One2One Camp Counsellor

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto. Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Job summary

Reporting to the Inclusion Programmer, the successful candidate will support campers with physical, medical and/or developmental disabilities; ensuring a welcoming environment designed to foster friendships and promote social interaction. One2One Camp counsellor will also provide assistance to camp staff to deliver inclusive and adaptive programming in a recreational camp setting.

Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision – an inclusive, connected, prosperous city where we look after each other and our environment.

Duties

  • Work in a team to create a welcoming environment for all campers and support workers who attend.
  • Provide one-to-one support for campers with disabilities, who need assistance integrating 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.

Qualifications

  • 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 CRP 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.

Hours of work

These are seasonal positions, with training hours beginning in June and operating full-time hours starting last week of June and ending the Friday before Labour Day weekend in September. Evening and Weekend training shifts required in June. Full time hours applies to daytime weekly programs (Mon-Fri). Occasional weekend shifts may be required training. 40-42 hours per week.

Rate

$15.01 per hour

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Sunday, March 7, 2021. 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.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.