Responsible for assisting camp leaders and manager for engaging with campers and implementing Camp programming. The Camp Rover will assist in organizing and implementing 5 week-long dynamic sessions of summer camp and assist as and where needed. The Camp Rover will always work cooperatively and effectively with all FFC-NWT staff and volunteers.
June 17th 2019 - August 20th, 2019
Camp Rover Duties include but are not limited to:
- Participate in all staff training
- Assist in preparation of Camp for the summer, this may include painting, repairs, building and cleaning
- Organizing supplies and programming prior to activity.
- Responsible for keeping inventory of all art supplies, this includes ordering the supplies
- Leads camp art activity
- Responsible for communicating with Camp Manager between sessions what supplies need to be ordered.
- Works cooperatively and effectively with Camp Manager/Director, other Camp Leaders, and Volunteers
- Abides by, and directs others about health and safety regulations according to the standards outlined in the Policy and Procedures Manual, this role is often the keeping of the key to the medicine cabinet.
- Supervising children at all times, never leaving children unattended
- Follows the program plan, and contributes enthusiasm, creativity, flexibility, ingenuity, and input
- Respects all equipment and facilities, and ensures proper care, use, and maintenance of them
- During breaks for Camp Leaders, stepping into their role to supervise their group.
- Liaison with foster parent and/or social worker where appropriate
- Assists in group preparation and take down of camp facilities. This may include painting, building, and cleaning
- Attends and contributes to staff meetings where scheduled
- Utilizes to the fullest extent, the specific skills of selected volunteers
- Camp Rovers are responsible for the tear down of camp to prepare it for winter
- Preparing an accurate and organized inventory of craft, sport, first aid and dry-good supplies.
- Participate in end of season de-brief and evaluation
- A valid, Standard First Aid and CPR Certificate
- Excellent communication skills and ability to motivate and work with others
- Ability to implement and participate in programming for children ranging in age from 7 – 12
- Summer camp experience an asset
- Enthusiasm and desire to work with children and make a positive impact on their life
- Knowledge of northern cultures
- Experience working with children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder an asset
- Lifeguarding certification is an asset
- Valid Drivers license
- Clear Criminal Record
- Clear Child Protection Record, We have application forms available
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.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT IS:
The Foster Family Coalition of the NWT is a unified voice, dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and youth in care by supporting foster families' well being.