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
The Health and Wellness Leader’s duties include but are not limited to:
- 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
- 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
- Preparing an accurate and organized inventory of craft, sport, first aid and dry-good supplies.
- Participate in end of season de-brief and evaluation
- 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