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Service Area Neighbourhood & Children's Services
File # AS-004-12E
Posting Closed Date 12/7/2012
Position Title Day Camps/Playgrounds - Youth Camp Coordinator
Position Type Casual
Summary of Duties
Youth Camps provide all youth the opportunity to improve self esteem, motor skills, creativity, and social skills through a variety of special themes: Outdoor Adventure, Outrageous Out-Trips, and Sports of All Sorts.
Role: Under the supervision of a Neighbourhood Children’s Services Supervisor, coordinates, administers and supervises the Youth Camp program at rotating program sites.
Work Performed
  • Supervise the activities at a particular program location to ensure the care, safety and security of employees and participants. 
  • Supervise, coach, schedule and evaluate Youth Camp staff.
  • Plan, develop, and implement program activities and special events for youth ages 12-15 in accordance with Child and Youth Agenda priority areas.
  • Ensure suitable facility accommodations as per activity and safety needs.
  • Communicate with parents/caregivers of participants on a daily basis.
  • Assist in the development and delivery of front line training programs.
  • Assist in the recruitment and hiring of front line staff.
  • Maintain suitable amount of program supplies as required for the program.
  • Create and distribute program promotional materials.
  • Maintain accurate records on a regular basis for registration, attendance, safety checks, accident reports, operational evaluations and program evaluations, program expenses and trips.
  • Prepare and submit weekly budget reports.
  • Use appropriate behaviour modification techniques when supervising participants.
  • Work cooperatively with other program partners. 
  • Facilitate and attend regular staff meetings as required.
  • Ensure all City of London policies and practices are adhered to.
  • Provide operational and evaluation reports on the program.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  •  Minimum three years experience in a children or youth summer camp environment with some supervisory, program planning and organizational experience preferred.
  • Experience with youth with special needs and/or behavioural challenges an asset.
  • Able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Able to demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge of behaviour modification techniques.
  • Second language an asset (please indicate on resume).
  • Demonstrated sports and outdoor adventure experience.
Conditions of Employment:
  • Must be certified in HIGH FIVE® - Healthy Child Development, QUEST, and Standard First Aid prior to start of programs.
  • Must have a current Vulnerable Positions Screening Police Record Check. See 'Important Instructions' below. 
  • Valid drivers’ license and access to a vehicle as required.  Youth Camp sites are located throughout the city and staff will be required to work at a different site every 1-2 weeks. 
  • Completion of online training modules prior to start of programs (available by May 2013).
Compensation Range $12.50 - $13.00 per hour*
Other Information

*Based on a 40 hour work week

*Duration and hours may vary depending on participant registration.
Employment Period:
Up to 13 weeks of employment. New Coordinators will begin Wednesday May 29, 2013. Returning Coordinators will begin Thursday May 30, 2013. Applicants MUST be available all weekdays, along with 1-2 Saturdays in May/June (dates TBD).  
Important Instructions
Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) for Employment
NEW Staff: If invited to participate in hiring process, must submit a PVSC that has been conducted in the past twelve (12) months upon arrival to interview/screening clinic.
a) If a new PVSC was submitted for 2012 employment, applicants may sign an Offence Declaration Form stating that their status has not changed since their last PVSC submission.  Electronic copies of this form can be found at  under the ‘Notices’ section on the right-hand side.  A completed form must be submitted with application.
b) If a new PVSC was not submitted for 2012 employment, applicants much submit a new one that has been conducted in the past twelve (12) months with application.
NEW Staff: Must submit two (2) letters of reference with application.  Letters cannot be from family members. At least one letter must speak to applicant’s ability to work with children.
RETURNING Staff: Do not need to submit a letter of reference.
HIGH FIVE ®  and Standard First Aid
HIGH FIVE ® certification is offered through the Spectrum and must be taken prior to the start of summer programs (ie. by end of June)
Standard First Aid is offered through the Spectrum and various other agencies throughout the city.  All applicants must have CURRENT Standard First Aid (not Emergency) certification prior to the commencement of summer programs (ie. by end of June)
** Please name uploaded documents (resume, etc.) starting with your LAST NAME, then FIRST NAME
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