Day Camp Counsellor

Day Camp Counsellor

Day Camp Counsellor


June 9, 2023

Health & Wellness


$20.50 - $24.11 based on qualifications and experience

*Multiple positions*


The Day Camp Counsellor works under the direction of the Recreation Program Coordinator and in cooperation with staff to provide leadership, direction and supervision to the children participating in the Takaya Summer Day Camp Program.

  • Provide supervision, leadership and role modelling for the Day Camp Children.
  • Implement a balance of culture, recreational, social and educational activities into the summer day camp program.
  • Responsible for participating in the Day Camp activities such as: swimming, running, walking, hiking and playing.
  • Provide a safe and healthy environment for the Day Camp participants: close monitoring of children, interacting in a positive manner and encouraging friendships and friendly behavior.
  • Be creative in raising funds for activities.
  • Perform other duties as required.



  • Preference will be given to candidates that are Indigenous (First Nations Status or non-status, Metis, Inuit)
  • Due to specific funding requirements, applicants must be between 15-30 years of age.
  • Preference given to student(s) attending school full-time during the previous academic year and intending to return full-time next academic year.
  • Must work well with children and as a team with other counselors and supervisors.
  • Must practice safe work habits and maintain a positive attitude.
  • Must be willing to complete job-related training, including Level 1 First Aid and CPR certification.
  • Must adhere to workplace and program policies and procedures, and have the willingness and ability to follow direction.
  • Previous experience working in a First Nations community and/or organization is preferred.
  • Must successfully pass a Criminal Records Check – vulnerable populations.
  • Must have a Social Insurance Number (SIN) to work in Canada prior to start date.



  • Committed and enthusiastic.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to be punctual and reliable.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in Aboriginal communities and build positive and mutually beneficial relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-directed, working independently and collaboratively in a work environment.



  • Knowledge of Tsleil-Waututh Nation traditional territory an asset.
  • Have knowledge of Indigenous governments and organizations such as First Nation Band Councils, BC Assembly of First Nations, First Nations Summit, Union of BC Indians Chiefs, Metis Nation BC, or other provincial and urban organizations such as the BC Association of Friendship Centers, youth councils or associations.
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of Indigenous Culture and History in BC and Canada
  • Awareness of typical child development and appropriate guidance strategies for school aged children.



Physical demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; reach and lift. Must be able to lift up to 15 kgs and move/react quickly to ensure the safety of children.

Mental Demands:

  • This role requires the ability to manage a number of requests and situations at one time.

Environmental Conditions:

  • The work environment is active and noise levels vary from quiet to loud.


If you are interested in this role, please click the link below:

Day Camp Counsellor

Or, please send your resume and cover letter to:

We appreciate everyone’s interest, however only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. No phone calls please. Thank you.