Summer Camp Coordinator — Little Aces Part-Time, Temporary

HALF-DAY ONSITE CAMP FOR CHILDREN AGES 3-5

Job Description

Start Date:  May 19, 2020 (105 hours prep and training), Camp starts July 6, 2020, running 6 weeks at 35 hours per week

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

Responsibilities

  • Using weekly themes; develop and implement a quality community camp program by designing age appropriate activities that consider the cognitive, emotional, and physical needs for campers.
  • Performs all administrative duties regarding camp such as creating camper profiles, sending out camp confirmation letters and welcome letters to parents,  creating weekly attendance sheets and ensuring camp registration forms are up to date by following up with parents prior to the start of camp.
  • Ability to multitask, working with multiple individuals, with differing skillsets in a variety of settings.
  • Be knowledgeable of each camper and be able to provide individual supports as needed.
  • Develop effective proactive strategies for individual needs by ensuring campers have the necessary support ie visuals, social stories.
  • Seeks out consultation from clinical staff when needed to provide positive support to individuals in camp.
  • In collaboration with Community and Family Services Coordinator  and Training Coordinator, train camp aides and volunteers
  • Provide ongoing mentorship and support to staff and volunteers
  • Provide first line supervision and support of campers, staff, and volunteers
  • Provide all necessary communication to parents on a as needed basis
  • Oversees the creation of Incident reports when written by camp staff and signs off on all.

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years experience working with young children in a group setting.
  • 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
  • Demonstrate crisis assessment and intervention skills
  • Demonstrate supervision skills
  • Clean criminal records check
  • Clean welfare check
  • Valid Certification in Child and Infant CPR and First Aid
  • Valid Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certification (training provided)

*Please note: Availability to work all 6 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

Apply online

Questions? Email humanresources@centreforautism.ab.ca