Day Camp Laurier Brantford YMCA - Various Positions
YMCA of Hamilton Burlington Brantford
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
6d ago

Laurier Brantford YMCA

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Organizational Overview :

As one of the largest charitable community service organizations in Canada, the YMCA of Hamilton / Burlington / Brantford responds to critical social needs in the community and works to provide solutions.

By nurturing the potential of children, youth and adults, the YMCA connects people to life-building opportunities, to each other and enhances their quality of life.

We foster social responsibility and healthy living. The YMCA works collectively with community partners that share the YMCA’s determination in strengthening the foundations of community for all people

This position requires a commitment to the mission and values of both Wilfrid Laurier University and the YMCA. It requires a commitment to the YMCA mission and core values of : Responsibility, Caring, Honesty and Respect, as well as, a commitment to building developmental assets in children and adults.

Wilfrid Laurier University is devoted to excellence in learning, research, scholarship and creativity. It fulfills its mission by advancing knowledge, supporting and enhancing high-quality undergraduate, graduate and professional education, and emphasizing co-curricular development of the whole student.

All offers of employment will be subject to the provision that the successful incumbent provides the YMCA of Hamilton / Burlington / Brantford with a current and satisfactory Police Records Check.

Positions responsible for the direct supervision of children and / or vulnerable persons will be required, in addition to a Police Records Check, to provide a Vulnerable Sector Screening Report at the time of hire.

Preparation :

  • Please read the 2020 Application Package, including job descriptions and all general information. There have been some important changes.
  • All Senior Staff (Program Specialists) must be available to commence employment on May 25th , 2020 All other positions commence employment on June 20, 2020 for pre-camp training

  • Ensure you have and show proof of all necessary qualifications valid through 2020, or show proof of being enrolled in courses you still need to acquire (Standard First Aid and CPR-Level C for all staff , NLS for Waterfront Positions ).
  • Only staff with proof of qualificiations will be interviewed for positions.

  • Please DO NOT get a Criminal Reference Check or Vulnerable Sector Screening prior to receiving an employment offer.
  • The Application

  • Please complete the online application
  • When you are completed your application, please email your resume and copies of all required qualifications . Only attach current and valid qualifications or proof of enrollment in courses to acquire valid certifications.
  • Resumes can be sent to :

    Important Contract Information and Dates

    Position Title Location Duration of Contract Contract Start Contract End Leadership Positions Program Specialist Laurier Brantford YMCA, 100 Water Street Brantford ON 15 Weeks May 25, 2020 September 4, 2020 Counsellor Positions Stepping Stones Counsellors Laurier Brantford YMCA, 100 Water Street Brantford ON 12 weeks Week of June 20, 2020 September 4, 2020 Kidventure Counsellors Laurier Brantford YMCA, 100 Water Street Brantford ON 12 weeks Week of June 20, 2020 September 4, 2020 Sports Counsellors Laurier Brantford YMCA, 100 Water Street Brantford ON 12 weeks Week of June 20, 2020 September 4, 2020 Supply Counsellors Laurier Brantford YMCA, 100 Water Street Brantford ON 12 weeks Week of June 20, 2020 September 4, 2020

    Job Descriptions & Criteria

    Please have a look at the following postings and indicate the positions you would be interested in for the 2020 season on the application form.

  • Please note : Applicants for all positions must be 17 years of age before the summer season).
  • Program Specialist

    The Program Specialist is responsible for creating and facilitating the delivery of safe age appropriate and site- specific programming.

    The Program Specialist will provide direct leadership to a team of Counselors, and Campers. The Program Specialist is generally on site all day and reports to the Program Manager.

    Program Specialists are knowledgeable in camp activities, song, behavior management, and supervising a staff team (approximately 10-15 staff).

    Responsibilities :

  • Skilled in teaching activities in variety of camp areas
  • Assist with recruitment and selection of staff
  • Provide input into staff meetings
  • Provide support and guidance to all staff including the supervision of camp counselors and volunteers
  • Oversee the development and execution of programs, activities, and the schedule
  • Assist the Program Manager with the day-to-day operations of camp
  • Parent communication and child guidance
  • Maintains high standards in program delivery, communication, coaching and mentoring of all staff assigned to program area
  • Reports directly to the Program Manager
  • Regular contact with staff, camp participants, parents, community agencies, and volunteers involved in the program
  • Further support staff in the planning, supervision, and leading of activities when needed
  • Responsible for managing supplies and making purchasing decisions
  • Additional duties as assigned
  • Qualifications :

  • Standard First Aid and CPR C valid through summer 2020 (must provide proof of certification or enrollment in course before contract signing)
  • 2 year post secondary degree / diploma, or pursuing same, in any discipline but preferably in the area of leisure and recreation, social services, child and youth worker or education
  • Previous YMCA camping or child and youth program experience is preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Supervisory experience, preferably in a camp setting
  • Must submit clear Vulnerable Sector Check prior to commencing work
  • Counsellor Positions

    Camp Counsellor (Indoor)

    A group counsellor is responsible for the supervision and programming of activities for a group of campers in a day camp environment.

    Counsellors will work with a specific age group (between the ages of 4-15 years) to deliver a comprehensive, dynamic, and exciting program stream.

    Different day camp programs requiring group leaders include :

  • Stepping Stones Camp (developmentally geared program for children aged 4-5)
  • Sports Camp (Sports skills and games for ages 6-13)
  • KidVenture (Creative and drama themed program for ages 6-13)
  • Responsibilities :

  • Greet parents / guardians each morning when they drop off children and in the evenings at pick up
  • Liaise with before and after care staff
  • Ensure safe, quality programs for participants and staff submit program plans weekly
  • Act as a group counsellor; Responsible for the direct supervision of approximately 8-12 campers at the assigned site / program
  • Develop and implement comprehensive camp programs
  • Assist with parent liaison, promotion, set up, and clean up
  • Responsible for attending all staff training and staff meetings (some weekends and evenings)
  • Provide leadership to all campers by following routine and delivering a specific camp program
  • Complete weekly phone calls home to parents
  • Complete documentation accurately and timely when required
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Qualifications :

  • Standard First Aid and CPR C valid through summer 2020 (must provide proof of certification or enrollment in course before contract signing)
  • 17 years of age before the summer
  • Attending or completion of post-secondary school, preferably in the area of leisure and recreation, social services, child and youth worker or education
  • Previous YMCA camping or child and youth program experience is preferred
  • Must submit clear Vulnerable Sector Check prior to commencing work
  • Details

    A Stepping Stones counselor : is responsible for the supervision and programming of activities for a group of campers. Stepping Stones Counsellors will work with campers ages 4-5 to deliver age appropriate activities that give campers the opportunities to play, learn and discover basic movements such as hopping, throwing running and kicking a ball.

    Activities may include arts and crafts, songs, music, swimming and small group games.

    A Sports counselor : is responsible for the supervision and programming of activities for a group campers. Sports Counsellors will work with campers ages 6-13 to deliver age appropriate activities that give campers the opportunities to learn the basic fundamental movement skills through fun and interactive sports activities.

    Activities may include arts and crafts, swimming, soccer, volleyball, non-traditional sports, and group games. Sports counsellors will ensure to focus on sportsmanship, participation, fair play, fitness, and team spirit when facilitating activities.

    A KidVenture counselor : is responsible for the supervision and programming of activities for a group of campers. KidVenture Counsellors will work with campers ages 6-13 to deliver age appropriate activities that give campers the opportunities to explore their creativity in a safe and fun environment.

    Activities may include arts and crafts, swimming, drama & dance, co-operative games, and outdoor play.

    Supply Counsellor

    A Supply Counsellor will work on an on-call basis and is responsible for the supervision and programming of activities for a group of campers in any program assigned.

    Supply Counsellors will work with a specific age group (between the ages of 4-15 years) that has been designated to deliver a comprehensive, dynamic, and exciting program stream.

    Supply counsellors may also cover other positions at camp that require the support.

    Responsibilities :

  • Greet parents / guardians each morning when they drop off children and in the evenings at pick up
  • Ensure safe, quality programs for participants and staff
  • Responsible for the direct supervision of approximately 8-12 campers at the assigned site / program
  • Follow and carry out program activities as outlined
  • Assist with parent liaison, promotion, set up, and clean up
  • Responsible for attending all staff training and staff meetings (some weekends and evenings)
  • Provide leadership to all campers by following routine and delivering a specific camp program
  • Complete weekly phone calls home to parents
  • Complete documentation accurately and timely when required
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Qualifications :

  • Standard First Aid and CPR C valid through summer 2020 (must provide proof of certification or enrollment in course before contract signing)
  • 17 years of age before the summer
  • Attending or completion of post-secondary school, preferably in the area of leisure and recreation, social services, child and youth worker or education
  • Previous YMCA camping or child and youth program experience is preferred
  • Must submit clear Vulnerable Sector Check prior to commencing work
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