Job Posting

First Year Student Counsellor Trainer (Leadership Program)

YMCA Wanakita

Contract Duration: June 26, 2021 – August 28, 2021
Contract Value: $3,431.60

First Year Leadership Counsellors are responsible for delivering two one-month-long skill-intensive programs to a group of 15-year-old Student Counsellors. SC Counsellors must be highly proficient in all aspects of the camp program. Canoeing, kayaking, out tripping, high ropes, archery, sailing, boardsailing, and swimming form the backbone of the program. SC Counsellors must be capable of instructing in all of these areas. SC Counsellors will be solely responsible for a cabin group of 8-10 campers and will reside with those campers for the duration of their camp stay. Additionally, they will act as the lead for a 5-night, 6-day out trip off-site, with the support of one additional staff member.

A minimum experience of 3 years working at summer camp or relevant experience.

Minimum qualifications: NLS, WFA, Standard First Aid, CPR level C and ORCA Camp Canoe Instructor or Lifesaving Instructors Examiners

NLS instructor/examiners qualification and/or further instructor certifications in sailing,
climbing, canoeing and kayaking would be considered an asset.

Successful applicants may be eligible to receive support in obtaining WFA, NLS instructors/Examiners and ORCKA levels)


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