Head Counsellor

Reports to:
Camp Director, Assistant Camp Director, Senior Head Counsellor

Work Dates
Staff Training: July 3 to 6, 2018 (Tuesday to Friday)
Boys: July 9 to 27, 2018 (Monday to Friday for 3 weeks)
Girls: July 30 to August 24, 2018 (Monday to Friday for 4 weeks)

Job Description
As an STB Head Counsellor you will provide support and guidance to groups of counsellors. You will organize and run activities for small groups of campers and provide one-on-one support for individual campers. Head Counsellors are responsible for providing an exceptional camp experience for all campers while ensuring a safe and fun environment.

Duties & Responsibilities
Including but not limited to:

  • Provide support and guidance to camp counsellors
  • Identify campers who require more support and enhanced supervision and ensure that these needs are addressed
  • Organize and run activities for small groups during program down times
  • Work closely with the Camp Director, Program Staff and other Head Counsellors to ensure program delivery is safe and efficient
  • Documentation of any incidents (eg. camper injury, camper behavioural issues…)
  • Ensure maintenance and care for all arts & crafts equipment according to STB maintenance schedule
  • In coordination with the Senior Program Directors and Junior Program Directors provide adequate breaks and rest times for counsellors
  • Ensure that camp rules are clearly explained and understood
  • Monitor the daily progress and general welfare of campers (e.g. following rules, overall health, participation, having fun, etc.)
  • Lead the campers to activities throughout the day and participate with them in camp activities
  • Assist with several special camp tasks such as camp photos, camp board, etc..
  • Enthusiastically and professionally carry out shared duties such as: night duty, beach duty, etc.
  • Be a full participant in all aspects of camp life
  • Carry out any other task/responsibility as designated by the Camp Director and/or Assistant Camp Director

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Experience working with children/youth
  • Proven leadership skills and ability to lead a team of co-workers
  • Mature individual who desires to work with children in a dynamic outdoor setting
  • Excellent role model, modeling honesty, integrity and respect
  • Possess enthusiasm, energy, patience and a sense of humour
  • Ability to work with all children, including those who are challenging
  • Team player, ability to work well with a variety of personalities and to give and receive feedback

Assets (not required)

  • Experience working with children with special needs
  • 2+ years experience on staff at a camp and have graduated from grade 12
  • Active member of school community
  • Pursuing or looking to pursue a career working with children

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