Are you inspired by towering trees, discovering the secret life of a forest, and sparking the next generation’s curiosity in the outdoors? Inclusion staff ensure all the fun and excitement of the forest is accessible to all campers regardless of their ability. Inclusion staff provide one-on-one, 24-hour care and support to campers ages 8 to 16 with developmental or physical disabilities who need additional support through daily camp activities. They work alongside cabin leaders and instructors who deliver activities like hikes, camp-wide games, outdoor recreational activities, and many more spontaneous events using wit, and creativity. Given that all staff and campers stay onsite at the Evans Lake Forest Education Centre while camp is in session, the action never stops. Accordingly, 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.
- Provide one-on-one support to campers who need additional support throughout daily camp life.
- Support campers through activities such as canoeing, archery, crafts, low ropes, and overnight hikes.
- Provide or support campers with personal care, such as toileting, as needed.
- Use resources and the help of other staff to adapt camp programming to campers’ needs and abilities when necessary.
- Work directly with the Inclusion Coordinator and Senior staff to ensure we meet each camper’s individual needs.
- Demonstrate maturity and sensitivity, as well as positive and engaging leadership to all campers, fellow staff members, & the volunteer team.
- Seek help from supervisors when appropriate or necessary.
- Must be able to hike up to 15 km carrying a pack of up to 50lbs.
- 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
- The summer camp season – July 2nd through August 25th, 2023
- Comply with Evans Lake’s policies & procedures.
- Take ownership of the safety of campers and fellow staff members.
Reporting and Evaluation
- Inclusion Staff report to the Program Manager and receive mentoring & coaching from the Inclusion Coordinator.
- The Program Manager or Inclusion Coordinator will initiate a goal-setting & evaluation process.
- Continuous feedback and communication among staff members are encouraged.
Required Certifications & Experience
- Age 18+ by Dec 31st, 2023.
- First Aid Certificate (minimum an 8-hour basic certificate that includes CPR).
- Previous experience working with children in an outdoor setting (with an environmental focus is even better!).
- Additional certifications are assets, including NL certifications, an advanced first aid certification, a Class 4 or 5 driver’s license, and certifications in paddling, rock climbing, outdoor recreation & leadership, and education.
- Criminal reference check with a vulnerable sectors search no later than six months prior to the start date.
- Compensation begins at $116.86/day, with an increase of up to $6/day, according to experience and certifications. Free room and board is also provided 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).