Job Title: Senior Counsellor, Leadership & Special Programs

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May 8 – September 1, 2023

CNIB Lake Joe (MacTier, ON)

CNIB Lake Joe is a fully accessible lakefront facility located in Muskoka, Ontario providing a unique blend of recreation, skills training, social interaction and personal discovery in a safe, inclusive environment. Two hours north of Toronto, Lake Joe stretches over 12.5 acres of waterfront property on the northwest corner of beautiful Lake Joseph. Staff and volunteers provide a wide range of high-quality programs to people of all ages who are living with sight loss.

Job Description:

The Senior Counsellor, Leadership & Special Programs will work closely with the Leadership and Special Programs, Program Area Head to develop and deliver leadership skill development for our leadership camp participants and innovative and engaging experiences to guests of all ages. As the Senior Counsellor, they will model behaviour expected of other counsellors and junior staff while demonstrating strong leadership skills. With safety as a priority, the Senior Counsellor will help guests to try new and exciting activities at camp.

  • Energetically and inclusively facilitate leadership programs (i.e., Counsellor-in-Training, Canadian Leadership Development Program).
  • Assist in the planning and delivery of special programs (i.e., group games, pop-up programs, evening programs, welcome activities, family experiences, etc.)
  • Inventory, inspect and maintain all program equipment prior to and after use
  • Provide guidance to counsellor and junior staff in the delivery of programming
  • Provide assistance to guests to ensure their safety at all times
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Strong interpersonal skills including patience and communication
  • Experience in camp or other recreation programs
  • Experience and knowledge of teambuilding, initiative tasks and leadership skill programming
  • Willingness to be cross-discipline trained on facilitating active living/adventure programs
  • Current (within 6 months of start date) Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR-C
  • Ability to work flexible hours in a changing and busy environment
  • Must reside at CNIB Lake Joe during operational season and be willing to share accommodations with another staff member


Closing Date for Applications:

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, until the position is filled.

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CNIB is committed to creating and fostering an inclusive culture and welcomes applications from diverse candidates, including but not limited to Indigenous peoples, women, candidates with disabilities, and candidates of colour. We strongly encourage applications from applicants with sight loss. Direct lived experience would be a definite asset. We’re excited to review your application!

While we invite applications from all interested and qualified applicants, we are unable to follow-up with every applicant.

Please note that the successful candidate will be required to successfully pass a Vulnerable Sector Screening.

About us

Life is a beautiful, wonderful, complex thing. Life with sight loss should be no different. At CNIB, we’re on a mission to change what it means to be blind, and we’re not slowing down. We think big, take risks, embrace change, and ask questions. We’re inviting you to be part of the conversation.

Our diversity is our strength – we take pride in our inclusive workplace and are committed to recruiting and selecting in a fair, transparent, and accessible way. CNIB welcomes applications from those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility (IDEA) to join us in expanding our capacity for inclusion in the broadest sense. To this end, we strongly encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including but not limited to Indigenous peoples, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, people who are blind or partially sighted, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. We enthusiastically invite applications from applicants with sight loss. Direct lived experience is a definite asset. CNIB is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities and will work with applicants requesting accommodations at any stage of the hiring process.

Our team’s health and wellness are a priority, which is why we offer comprehensive benefits, competitive compensation, and flexible work schedules developed to help you stay healthy.

At CNIB, we are relentlessly passionate about what we do. We are in our second century of smashing societal barriers and stigmas through innovative programs and powerful advocacy. We are a collaborative, empowered team that drives achievement and equality. If that sounds like your cup of tea, let’s talk.