domingo, 8 de maio de 2011

Summer Camp Counsellors

Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood Centre (DPNC) is a multi-service community agency committed to furthering community development/capacity building and health promotion activities for all ages. A United Way Agency, the Centre specializes in programs ranging from early years to youth, isolated adults, health and seniors. The Summer Day Camp Counsellor will work in consultation with the Summer Day Camp Assistant, the Supervisor, Early Years and Children’s Services and in cooperation with other summer camp staff to ensure a high quality, safe, healthy and creative summer program for children between 6 and 12 years of age.

· Share responsibility for monitoring children in their care on and off site
· Assist in the supervision of volunteers
· Assist in the implementation of a series of thematic projects/activities, events and outings for an assigned group of children based upon the program plan and summer day camp themes
· Assist in maintaining and submitting required records on a daily basis
· Assist in exchanging information, resources and maintain good relations with other community organizations and local community residents and businesses regarding the Summer Day Camp
· Actively participate in maintaining excellent relations with the parents/guardians of children who are attending the Summer Day Camp
· Promote the involvement of program participants and their families in Centre activities and in the decision making structure of the Centre

· Previous summer day camp experience or experience working with children 6 through 12 is desired
· Experience or training/education in arts and crafts, athletics, recreation, child development, behaviour management
· Demonstrated knowledge/understanding of effective practices and guidance related to children 6 through 12
· Applicants must be between the ages of 16-24 and returning to school in September 2011
· Ability to take direction and work cooperatively with supervisor and as part of a team
· Current First Aid and CPR certification are mandatory upon employment
· Strong English language writing/oral communication skills
· Capable of facilitating in a positive, enthusiastic and encouraging manner a group of young and energetic children and able to use positive child management techniques.
· Ability to speak a second language (Portuguese, Spanish or Mandarin is an asset)
· Knowledge of Davenport West region and the Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood Centre community an asset
· Must be available for one week of paid training between June 20 - 24, 2011

Contract: 1st Session: July 4 - July 22, 2nd Session: August 2 – August 19; 40 hrs per week. Total employment contract including training is 7 weeks.

Submit resume to: Director, HR & Operations: or mail to 1900 Davenport Road, Toronto, ON M6N 1B7

Due Date: 5 pm, 17 May 2011

Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood Centre encourages applications from candidates whose background is
diverse in terms of culture, race, language, religion, class, gender/sexual orientation and ability

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