Summer Camp Coordinator – Teen Camp Full-Time, Temporary

FULL-DAY INTEREST-BASED CAMPS FOR AGES 13-18

Job Summary

Start Date:  May 19, 2020 (140 hours prep and training), Camp starts July 6, 2020, running 7 weeks at 40 hours per week

Our Teen Camps create a special summer community of friends and shared experiences in safe and well-supervised environments. Teens will explore interest-based challenges and new activities in their community while growing, gaining independence, and forming lasting memories.

In consultation with Community and Family Services Coordinator the Teen Camp Coordinator is responsible for developing, and overseeing the summer camp program for teens 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 an interest based camp program based on individual and collective needs of the campers
  • Ensure the safety, development and growth of all campers
  • Organize and develop daily activities in consultation with the Community and Family Services Coordinator
  • Provide first line supervision of staff, volunteers  and teens including ongoing and end of camp feedback
  • Develop effective programming based on individual needs
  • Meet with new teens 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 individuals with autism, Direct Teaching strategies and philosophy, Natural Teaching Strategies and philosophy
    • Theory and principles of child / teen 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 7 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