Under the direction of the Recreation Programs Manager and Recreation Programs Coordinator, the Summer Day Camp Coordinator is responsible for the supervision and instruction of summer camps. The employee is responsible for the program planning, general safety and overall enjoyment of the patrons attending the program as well as coordination of daily program operations, including customer relations, guidance and leading of camp staff. The Summer Day Camp Coordinator is responsible for managing potential safety risks and ensuring all equipment, supplies and first aid kits are ready for program operation.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Ensure designated areas (indoors, outdoors and offsite) are free of hazards and are safe to operate on a daily basis.
- Enforce BC Work Safe and Occupational Health & Safety Guidelines at all times.
- Fill out all Incident or First Aid Reports and provide reports to the Recreation Program Coordinator as soon as possible.
- Mentor and provide guidance to camp staff regarding patron interactions and customer service.
- Demonstrate appropriate behavior and use appropriate language at all times.
- Provide a fun, inclusive and non-competitive environment for patrons. Build rapport and meaningful relationships with patrons and camp staff.
- Plan camp activities and arrange offsite trips based on camp descriptions provided by the Recreation Programmer.
- Coordinate planning sessions with camp staff when needed.
- Ensure all required equipment and resources are ready for programming each day.
- Communicate to the Recreation Program Coordinator any resources, training, equipment replacement, equipment purchases or supplies needed to deliver summer camps in an innovative and developmentally appropriate environment.
- Setup and take-down of camp equipment each day.
- Assist with marketing of summer camps (via social media, posters, banners, school visits etc.)
- Ensure registration list is up to date, waiver forms are properly filled out and participant’s needs are noted and communicated to camp staff.
- Ensure all participants have paid camp fees prior to camp starting. Communicate registration challenges with Recreation Program Coordinator.
- Communicate behavior concerns directly with participants in a positive format. Contact parent or guardian if needed. Make the Recreation Program Coordinator aware of problem behaviors. Use positive behavior management styles to deal with challenging patron behaviors and communication exchanges.
- Provide a high level of understanding to all patrons with program concerns and feedback.
- Distribute evaluation forms to participants and submit all feedback to the Recreation & Cultural Programmer.
- Remain flexible and willing to learn new skills
- Communicate via email, phone and in person with co-workers and supervisor.
- Attend meetings and in services as scheduled. Provide a year-end report of recommendations.
- Gr. 12 completion
- A diploma or certification in recreation, youth or early childhood education, or related field preferred
- Bachelors in Recreation Management an asset
- 1-3 years of directly related experience in recreation or childcare, and at least 1 year of leadership experience related to recreation or childcare.
- Experience in the areas of child and youth care, fitness, social and other leisure activities
- Level 1 First Aid CPR & AED
- Valid B.C. Drivers’ License and safe driving record
- Must successfully pass a Criminal Record Check – vulnerable populations
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
- Supervisory or Leadership experience
- Knowledge and experience building relationships with patrons and dealing with behavior management both with children and parents/adults
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Excellent customer service, public relation and leadership skills
- Independent decision-making, problem solving and analytical skills
- Experience working in a team and enjoys working with youth
- A high level of creativity, flexibility and energy
- Must be able to up to lift 50 lbs.
- Knowledge of Tsleil-Waututh Nation traditional territory an asset.
- Previous experience working in a First Nations community and/or organization is preferred.
- Intermittent physical activity including walking, standing, sitting and lifting
- Manual dexterity required to operate program related machines/tools including recreational equipment
- May deal with youth who can, from time to time, be demanding and challenging. Must be able to remain patient and committed to the activities, and may have to engage in conflict resolution or crisis management at times.
- May have to manage a number of tasks at one time, while supervising the youth.
- Interacts with youth, employees, management and the general public.
- Noise levels may escalate during activities, events and outings.
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-We appreciate everyone’s interest however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please. Thank you.-