Summer Job Opportunity-Day Camp Leader

The Kerrisdale Community Centre is looking for energetic, enthusiastic and responsible individuals to provide program planning, supervision and direct leadership for the Summer Safaris Camp and Youth Camp. We are looking to fill the following positions:

Position Title                             Term (June 19-August 25)                                   Rate of Pay           

Safaris Daycamp Leaders             40 hours/week for 10 weeks                                  $15.00/hour*

(for 6-10yrs Camp)

Youth Daycamp Leaders              40 hours/week for 10 weeks                                  $15.00/hour*

(for 11-17yrs Camp)

 * All positions will receive 4% vacation pay on top of their hourly rate of pay

 Responsibilities of the Daycamp Leaders will include:

  • Plan and develop daily and weekly age-appropriate activities working with weekly themes including:out-trips, arts & crafts and games
  • Provide direct leadership and instruction for daily activities and outings by supervising children, ensuring safety of children and organizing and implementing planned activities
  • Communicate with parents who may have questions and concerns regarding the daycamp program and forward major questions and concerns to the Recreation Programmer
  • Work with other Recreation Staff at the Kerrisdale Community Centre to ensure the efficient operation of the daycamp program
  • Supervise, evaluate and mentor program volunteers
  • Provide some administrative support to the Daycamp Manager

Qualifications required for the Daycamp Leader position:

  • You must have been a full-time student in grade 11 or 12 or post-secondary for 2016-2017 and plan to return as a full-time student in Fall 2017
  • Be available to work for the entire duration of the camp (no vacation or leave will be granted)
  • Knowledge of and experience with age-appropriate activities for children and demonstrated experience in problem-solving
  • One or more years of professional experience working with children in a daycamp, childcare or recreational setting and some educational courses relating to child development, recreation, social services or a related field
  • A minimum of Emergency First Aid and CPR ‘B’ is required (CPR ‘C’ is preferred)
  • Ability to speak a second language is an asset

Please forward your cover letter and resume via mail, fax or e-mail by Monday, April 3, 2017 to:

Shannon Brown, Recreation Programmer

Kerrisdale Community Centre

5851 West Boulevard, Vancouver BC, V6M 3W9

Fax: 604-257-8313         E-mail: shannon.brown@vancouver.ca

 We thank all applicants but only those short-listed for an interview will be contacted.

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