Summer Camp Counsellor (Day), Education and Training – Short-Term Contract Position (TRCA-156-21)

Contract Duration: 8 weeks

Number of Vacancies: 2

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 Summer Family Camp Counsellor works closely with the Teacher and Coordinator to facilitate the daily operations of the Family Day Camps. Summer Camp Counsellors deliver a variety of interactive environmental themed programs to family camp participants (caregivers (adults) and children); develop and lead outdoor activities, active games, free play in nature, crafts and songs. Occupational health and safety is a major responsibility of this position.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Develop and lead interactive and engaging environmental education programs for summer family camp groups of all ages.

  • Assist with safe check-in and sign-out of campers.

  • Assist in daily preparation and clean-up of camp programs.

  • Learn information and prepare resources for camp programs.

  • Lead and prepare activities for before and after care programs.

  • Clean, maintain and properly store all props and equipment.

What you will need to succeed:

  • Two years’ experience working or volunteering with children in a group setting.

  • Camp program preparation and delivery experience an asset.

  • Supervision experience and Teacher, Early Childhood Educator or related certificate and asset.

  • Must have reliable transportation to work location.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.

  • Excellent organization and time management skills.

  • Environmental program development and delivery experience.

  • Ability to work independently and co-operatively as part of a team.

  • Active and current First Aid and CPR certificate. 

  • Successful completion of a Vulnerable Sector Screening is required for this position.

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.

  • Offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits program (including Defined Benefit Pension Plan – OMERS/OTPP).

  • Provides unique TRCA Perks.

  • Provides flexible work arrangements.

  • Offers potential for career growth and advancement.

To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter quoting job posting TRCA-156-21 prior to midnight on June 15, 2021.

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. 

Education and Training
Salary range: 
$15.66 - $17.80, 40 hours per week
Albion Hills Field Centre - 16500 Highway 50, Palgrave, Ontario
Closing date: 
Jun 15, 2021
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