Location:
Hamilton, Burlington or Brantford Day Camp Sites
Status:
Accepting
Type of Position:
Seasonal Contracts
Job Level:
Level 10
Placement Date:
Immediate
Organizational Overview

As one of the largest charitable community service organizations in Canada, the YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford responds to critical social needs in the community and works to provide solutions. By nurturing the potential of children, youth and adults, the YMCA connects people to life-building opportunities, to each other and enhances their quality of life. We foster social responsibility and healthy living. The YMCA works collectively with community partners that share the YMCA’s determination in strengthening the foundations of community for all people

This position requires a commitment to the YMCA mission and core values of: Responsibility, Honesty, Caring, and Respect, as well as, a commitment to building developmental assets in children and adults.  All offers of employment will be subject to the provision that the successful incumbent provides the YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford with a current and satisfactory Police Records Check.   Positions responsible for the direct supervision of children and/or vulnerable persons will be required, in addition to a Police Records Check, to provide a Vulnerable Sector Screening Report at the time of hire.

 

Contents:

How to Apply

 

Job Descriptions & Criteria

Leadership Positions

Day Camp Site Supervisor (Indoor)

Day Camp Site Supervisor (Outdoor)

Day Camp Helping Hands Site Supervisor

Day Camp Section Head (Outdoor)

Day Camp Program Specialist (Indoor/Outdoor)

 

Outdoor Support Positions

Waterfront Specialist

Waterfront Lifeguard

Program Instructors (Arts and Crafts, Canoe, Archery)

Site Support and Maintenance

Office Administrator

 

Counsellor Positions

Camp Counsellor - Outdoor (General, Fundamentals, LIT, Canoe, Kayak, Eco-Explorers)

Camp Counsellor - Indoor (Stepping Stones, Sports, Kidventure)

Helping Hands Camp Counsellor - Indoor/Outdoor

Junior Camp Counsellor - Indoor/Outdoor (For applicants 16 years of age only)

Supply Camp Counsellor - Any location

How to Apply

Preparation

  • Please read the 2019 Application Package, including job descriptions and all general information. There have been some important changes.
    • All Senior Staff (Site Supervisors ,Section Heads and Program Instructors ) must be available to commence employment on May 27th 2019 for training
    • All other positions commence employment on June 22nd, 2019 for pre-camp training (Waterfront positions & Helping Hands Counsellor positions will have 1-2 days of training prior to June 22nd, dates TBD)
  • Ensure you have and show proof of all the necessary qualifications valid through 2019, or show proof of being enrolled in courses you still need to acquire. (Standard First Aid and CPR-Level C for all staff and NLS for Waterfront Positions)
  • Please DO NOT get a Criminal Reference Check or Vulnerable Sector Screening prior to receiving an employment offer.

 

The Application

  1. Please complete the online application: https://ymcahbb.campbrainstaff.com/
  2. When you are done your application please email your resume and copies of all required qualificationsOnly attach current and valid qualifications or proof of enrollment in courses to acquire valid certifications. Resumes can be sent to: hbb.daycampjobs@ymcahbb.ca

 

 

Important Contract Information and Dates
 

Position Title

Location

Duration of Contract

Contract Start

Contract End

Leadership Positions

Site Supervisor

Christie Conservation, Hamilton DT Location TBD, Ron Edwards, Tansley Woods

14 weeks

May 27, 2019

August 30th, 2019

Helping Hands Site Supervisor

Christie Conservation

14 weeks

May 27, 2019

August 30th, 2019

Site Supervisor

Allan A Greenleaf, Brantford Location TBD

12 weeks

May 27, 2019

August 16th, 2019*

Site Supervisor

Central Arena

13 weeks

May 27, 2019

August 23rd, 2019

Program Specialist

Brantford Location TBD

12 weeks

May 27th, 2019

August 16th, 2019*

Section Head

Christie Conservation

14 weeks

May 27, 2019

August 30th, 2019

Program Specialist

Christie Conservation, Hamilton DT YMCA, Tansley Woods

14 weeks

May 27, 2019

August 30th, 2019

Support Positions

Waterfront Specialist

Christie Conservation

11 weeks

Week of June 17th, 2019

August 30th, 2019

Waterfront Lifeguard

Christie Conservation

11 weeks

Week of June 17th, 2019

August 30th, 2019

Program Instructors

Christie Conservation

11 weeks

Week of June 17th, 2019

August 30th, 2019

Site Support & Maintenance

Christie Conservation

11 weeks

Week of June 17th, 2019

August 30th, 2019

Office Administrator

Christie Conservation

11 weeks

Week of June 17th, 2019

August 30th, 2019

Counsellor Positions

General Counsellors

Christie Conservation

11 weeks

Week of June 17th, 2019

August 30th, 2019

Fundamentals Counsellors

Christie Conservation

10 weeks

Week of June 17th, 2019

August 23rd, 2019*

Canoe Counsellors

Christie Conservation

10 weeks

Week of June 17th, 2019

August 23rd, 2019*

Kayak Counsellors

Christie Conservation

10 weeks

Week of June 17th, 2019

August 23rd, 2019*

Eco-Explorers Counsellors

Christie Conservation

10 weeks

Week of June 17th, 2019

August 23rd, 2019*

Stepping Stones Counsellors

Hamilton DT Location TBD, Ron Edwards, Tansley Woods

11 weeks

Week of June 17th, 2019

August 30th, 2019

Kidventure Counsellors

Tansley Woods

11 weeks

Week of June 17th, 2019

August 30th, 2019

Sports Counsellors

Tansley Woods

11 weeks

Week of June 17th, 2019

August 30th, 2019

Kidventure and Sports Counsellors

Central Arena

10 weeks

Week of June 17th, 2019

August 23rd, 2019*

Kidventure and Sports Counsellors

Hamilton DT Location TBD

9 weeks

Week of June 17th, 2019

August 16th, 2019*

Stepping Stones, Kidventure Counsellors

Brantford location TBD

9 Weeks

Week of June 17th, 2019

August 16th, 2019*

Stepping Stones, Kidventure and Sports Counsellors

Allan A Greenleaf

9 weeks

Week of June 17th, 2019

August 16th, 2019*

Helping Hands Counsellors

All Locations

11 weeks

Week of June 17th, 2019

August 30th, 2019

Supply Counsellors

All Locations

11 Weeks

Week of June 17th, 2019

August 30th, 2019

Junior Counsellors

All Locations

8-11 weeks depending on location

Week of June 17th, 2019

August 16th, 2019*

*Note: If you wish to work until August 31st, there is an option to extend your contract if your position is necessary. If your position isn't, another position may be offered up for your extension

 

 

Descriptions & Criteria

Please have a look at the following postings and indicate the positions you would be interested in for the 2019 season on the Microsoft form/application. *Please note applicants for all positions must be 17 years of age before the summer season with the exception of Junior Counsellor Applicants (16 years of age)***

 

Available Positions 

Day Camp Site Supervisor (Indoor)

The Site Supervisor is responsible for the day-to-day operations of an indoor YMCA Day Camp. The Site Supervisor reports directly to the Manager and/or coordinator of day camp and provides leadership, supervision, and guidance to the staff team at their site. Camp locations and site sizes include:

  • Tansley Woods Community Center (Burlington: 100-120 children, 16 staff)
  • Ron Edwards YMCA (Burlington: 24 children, 4 staff)
  • Central Arena (Burlington: 56 children, 6-7 staff)
  • Hamilton DT Location-TBD (Hamilton: 108-110 children, 12-14 staff)
  • Allan A Greenleaf (Waterdown: 56-60 children,6-8 staff)
  • Brantford Location-TBD (Brantford: 65-70 children 8-10 staff)

Responsibilities:

  • Co-ordinates programs and ensures safe, quality programs for participants and staff
  • Provides staff supervision including training and performance evaluations of camp counselors
  • Develops and implements comprehensive camp programs
  • Assists will all aspects of the operation of camp (registration, parent liaison, promotion, set up and camp closing)
  • Maintains strong relationships with others
  • Provides maximum customer satisfaction and resolves parental concerns
  • Provides leadership to all staff training and upholds YMCA policies and procedures
  • Leads daily staff meetings
  • Reports directly to the Coordinator and Manager of Day Camp
  • Ensures all forms are distributed to campers
  • Responsible for maintaining a petty cash, maintains accurate camp documents and records
  • Ensures that there is sufficient supplies  and equipment for the delivery of the program
  • Provides direct  supervision to counselors and junior counselors and Program Specialists/Section Heads
  • Ensures SRM/Manager/Coordinator are informed of any serious occurrences/complaints about camp
  • Must attend all staff training sessions
  • Ensures that all staff on site adhere  to Policies and Procedures developed by the YMCA
  • Makes immediate decisions to ensure safety and reacts accordingly to a crisis
  • Is able to address parental concerns and ensure maximum customer satisfaction
  • Maintains regular contact with staff, camp participants, parents, community agencies and volunteers involved in program
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Standard First Aid and CPR C valid through summer 2019  (must provide proof of certification or enrollment in course before contract signing)
  • 2 year post secondary degree/diploma, or pursuing same, in any discipline but preferably in the area of leisure and recreation, social services, child and youth worker or education
  • Bronze Cross certification is an asset
  • Coaching or ORCA certification is an asset
  • Previous YMCA camping or child and youth program experience is preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Supervisory experience, preferably in a camp setting
  • Must submit clear Police Records Check prior to commencing work

 

 

Day Camp Site Supervisor (Outdoor)

The Site Supervisor is responsible for the day-to-day operations of an outdoor YMCA Day Camp. The Site Supervisor reports directly to the Manager and/or coordinator of day camping and provides leadership, supervision, and guidance to the staff team at their site. Camp locations and site sizes include:

  • Camp Chippewa (350 children, 6 senior staff, 40-50 staff)
  • Specialty Chippewa (80-100 children, 1 senior staff, 12-16 counselors)

Responsibilities:

  • Co-ordinates programs and ensures safe, quality programs for participants and staff
  • Provides staff supervision including training and performance evaluations of camp counselors
  • Develops and implements comprehensive camp programs
  • Assists will all aspects of the operation of camp (registration, parent liaison, promotion, set up and camp closing)
  • Maintains strong relationships with others
  • Provides maximum customer satisfaction and resolves parental concerns
  • Provides leadership to all staff training
  • Upholds YMCA policies and procedures
  • Leads daily staff meetings
  • Reports directly to the Coordinator and Manager of Day Camp
  • Ensures all forms are distributed to campers
  • Responsible for maintaining a petty cash, maintains accurate camp documents and records
  • Ensures that there is sufficient supplies  and equipment for the delivery of the program
  • Provides direct  supervision to counselors and junior counselors and program specialist
  • Ensures SRM/Manager/Coordinator  are informed of any serious occurrences/complaints about camp
  • Must attend all staff training sessions
  • Ensures that all staff on site adhere  to Policies and Procedures developed by the YMCA
  • Makes immediate decisions to ensure safety and reacts accordingly to a crisis
  • Is able to address parental concerns and ensure maximum customer satisfaction
  • Maintains regular contact with staff, camp participants, parents, community agencies and volunteers involved in program
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Standard First Aid and CPR C valid through summer 2019  (must provide proof of certification or enrollment in course before contract signing)
  • 2 year post secondary degree/diploma, or pursuing same, in any discipline but preferably in the area of leisure and recreation, social services, child and youth worker or education
  • Bronze Cross certification is an asset
  • Coaching or ORCA certification is an asset
  • Previous YMCA camping or child and youth program experience is preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Supervisory experience, preferably in a camp setting
  • Must submit clear Police Records Check prior to commencing work
  • Specialty Site Supervisor must have previous experience in an outdoor setting delivering specialized programs

 

 
Day Camp Helping Hands Site Supervisor         

The Helping Hands Site Supervisor is responsible for providing supervision and assistance to the Helping Hands Counselors who are providing 1:1 support to children with a variety of special needs. The Helping Hands Site Supervisor reports directly to the General Manager of Inclusion Services for Children. The site supervisor will provide leadership to the staff team (approximately 15 staff) and assistance with the integration of all children into the camp environment, including parental contact, completing documentation, assisting with personal care and providing direct hands-on support.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides staff supervision including training and performance evaluation of Helping Hands counselors
  • Provide assistance with the development and maintenance of an inclusive camp program
  • Assists with all aspects of the operation of camp (parent liaison, promotion, set up)
  • Provide leadership to all staff training
  • Leads staff meetings
  • Ensure there is sufficient supplies and equipment for the delivery of an inclusive program; communication aids, adaptive equipment
  • Works to address possible areas of concern in a proactive manner; minimizing the disturbance to the camp program and the child’s experience
  • Ensures General Manager of Inclusion Services for Children and Camp Manager are informed of any serious occurrences/complaints about camp
  • Must attend all staff training sessions
  • Ensures that all staff on site adhere to Policies and Procedure developed by the YMCA
  • Makes immediate decisions to ensure safety and reacts accordingly to a crisis
  • Is able to address parental concerns and ensure maximum customer satisfaction
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Maintains regular contact with staff, children, parents and community agencies involved in program
  • Responsible for maintaining a petty cash
  • Maintains accurate camp documents

 

Qualifications:

  • Standard First Aid and CPR C valid through summer 2019  (must provide proof of certification or enrollment in course before contract signing)
  • 2 year post secondary degree/diploma, or pursuing same, in any discipline but preferably to be a field with a focus on special populations
  • Significant experience working with children with special needs in a variety of settings
  • Previous YMCA camping or child and youth program experience is preferred
  • Extensive knowledge of integrated recreation setting and how to achieve them
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Supervisory experience, preferably in a camp setting
  • Must submit clear Police Records Check prior to commencing work
  • Non- violent crisis intervention is an asset

 

 

Day Camp Section Head (Outdoor)

The Section Head is responsible for managing, creating and facilitating the delivery of safe age appropriate and site-specific programming. The Section Head will provide direct leadership to a team of Counselors, Junior Counselors and Campers assigned to their specific section areas. Section Heads are knowledgeable in camp activities, songs, behavior management, and supervising a staff team (approximately 10-15 staff). Section Heads will be hired for the following:

  • Junior Section Head – oversees counselors working at Camp Chippewa with children aged 6-7
  • Intermediate Section Head –oversee counselors working at Camp Chippewa with children aged 8-9
  • Senior Section Head - oversees counselors working at Camp Chippewa with children aged 10-13

Responsibilities:

  • Skilled in teaching activities in variety of camp areas
  • Assist with recruitment, selection, supervision of staff
  • Provide input into staff meetings
  • Provide support and guidance to all staff including the supervision of camp counselors and volunteers
  • Oversee the development and execution of programs, activities, and the schedule
  • Assist the Site Supervisor with the day-to-day operations of camp
  • Parent communication and child guidance
  • Maintains high standards in program delivery, communication, coaching and mentoring of all staff assigned to program area
  • Reports directly to the Site Supervisor
  • Regular contact with staff, camp participants, parents, community agencies, and volunteers involved in the program
  • Provides training and supervision of seasonal staff
  • Responsible for the approval of schedules and/or assigned shifts
  • Further support staff in the planning, supervision, and leading of activities when needed
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Standard First Aid and CPR C valid through summer 2019  (must provide proof of certification or enrollment in course before contract signing)
  • 2 year post secondary degree/diploma, or pursuing same, in any discipline but preferably in the area of leisure and recreation, social services, child and youth worker or education
  • Bronze Cross certification is an asset
  • Coaching or program certification in camp resource areas is an asset
  • Previous YMCA camping or child and youth program experience is preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Supervisory experience, preferably in a camp setting
  • Must submit clear Police Records Check prior to commencing work

 

 

Program Specialist          

The Program Specialist is responsible for creating and facilitating the delivery of safe age appropriate and site- specific programming. The Program Specialist will provide direct leadership to a team of Counselors, Junior Counselors, and Campers. The Program Specialist is generally on site all day and reports to the Site Supervisor. Program Specialists are knowledgeable in camp activities, song, behavior management, and supervising a staff team (approximately 10-15 staff).

Responsibilities:

  • Skilled in teaching activities in variety of camp areas
  • Assist with recruitment, selection, supervision of staff
  • Provide input into staff meetings
  • Provide support and guidance to all staff including the supervision of camp counselors and volunteers
  • Oversee the development and execution of programs, activities, and the schedule
  • Assist the Site Supervisor with the day-to-day operations of camp
  • Plan and initiate staff and junior counselor training sessions
  • Parent communication and child guidance
  • Additional duties as assigned
  • Maintains high standards in program delivery, communication, coaching and mentoring of all staff assigned to program area
  • Reports directly to the Site Supervisor
  • Regular contact with staff, camp participants, parents, community agencies, and volunteers involved in the program
  • Provides training and supervision of seasonal staff
  • Responsible for the approval of schedules and/or assigned shifts
  • Further support staff in the planning, supervision, and leading of activities when needed
  • Responsible for managing supplies and making purchasing decisions

 

Qualifications:

  • Standard First Aid and CPR C valid through summer 2019  (must provide proof of certification or enrollment in course before contract signing)
  • 2 year post secondary degree/diploma, or pursuing same, in any discipline but preferably in the area of leisure and recreation, social services, child and youth worker or education
  • Bronze Cross certification is an asset
  • Coaching or ORCA certification is an asset
  • Previous YMCA camping or child and youth program experience is preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Supervisory experience, preferably in a camp setting
  • Must submit clear Police Records Check prior to commencing work

 

 

Waterfront Specialist

The waterfront specialist is responsible for overall safety and supervision of the waterfront areas at Camp Chippewa and Specialty Chippewa at Christie Conservation Area.  The Waterfront Specialist will assist in providing support to the waterfront staff (lifeguards, canoe and kayak instructors) and assist/facilitate with program areas (lifeguarding, canoeing, kayaking, water games) if necessary.  The Waterfront specialist is on site all day and reports to the Site Supervisor.  Waterfront Specialists are knowledgeable in waterfront safety, lifeguarding standards, as well as canoe and kayak safety. Waterfront Specialists will be hired for the following:

  • Camp Chippewa (Supporting a team of lifeguards and canoe instructors)
  • Camp Chippewa Specialty (Supporting all watercraft activities at Camp Chippewa Specialty, ie. canoe and kayak programs)

Responsibilities:

  • Skilled in waterfront activities/games
  • Assist with site supervisors, program specialists and section heads to ensure safety measures are met
  • Maintains high standards of safety and risk management in delivery, communication of  staff assigned to waterfront areas
  • Reports directly to the Site Supervisor
  • Regular contact with staff, camp participants, parents, community agencies, and volunteers involved in the program
  • Assists with waterfront training to all waterfront staff
  • Maintenance of the equipment (canoes, kayaks, paddles, lifejackets, first aid, lifeguard tubes, etc)
  • Further support staff in the planning, supervision, and leading of activities when needed
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Standard First Aid and CPR C valid through summer 2019  (must provide proof of certification or enrollment in course before contract signing)
  • 2 year post secondary degree/diploma, or pursuing same, in any discipline but preferably in the area of leisure and recreation, social services, child and youth worker or education
  • NLS certification is required valid through summer 2019             
  • NLS Waterfront training is an asset
  • ORCA certification is an asset
  • Previous YMCA camping or child and youth program experience is preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Must submit clear Police Records Check prior to commencing work

 

 

Waterfront Lifeguard

Waterfront lifeguards are responsible for the change room and waterfront supervision of campers attending Camp Chippewa at Christie Conservation Area. Lifeguards are responsible for upholding the YMCA and OCA policy and procedures for all waterfront activities and providing leadership to counsellors and campers.  Waterfront staff participate in all camp training, report directly to the Waterfront Specialist and/or Site Supervisor of Camp Chippewa. They are responsible for planning creative and engaging water activities when necessary

Responsibilities:

  • Greet parents/guardians each morning at bus stop each morning and evening
  • Ensuring stringent waterfront safety policies and procedures
  • Perform weekly waterfront searches and daily documentation
  • Co-ordinate programs and ensure safe, quality programs for all participants and staff
  • Develop and implement comprehensive camp programs and water-based activities
  • Assist with all aspects of swimming, including changing, child guidance and waterfront supervision
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Standard First Aid and CPR C valid through summer 2019  (must provide proof of certification or enrollment in course before contract signing)
  • 17 years of age before the summer
  • Attending or completion of post-secondary school
  • NLS certification is required valid through summer 2019             
  • NLS Waterfront training is an asset
  • Must submit clear Police Records Check prior to commencing work
  • Previous YMCA camping, guarding or child and youth program experience is preferred

 

 

Program Instructors (Archery, Canoeing, and Arts/Crafts)

A Program Instructor is responsible for the supervision of campers and programming of activities for YMCA Day Camps. The Program Instructor will report directly to the Section Head/Program Specialist. The Program Instructor will have specific qualifications and skills related to the position and will be responsible for training both staff and campers in the area.  Program Instructors will not have the direct responsibility for a group of campers, but will assist with supervision, guild guidance, and parent interactions. Instructors will provide age-appropriate programming for rotating groups of children.

Responsibilities:

  • Greet parents/guardians each morning when they drop off children and in the evenings at pick up
  • Ensure safe, quality programs for participants and staff
  • Program activities and events on a rotational basis for camper groups
  • Develop and implement comprehensive camp programs
  • Assist with parent liaison, promotion, set up, and clean up
  • Is able to address parental concerns and ensures maximum customer satisfaction
  • Provide leadership to all campers
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Standard First Aid and CPR C valid through summer 2019  (must provide proof of certification or enrollment in course before contract signing)
  • 17 years of age before the summer
  • Attending or completion of post-secondary school
  • Bronze cross certification is an asset (Canoe Instructor positions)
  • ORCA certification is an asset (Canoe Instructor positions)
  • Previous YMCA camping or child and youth program experience is preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in specific area           
  • Must submit clear Police Records Check prior to commencing work

 

Here’s a bit more detail:

 

Archery Instructor: An Archery Program Instructor is responsible for the supervision of campers and programming of archery activities at Camp Chippewa, located at Christie Lake Conservation Area. The Archery Program Instructors will report directly to the Program Specialists. The Archery Program Instructor will have specific experience and skills related to the position and will be responsible for training both staff and campers in the area.  Archery Program Instructors will not have the direct responsibility for a group of campers, but will assist with supervision and guidance of campers. Archery Program Instructors will provide age-appropriate, skill building, safe, and dynamic programming for rotating groups of children.

Canoe Instructor: A Canoe Program Instructor is responsible for the supervision of campers and programming of canoe based activities at Camp Chippewa, located at Christie Lake Conservation Area. The Canoe Program Instructors will report directly to the Program Specialists. The Canoe Program Instructor will have specific certifications and skills related to the position and will be responsible for training both staff and campers in the area.  Canoe Program Instructors will not have the direct responsibility for a group of campers, but will assist with supervision and guidance of campers. Canoe Program Instructors will provide age-appropriate, skill building, safe, and dynamic programming for rotating groups of children.


Arts & Crafts Instructor: An Arts & Crafts Program Instructor is responsible for the supervision of campers and programming of arts & crafts activities at Camp Chippewa, located at Christie Lake Conservation Area. The Arts & Crafts Program Instructors will report directly to the Program Specialists. The Arts & Crafts Program Instructor will have specific experience and skills related to the position and will be responsible for the program planning and facilitation of arts & crafts programs. The Arts & Crafts Program Instructor will not have the direct responsibility for a group of campers, but will assist with supervision and guidance of campers. The Arts & Crafts Program Instructor will provide age-appropriate, creative, safe, and dynamic programming for rotating groups of children.

 

 

Site Support and Maintenance 

The Site Support position is responsible for supporting the daily operations at Camp Chippewa to ensure safe, quality programs. Responsibilities include: ensuring a clear and clean camp environment; ensuring there is enough program equipment for campers and staff; setting up and taking down camp activities daily; providing supervision to campers; and maintaining and tracking program equipment

Responsibilities:

  • Greet parents/guardians each morning when they drop off children and in the evenings at pick up
  • Deliver the equipment required for daily programming to counselors at the appropriate location
  • Ensure that all the equipment  is returned  to the appropriate location at the end of the day
  • Disinfect picnic tables and other eating areas before  and after lunch
  • Disinfect and clean bathroom facilities throughout the day
  • Operate golf cart to deliver materials to various sections of camp
  • Maintain shed in an organized manner
  • Ensure camp is clean and free of litter
  • Provide supervision  to campers when required
  • Assist in the implementation of special camp activities
  • other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Standard First Aid and CPR C valid through summer 2019  (must provide proof of certification or enrollment in course before contract signing)
  • 17 years of age before the summer
  • at least a G1 license to operate golf cart
  • Attending or completion of post-secondary school
  • Must submit clear Police Records Check prior to commencing work
  • Previous YMCA camping or child and youth program experience is preferred

 

 

 

Office Administration and Support (Outdoor)

The Office Administrator is responsible for the administrative duties required to deliver the summer day camps at Camp Chippewa and Specialty Chippewa. The office administrator will report directly to the Site Supervisor and be responsible for monitoring attendance, following up with incidents or absent campers, answering phone calls to camp and working as a team to ensure safe, quality programs.

Responsibilities:

  • must have own transportation to and from camp
  • Attendance – ensure bus monitors hand in attendance and then compare  this attendance to the attendance sheets submitted by the Camp Counselors
  • Ensure counsellor program sheets are handed in on time  and then passed to Site Supervisors and Section Heads for approval
  • Answer camp phone, assist Site Supervisor with addressing parents questions and concerns when needed
  • Prepare counselor groups lists for each week of camp, and ensure the bus monitors receive their updated lists each week
  • Sign visitors in and out and sign in and out campers who are dropped off and picked up
  • Ensure there are adequate medical supplies in the office
  • Scheduling of activities
  • Attend staff meetings, record and type up minutes
  • Assist with the completion of all administrative duties delegated by Site Supervisor (ie. Camp attendance, bus attendance, accident/incident reports, camp newsletter, alphabetically file behavior logs, sign in and out of walkie talkies)
  • Provides assistance with Day Camp set up and tear down (June and last week of camp)
  • Other responsibilities as required in dynamic working environment

 

Qualifications:

  • Standard First Aid and CPR C valid through summer 2019  (must provide proof of certification or enrollment in course before contract signing)
  • 2 year post secondary degree/diploma, or pursing the same, in any office administration or business discipline
  • Must submit clear Police Records Check prior to commencing work
  • Previous YMCA camping or child and youth program experience is preferred

 

 

 

Camp Counsellor (Outdoor)

A group counsellor is responsible for the supervision and programming of activities for a group of campers at Christie Lake Conservation Area. Counsellors will work with a specific age group (between the ages of 6-15 years) to deliver a comprehensive, dynamic, and exciting program stream. Different day camp programs requiring group counsellors include:

  • Outdoor camp counsellors (transportation to and from camp is provided):
    • Camp Chippewa Group Camp Counsellor (outdoor leader for ages 6-7; 8-9; 10-13)
    • Camp Chippewa Specialty Fundamentals Camp Counsellor (back to basics camping and survival for ages 10-13)
    • Camp Chippewa Specialty Canoe Camp Counsellor (teaching instructional canoe curriculums for ages 8-13)
    • Camp Chippewa Specialty Kayak Camp Counsellor (teaching instructional kayak curriculums for ages 10-13)
    • Camp Chippewa Specialty Eco-Explorers Camp Counsellor (environmental education for ages 8-11)
    • Leaders In Training Camp Counsellor (mentoring and instructing future leaders aged 14-15)

They will report directly to the Section Head, Program Specialists, or Site Supervisor at each location.

Responsibilities:

  • Greet parents/guardians each morning when they drop off children and in the evenings at pick up
  • Liaising with before and after care staff
  • Ensure safe, quality programs for participants and staff – submit program plans weekly
  • Act as a group counsellor and responsible  for the direct supervision  of approximately 8-12 campers at the assigned site/program
  • Develop and implement comprehensive camp programs
  • Assist with parent liaison, promotion, set up, and clean up
  • Responsible for attending all staff training and staff meetings (some weekends and evenings)
  • Provide leadership to all campers by following routine and delivering  a specific camp program
  • Participate in specialty programming and waterfront/pool activities
  • Provide supervision on bus rides to and from camp
  • Complete documentation accurately  and timely when required
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Standard First Aid and CPR C valid through summer 2019  (must provide proof of certification or enrollment in course before contract signing)
  • 17 years of age before the summer
  • Attending or completion of post-secondary school, preferably in the area of leisure and recreation, social services, child and youth worker or education
  • Bronze cross certification is an asset (Canoe/Kayak Counsellors)
  • Previous YMCA camping or child and youth program experience is preferred
  • Coaching or ORCA certification is an asset (Canoe/Kayak Counsellors)
  • Must submit clear Police Records Check prior to commencing work

 

Here’s a bit more detail:

 

Eco-Explorers Counsellor: An Eco-explorers counsellor is responsible for the supervision and programming of activities for a group of campers at Specialty Camp Chippewa, located at Christie Lake Conservation Area. Eco-explorers counsellors will work with children ages 8-11 and provide campers with opportunities to learn about their environment and the world around them through exciting activities, wilderness games, and experiments. Eco-explorers counsellors will program activities that focus on nature, science and outdoor games as well as traditional Camp Chippewa activities.

Kayak & Canoe Counsellor: A Kayak or Canoe counsellor is responsible for the supervision and programming of activities for a group of campers at Specialty Camp Chippewa, located at Christie Lake Conservation Area. Kayak and Canoe counsellors will work with children ages 8-13 (canoe) or 10-13 (kayak) and provide campers with opportunities to learn the curriculum and skills of kayaking and canoeing. Campers will learn skills throughout the week at camp and spend a day on a canoeing or kayaking excursion.

Fundamentals Counsellor: A Fundamentals counsellor is responsible for the supervision and programming of activities for a group of campers at Specialty Camp Chippewa, located at Christie Lake Conservation Area. Fundamentals counsellors will work with children ages 10-13 and provide campers with an outdoor camping skills experience. Fundamental counsellors will program camping skills activities, such as, setting up a campsite, cooking over a fire, fire building, no-trace camping, and a variety of camp survival techniques. Campers will also participate in traditional Camp Chippewa activities. *Sleepouts are held once a week (Thursday evening). Fundamental counsellors are required to work the evening of the sleepout.

Leader in Training Group Counsellor (LIT Counsellor): A LIT group counsellor is responsible for the supervision, programming of activities and mentorship for a group of Leader in Training Campers at Camp Chippewa, located at Christie Lake Conservation Area. LIT group counsellors will work with youth ages 14-15 and provide them training and mentorship to become a young leader in both their home community and the camp community. LIT group counsellors will program activities that are designed for the youth to acquire camp-related skills (games, songs, canoeing, archery), while learning to become a part of a team. LIT group counsellors will plan to teach the LIT campers: planning and delivering games, integration, job search skills, conflict resolution, behaviour management techniques, etc. LIT group counsellors will program with the youth their first week and their second week the LIT group counsellors will mentor and evaluate the youth while they are grouped with Chippewa Camper groups. LIT group counsellors will provide an evaluation for all LIT campers. *LIT campers also have the opportunity to provide assistance and leadership at the Camp Fundamentals sleepout. LIT Group counsellors will be required to sleep out (Thursday evenings) every other week.

 

 

Camp Counsellor (Indoor)

A group counsellor is responsible for the supervision and programming of activities for a group of campers in a day camp environment. Counsellors will work with a specific age group (between the ages of 4-15 years) to deliver a comprehensive, dynamic, and exciting program stream. Different day camp programs requiring group leaders include:

  • Indoor Camp (must have own transportation to locations; not all locations have all the camp programs listed below):
    • Stepping Stones Camp (developmentally geared program for children aged 4-5)
    • Sports Camp (Sports skills and games for ages 6-13)
    • KidVenture (Creative and drama themed program for ages 6-13)

They will report directly to the Program Specialist or Site Supervisor at each location.

Responsibilities:

  • Greet parents/guardians each morning when they drop off children and in the evenings at pick up
  • Liaise with before and after care staff
  • Ensure safe, quality programs for participants and staff – submit program plans weekly
  • Act as a group counsellor; Responsible  for the direct supervision  of approximately 8-12 campers at the assigned site/program
  • Develop and implement comprehensive camp programs
  • Assist with parent liaison, promotion, set up, and clean up
  • Responsible for attending all staff training and staff meetings (some weekends and evenings)
  • Provide leadership to all campers by following routine and delivering  a specific camp program
  • Participate in specialty programming and waterfront/pool activities
  • Complete weekly phone calls home to parents
  • Complete documentation accurately  and timely when required
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Standard First Aid and CPR C valid through summer 2019  (must provide proof of certification or enrollment in course before contract signing)
  • 17 years of age before the summer
  • Attending or completion of post-secondary school, preferably in the area of leisure and recreation, social services, child and youth worker or education
  • Bronze cross certification is an asset
  • Previous YMCA camping or child and youth program experience is preferred
  • Coaching or ORCA certification is an asset
  • Must submit clear Police Records Check prior to commencing work

Here’s a bit more detail:

A Stepping Stones counselor: is responsible for the supervision and programming of activities for a group of campers at any of the YMCA Day Camp indoor locations. Stepping Stones Counsellors will work with campers ages 4-5 to deliver age appropriate activities that give campers the opportunities to play, learn and discover basic movements such as hopping, throwing running and kicking a ball. Activities may include arts and crafts, songs, music, swimming and small group games.

 

A Sports counselor: is responsible for the supervision and programming of activities for a group of campers at any of the YMCA Day Camp indoor locations. Sports Counsellors will work with campers ages 6-13 to deliver age appropriate activities that give campers the opportunities to learn the basic fundamental movement skills through fun and interactive sports activities. Activities may include arts and crafts, swimming, soccer, volleyball, non-traditional sports, and group games. Sports counsellors will ensure to focus on sportsmanship, participation, fair play, fitness, and team spirit when facilitating activities.

 

A KidVenture counselor: is responsible for the supervision and programming of activities for a group of campers at any of the YMCA Day Camp indoor locations. KidVenture Counsellors will work with campers ages 6-13 to deliver age appropriate activities that give campers the opportunities to explore their creativity in a safe and fun environment. Activities may include arts and crafts, swimming, drama & dance, co-operative games, and outdoor play.

 

 

Helping Hands Counsellor

The Helping Hands Counselor is responsible for working 1:1 with a variety of children with developmental and behavioral special needs at one of eight YMCA Day Camp sites (most often Christie Lake Conservation Area). A Helping Hands counselor reports directly to the Helping Hands Site Supervisor and is responsible for ensuring safe, quality, and developmentally appropriate programming for a child aged 4-15. Personal care, including toileting, changing, feeding and lifting is required.  Daily reports and communication with parents is also required.

Responsibilities:

  • Greets parents/guardians each morning when they drop off children and in the evening at pick up
  • Provides direct 1:1  supervision of a child with a physical or developmental special need
  • Works at Christie Lake Conservation Area or/and assigned indoor locations
  • Assist with the implementation of programs and ensures safe, quality programs for all participants and staff
  • Performs daily written reports and documentation on campers accurately
  • Provides supervision and implementation of programming on busses, both to and from the camp site (where applicable)
  • Assist with parent liaison, promotion, set up and clean up
  • Responsible for attending all staff training and staff meetings
  • Provide on-going communication with other camp counselors to ensure the well being, participation and inclusion of their camper
  • Make quick decisions to ensure maximum participant integration and safety
  • Contributes to an inclusive environment
  • Reads, understands and applies information from camper profile
  • Understand and commit to confidentiality
  • participate in specialty programming and waterfront/pool activities, including sleep-pout when applicable
  • Complete weekly phone call home to parents

Qualifications:

  • Standard First Aid and CPR C valid through summer 2019  (must provide proof of certification or enrollment in course before contract signing)
  • Attending or completion of post secondary school, in any discipline but preferably in the area of special needs or education
  • 18 years of age prior to summer
  • Previous experience working with children with special needs
  • Previous YMCA camping or child and youth program experience is preferred
  • Must submit clear Police Records Check prior to commencing work
  • Non- violent crisis intervention is an asset

 

 

Supply Counsellor

A Supply Counsellor will work on an on-call basis and is responsible for the supervision and programming of activities for a group of campers in any site/program assigned. Supply Counsellors will work with a specific age group (between the ages of 4-15 years) that has been designated to deliver a comprehensive, dynamic, and exciting program stream.   Supply counsellors may also cover other positions at camp that require the support.

They will report directly to the Section Head, Program Specialist or Site Supervisor at each location.

Responsibilities:

  • Greet parents/guardians each morning when they drop off children and in the evenings at pick up
  • Ensure safe, quality programs for participants and staff
  • Responsible  for the direct supervision  of approximately 8-12 campers at the assigned site/program
  • Follow and carry out program activities as outlined
  • Assist with parent liaison, promotion, set up, and clean up
  • Responsible for attending all staff training and staff meetings (some weekends and evenings)
  • Provide leadership to all campers by following routine and delivering  a specific camp program
  • Participate in specialty programming and waterfront/pool activities
  • Complete weekly phone calls home to parents
  • Provide supervision on bus rides (if working at Christie Conservation)
  • Complete documentation accurately  and timely when required
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Standard First Aid and CPR C valid through summer 2019  (must provide proof of certification or enrollment in course before contract signing)
  • 17 years of age before the summer
  • Attending or completion of post-secondary school, preferably in the area of leisure and recreation, social services, child and youth worker or education
  • Bronze cross certification is an asset
  • Previous YMCA camping or child and youth program experience is preferred
  • Coaching or ORCA certification is an asset
  • Must submit clear Police Records Check prior to commencing work

 

 

Junior Counsellor

A Junior Counsellor (16 years of age before the summer) is responsible for the co-facilitation of a group of campers or an activity with campers at one of the designated locations. Junior Counsellors will report directly to the Program Instructor/Section Head, receive training relevant to working in a camp environment, shadow camp counsellors, and have an introduction to being a camp leader.

 

**Please note that this position is compensated through an Honorarium for successful completion**

 

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure safe, quality programs for participants and staff
  • Assist Group Counsellors in the development of camp programs
  • Assist with parent liaison, promotion, set up, and clean up
  • Responsible for attending all staff training and staff meetings (some weekends and evenings)
  • Provide leadership to all campers
  • Assist in programming group activities and camper supervision
  • Models and comply with policies, procedures and employee expectations
  • Learns and develops skills appropriate to become a Group Counsellor
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • 16 years of age before the summer
  • Attending or completing high school
  • Bronze cross certification is an asset
  • Previous YMCA camping or child and youth program experience is preferred
  • Coaching or ORCA certification is an asset
  • Previous experience in LIT or YMCA Leader Corps is an asset
  • Must submit clear Police Records Check prior to commencing work

 

 

 

Accessibility:

The YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford is committed to creating an inclusive environment that accommodates all individuals, including those with disabilities. We support the goals of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Acts (AODA) and have established policies, procedures and practices which adhere to the accessibility standards set out in the AODA. Should you require any accommodation throughout the recruitment process please do not hesitate contacting our Human Resources Department.

The YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Application Deadline

24/08/2019