Inclusion Staff

Camp Opemikon — Voyageur Council – Scouts Canada

Reports to: Administrator/Activities Coordinator

Work time:

  • Two weekends of pre-camp training (May 11th, June 1st)
  • Seven weeks of full-time program & delivery (June 24-August 10)

General Description:

Our Inclusion Staff are responsible for supporting campers with a variety of exceptional needs to optimize enjoyment in our Programs.  Inclusion Staff will assist Counsellors in encouraging adventure, increasing participation, and facilitating the development of new skills and interests for kids.  Inclusion Staff are responsible for accommodating and modifying program plans to meet the physical, cognitive, and social needs of identified youth.  This position requires passion for inclusion principles and a sound understanding of tools and strategies necessary for successful integration.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan, modify, or adapt existing program plans within an assigned camper group
  • Support participants in acquiring various outdoors skills (i.e. fire building, shelter building, orienteering, knot tying, archery).
  • Cooperate with other staff and assist in the organization and supervision of camp activities and special events such as Camp-Wide activity.
  • Weekly submission of any supply request forms to the Administration/Events Coordinator.
  • Responsible for the safety and care of each camper assigned in his/her care at all times.
  • Write up and follow up on all Incident Reports required.
  • Obtain and share important camper information with necessary staff (e.g. potential behaviours, interests, effective strategies).
  • Responsible for ensuring hygiene needs are met when applicable (e.g. feeding, toileting).
  • Communicate with campers’ loved ones to report successes and challenges regularly; complete Communication Logs as required.
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 18 years of age.
  • Capable of adapting planning for children (aged 5-16 years) in a recreational setting.
  • Familiarity with effective inclusion strategies and tools (i.e. visual schedules, choice boars, First-Then boards).
  • Relevant education (e.g. Autism & Behavioural Sciences, Nursing, Social Work, PSW, DSW, etc.) considered an asset.
  • Ability to work with a variety of workstyles among young adults.
  • Clear understanding of a variety of exceptional needs (e.g. ADHD, ASK, ODD, FAS, Down Syndrome, Anxiety, etc.) required.
  • Current Standard First Aid & CPR (Level C) certificate.
  • Embodies personal beliefs in keeping with the Mission, Principles & Practices of Scouts Canada.
  • Strong communication skills with an interest in developing personal leadership abilities.
  • Values constructive feedback and opportunities for professional growth.
  • Completes Scouts Canada screening process including a clear Police Records Check, with Vulnerable Sector Check.
  • Willingness to complete all necessary training, including additional Pre-Camp Training if deemed necessary.
  • Willingness to work non-traditional hours.
  • In good physical health.

For more information about Scouts Canada visit our website www.scouts.ca. For more information about Camp Opemikon Summer Programs, go to http://voy.scouts.ca/ca/camp-opemikon-summer-programs.

If you think you will make a great addition to the team, please complete our Online Application at https://opemikon.campbrainstaff.com by January 31st, 2019. Scouts Canada thanks you for taking the time to consider this position. Please understand that only individuals chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Scouts Canada encourages applications from all qualified candidates and has a great record of accommodating persons with disabilities. Contact us if you need accommodation at any stage of the application process or want more information on our accommodation policies.