Day Camp Leader (Seasonal)

Job No: TOB102
Location: Blackfalds


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.

Additional Requirements:

Grade 12 student or College/University student currently enrolled in one of the following Post-Secondary Programs:

a.    Recreation

b.    Education

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.


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