Camp Connections is an on the land adventure camp for children and youth whose lives have experienced Social Services. It is one of the core projects of The Foster Family Coalition of the NWT. The Camp Director is responsible for Camp and Staff Management and will work cooperatively and effectively with the Executive Director, all other camp staff and volunteers.
This position is part time from September to May and full time for the summer season.
•Conduct job interviews in partnership with the Executive Director and hire the most qualified applicants.
•Advertise camp to social services and foster families across the NWT
•Prepare and implement staff training
•Prepare age appropriate camp programming with the Camp Manager for all camp sessions
•Manage Emergency Evacuation team(EET)
•Ensure adequate supplies and equipment are bought or reserved for camp
programming, including car rental and bus transportation
•Manage camp registration and follow up with social workers and foster parents for confirmation
•Coordinate camper flights and booking
•Coordinate camp maintenance to ensure camp facility is ready.
•Be available to work on site if there is a staff shortage.
•Be available via cell 24/7 for needs and/or emergencies at Camp
•Ensure proper care, use, and maintenance of all equipment
•Ensure grocery list is sent with appropriate time for supplier to gather prior to each camp session beginning
• Manage camp registration and follow up with social workers and foster parents for confirmation
• Send out camper list each session to members of the EET
•Ensure all camper evaluations are completed on a weekly basis. Ensure incident reports are being documented in an appropriate manner, following up with Foster Parents and Social Workers as required.
•Ensure adequate supplies are available at camp
•Keep track of all invoices and receipts
•Manage camp take down, includes loading all camp materials and transporting back to town for storage
•Write final staff evaluations
- University Degree or Equivalent
- 2 – 5 years experience in a camp atmosphere
- 2– 5 years experience developing and implementing programs for children or youth (ideally in a camp atmosphere)
- 1 – 3 years in a supervisory position (ideally in a camp atmosphere)
- Valid Drivers license required
- Clear Criminal Record
- Experience working with children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, and other physical and behavioural abilities is an asset
- Good verbal communications skills, especially in conflict resolution, human resource management (mediation and related training an asset)
- Ability to coordinate staff, and maintain a safe camp atmosphere under various pressures.
- Knowledge and respect for northern cultures
- Ability to multi-task and mange time
- Experience in child welfare an asset
- Up-to-date First Aid Certification
The Foster Family Coalition of the Northwest Territories is an organization that exists to address and meet the needs of foster/adoptive families across the NWT. The decision to form this organization began in June 2001, after the Yellowknife Foster Family Association hosted the National Foster Care Symposium. Delegates at this symposium unanimously agreed there was a need for a Territorial wide organization. The Foster Family Coalition of the NWT (FFC-NWT) was formed in June 2002, and on October 2, 2002, became incorporated under the Societies Act. The FFC-NWT became a registered charitable organization on September 5, 2003. In the fall of 2013 we expanded our services to support pre and post adoptive parents.