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||Neighbourhood & Children's Services
|Posting Closed Date
||Day Camps/Playgrounds - Day Camp Coordinator (Neighbourhood/Specialty)
|Summary of Duties
||Neighbourhood Day Camps provide all children the opportunity to improve self esteem, motor skills, creativity, and social skills through a variety of arts and physical activities as well as excursions to local places of interest.
Under the supervision of a Neighbourhood Children’s Services Supervisor, coordinates, administers and supervises the Day Camp program at a specific program site.
- Supervise the activities at a particular program location to ensure the care, safety and security of employees and participants.
- Supervise, coach, schedule and evaluate Day Camp staff.
- Plan, develop, and implement program activities and special events 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.
- Comply with the City of London School Age Recreation Program Guidelines.
- Provide operational and evaluation reports on the program.
- Support the Camps on TRACKS peer-mediated social skills program.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
- Minimum three years experience in a children’s summer camp environment with some supervisory, program planning and organizational experience preferred.
- Experience with children 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.
- Access to a vehicle as required.
- Second language an asset (please indicate on resume).
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.
- Completion of online training modules prior to start of programs (available by May 2013).
||$12.50 - $13.00 per hour*
*Based on a 40 hour work week
*Duration and hours may vary depending on participant registration.
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).
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 www.london.ca/mycareer
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.
LETTERS OF REFERENCE
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).
APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY DECEMBER 7, 2012
COORDINATOR INTERVIEW DATES: DECEMBER 18-21, 2012
** Please name uploaded documents (resume, etc.) starting with your LAST NAME, then FIRST NAME
The Corporation of the City of London strives to foster a workplace in which all individuals maximize their potential, regardless of their differences. We are committed to attracting, engaging, developing and celebrating exceptional people in public service who are representative of our community.
The City of London is also committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. Accommodation may be provided in all parts of the hiring process.