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Camp Counsellor (Children Summer Camp) - Edmonton



Weekly hours

30 hours/wk

Start work Date


End Date


This position is available through the Canada Summer Job Grant.

To be eligible to apply, you must:
• be between 15 and 30 years of age 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
• have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.


The Action for Healthy Communities (AHC) is a non-profit charitable organization working in Alberta since 1995 to strengthen community capacity and build healthier and stronger communities. The AHC’s objective is to improve the lives of individuals and communities in... which they live through provision of public education and other capacity building initiatives to enable them to enhance their own lives.

Job Summary

The Camp Counsellor will work with children (Elementary age) from immigrant or low-income families in a day camp setting and will be responsible for facilitating social, emotional, mental, and physical health activities. The successful candidate will also serve as a positive role model and ensure the safety and well-being of the participants by following established procedures and protocols. Other responsibilities include preparing program supplies, completing administrative tasks such as writing activity reports, collecting registration forms, maintaining attendance records, and conducting evaluations. The program takes place at high schools, Monday through Friday.

Responsibilities include:
• Designing and facilitating interactive group activities to meet program objectives.
• Preparing program supplies, organizing and delivering them to program sites, and ensuring they are ready for scheduled activities.
• Modeling positive attitudes and behaviours to promote a positive atmosphere and being a role model to program participants.
• Ensuring the safety and well-being of program participants during activities by following set procedures and protocols.
• Demonstrating professionalism in interactions with all stakeholders, including parents, partners, guest facilitators, and other staff.
• Completing administrative tasks such as writing activity reports, collecting registration forms, entering information into the student list, contacting parents/youth to guide them on how to register and how to get to the program site, making phone calls to participants for communication and program information, maintaining attendance records, and conducting evaluations with students and summarizing the results.
• Performing any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

We are looking for a passionate individual with experience working with youth and is committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity. The successful candidate must be able to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment. If you are interested in this position, please submit your resume and cover letter.

• Experience working with children and youth, especially working with new immigrants
• Strong leadership skills and possess cultural sensitivity
• Proficient Public speaking skills and confident facilitation skills
• Good communication skills
• Proficient Computer skills in spreadsheet, word, PowerPoint, online meetings, social media skills, other online tools such as Kahoot, Mural, Online Games, Canva, Prezi presentation
• Candidates currently enrolled in or who have completed related field of study is an asset
• Speak other languages than English is an asset
• Clear criminal record check with vulnerable sector check is required

Working Conditions:
• Working hours include working at the program sites, field trips, and in the office.
• Program activities includes both Indoor and outdoor activities
• Prepare dry snacks
• Move around the program materials (art supplies, sports equipment, games, stationeries, etc.)

How to apply

Your application will be assessed based on how strongly your identified qualifications meet the criteria in the job advertisement. If you meet the qualifications and are passionate about working to serve the needs of immigrants and refugees, then we welcome you to send both your resume and cover letter with the position title in the subject line.

The successful candidate will be required to provide references and undergo a satisfactory criminal record check prior to the commencement of employment.

Deadline: May 3rd, 2024

Only those qualifying for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in the position
Edmonton AB


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