PROGRAM SUPPORT COUNSELLORS

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PROGRAM SUPPORT COUNSELLORS

The YMCA of Niagara Day Camp department is seeking individuals with energy, enthusiasm, flexibility, empathy and creativity who are interested in gaining skills and experience working with children!
Positions available in: Welland, St.Catharines, Grimsby, Beamsville, Niagara Falls, Fort Erie and Port Colborne
Contract Start/End: March 16th-20th, 2020 for March Break with trainings the first week of March.
Starting wage: $13.15 – $14.00/hour
Hours per week: 35-40 hours/week
Helping Hands counsellors are responsible for working 1:1 with a variety of campers with developmental and behavioural special needs. Helping Hands counsellors are responsible for providing a safe and quality camp environment for their camper.
Helping Hands counsellors work with the Site Supervisor and Integration Supervisors to work towards inclusion and integrating their camper and to provide developmentally appropriate program within the camp program.

QUALIFICATIONS:
•Experience working with children and/or youth is an asset
•Applicants must be 17 years of age or older
•Values driven individuals who make excellent role models for children and youth
•Experience working in day or residential camp is an asset
•Energy, enthusiasm and flexibility
•CPI (Crisis Prevention) Training is an asset, training will be provided
•Current Standard First Aid with CPR-C (within two years of certification date)
•Criminal Reference Check – Vulnerable Sector Search is required for applicants 18and over upon hiring
•The ability to participate in physical activity (including swimming), and work in anoutdoor environment in various weather conditions

RESPONSIBILITIES:
●Ensure YMCA Day Camp is an inclusive camp experience and to provide strategiesto achieve this goal
●Plan and deliver programs for Day Camp participants following YMCA objectives
●Support campers with behavioural, physical, or developmental challenges
●Assist with program implementation and adaptation of activities to meet the needsof all campers in the group.● Read, understand and apply information from camper profile
● Make quick decisions to ensure maximum participant integration and safety
● Understand and commit to confidentiality
● Greet parents/guardians each morning when they drop off children and in the evening at pick up
● Support and work as part of a staff/volunteer team by remaining flexible (willing to learn new skills,
alter skills)
● Responsible for the safety and security of staff and participants
● Respond to first aid and emergency situations as required and check for the potential health and
safety hazards at all times when on duty and complete incident reports when necessary
● Follow CPI Non-violent Crisis Intervention guidelines (when certified)

DAY CAMP OVERVIEW:
Camp runs Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm, with extended care from 7:30am to 6pm. The
majority of camp staff are scheduled to work between 7.5 and 8.5 hours per day.
For more information on this and the variety of camps we offer, please visit our website
ymcadaycamp.ca.
Successful applicants must attend all pre camp meetings and trainings, including training on YMCA Child
Protection Policies & Procedures.

All applicants are invited to send their resume to:
camp.admin@niagara.ymca.ca
Only those applicants being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Accessibility accommodations and materials in alternate formats for individuals with disabilities can be
arranged upon request

If you require additional information or have any questions about the hiring process please email
camp.admin@niagara.ymca.ca or call 905-934-9755 ext. 280.

For more information for this and other opportunities at the YMCA of Niagara please visit our website,
www.ymcaofniagara.org.