Foster Family Coalition of the NWT, Camp Connections
Published
April 11, 2021
Location
PO BOX 2022, 5125-50 Street, Yellowknife, Canada
Category
Job Type
Compensation
27-30 hr
Territory
Northwest Territories

Description

The Health and Wellness Leader is responsible for engaging with campers, and staff to implement Health and Wellness support and programming. The Camp Leaders will organize and implement five 7-day long sessions of summer camp. This is an overnight camp and during the sessions the shifts are 7 days on and 4 days off. The Camp Leaders will always work cooperatively and effectively with all FFC-NWT staff, volunteers and guests.

Position Runs June 21- August 17, 2021

All Applicants must already be in the NWT or be in the NWT at-least 2 weeks prior to June 21, 2021

Job Type: Full-time, Temporary

Pay: $27.00-$30.00 per hour

Duties

The Health and Wellness Leader’s duties include but are not limited to:

Pre-Camp

  • Participate in all staff training
  • Assist in session scheduling and planning
  • prepping the campsite for the start of season
  • providing training or insight to the other leaders regarding positive Health and Wellness methods and practices

During Camp

  • Engage with campers at all times; be open, communicative, and supportive
  • Provide health and wellness support to campers who may be having a difficult time or are experiencing a mental health crisis.
  • Implement one-on-one activities with campers who may need a break from the group.
  • Providing health and wellness support to staff or guests who may be in need of it.
  • Provide First Aid support if needed
  • Manage the campers medications and ensure the right medication at the right time with the right dose.
  • Lead activities and tasks with enthusiasm and energy
  • Lead short workshops that teach health and well-being practices (such as breathing techniques, mindfulness, stretching, ways to identify and express emotions, resource building ext..)
  • assist any elders, workshop facilitators or guests with their programming
  • Practise discipline techniques discussed in training.
  • Help out with additional tasks as needed – there is no maintenance or clean up crew
  • Follow the program plan, and contribute enthusiasm, creativity, flexibility, ingenuity, and input
  • Respect all equipment and facilities, and ensures proper care, use, and maintenance of them
  • One-on-one supervision as necessary, time out breaks etc.
  • Help prepare/set-up/supervise games and activities

Post Camp

  • Preparing an accurate and organized inventory of craft, sport, first aid and dry-good supplies.
  • Participate in end of season de-brief and evaluation

Qualifications

  • Some post-secondary or equivalent training to work with children and youth with diverse needs is an asset
  • Some post-secondary or equivalent training in counseling or social services is an asset
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to motivate and work with others
  • Ability to create and implement programming for children ranging in age from 7 – 18
  • Experience working with children with physical, mental health and neurological diversity such as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD), Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Anxiety and Trauma.
  • Summer camp experience an asset
  • Enthusiasm and desire to work with children and make a positive impact on their life
  • Knowledge of northern cultures
  • Wilderness training or experience
  • Valid, Standard First Aid and CPR Certificate
  • Mental Health First Aid, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, Trauma Sensitivity and other trainings and courses an asset
  • Valid Drivers Licence, Class 4 preferred
  • Experience operating On-The-Land equipment is an asset (e.g. ATV's, water pumps, generators ext.)
  • NLS certification (lifeguarding) an asset
  • Clear Criminal Record w/ Vulnerable Sector Check

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