Day Camp Leader (Seasonal)
The Town of Blackfalds is accepting applications for Seasonal Day Camp Leaders.
Day Camp Leaders are responsible for ensuring a safe, caring and successful environment for participants involved in the Camp Curious program during the summer months. Leaders provide the opportunity to participate in a variety of recreational, cultural and educational programs. Day Camp Leaders assist in the implementing and facilitation of the day camp experience.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Supervising children ages 3-11 as part of a team while implementing the camp plan as developed by the Children’s Services Programmer.
- Being actively engaged in the safety, well-being and development of the children in the program. This also includes attending to their physical and emotional needs.
- Encouraging children’s social, physical and emotional development in a positive manner.
- Preparing and maintaining program equipment, supplies and program space.
- Resolving inquiries, concerns and complaints either directly or by referring to senior staff member as required.
- Preparing written correspondence such as incident reports as required.
- Along with other staff ensuring appropriate use of facility by guests and enforces facility guidelines, rules, and ratios.
- Encouraging parent evaluation of the day camp experience.
- Following all safety practices and provincial legislation
- Following a positive and proactive guest services philosophy throughout the department
- Performing other related duties and responsibilities as required.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Must believe ALL CHILDREN are capable of success, No Exceptions!
- Commitment to continuous improvement and excellent guest service
- Proven ability to deal directly with staff and public in a courteous and friendly manner
- Ability to relate well with children between ages of 3-11 years.
- Efficient and effective communication, interpersonal and listening skills with the ability to ask questions
- Strong teamwork and cooperation skills
- Excellent skills in decision making, planning, organizing and problem-solving
- Knowledge of developmental abilities and age-appropriate activities
- Ability to adapt to changing needs of the program and/or participants
- Ability to work efficiently and effectively without constant direct supervision
- Reliable general computers skills.
Grade 12 student or College/University student currently enrolled in one of the following Post-Secondary Programs:
c. Early Childhood Development
d. Physical Education
- Standard First Aid with CPR “C” and AED
- RCMP Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening & Child Intervention Check (under 18 exempt)
- Valid Driver’s License with current Driver’s Abstract
The hours of work are 40 hours per week.
The starting hourly wage is $16.73 / hour.
Please submit your application online via our applicant tracking system by Friday, March 24, 2023 by 4pm.