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Check back in February 2020, when we'll be looking for Staff for our 2020 Summer Day Camp!!!

Camp Spectrum is a recreation program for individuals on the autism spectrum (age 3+).  Each camper is supported with a 1:1 camper/counsellor ratio and activities are designed specifically with participants’ needs and interests in mind.  The day camp will take place, one week at a time, in different locations throughout the Annapolis Valley.


Camp Counselor


Program:        Camp Spectrum – Summer Day Camp
Time:               Approximately 35 hours / week (Flexibility required)
Pay:                 $12.50 per hour
Term:              8 weeks
Location:        Various locations within the Annapolis Valley

Accountability:
The Camp Counselor is accountable to the Camp Coordinator.

Responsibility
The Camp Counselor acts as a guardian and facilitator for the child assigned to his/her care during camp hours.  The Camp Counselor is responsible to ensure a safe, fun, active and enjoyable recreational day camp experience for the children in the camp program.

General Duties:
The Camp Counsellor is responsible for the following:

  • To adhere to policies and procedures, including those outlined in the Autism Nova Scotia Employee package.
  • To ensure all campers are treated with dignity and respect.
  • To ensure the health and safety needs of each camper are met at all times.
  • To never leave a camper unattended in the camp or community and to be able to account for a camper’s whereabouts at all times.
  • To ensure camp facilities are cleaned up and in order.
  • Other duties as required.
     
Qualifications:
  • Knowledge and experience working with individuals with autism
  • Age 18 or over
  • Post-secondary student
  • Good communication skills (written and oral)
  • Must exhibit energy, enthusiasm, and initiative
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Strong organizational skills
  • First Aid certification preferred
  • Up-to-date Criminal Records Check (with Vulnerable Sector Check)
  • Up-to-date Child Abuse Registry Check
  • Valid driver’s license; access to own vehicle preferred
  • Note:  A practical portion may be added to the standard interview process in order to further evaluate aptitude in a practical setting.

 
Application closing date is _____________________
Please submit cover letter and resume to:  Sandy Wing at annapolisvalley@autismns.ca or by mail/in person to Autism Centre, 565 Main St., PO Box 555, Kingston, NS, B0P 1R0. 


Further questions can be directed to 902-242-2019 or annapolisvalley@autismns.ca

Sponsors

  • Village of Kingston
  • KRock 89-3
  • Frank Spinney & Friends