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The Young Men's Christian Association of Sault Ste. Marie

Summer Day Camp Counsellor

Sault Ste. Marie
Seasonal, Child Care
POSTED: 3 months ago
YMCA of Sault Ste. Marie
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Closing Date:
May 31, 2024
Full Time , Student , Temporary
Job Description:
We are currently looking for a Day Camp Counsellor to join our team of committed professionals. This is a full-time summer contract position within the Sault Ste. Marie YMCA. Under the leadership of the Supervisor of Child, Youth and Family and the Site Lead, the Day Camp Counsellor is responsible for program planning and delivery to ensure participant satisfaction. The ideal candidate for this position is dynamic, able to work as part of a progressive team, enjoy working with children and can manage multiple tasks. Day Camp Counsellors should be energetic, self-motivated, and have the ability to work on their own. Positions are available at two sites, Camp McNabb, and Sault College Waterfront. Available camps include Cheer-nastics, Dance, Kid's Club, Gymnastics, Sports & Games, Swim, Creative Discovery, Sault College Waterfront Activity Centre*. Please indicate which site, camp, and position you are applying for and list any relevant experience.

- Plan and deliver daily programs: group games, crafts, swimming, outside time, etc.
- Supervise, engage and participate with the program participants in group activities
- Apply behaviour management training techniques with the program participants
- Communicate with all staff, Site Leads and Supervisors/Managers
- Ensure the safety of all participants, property, staff and volunteers by established practices and procedures
- Maintain the inventory of required supplies and request more when needed
- Welcome all children to programs
- Professionally always represent the YMCA
- Communication with parents daily
- Tracking daily attendance
- Build relationships with members and guests, and promote the YMCA as a charitable organization

- Day Camp Counsellors

Job Types: Full-time, Fixed term contract
Schedule: Day shift - 8:30-4:30 or 9-5 Monday to Friday
Work Location: YMCA McNabb site or Sault College Waterfront site
Expected training start date: 2024-06-19
Contract start date: 2024-07-02

Required Skills:
- must be able to swim
- must be a Canadian citizen, Canadian permanent resident or refugee
- must be 15-30yrs of age
- Child and Youth Focused - Committed to assisting growth and development among children and youth.
- Teamwork - The ability to work effectively with others to achieve optimal collective results.
- Integrity - Demonstrates responsible behaviour at all times and maintains high ethical standards.
- Commitment to Organization Vision and Values - Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision, strategic outcomes, and values of the YMCA.
- Initiative - Does the right thing at the right time without being asked.
- Concerns for Health and Safety - Acknowledges and understands how to manage and educate others about risk and harm reduction.
- Planning and Organization - Manage time in order to concentrate efforts on priority projects.
- Conflict Resolution - Facilitates appropriate and timely solutions to conflict.
- Problem Solving - Responds quickly to problems which threaten YMCA quality and service.
- Inclusiveness - Understands and commits to promoting equal opportunity and support for all children regardless of ability.
- Integrity - Demonstrates responsible behaviour at all times and maintains high ethical standards.
- Sense of Community - Demonstrates an awareness and understanding of community and responds to identified needs.

- High Five Sport or Principles of Healthy Child Development an asset not a requirement
- Current Certification in Standard First Aid & CPR Level C
- Current Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check
- Experience working with children and youth in a recreational setting
- Camp McNabb Gymnastics Counsellors must possess current Level 1 Gymnastics certification
- Lifeguards must possess National Lifeguard Certification
- Education in Child and Youth Work / Education / Psychology / Social Work / Kinesiology/Recreation an asset
- must be able to swim
- must be a Canadian citizen, Canadian permanent resident or refugee
- must be 18-30yrs of age


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