Lifeguard - Camp Maple Leaf
Banyan Community Services - Peterborough, ON

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2013 SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
AT CAMP MAPLE LEAF

LIFEGUARD
(9 weeks) Job#C2013-09
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 22, 2013 to August 25, 2013. Applicants must love camp, enjoy working with young people and have strong leadership skills. Lengthy stretches of 12 hour days dealing with Campers with high behaviour needs.

The Lifeguard receives accommodations at Camp, all meals, a competitive salary and a fantastic summer experience!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 In conjunction with the Program Coordinator, the Lifeguard will develop multiple activity plans and must outline the specific goals of the summer program in a timely fashion with regard to the different age groups and level of skill.
 Maintaining inventory and ensuring that the program equipment is in safe and working order at all times.
 Act as an appropriate role model at all times.
 Provide a written copy of the Aquatic Crisis Response Plan and the Team’s membership to the Camp Director prior to the start of the summer camp sessions.
 Ensure that the rules and expectations of the waterfront are clearly outlined and uphold by all Campers and Staff.
 Maintain a running head count of all swimmers and buddy-pairs while carrying a walkie-talkie at all times.
 Conduct swim evaluations for Campers at beginning of every session. Develop and implement a plan to ensure safety of weaker swimmers.
 Ensure the safety and appropriateness of swim activities on a day-by-day basis, guarding against possible hazards such as lightning/weather, motorboats, etc.
 Assemble and Lead the Aquatic Crisis Response Team in missing person(s) searches ensuring qualified members on the Team.
 May be required to perform relief duties, for another staff member; breaks, illness, etc.
 General cabin clean-up and night supervision as assigned.
 As a Camp Maple Leaf representative, act as a bus monitor to and from drop off and pick-up locations

QUALIFICATIONS:

 University /College student with preference given to those pursuing a career in Recreation Field
 Certified National Life Saving (NLS)
 Current First Aid / CPR –preference given to those candidates holding the Wilderness First Aid Certification
 Criminal Records/Vulnerable Sector Check required two (2) months prior to commence of work term at staff’s own expense
 Prior experience in residential Camping preferred
 Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

Interested applicants are asked to reference Job# C2013-09, submit resume, cover letter and copies of certificates to:

Maria Beltrame
Manager of Human Resources
e-mail or fax (905) 549-9011

Deadline for submission: January 25, 2013

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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