Rainbow Centre Day Camp Leader

Northern Mosaic Network
Published
May 13, 2022
Location
Yellowknife
Category
Job Type
Base Salary
25
Salary Unit
HOUR

Description

Northern Mosaic Network is seeking three (3) fun, motivated and outgoing applicants to fill the role of Camp Leaders for the 2022 Rainbow Centre Day Camps.

Camp Leaders will be responsible for a group of ten youth, alongside two other Camp Leaders. The role of the Camp Leader is to build relationships, participate in camp activities, and ensure youth needs are being met while they are at camp. All Camp Leaders will work cooperatively and effectively with staff, guest facilitators, and volunteers and overseen by a Camp Director.

Day camps will be broken up into three separate age categories; Glitter Bugs (4-7 years old), Cool Cats & Kittens (8-11 years old), and Rad Jazz Unicorns (12-14 years old). Each week will have a different age category.

Duties

Pre-Camp

  • Participate in staff training and orientation
  • Assist with load-in of supplies and preparation

 During Camp Sessions

  • Engage with youth at all times; be open, communicative, and supportive
  • Ensure youth are supervised at all times
  • Participate in activities with enthusiasm and energy
  • Use skills learned in training, redirect youth to Camp Director as needed
  • Assist with additional tasks as needed
  • Adhere to the program plan, and contribute creativity, flexibility and ingenuity
  • Respect all equipment and facilities, and ensures proper care, use, and maintenance of them
  • Help prepare/set-up/supervise games and activities as needed

Post-Camp Sessions

  • Assist with the tear-down of camp
  • Preparing an accurate and organized inventory of craft, sport, first aid and other supplies
  • Participate in end of season debrief and evaluation

Qualifications

The Northern Mosaic Network is an organization governed by mostly youth, and therefore are prioritizing hiring 2SLGBTQIPA+ people who our organization recognizes as youth (people under 30). Preference will also be given to applicants who self-identify as Black, First Nations, Inuit, Metis, and/or another racialized community, and/or as living with a disability.

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to motivate and work with others
  • Summer camp experience is an asset
  • Enjoys working and building rapport with children and youth from five to 14 years old
  • Knowledge of Northern communities, cultures, and trauma-informed care is an asset
  • Must be comfortable swimming and supervising children in a pool or lake 
  • Criminal Record Check + Vulnerable Sector Screening
  • Personal, lived understanding of 2SLGBTQIA+ identity is preferred but not required

These positions are funded by Canada Summer Jobs. Successful applicants will need to meet the criteria of the Canada Summer Jobs program to be hired.

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