Job Posting

Leadership Instructor

Contract Dates: June 13 – September 2, 2022
Location: Camp Huronda, Huntsville, ON
About the Role:
The Leadership Development Program (LDP) Instructors are responsible for the designing, planning and facilitating a high-caliber leadership program for youth living with type 1 diabetes focusing on the development of communication, leadership and counselling skills as well as supporting program participants during certification courses and cabin placements. Instructors will have a fantastic opportunity to influence future generations of D-Camps staff. This position involves a role in both Camp Huronda Leadership Participant Programs (LDP1 and LDP2). Instructors will be expected to move between both LDP programs and can expect to lead one, 1-month LDP2 program for one month of their contract and two, 2-week LDP1 throughout the summer. LDP Instructors will be living in cabin with Leadership Participants throughout the summer. When possible, LDP Instructors will also be involved in participating and providing leadership to evening programs alongside the program team.



Program Area:
  • Plan and facilitate the Leadership Development Program (LDP1 and LDP2, based on assignment by the Leadership Head).
  • Assist in the development and lead in the execution of the LDP programming and skill development
    • Collaborate with the other Leadership Instructors and Leadership Head to create a dynamic, engaging, and structured program for both leadership programs
    • Ensure both leadership programs have a unique identity and are aligned with the goals of the respective program
  • Plan and facilitate soft-skill learning sessions for leadership participants.
  • Provide leadership and support in the extended LDP2 wilderness canoe trip and LDP1 white water canoe trip; actively participate in all aspects of trip programming and support trip staff accordingly
  • Evaluate the Leadership participants on a formative basis offering constant feedback during the program.
  • Provide written summary evaluation to each Leadership Participant at the mid-point and at the end of their session, submitting copies to the Camp Coordinator.
Campers & Participants:
  • Assist campers in meeting daily and personal needs.
  • Aid in positive social, psychological, emotional and professional development of each Leadership participant.
  • Plan and coordinate activities that provide opportunities for Leadership Participants to broaden camping, counselling, educational, and recreational skills.
  • Work with health care team and other staff in encouraging and educating the positive diabetes management of Leadership Participants.
  • Attend all staff training
  • Actively and enthusiastically assist in leading all camp programs.
  • Maintain a positive, professional and constructive relationship with all staff members.
  • Report problems, situations and difficulties to the Leadership Head or Assistant Camp Coordinator.
  • Perform additional duties and tasks as assigned by the Assistant Camp Coordinator, Program Head or Camp Coordinator.
  • Report all accidents and incidents immediately to the Leadership Head or Assistant Camp Coordinator and cooperate in the completion of required follow-up.
About You: 
  • Minimum 3+ years camp experience
  • Experience facilitating a leadership program is an asset
  • Preference given to those who currently are/have studied in a child development or related field
  • Previous supervisory experience in a summer camp setting is an asset.
  • High Five Certification from Parks and Recreation Ontario or willing to obtain
  • Standard First Aid and CPR-C Certification
  • Bronze Cross/NLS preferred
  • ORCKA, CUI certifications an asset
  • Requires a Criminal Reference Check with Vulnerable Sector Screen
About the Application Process
  • Apply online HERE
  • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada and, where applicable, must have a valid work permit or study permit that allows the candidate to fulfill the requirements of the role.
  • Diabetes Canada welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, including women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.  We value a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.
  • We are committed to accommodating people with disabilities as part of our hiring process.  If you have special requirements, please advise us during the recruitment process.
  • We thank all interested applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted



March 31, 2022

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