Camper Support Specialist - Tim Horton Children's Ranch
Tim Horton Children's Foundation
Kananaskis, AB
23d ago

You have a way with people. You handle sensitive situations with empathy,understanding and care. Your skill set allows you tackle an array of challenges that can occur when working with youth in a non-

clinical setting. You enjoy supporting youth in various capacities and it brings you fulfillment to play a part in their overall well-being.

If this sounds like you, consider an opportunity as a Camper Support Specialist with the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation.

You will

  • deliver training on areas such as mental health, positive behavior management, bullying, disclosures, as well as appropriate responses to situations that may occur at camp
  • provide on-going coaching and support to camp staff as it relates to meeting camper mental, behavioural, social and emotional needs
  • ensure proper response, follow-through and debrief on situations arising with campers
  • handle cases of suspected abuse and neglect in line with THCF Wellness Standards
  • make referrals to support services in home communities of the campers
  • work collaboratively and communicate with camper families, the camp management team, wellness team and Camper Support Manager to meet the best interests of the camper
  • establish relationships with youth that reflect respect, trust and empathy
  • model healthy choices and emotional maturity
  • be challenged physically and mentally as you live in an overnight camp setting for 10 day sessions, with 2 days of break in between
  • learn that the challenge is also rewarding, and will experience personal growth alongside the campers you are supporting
  • You are

  • a graduate of a post-secondary Social Work or Child and Youth Work program
  • experienced at working with youth aged 12 16 in a professional mental health setting
  • understanding and sensitive to the challenges faced by youth from low-income homes
  • exceptionally cultivated in your interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence positive decision-making, listen, manage conflict, and practice sensitivity and compassion
  • certified in Standard First Aid or Wilderness First Aid (WFA), or are willing to obtain
  • able to provide an acceptable criminal background check
  • able to join us between June 10, 2018 and August 31, 2018
  • The Tim Horton Children’s Foundation

  • believes that thriving youth create stronger communities
  • understands that youth from low-income homes face greater obstacles to reaching their potential
  • fosters strengths within youth, and empowers them to pursue a life without limits
  • uses the power of camp and community as a catalyst for change
  • builds teams who like to have fun while sparking constructive actions in others
  • provides our team with many training, development and travel opportunities
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