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File # AS-011-14E
Posting Closed Date 2/7/2014
Position Title Day Camps Counsellor - Neighbourhood/Specialty
Position Type Casual
Summary of Duties Day Camps provide children ages 5-12 the opportunity to improve self esteem, motor skills, creativity, and social skills through a variety of crafts, arts, and physical activities as well as excursions to local places of interest.
 
Role:    Under the supervision of the Day Camp Coordinator and Supervisor of Neighbourhood, Children & Fire Services, the Day Camp Counsellor is responsible leading the Day Camp program at a specific site and for appropriate supervision of the Day Campers.
Work Performed
  • Supervise the activities at a particular program location to ensure the care, safety and security of Day Campers during program hours. 
  • Plan and implement a varied recreational program involving crafts, active and quiet games, sports and special events for children 5-12 years of age, in accordance with Child and Youth Agenda priority areas.
  • Maintain daily records of attendance, program activities, and safety checks.
  • Maintain an inventory of program and first-aid supplies.
  • Use appropriate behaviour modification techniques when supervising participants.
  • Ensure that equipment, facilities and grounds are safe play areas for children.
  • Communicate with parents/caregivers of participants on a daily basis.
  • Ensure all City of London policies and practices are adhered to.
  •  Work cooperatively with other program partners. 
  • Support the Camps on TRACKS peer-mediated social skills program.
  • Provide a final written evaluation of the program.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications
  • Minimum two years experience working with children.
  • Experience with children with special needs and/or behavioural challenges an asset.
  • Able to demonstrate good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Second language is an asset (please indicate on resume).
 
 Conditions of Employment:                  
                                              
  • Must be certified in HIGH FIVE® - Healthy Child Development and Standard First Aid prior to start of programs.
  •  Must have a current Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC). See “Important Information for Summer Day Camp/Playground Positions” under Student Employment for necessary details.
  • Completion of online training modules prior to start of programs (available by end of May 2014).
  • Minimum age 16 by start of programs.
 
** Day Camp sites are located throughout the city. Applicant will be responsible for their own transportation.
Compensation Range $10.50 - $11.00 per hour
Other Information

Based on up to a 40 hour work week.

* Duration and hours may vary depending on participant registration.

 
Employment Period:
Up to 10 weeks, including mandatory training dates on June 26-27 and 30, 2014. Staff may also be required to attend 1-2 mandatory training sessions in May and/or June. 
 
           APPLICATION DEADLINE - FRIDAY FEBRUARY 7, 2014
HIRING CLINICS WILL RUN APRIL 5, APRIL 13, and APRIL 19, 2014. APPLICANTS WHO REACH THIS STAGE OF THE HIRING PROCESS MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR ONE OF THESE DATES.
 
** PLEASE name upload documents (resume, etc.) starting with your LAST NAME, then FIRST NAME
Important Instructions Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) for Employment
NEW Staff: If invited to participate in hiring process, must submit a VPS that has been conducted in the past twelve (12) months upon arrival to interview/screening clinic.
 
RETURNING Staff:
a) If a new VPS was submitted for 2012 employment, applicants may sign an Offence Self Declaration Form stating that their status has not changed since their last VPS submission.  Electronic copies of this form can be found here. A completed form must be submitted with application.
b) If a new VPS 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)
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