2020 Summer – Inclusion Camp Counsellor

Reporting to the Inclusion Team leads, the successful candidate will support campers with physical, cognitive and or/ developmental disabilities; ensuring a welcoming environment designed to foster friendships and promote social interaction in the inclusion camp. As well as provide assistance to the camp staff to deliver inclusive and adaptive programming in a recreational camp setting.

Hours of work

Monday to Friday, shifts ranging from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (maximum 44 hours/week).


  • Work in a team to create a welcoming environment for all campers and their support workers who attend.
  • Provide support/assistance for campers with disabilities, who need assistance integration into recreation camps.
  • Actively supervise and engage camper(s) attending the recreation camp.
  • Assist with aspects of camp programming including adapting activities to meet the needs of participants, as well as, set up/take down.
  • Support camp staff in all efforts to integrate campers and adapt programming to meet all needs.
  • Complete administrative tasks; all forms and documents.
  • Communicate with the camp team, and participant’s support worker/family as appropriate.
  • Respect and maintain participant confidentiality.
  • Maintain proper communication between all parties involved, including parent(s)/guardian(s).
  • Complete and attend all mandatory City of Guelph training and meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Experience working with individuals with disabilities is an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Previous experience with program planning, development, and implementation.
  • Ability to multi-task, work independently, and in a team environment.
  • Adaptable, patient, and innovative approach to work.
  • Able to work at various locations across the city.
  • Valid CPR Level C and Standard First Aid (or willing to obtain upon hiring).
  • HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development (or willing to obtain upon hiring).
  • A Criminal Reference Check including Vulnerable Sector check will be required at the time of hiring.

Mandatory training dates

These are seasonal positions, with training hours beginning in June. Mandatory training dates are listed below.

  • June 3 and 4, 4:30 to 9 p.m., team leader only
  • June 6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • June 10 and 11, 4:30 to 9 p.m.
  • June 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (12 p.m. to 4 p.m. inclusion specific training)
  • June 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • June 26, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • 4 hours online training
  • 3 hours paid planning time in June

Rate of pay

$15.00 per hour

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system. Please note all applicants must complete the online questionnaire specific to this position at the time they submit their resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.

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The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

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