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The Day Camp Counsellor will instruct, plan, implement and supervise the summer day camp program as well as supervise children. Within the context and mission of the Salvation Army North York Temple, work cooperatively with other day camp staff in all aspects of the summer day camp program.

Key Responsibilities
• Work cooperatively with the Day Camp Coordinator, church staff and volunteers in all aspects of the program.
• Lead and/or assist in check in/out, attendance, concessions, music, craft, recreation and supervise/support in latchkey, game room, ready and concessions.
• Assist day camp coordinator in securing daily supplies.
• Monitor and provide leadership to campers during both large and small group activities.
• Work with program staff to plan and execute daily activities.
• Inform Day Camp Coordinator of any staff or camper issues.
• Stay with assigned groups during field trips as required.
• Prepare snacks for Day Camper.
• Clearly communicate directions for... program activities.

General Accountabilities
• Perform other relevant duties as assigned, i.e., set-up, and camp cleanup.
• Ensure the highest standard of health and safety for all campers, volunteers, and staff.
• Assist with ensuring the emotional wellness and personal development of campers.
• Administer emergency first aid as needed and record treatment with proper documentation.
• Work in compliance with OH&S Act and Regulations and abide by The Salvation Army’s health and
• safety policies and procedures.
• Support campers to develop socially, mentally, and spiritually.
• Know and act in accordance with policies and procedures of The Salvation Army to ensure the safety and confidentiality of participants and information.
• Act in cases of urgency or emergency in alignment with camp policies and procedures.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Working Conditions
• This is a temporary full-time position based 40 hours per
• This job requires the ability to lift/move 25 lbs. and reach, bend, stand, sit, and use a
• Working environment is in a day camp setting both indoor and outdoor in generally agreeable conditions with the following exceptions, exposure to tantrums and noise.
• Flexibility in scheduling is

Normal hours of work: the hours of work and work schedule will be set by the supervisor as per operational requirements Monday to Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. and includes a ½ hour paid meal break.

Conditions Of Employment
• Submit as required a Police Record Check (vulnerable sector check) that is acceptable to The Salvation Army in its sole discretion.
• This position is funded through the Canada Summer Jobs Program and the following represents the applicant criteria:
• aged 15 to 30 years at the beginning of the employment period;
• be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has
• been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment*; and,
• holds a valid Social Insurance Number; and,
• be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
• *International students are not eligible participants. International students include anyone who is temporarily in Canada for studies and who is not a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada.
• An ongoing condition of employment is the ability to maintain immigration status to legally remain and work in Canada which is supported by valid immigration documents.

Qualifications And Education Requirements
• Completed a minimum of grade nine (9).

Experience And Knowledge
• Prior volunteer and/or work experience working directly with children in a day camp setting preferred.
• Current, valid Standard First Aid and CPR Certification is an asset.
• Have own computer with reliable internet connection, as file access and meetings may take place online.

Skills And Capabilities
• Strong leadership, planning and organizational skills with the ability to adapt to change.
• Ability to learn quickly and use initiative.
• Treat the property of The Salvation Army with due care and caution.
• Strong sense of integrity and confidentiality with professional ethics and the ability to exercise good judgement.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work cooperatively, patiently, and effectively.
• Able to help support other camp staff with children’s individual behavioral needs.
• A desire to be creative and innovative showing initiative with limited supervision.
• Ability to work independently and participate as an active and responsible team member.
• Must comply with all Salvation Army policies, procedures, and associated legislation.
• Be Enthusiastic and Approachable – Present an upbeat and pleasant personality with a helpful attitude towards all.
• Be a Problem Solver – Remain calm under pressure and deal with any situation wisely and selflessly and anticipate problems and opportunities and develop effective solutions.
• Be Servant-Hearted – Have a servant attitude, being flexible and willing to pitch in and assist as part of the team.
• Be Willing to Grow – Be a teachable person of integrity.
• Passionate for building relationships with youth and children which is aligned with The Salvation Army Core Values, Hope, Service, Dignity, and Stewardship.
• Undergo applicable screening and background checks successfully that are satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion (i.e., The Salvation Army Abuse Registry etc.).
• Ability and willingness to develop an understanding and support for the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada and its implications as related to position responsibilities.

The Salvation Army offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment process. If you are contacted to participate in an interview or screening process, please advise us if you require accommodation.

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

You must advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application
Toronto ON


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