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Job Summary: To plan, organize, implement and lead a safe and enjoyable specialty camp program. Specialty Area: Arts (Drama, Dance, Music, Visual Art), Sports, Nature, Science, Magic, Pottery, Animation, Cooking, Youth Leadership. Note: You must indicate your area of expertise to be considered for this position.
Machines and Equipment Used: First aid kit, recreation equipment and various office equipment.
Season(s): Summer
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Responsibilities:

  • Plans, organizes, implements and leads a specialty camp program area that is age appropriate and incorporates the principals of healthy child development (HIGH FIVE®).
  • Provides resources for other staff to assist them in incorporating specialty programs and workshops for their camp groups.
  • Provides set-up and take down of equipment.
  • Interacts with parents/caregivers, staff and participants to provide program information.
  • Takes action to deal with incidents, problems, emergencies and parent/caregiver concerns as outlined in divisional policy and procedures.
  • Assists with the direction and monitoring of campers at assigned bus stops.
  • Ensures equipment and supplies are available and meet Health and Safety standards.
  • Assists with planning and implementation of special events.
  • Assists in the evaluation of the specialty program and make program recommendations.
  • Performs administrative tasks to support the program.
  • Attends and participates in meetings and training sessions.

Qualifications:

  • Experience planning organizing and implementing specialty programs for children.
  • Extensive experience and technical training/certification in the specialty area.
  • Must attend and successfully complete related mandatory and in-service training sessions (NEO - New Employee Orientation).
  • Must produce original current Standard First Aid and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation certifications as recognized by the WSIB.
  • You must possess certification in Parks and Recreation Ontario's Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD). Applicants who meet all other qualifications and obtain a conditional job offer will be advised of PHCD course offerings in order to meet this qualification.
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