Summer Camp Coordinator – Camp Ace Full-Time, Temporary

FULL-DAY THEME CAMPS FOR AGES 5-12

Job Summary:  FULL-DAY THEME CAMPS FOR AGES 5-12

Start Date:  May 11, 2020 (210 hours for prep and training), Camp starts June 29, 2020, running 8 weeks at 40 hours per week

Camp ACE focuses on building essential skills through play, fun and interaction within the community. Campers head out for a new adventure everyday with our well-trained staff aboard the yellow camp bus and come home with new confidence and memories to last a lifetime.

In consultation with Community and Family Services Coordinator the Summer Camp Coordinator is responsible for developing, and overseeing the summer camp program for children with autism. This role also supports a leadership component that demonstrates effective orientation, training and mentorship of Camp Aides and Camp Volunteers.

Responsibilities:

  • Organize and develop a community camp program based on individual and collective needs of the campers
  • Ensure the safety, development and growth of all campers
  • Organize and develop daily outings in consultation with the Community and Family Services Coordinator
  • Provide first line supervision of staff, volunteers  and children including ongoing and end of camp feedback
  • Develop effective programming based on individual needs
  • Meet with new children and families prior to the start of camp
  • Train camp aides and volunteers on effective ways to support individual campers
  • Develop and assist in the creation of visuals, social stories and other support materials as required
  • Provide communication to parents before camp starts and on a daily basis during camp
  • Consult and collaborate with the Community and Family Services Coordinator as required
  • Prepare and/or contribute to critical incident reports as required
  • Budgeting and Resource Management: Maintain detailed summary of camp expenses. Recommend and /or purchase items for camp activities as required
  • Public Relations and Communications: Effectively communicates with agencies in the community. Positively promote The Centre for Autism Services Alberta at all times

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years experience working with children
  • Minimum 1 year experience working in a leadership role
  • Knowledge and understanding of:
    • Behavioral intervention programs for children with autism, Direct Teaching strategies and philosophy, Natural Teaching Strategies and philosophy
    • Theory and principles of child development
  • Excellent  interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Individual needs to be energetic and creative, ensuring camp is a fun environment for all campers
  • Demonstrate crisis assessment and intervention skills
  • Demonstrate supervision skills
  • Clean criminal records check, clean welfare check, Child and Infant CPR and First Aid

*Please note: Availability to work all 8 weeks of camp is required*    

*Please Apply Early*

Apply online below or email your cover letter and resume to Susan Gynane  sgynane@centreforautism.ab.ca

Application Deadline: February 14, 2020

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Questions? Email humanresources@centreforautism.ab.ca