Summer Camp Coordinator — Little ACES Part-Time, Temporary

Make this the best summer yet with Little Aces’ half-day, week-long summer programs.

Role Description

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.

The Little Aces Camp Coordinator will work on the development of the camp program for 105  hours between June 1st and July 8th and then 35 hours a week for the 6 weeks of camp.

The half day camp will start July 8th and run for 6 weeks until August 23rd. There will be a one week break between Aug 5th – 9th.

*Please Note* Availability to work all 6 weeks of camp is required.

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 Apply Early*

Apply online below or email your cover letter and  resume to Human Resources humanresources@centreforautism.ab.ca

Application Deadline: February 8, 2019

 

Apply online

Questions? Email humanresources@centreforautism.ab.ca