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Hiring: Camp Counsellor
Organization: Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Work Location: Kortright Centre for Conservation, Woodbridge/Vaughan, GTA, Ontario

Position Details:

  • Current Rate of Pay: Min = $17.69/hr, Max = $19.18/hr
  • Employment Type: Seasonal
  • Duration of employment: 3 months
  • Hours of Work: 40 hrs/week
  • Division: Education and Training
  • Business Unit: Education and Training

About TRCA:

With more than 60 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario, created to safeguard and enhance the health and well-being of watershed communities through the protection and restoration of the natural environment and the ecological services the environment provides.

TRCA works to protect the integrity and health of the rivers and creeks in the jurisdiction, develop a system of green and natural spaces that sustains local ecosystems, and advance sustainable practices that improve people’s lives within our growing region.

How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:

The Camp Counsellor supports the daily operations of camps within TRCA’s portfolio of facilities and sites. The Camp Counsellor helps deliver and execute interactive indoor and outdoor events and activities of various themes for children of various ages, while, monitoring campers to ensure their health and safety.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Develop and lead interactive and engaging activities and programs for camp groups of all ages and abilities.
  • Assist with safe check-in and sign-out of campers.
  • Provide supervision of campers.
  • Monitor campers to ensure compliance with camp rules and prevent accidents.
  • Assist in the daily preparation and clean-up of camp programs, ensuring proper use of camp facilities and equipment.
  • Clean, maintain and properly store all props and equipment.
  • Lead and prepare activities for before and after care camp programs.
  • Reporting and recording details of incidents, such as accidents or rule violations, to senior camp staff.
  • In person communication with caregiver during camper drop off and pick-up.

What will you need to succeed:

  • Minimum of secondary school diploma or equivalent education.
  • Active and current First Aid and CPR certificate.
  • One (1) years’ experience working with or volunteering with children in a group setting.
  • Previous experience supervising children.
  • Previous camp experience is an asset.
  • Experience delivering programs and interactive activities.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent organization, problem solving and time management skills.
  • Knowledge of natural history or environmentally related disciplines is an asset.
  • Ability to work independently and co-operatively as part of a team.
  • Successful completion of a Vulnerable Sector Screening is required.

What TRCA has to offer you:

As part of a progressive team you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact to preserving and protecting nature, while maintaining a balance between the natural environment and built environment. Working with experts within our field, you will join a team of colleagues that are committed to TRCA’s core values of integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect, and excellence (icare).

You will be part of a diverse and inclusive organization that:

  • Makes a positive difference in the communities we serve.
  • Fosters high performance and collaborative teams.
  • Provides continuous learning and development opportunities.
  • Provides unique TRCA Perks.
  • Offers potential for career growth and advancement.

To apply to this posting, click here. Please submit your resume and cover letter quoting job posting TRCA-017-22 prior to midnight on May 18, 2022.

All new hires are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a precondition to being hired by TRCA. TRCA will comply with its obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code and any other applicable legislation.

While the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised that successful incumbent(s) may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector screening and/or driver’s abstract check as a part of the final step in the hiring process.

TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA Policies, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the TRCA. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.

Personal information you provide through the TRCA recruitment, selection and onboarding process is collected under the authority of the Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27. Collection of this personal information is necessary for the proper administration of this recruitment process for employment and volunteer positions with TRCA. Personal information is protected from disclosure pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Any questions regarding this collection activity should be directed to the Supervisor of Records, 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5R6, (416) 661-6600 extension 5216.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 4 2022    ID: 64283