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Leader in Training Program Coordinator

Cairn Family of Camps

GENERAL FUNCTION
The Leader in Training Program Coordinators coordinate, design and lead Cairn’s four-week Leader in Training program, providing leadership development opportunities for 16- and 17-year-old participants. Together the LIT Program Coordinators will teach a variety of leadership skills through theoretical and practical learning methods, and through constantly leading by example. They will ensure that camp is a safe inclusive environment and encourage self-esteem, stewardship, and servanthood.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • All-Staff Responsibilities:
    • Demonstrate strong support and commitment to the mission and core values of the Cairn Family of Camps.
    • Demonstrate strong support and commitment to serving the campers, staff, families, and all program participants of the Cairn Family of Camps.
    • Practice and support the health and safety of all campers, staff, families, and all program participants of the Cairn Family of Camps.
    • Complete a year-end report, including a season review, and offering suggestions for future camp seasons.
    • Complete additional duties as required.
  • Program Development Responsibilities:
    • Develop and implement a four-week leadership program for 16- and 17-year-old participants, once in July and once in August.
    • Design, prepare, lead and oversee sessions that develop practical (i.e. canoe tripping, swimming, canoeing, program development, adventure elements), and personal (i.e. group dynamics, empathic listening, communication, inclusion) leadership skills.
    • Develop and implement themes and special events for LIT participants.
    • Develop resources and equipment for the LIT program, off-site trips, and special projects.
    • Coordinate with the Counselling Manager and Program Supervisors for special programs, cabin assignments, general scheduling, and other elements of program/staff overlap with the LIT program.
    • Manage inventory for program supplies and resources. Ensure supplies are stored safely throughout and at the end of the season
  • Camper Care Responsibilities
    • Professionally and supportively address any issues (emotional, disciplinary etc.) in conjunction with the Counselling Manager and Assistant Director.
    • Supervise, coach, and evaluate each LIT participant.
    • Oversee the development and conduct periodic check ins with each of the LIT participants.
    • Assist staff members in supervising LITs by providing them with clear instructions and expectations.
    • Assist other staff members in motivating and utilizing LITs to enhance cabin life and work with campers during the week LITs spend in-cabin as a Counsellor in Training.
    • Organize and maintain the smooth running of LIT site living quarters.
    • Complete administrative duties related to camper care, including but not limited to behaviour logs, situation of concern logs, communication logs, creating alternative schedules etc.
    • Assist the Counselling Manager with family/parent communications including but not limited to pre-camp contact, email updates, phone calls to new camper families, behavioral phone calls, etc.

JOB KNOWLEDGE & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Three years’ experience as a camp staff member (or equivalent) recommended.
  • Personal skills: independence, integrity, problem-solving ability, empathy, teaching, organization, growth mindset
  • Standard First Aid/CPR-C
  • National Lifeguard Certification recommended.
  • Swim Instructor Certification or ORCKA Instructor an asset
  • Challenge Course Certification (Level 1 or 2 Ropes), and/or a G Driver’s license an asset.
  • Mandated training (including AODA, Workplace Violence & Harassment, Health & Safety Awareness, Child Protection, etc.) is required before or shortly after commencement of work
  • Clear Police Reference Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening
  • The successful applicant is required to live onsite through the duration of their contract.

COVID-19 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Due to the constantly evolving nature of policies, procedures, and recommendations surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cairn Family of Camps recognizes that elements of the summer 2021 schedule and programs, and – consequently – job responsibilities may be required to adapt. Until staff are hired, any updates to this document will be available on the Cairn website at https://ilovecamp.org. Once staff are hired, communication will take place directly via phone or email.

The Cairn Family of Camps supports diversity, equity and a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. The Cairn Family of Camps is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process and workplace. Individuals needing employment accommodation in the hiring process or job postings in an alternative format may contact the camp office.

Details

Category:
Other

Posted:
April 12, 2021

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Email:
robynne@ilovecamp.org

Phone:
705-767-3300