Camp Section Head

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Position: Camp Section Head
Location: Camp Otonabee - 1620 Sixth Line Rd. RR#1, Dunrobin, On
Type: Part-time, on call Contract until August 27, 2021 with the option to extend
Preferred start date: Friday, Jul 30, 2021
Closing date: Friday, Jul 23, 2021

Overview

As one of the largest charitable community service organizations in the National Capital Region, the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region responds to critical social needs in the community and works to provide meaningful solutions. Serving more than 90,000 children, youth, and adults across our region annually, we are committed to promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility within the community. This position requires a commitment to the Y mission and core values of responsibility, honesty, caring, and respect, which form the foundation of all Y programs and services.

Nature and Scope

The YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region’s Camp Otonabee provides an opportunity for children and youth to engage in outdoor activities, discover nature and enjoy the natural environment, build self-confidence and establish lasting friendships. Campers aged 4 to 16 can experience canoeing, rock climbing, kayaking, swimming, horseback riding, and more. Camp Otonabee is located at 1620 Sixth Line Road, Dunrobin, Ontario. You will be supervising an age group or program area of about 6-10 staff.

This position has a pay grade of $ 14.31 per hour.

Responsibilities

Some of the tasks of this position include: (Depending on position, responsibilities may vary)

  • Give first priority to the camper’s needs
  • Provide high-quality facilitation of program areas such as high ropes, low ropes, and group games
  • Perform some housekeeping responsibilities – sanitation of equipment, cleaning program areas, etc.
  • Assist with the setup, takedown, and supervisory of program areas
  • Complete attendance of campers each morning
  • Provide exceptional customer service
  • Support camp counselors and program staff with behavior management of campers and program facilitation
  • Report directly to the Camping Coordinator

 

Core Competencies

  • Communication: Communicates in a thorough, clear, and timely manner and supports information sharing and goal achievement across the Association.
  • Integrity: Demonstrates responsible behavior at all times and maintains high ethical standards.
  • Teamwork: Participates actively in a team for organizational effectiveness.  Create an atmosphere of trust amongst all team members. 
  • Concern for Health and Safety: Acknowledges and understands how to manage and educate others of risk and harm reduction.

 

Qualifications

  • National Lifeguard Certification, Bronze Cross, Paddle Canada, or other relevant certifications will all be strongly considered as assets for this position
  • Be self-motivating, enthusiastic, and a responsible individual with strong leadership skills committed to the healthy development of children
  • Ability to work in a team setting
  • Bilingualism an asset
  • CUI Level 1 or Level 2 or previous high ropes experience/hours is considered an asset
  • Current Standard First Aid & CPR “C” certification
  • Well-developed interpersonal, conflict resolution skills and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with children, members, staff and volunteers
  • Commitment to working in a socially inclusive environment responding with sensitivity and personal awareness to the diverse needs of members including visible and non-visible dimensions of diversity

Requirements

  • Must provide a Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check, not older than 3 months, as per Association policy
  • Annually all staff must complete the mandatory training for the Protecting Children, Youth, and Vulnerable Persons, and submit the certificate of completion.

  

How to Apply 

A cover letter and resume must be submitted no later than the closing date to the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region, Attn: Sara Pinsky, hiring manager: sara.pinsky@ymcaywca.ca

 

Please use the position title as the subject line in your application e-mail.

All internal applicants must inform their supervisors of their intention to apply for the position.

 

The YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Please advise in advance if you require any accommodation during the application or selection process.  We believe all people have the right to live free from discrimination or harassment of any kind.  Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

The YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region is committed to providing a safe environment for children.  Candidates will be thoroughly screened using background checks and a review process.

 

Thank you for your interest.  Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

 

 

 

 

 

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