Are you inspired by towering trees, discovering the secret life of a forest, and sparking the next generation’s curiosity in the outdoors? The Inclusion Coordinator is a critical leader that ensures all campers can experience the fun and excitement of the forest regardless of their ability. Dedicated, energetic, and committed to providing amazing outdoor experiences, they provide direction and support for our campers and staff. Applicants should aspire to improve their management skills in a supportive small-team atmosphere. The Inclusion Coordinator will work closely and mentor the Inclusion staff who provide one-on-one, 24-hour care and support to campers ages 8 through to 16 with developmental or physical disabilities. Given that all staff and campers stay onsite at the Evans Lake Forest Education Centre while camp is in session, the action never stops, and applicants should enjoy working in ever-changing and dynamic work environments. High energy, patience, a can-do attitude, and a passion for working with youth are a must.
- Communicate with parents/guardians prior to the arrival of the camper to develop a plan to ensure the camper has a successful camp experience.
- Support campers who require extra support but do not require one-to-one support as needed.
- Work directly with the Inclusion Staff and Program Manager to ensure each camper’s needs are met.
- Assist Inclusion staff with finding and planning adaptations to camp activities as needed for campers
- Communicate campers’ individual needs to Inclusion Staff
- Provide one-on-one care to campers as needed
- Demonstrate maturity, sensitivity and positive and engaging leadership for all campers, as well as for the staff & volunteer teams.
- Provide supervisory support, feedback, and mentoring to Inclusion Staff.
- Work transport bus stops from Metro Vancouver/ Squamish as needed.
- Other duties as assigned (e.g. cleaning cabins and program areas)
- Staff training – June 24th to 28th, 2023
- Summer – July 2nd through August 25th, 2023
- Comply with Evans Lake’s policies & procedures.
- Take ownership of the safety of campers, staff, & volunteers
Reporting and Evaluation
- Report to the Program Manager and receive mentoring & coaching from Senior staff
- The Program Manager will initiate a goal-setting & evaluation process
- Continuous feedback and communication among staff members is encouraged
Required Certifications & Experience
- Experience working with people with disabilities.
- A 35+hour advanced First Aid certificate (e.g. Occupational First Aid Level II), or a NL lifeguarding certificate.
- Mental Health First Aid Is an asset.
- Other experience and certifications are considered assets (e.g. Class 4 or 5 Driver’s License, certifications in paddling, climbing and ropes, outdoor recreation and leadership, and education)
- Criminal reference check with a vulnerable sectors search no later than six months prior to the start date.
- Compensation begins at $134/day, with an increase of up to $7/day, according to experience and certifications. Free room and board is also included when programs are in session.
- ELFES is an equal opportunity employer. We are proud to uphold human rights, value the inclusion of all members of our community, and strive to create a safe and fun environment for everyone to explore forests
- We acknowledge that Evans Lake is located near Ch’iyakmesh on the unceded territory of Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation)
- To apply: Fill out our online application form at http://bit.ly/2EwKBRB
*If follow up with your application is required, for privacy & confidentiality reasons, we can only discuss an application with the applicant (i.e. no agents, representatives or family members).