Why should you join our team?
YMCA Calgary is actively building healthy communities - join us in creating a better Calgary.
YMCA Calgary opened its doors in 1902, since then we have evolved into a vibrant charitable organization that responds to the needs and health of the community.
Guided by four core values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility, YMCA Calgary develop and delivers quality programs and services that promote the health of the community and provides opportunities for all Calgarians to belong, grow, thrive and lead. Our team of staff and volunteers are committed to creating a positive impact in the community through our health and wellness programs, child care and early education programs, community outreach programs (such as Indigenous, youth at risk, and cultural integration programs), leadership programs, camp experiences, and much more.
CCH Camp Counsellor (Contract Position)
Camp Chief Hector YMCA (Exshaw, Alberta)
Salary: $1066.00 bi monthly - $1352.00 bi monthly
Start Date: June 18th, 2024 or June 24th, 2024
End Date: August 31st, 2024
*Successful candidate must be 18 years of age or older
You can make an impact in the community - locally and across the globe. You will work with a fun culture of people and enjoy many of the benefits and opportunities the YMCA offers:
· Complimentary YMCA Calgary membership including a linked membership for dependent children;
· Program discounts;
· Ongoing leadership development and opportunities;
· Leadership award opportunities;
· Scholarship opportunities;
· Paid recertification and training.
What qualifications are we looking for?
At YMCA Calgary we strive to ensure our employees are a fit based on their strengths, interests, and future goals. The successful candidate will have the following;
Experience working with children to facilitate inclusion within programs in the outdoors
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Current Standard First Aid and CPR C certification (CPR recertified within the last 12 months) at minimum
Wilderness First Aid, Paddle Canada canoe instructor, and challenge course facilitation certificates are mandatory for some positions. We offer opportunities to take these courses on our site
Evidence of a clear Police Information Check and Vulnerable Sector Search
Three professional references
What does this role look like at YMCA Calgary?
Duties and responsibilities:
Work as part of a collaborative team to support all campers and fellow staff
Be responsible for the risk management and comfort of participants in the outdoors
Support group development and create a positive learning environment for all campers
Be flexible and willing to support the team throughout a busy season
Support the planning and facilitation of intentional, developmentally appropriate play-based learning activities. This focuses on engagement in active play outside, both scheduled and creative activities
Support all program areas
Lead day hikes or overnight hiking trips, depending on the season
Ensure a safe and clean environment that is in good repair
Establish and maintain effective communication standards with peers and clients
Professionally represent YMCA Calgary both internally and with the broader community
Provide support for YMCA initiatives
In addition to the above, all Support Team members will:
Develop a team through training, supervising, and providing feedback, both positive and constructive to each staff member
Provide leadership that ensures program quality, and the delivery of excellent service
Effectively communicate and act as a liaison between staff and teachers and parents/guardians
Support group development and creative a positive learning environment for all campers and staff
Camp Counsellors will work in the outdoors for the majority of each day. Accommodations are in tipis, yurts or cabins, usually nearby to the campers to provide supervision. Camp Counsellors will need to lift program supplies, walk, bend, and stand for extended periods of time.
By design Camp Counsellor positions can be physically taxing requiring long periods of walking and standing and participating in physical activities and games. The position will require moderate bending, lifting and repetitive movements as needed during Camp programs.
What qualities do we look for in YMCA Calgary Staff and Volunteers?
Our employees embody the YMCA values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility. In addition, they model and are committed to the following competencies;
· Developing Self and Others: Developing people with a view toward present and future capacity.
· Building Purposeful Relationships: Relating to people authentically with their best in mind.
· Creating a Culture of Community: Gathering people to purpose and vision.
· Making Intentional Impact: Intending to make a difference every day.
· Thinking and Acting Strategically: Applying thoughts, words, and actions in service to the vision.
· Applying Business Acumen: Demonstrating excellence in technical skills and stewarding the YMCA Business Model.
· Innovating: Ability to know your environment, initiate and respond effectively to changing conditions.
Please note that evidence of a clear Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Search is a requirement
YMCA Calgary is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants must have legal authorization to work in Canada by way of Canadian Citizenship, Permanent Residency or a valid Canadian work permit. YMCA Calgary is currently not engaged in international recruitment efforts as we are required to demonstrate that we have exhausted all means of recruitment both locally and nationally.
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