove is a Christian organization that seeks to nurture the spiritual, social, emotional and physical growth of children and youth through a variety of programs in a natural setting. In pursuit of this mission, Willowgrove is committed to:

  • Nurturing Growth We facilitate physical, emotional, spiritual, and social development.
  • Welcoming Community We embrace diverse relationships, accountability, acceptance, and belonging.
  • Building Peace We champion justice, hope and healing.
  • Honouring Land We participate in conservation, sustainability, reconciliation and conversation.
  • Cultivating Learning We encourage inquiry, discovery and transformational education.

Job Description: The Willowgrove Counselling staff are directly responsible for an assigned group of campers with the assistance of a Co-Counsellor. Counselling staff are responsible for the overall health and safety of each camper, as well as ensuring that each camper is enjoying and participating in the camp program. Counselling staff are expected to set good examples for our campers through facilitating and participating in camp programming, being a positive influence, and caring for each campers needs. Counselling staff may be required on occasion to communicate directly with parents/guardians about their child’s care on drop off and pickup.

Employment Dates: Counselling staff must work a minimum of 6 out of 8 camp weeks. Staff are expected to work all 5 days of each session. These sessions are:

Week 1: July 4 – 8

Week 2: July 11 – 15

Week 3: July 18 – 22

Week 4: July 25 – 29

Week 5: August 2 – 5

Week 6: August 8 – 12

Week 7: August 15 – 19

Week 8: August 22 – 26

Staff training is mandatory for all staff from June 29 – July 1.

Position Requirements:

  • Counselling staff must be age 16 by the end of the year
  • Ability to communicate and work as a member of a team
  • Able to be active and engaged for the full camp day (up to 8 hours). Most areas of our site are accessible and we are able to make accommodations for any campers or staff that require
  • Standard First Aid/CPR-C is are not required but strongly recommended
  • Clean vulnerable sector police record check

Vaccination Policy: Willowgrove requires all staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as defined by the Ontario government at least 14 days prior to the start of their contract

Details

Category:
Counsellor

Deadline:
2022-06-28

Website:
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Email:
mjones@willowgrove.ca

Phone:
(905) 640-2127