Section Head – Camper Services
|YWCA Toronto promotes the principles of anti-oppression and adheres to the tenets of the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from women of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities and sexual orientations. We also encourage members of designated equity-seeking groups to self-identify. YWCA Toronto provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted, please advise us if you require any accommodation.
Vaccination Policy: In accordance with YWCA Toronto’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, all YWCA Toronto employees were required to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccination series by October 30, 2021. As a condition of hire, new staff will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to their first day of work. The YWCA will consider written requests for accommodation under the Human Rights Code on a case by case basis and will accommodate those individuals who are legally entitled to accommodation.
A police reference check is required by the successful candidate prior to hiring. YWCA is a unionized workplace. Staff are represented by CUPE Local 2189. These positions are not within the Bargaining Unit.
About YWCA TORONTO’s CAMP TAPAWINGO
Tap into a 93-year tradition of learning, adventure and fun. For girls and gender diverse children and youth 6-15 years of age, YWCA’s Camp Tapawingo can turn a summer experience into a summer of unique memories. The relaxed atmosphere of a child and youth-focused setting creates the perfect environment for embarking on a camper’s journey to self-discovery, confidence and achievement.
We are excited to share that over the next five years, we plan to increase diversity, equity and inclusion within our services at Camp Tapawingo. We aspire to be a camp that is representative of Toronto’s diverse community and to provide a welcoming space where camp participants, families, counsellors-in-training and staff feel safe and valued.
Through active diversity outreach, partnerships, and camperships for families on lower incomes, we work to ensure that all experiences are positive and valuable ones. We strive to be a community where individuals can relax and be their best selves.
YWCA’s Camp Tapawingo is currently recruiting applicants, ages 17 years old or older, for various positions. All staff lives at the camp on Georgian Bay near Parry Sound and work directly with children and youth in the following areas: swimming, canoeing, arts and crafts, climbing, dance & drama, fitness sailing, nature activities, land sports, tripping, kayaking, guitar and mountain biking. All specialty positions will start on June 16th and all counsellor positions start on June 24th. All positions end on August 31st. Compensation depends on the position and experience of the applicant.
For all camp positions, candidates are expected to demonstrate the following core competencies:
- Understand and support the mission and beliefs of YWCA Toronto;
- Incorporate principles of anti-oppression and equity at YWCA Toronto;
- Demonstrate respect, consideration and acceptance of the opinions of others while expressing their own expertise and effectively utilizing relevant resources and specialists;
- Consistently collaborate with team members, sharing ideas and differences openly;
- Be receptive to new ideas and adapt to change as necessary;
- Set goals, prioritize tasks and carry out responsibilities to achieve quality results;
- Take action to avoid or solve problems and create opportunities for positive change;
- Demonstrate commitment to ongoing personal and professional development
Section Head- Camper Services
The successful candidate is responsible for campers and staff in one section and teach in an activity as assigned.
The candidate should have:
- Currently in grade 12 or attending post-secondary education
- Experience working with children and youth in a variety of settings
- Must have a teachable skill area of the areas taught at the camp
- Appropriate certificates must be held where waterfront activities are designated as skills areas (minimum Bronze Cross)
- Ability to respect and maintain participant confidentiality
- Commitment to working with diverse people in a respectful and inclusive manner