Woods & Water Program Supervisor
POSITION: WOODS AND WATER PROGRAM SUPERVISOR
REPORTING TO: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING
JOB TYPE: FIXED TERM CONTRACT, NON – BARGAINING (SEASONAL)
POSTED DATE: FEBRUARY 10, 2022
APPLICATION DEADLINE: UNTIL FILLED
EXPECTED START DATE: JUNE 13TH, 2022
CONTRACT END DATE: AUGUST 22ND, 2022
Camp Towhee/Towhee Summer Therapeutic Program treats youth with Mental Health issues complicated by
Learning Disabilities. Located in Haliburton, Ontario, Towhee positively changes the trajectory of kids and staffs
lives. This will be one of the most rewarding, magical and hardest places you will ever work. We provide 10 days
of training covering behaviour management, counselling skills, CPI, mental health and learning disabilities.
If you are interested in a career in the social services, psychology or teaching and/or want to play a pivotal role
in supporting children and youth in feeling safe enough to be their genuine amazing selves – Towhee is the
place for you to get real experience, skill building, and be part of that change. Towhee is operated by the LDMH
(Learning Disabilities and Mental Health) Stream of CDI, a year-round children’s Mental Health Centre in Toronto.
ABOUT WOODS AND WATER PROGRAM
The Woods and Water Program is designed to provide campers with an outdoors experience, ranging from
waterfront based activities, to outdoor living skills, to going on a 3-5 day overnight canoe trip. This array of
programming opportunities allows campers to gain a broad set of experiences, and allows staff to intentionally
select the programming that will best serve the group and individuals they are with. Programmers create and
implement programming that teaches technical outdoor skills (orienteering, fire building, tent set up, etc.) and
provides opportunities for fun and recreation (beach games and waterfront programs) in an accessible and flexible way.
CDI is seeking a Woods and Water Program Supervisor, to join our dynamic Camp Towhee team.
The successful candidate should be a relationship builder and team player, with a passion for supporting
children/youth, an understanding of the impacts of mental health and learning disabilities on social and
emotional behaviour, and experience managing and helping organize staff teams towards a common goal.
Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Programming, the Woods and Water Program Supervisor, is
responsible for directly supervising and coordinating the Woods & Water Program leaders. This includes
overseeing the organization and implementation of all offsite trips, including planning and coordination, in
addition to helping the team plan and run all Woods and Water programs.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Overseeing the planning and implementation of all programs and offsite trips, which includes
providing oversight for staff and participant safety.
2. Providing direct supervision, feedback, and written evaluation to each team member.
3. Perform as a part of the greater Camp Towhee Supervisor Team, which includes the development of
staff training, bonding, and other team building activities.
4. Assisting in other areas of camp by providing direct support and supervision of campers during meal
times, evening programs, bedtime routines and night supervision
5. Adhering to all policies, practices, and procedures of Camp Towhee, and acting as a positive role model
at all times.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
▪ Two (2) or more years in a post-secondary degree or equivalent experience
▪ Previous professional experience working at Camp Towhee or within a camp environment, strongly preferred
▪ Experience supervising and/or working collaboratively with a team
▪ Experience working with children and/or youth, preferably our population
▪ Personal, professional, or educational experiences in a related field
▪ Ability to assume responsibility and exercise good judgment in making decisions within the scope of authority of the position
▪ Must have a current and valid police records check with vulnerable sector screening
▪ Standard First Aid with CPR C
▪ Experience with canoes, canoeing, swimming and tripping (portage, map-reading, etc.)
▪ Current NLS qualification (or commitment to obtain it)
▪ Demonstrated ability to work in a respectful and aware manner with groups from diverse background and experiences.
▪ Fast-paced work environment.
▪ Interacts with campers, other staff, supervisors/directors, family members, and visitors as required.
▪ Responsible for the safely and efficiently running the Camp Towhee Woods and Water program, including being up to date on water safety procedures, leading the inspection of equipment, and overseeing the planning and facilitation of programs.
▪ As needed requirement to lift children (up to 45 lbs.), in addition to bending, stooping, stretching, squatting, pushing, pulling, sitting, walking, and climbing stairs
▪ Possibility of helping lead in a 3-5 day canoe trip (plus the possibility of a 10 day trip), involving paddling, portaging, hiking, swimming, carrying equipment, and sleeping in tents.
▪ Noise level can be moderate to loud.
▪ Frequent physical activity including sitting, standing, walking, running, lifting and generally supporting campers and staff in camp activities and games.
COMPENSATION: Towhee offers competitive camp salaries, which include room/board, and are subject to
applicant qualifications and previous experience
Please complete the Online Application located at (https://www.childdevelop.ca/towhee/staff/staff-application/)
AND submit your chronological resume via e-mail to:
Child Development Institute
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Thank you in advance for your interest. However, due to the volume of resumes received, only those candidates selected for
interviews will be contacted.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION:
Child Development Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value inclusivity & diversity in the workplace. We
actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not
▪ First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;
▪ members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual
beliefs, or place of origin;
▪ persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities; and
▪ persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.
We recognize that many of these identities intersect and that therefore, equity, diversity and inclusion can be complex. We
value the contributions that each person brings, and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in our
Child Development Institute is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. In accordance with the
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC). Child
Development Institute will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment & selection process to applicants with
disabilities. During any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources of the nature of any
accommodation(s) you may require. Any information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed
All applicants are advised that offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a Vulnerable Sector
Note: All CDI employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with CDI Mandatory