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Job Summary: To support the coordination, direction, overseeing and supervision of multiple camps and/or facility locations. Specialty Areas: Arts, Sports, Nature, Science, Magic, Pottery, Animation, Cooking, Youth Leaderhip and General Day Camps and Playgrounds. Note: You must indicate your area of expertise to be considered for the position.
Machines and Equipment Used: Various office and recreation equipment, First aid kit, automobile.
Season(s): Summer
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Responsibilities:

  • Supports the coordination, direction, overseeing and supervision of multiple camps and/or facility locations.
  • Directs and oversees the development of camp program plans and schedules.
  • Visits camps to direct staff, ensure programs are safe and follow the Division's Camp Operational Guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Assists with the planning and implementation of camp-wide activities.
  • Coordinates and assigns staff to camper groups.
  • Coordinates and directs all facility and location pre-camp set-up and post-camp clean-up/take down.
  • Supports the recruitment, hiring, training and orientation of staff and volunteers.
  • Assists with the co-ordination and facilitation of camp staff training and orientation.
  • Plans and conducts staff meetings.
  • Directs and evaluates camp staff in order to support and assist staff with skill and professional development.
  • Performs administrative tasks to support the program.
  • Develops and distributes resources to assist staff with their programs.
  • Takes action to deal with incidents, problems, emergencies and parent/caregiver concerns and comply with Divisional/City policies and procedures.
  • Interacts with staff, participants, parents/caregivers and other community members to provide program information.
  • Ensures supplies and equipment are ordered and maintained in a safe working condition.
  • Assists with the integration and support of campers with special needs.
  • Attends and participates in meetings and training sessions.
  • Ensures staff follow the principles of Healthy Child Development (HIGH FIVE®) in the planning and delivery of programs.

Qualifications:

  • Experience directing, planning and administering recreational programs or camps for children.
  • Post secondary education in recreation or related field or related technical training/certification would be an asset.
  • Must produce original current Standard First Aid certification as recognized by the WSIB.
  • Valid Ontario Class "G" Driver's license and use of a properly insured automobile.
  • Ability to direct staff
  • 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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