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YWCA Camp Tapawingo, Summer Employment Opportunities


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Summer 2017

Summer Employment Opportunities

YWCA CAMP TAPAWINGO

June 16 - August 29, 2017

 

 

APPLY BY COVER LETTER AND RÉSUMÉ TO:

Liz Greenway

Manager, Camping and Outdoor Education

68 Bergamot Avenue

Toronto, Ontario, M9W 1V9

Fax: (416) 652-7006

 

YWCA Toronto promotes the principles of anti-oppression and adheres to the tenets of the Ontario Human Rights Code.  We encourage applications from women of all races, colours, ethnic origins, religions, abilities and sexual orientations. YWCA Toronto provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted, please advise us if you require any accommodation.

A police reference check is required by the successful candidate prior to hiring. YWCA is a unionized workplace.  Staff are represented by CUPE Local 2189. These positions are not within the Bargaining Unit.

While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

YWCA TORONTO – CAMP TAPAWINGO

Tap into an 87-year tradition of learning, adventure and fun. For girls 6-15 years of age, the YWCA’s Camp Tapawingo can turn a summer experience into a summer of unique memories. The relaxed atmosphere of an all girls’ setting creates the perfect environment for embarking on a girl’s journey to self-discovery, confidence and achievement. 

YWCA’s Camp Tapawingo is currently recruiting applicants, ages 17 years old or older, for various positions. All staff lives at the camp on Georgian Bay near Parry Sound and work directly with children in the following areas: swimming, canoeing, arts and crafts, climbing, dance & drama, fitness sailing, nature activities, land sports, tripping, kayaking, guitar and mountain biking. All specialty positions will start on June 16th and all counsellor positions start on June 23rd. All positions end on

August 29th. Compensation depends on the position and experience of the applicant. 

For all camp positions, candidates are expected to demonstrate the following

Core Competencies

  • Understand and support the mission and beliefs of YWCA Toronto;
  • Incorporate principles of anti-oppression and equity at YWCA Toronto;
  • Demonstrate respect, consideration and acceptance of the opinions of others while expressing her own expertise and effectively utilizing relevant resources and specialists;
  • Consistently collaborate with team members, sharing ideas and differences openly;
  • Be receptive to new ideas and adapt to change as necessary;
  • Set goals, prioritize tasks and carry out responsibilities to achieve quality results;
  • Take action to avoid or solve problems and create opportunities for positive change;
  • Demonstrate commitment to ongoing personal and professional development.

 

Business Manager (1 position)

The successful candidate is responsible for the administration of the tuck shop, town trips and dealing with expenditures. 

The candidate should have:           

  • Experience handling petty cash
  • A Driver’s License
  • Experience in a residential camp setting
  • Experience working with children

Counsellor-In-Training Director (2 positions)           

The successful candidate is responsible for the overall supervision, administration and operation of the leadership training program.

The candidate should have:           

  • Demonstrated expertise and experience or qualifications in a wide variety of skill areas
  • Experience in teaching and instructing children
  • Experience working as a senior member of a camp staff
  • Grade 12 or higher

Senior Counsellor (12 positions)

Successful candidates are responsible for providing a safe and enjoyable environment for a cabin group of girls. The candidates will teach in an activity area and help with program implementation as required. The candidates must be 18 years of age or older and have a teachable skill in the areas taught at camp. Where waterfront areas are designated as skill area, certificates must be held.

The candidates should have:

  • Experience working with children
  • Grade 12 or higher

Junior Counsellor (16 positions)

Successful candidates are responsible for providing a safe and enjoyable environment for a cabin group of girls. The candidates will teach in an activity area and help with program implementation as required. The candidates must be older than 16 years of age and have a teachable skill in the areas taught at camp. Where waterfront areas are designated as skill area, certificates must be held.

The candidates should have:

  • Experience working with children

Activity Head (6 positions)

  • Successful candidates are responsible for the overall supervision, administration and operation of the activity area.
  • The candidates should have:   
  • Experience in one of the following areas: arts & crafts, land sport, tripping, swimming or canoeing  
  • Experience in teaching and instructing children
  • Experience in program development

Day Camp Co-ordinator (1 position)

Successful candidate is responsible for the overall supervision, administration and operation of the activity area.

The candidate should have:   

  • Experience in one of the following areas: arts & crafts, environmental education and outdoor pursuits, dance & drama, or sailing
  • Experience in teaching and instructing children
  • Experience in program development

Senior Counsellor /Activity Head (5 positions)

Successful candidates are responsible for providing a safe and enjoyable environment for a cabin group of girls. The candidates will teach in an activity area and help with program implementation as required. The candidates must be 18 years of age or older and have a teachable skill in the areas taught at camp. Where waterfront areas are designated as skill area, certificates must be held.

The candidates should have:

  • Experience in one of the following areas; arts & crafts, environmental education and outdoor pursuits, dance & drama, climbing, mountain biking and sailing
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to teach and supervise the program
  • Experience working and teaching children
  • Grade 12 or higher

Camp Nurse (1 position)    

Successful candidate is responsible for overseeing the health and safety of the campers and staff. The candidate is also responsible for the operation of the camp health centre.                                                              

The candidate should have:   

  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Valid current qualifications as a Registered Nurse or Registered Nursing Assistant
  • Experience working with children
  • Ability to relate to girls and young women

Maintenance - Work Camp (6 one week positions)

The successful candidates are responsible for assisting with general maintenance and repairs and with the summer camp. This job requires physical work, including cleaning, painting, mowing grass, moving furniture, minor repairs and road work. It also may require working with school groups in the spring and fall.

Maintenance – Cleaning (1 position)

The successful candidate is responsible for cleaning in specific sections of camp as determined by the Manager of Camping. This job requires physical work, including cleaning, heavy lifting and light maintenance from June to August. This is a five day a week position.