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General Counsellor   Job Summary

General Counsellors are primarily responsible for the safety, security and well being of a group of Tamwood campers. Counsellors attend, participate and deliver camp programming and ensure campers are happy. This position does not involve staff supervision.

Reporting Structure

General Counsellors report directly to Senior Counsellors and report indirectly to Coordinators, Camp Director and to Head Office.

Desired Qualifications

  • College diploma or undergraduate degree studies or relevant experience with children
  • Prior experience working with or supervising children
  • Good interpersonal and problem solving skills, ability to work independently and within a team
  • Ability to maintain enthusiasm and energy for long durations of time
  • Ability to work under pressure with changing priorities and to meet deadlines
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and deal with sensitive issues with tact and discretion
  • Must have valid Basic First Aid and CPR C certification by June 1st.

Work performed

  • Responsible for a managing a Counsellor Group (a group of campers)
  • Supervises campers; in residence, at activities, on excursions and during meal times
  • Ensures campers are prepared and on time for activities
  • Ensures camper inclusion within counsellor group and the camp community
  • Generates and maintains camper enthusiasm for English classes, activities and other special events
  • Participate in and assist with evening programs & excursions (ex. Disco night, Talent Show, Ice Skating, Bowling)
  • Participate and assist Activity Instructors with daily activities (ex. sports, kayaking, mountain biking, arts & crafts)
  • Promotes the English Only Policy
  • Assists with night duty and on call duty as assigned
  • Attends all meetings as scheduled by the Camp Administrative Team (ex. Morning Huddle)
  • Monitors campers' health including nutrition, hydration, sun protection and overall wellness
  • Assists with creating and delivering camp programming (ex. Conversation Club and Talent Shows)
  • Assists with camper arrival and departure procedures
  • Active participation in pre and post camp periods
  • Administers first aid as required
  • Adheres to all Tamwood Policies and Procedures as outlined in Staff Manual
  • Completion of accident, incident and discipline report forms as required
  • Submits final feedback evaluation at the end of contract
  • Attends all meals while on duty
  • Wears the camp t-shirt at all times while on duty
  • Performs other duties as needed