Summer Camp Staff for Kids with Disabilities: Several BC locations

Expiry Date: Thursday, June 1, 2017

British Columbia

Job Description

Do you want to work at THE BEST PLACE ON EARTH? BC Easter Seals is currently seeking summer employees! Video here:

BC Easter Seals Camps provide overnight summer camping experiences for children and teens with physical and/or mental disabilities throughout British Columbia. We operate three accessible camp locations: Camp Shawnigan on Vancouver Island, Camp Squamish north of Vancouver, and Camp Winfield in the Okanagan Valley. Every summer over 900 kids with disabilities come to camp to have the best week of their year. Spending a summer as a member of an Easter Seals camp is a unique opportunity to share your energy, your ideas and your strengths with kids who will, in turn, enrich your world. As a summer opportunity, camp offers a wealth of skills and experiences that you will carry with you throughout life. Leadership, compassion, teamwork, creativity and commitment are valuable qualities in any employee - at camp you will demonstrate and develop these skills.

We are seeking candidates for the following positions:

NURSES: Oversee health and safety at camp. They dispense medication, monitor special diets, and administer first aid. There are two RNs that make up this invaluable team at each camp that keeps camp healthy enough to play all day!

COUNSELLORS: Responsible for the care, safety and emotional well being of campers during camp sessions. Prior experience is not essential - far more important is a high level of responsibility, positive attitude, creativity, respect, and an ability to recognize both the strengths and needs of others. Counsellors work in teams of 2 to provide an exceptional camp experience to their group of 4-6 campers.

PROGRAMMERS: This is an incredible opportunity for anyone looking to build skills in event management, team facilitation, and program design. Tons of freedom and creativity are provided to our programmers, who in turn use the incredible resources of camp to create immersive programming for our camp groups. Learn to design, adapt, and lead dynamic sessions with this incredible team! There are 5 programmers at each camp: arts & crafts, ropes, games & recreation, outdoor pursuits and two lifeguards.

LIFEGUARDS: We are looking for lifeguards to join BC Easter Seals Camping Program for a contract position from June to August. These individuals will work as part of our programming team to create and facilitate dynamic aquatic programming for our amazing campers. This position will provide training and experience that will broaden and develop lifeguard skills as well as offer the unique opportunity to create a magical and immersive world for our campers.

VOLUNTEERS: Attend camp for a minimum of one session (7days, 6 nights or 6 days, 5 nights) assisting counsellors and programmers in providing an incredible camp experience! In conjunction with paid staff, volunteers are responsible for the physical and emotional well being of campers.

* Staff are required to live onsite during camp sessions (our sites are beautiful). Accommodation and food is provided for the entirety of training and the employment contract, in addition to a daily wage. Training is provided onsite and is fully paid. The minimum age for volunteers is 17 years old. The minimum age of staff is 18 years old. The minimum age for lifeguards is 19 years old. A criminal record check will be required of all applicants after being accepted. Standard First-Aid and CPR-C will be required of all applicants after being accepted.

FOR MORE INFO AND TO APPLY ONLINE: Applications will be received up to May 2017 -- but the earlier you apply the better!