2014 SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
AT CAMP MAPLE LEAF
SUPERVISOR CAMP PROGRAM
(11 weeks) Job #C2014-01
Located on Jacob’s Island, Pigeon Lake in the Kawarthas, Banyan’s Camp Maple Leaf is a residential summer camp experience for kids who would benefit the most from growing and learning while having fun, enjoying nature, making new friends and lasting memories. Camp Maple Leaf receives referrals from a range of social service organizations including the Canadian Armed Forces, Children’s Aid Societies, Big Brother/Big Sister, Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs, etc.
The duration of this summer position is from June 2, 2014 to August 25, 2014. Applicants must love camp, enjoy working with young people and have strong leadership skills. Lengthy stretches of 24 hour days dealing with Campers with high behaviour needs.
The Supervisor Camp Program receives accommodations at Camp, all meals, a competitive salary and a fantastic summer experience!
Reporting to the Summer Camp Director, the Supervisor Camp Program position is normally an eleven (11) week position which includes developing/providing training to staff and planning for camp programs prior to the start of camp.
- Actively monitor and supervise day-to-day operations.
- Be a positive role model and leader for campers and staff in all facets of camp life. Maintain a strong visible presence at all camp events.
- Promote positive peer and supervisory relationships that encourage the happiness and health of all Campers, upholding the values of Banyan and Camp Maple Leaf, by communicating and enforcing the vision, goals and P&P set out by the organizations.
- Lead the operational implementation of the camps service delivery.
- Ensure that individual programs meet their service objectives on an ongoing basis.
- Key member of the camp’s Crisis Management Team (24 hour on call).
- As a member of the camp Senior Staff team abide by and enforce the rules, procedures and policies of Camp Maple Leaf and Banyan Non-Profit Management Services with all staff and campers.
- Chair daily senior team meetings.
- Assist senior team members and counselling staff with camper behavior issues.
- Actively supervise and support all assigned senior staff members. Where necessary and in conjunction with the Summer Camp Director and/or the Manager of Human Resources, undertake disciplinary actions in accordance with Banyan and Camp Maple Leaf policy, procedure, and practices.
- Conduct senior staff evaluations mid and end work term.
- Direct Reports – Male Cabin Coordinator, Female Cabin Coordinator, Special Needs Coordinator, Waterfront Coordinator, Activity Coordinator, Leadership Program Coordinator
- Ensure that all incident reports (and serious occurrence reports) are completed as per policy and within the designated timeframes.
- Ensure that department heads complete staff evaluations on time and in accordance with policy.
- Working with the Summer Camp Director, manage program equipment and supply expenditures.
- Provide input and assistance to the Summer Camp Director, as requested, on the creation and completion of various reports and documents concerning the camp’s planning and operations.
Transportation Services and Risk Management:
- Conduct weekly drills for response to fire, missing camper and other emergencies. Log and record each.
- Assist with boat transportation to and from the island.
- On-call by phone on all arrival and departure days, from the first pick up time, until the last drop off is completed.
- May be required to perform relief duties, for another staff member; for breaks, illness, etc.
- On-call at all times when at camp and when off-island during summer season, except for scheduled and approved vacation time.
- Ensure personal living quarters and space is maintained in a neat and tidy manner, including hallways and washrooms.
- Ensure that all staff and programs keep their equipment and areas clean and safe by conducting regular inspections and implementing corrective action when required.
- Conduct tours for CAS agencies, accreditation requirements, public health as well as those required for promotion and marketing of the camp.
- Follow up and communicate with parents and/or guardians of campers when necessary.
- Attendance at all meals, unless otherwise engaged by their job duties, is mandatory
- Degree or Diploma, or pursuing education in related field such as Outdoor Education or Recreation Education or Teaching or Child/Youth Worker. Preference given to those pursuing a career serving harder to serve children, at-risk youth, etc.
- Previous leadership and supervision experience is required.
- Prior experience in camp programs an asset with residential camp experience preferred.
- Criminal Records/Vulnerable Sector Check and Health Assessment required, as per employment package, at staff’s own expense.
- Current First Aid / CPR is required – preference given to those candidates holding the Wilderness First Aid Certification.
- Bronze Med / Cross. National Life Saving (NLS) certificate is an asset.
- Driver’s Licence is required (with relatively clean driving record). Must be insurable by the Camp’s providers.
- Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP license), with the Med A3 course is a requirement for this position. Assistance may be provided to obtain these credentials.
- Propane Handling Certificate is an asset.
- Computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook.
Interested applicants are asked to make reference to Job # C2014-01, submit resume, cover letter and
copies of all diploma/degree, training and certifications to:
Manager of Human Resources
email or fax (905) 549-9011
Deadline for submission: January 10, 2014
Applicants are thanked in advance for their interest in this position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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