Appleby College Camps
Program Staff, Campus Care
WHO WE ARE
Founded in 1911, Appleby College’s mission is to educate and enable young men and women to become leaders of character, major contributors to, and valued representatives of their local, national, and international communities.
Appleby inspires its 800 students from grades 7 to 12 to pursue their individual passions through an internationally recognized and innovative academic, athletic, and co-curricular programme that has been founded on the school’s six Pillars of Strength: Academically Vital, Technologically Empowered, Universally Diverse, Community Spirited, Actively Engaged and Globally Responsible.
Campus Care at Appleby College is designed to assist the Appleby Faculty members and Employees with their children ages 4 – 12 years on the days they are not attending their regular school. Appleby provides excellence to each age group through the use of superb instruction, social engagement, schoolwork support and a variety of activities. In all our programs, we emphasize individual development, participation, co-operation and fun, all while following current COVID-19 guidelines.
Appleby offers the prospect to be part of a high performing team that fosters an inclusive culture with opportunities to collaborate with other inspiring minds. Working at Appleby means that you value diversity, have integrity, and are committed to learning and professional development. We provide an outstanding educational experience to our students by having an exceptional team. Appleby’s foundation for success is attracting and retaining employees who thrive in our dynamic culture that recognizes individual strengths and talents. Breadth, excellence, innovation and caring – this is what defines the essence of the Appleby team.
WHAT YOU NEED
Program Staff, Campus Care are responsible to facilitate, actively engage children and create a positive learning environment within the Appleby Campus Care Program. Additional expectations include;
Developing, planning and facilitating age-appropriate programming for children in the Campus Care program
Creating and leading activities, some specialized, that are inclusive and foster a positive culture for everyone
Assisting and supporting students with school-work assigned by their regular school teachers
Collaborating with fellow Campus Care staff to generate schedules and provide high quality experiences for participants thereby creating positive relationships and an excellent staff role modeling team
Communicating daily with parents/guardians regarding pertinent updates about their children, as needed Contributing as needed to weekly parent communications from the Manager
Ensuring all facilities, equipment and programs are managed in accordance with the practices of Appleby College
Responding to first aid and behavior management situations as needed.
Actively following all Campus Care program procedures and policies, including Appleby’s Mutual Respect & Health & Safety policies & all current COVID-19 guidelines to ensure the safety, well-being and supervision of all children.
Ensuring safe drop-off and pick-up for all participants, actively assisting with screening and following all current COVID guidelines and answering questions.
Ensuring that meals run smoothly and participate in execution of new protocols as they arise.
Acting as a parent liaison to build relationships with employee families and to ensure satisfaction and drive increased customer service
Exhibiting a high level of professionalism and public relations, with an extremely courteous approach to participants, parents, employs and other staff
WHAT YOU BRING
Post-Secondary Degree/Certificate or a minimum completion of 2 years of post-secondary education, preferably in Early Childhood Education or similar program
Relevant work experience in camp or childcare programs
Teaching experience in camp, recreational or educational environments is required
Ontario College of Teachers certification would be considered an asset
Demonstrate strong organizational capabilities and be able to manage a group of children.
Knowledge of computer software programs including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Strong Excel skills
Proven ability to work effectively with children and youth in a camp/childcare setting
Strong independent work ethic, and ability to work as a member of a team
Training and work experience building relationships with participants, families and staff
Standard First Aid Training and CPR- C or higher required (certified on or after September 2018) and experience dealing with minor first aid for children ages 4 – 12
As a condition of employment, a criminal record check with a vulnerable sector screening is required
Valid Driver’s license is required
Ability to comply to school mandated COVID related policies including daily self-monitoring and reporting
Available to attend required Staff Training Dates
HOW TO APPLY
If you are interested in joining our team; please connect with us by July 31, 2020
Your application matters to us and we will review it carefully. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
As a condition of employment, a criminal record check is required.
Appleby College website: www.appleby.on.ca
How many of these are true about you?
A teacher or instructor
A camp counsellor or leader
A recent grad from science, tech, math, engineering, or the arts
A maker or tech lover
An actor, performer, and life of the party
Looking for work in a growing field and company
Interested in new, socially-responsible ways of doing business
A cool person that kids, parents, and coworkers are gonna love to be around
If most or all of that sounds like you, we want you to come and join us at MakerKids – a fun and growing company where you can ignite children’s potential.
MakerKids develops maker learning programs for kids, and runs camps and after-school programs on Coding, Robotics and Minecraft. We inspire kids to see their futures as inventors, entrepreneurs, and innovators. We provide amazing interest-driven STEM programs to help kids move from being consumers to creators. We’ve been featured in major media such as Wired, CTV and the Globe and Mail, and have spoken at SXSW, Maker Faire, MakerCon, and more.
Maker programs are gaining steam. Demand for our programs is growing fast and that means we need to find and train awesome instructors to serve an enthusiastic and growing fan base. Your job will be to lead MakerKids programming online – after school programs, camps, trial classes, private classes, and more. Program content includes Robotics, Coding and Minecraft.
Learning the Role
You don’t have to have the full range of technical skills that kids will need for their projects. However, experience with Scratch, Microbit, Tinkercad, Arduino and Minecraft are considered an asset. Other MakerKids staff will initially be present during classes to teach specific skills. You can learn along with the kids! What we want to see from you is the Maker spirit – a love of learning and proven ability to pick up skills. Prior to teaching classes, you’ll teach alongside other staff as a MakerKids Instructor in Training. After that, you will lead classes and events as a MakerKids Instructor.
This position will start part-time with 3 to 30 hours per week (depending on your availability and our need). Work hours are flexible, but consistent week to week. This position will start off remotely and may transition to in person requiring travel to 1661 Bayview Ave, Toronto, Ontario.
You’re a creative and energetic person who likes working with kids and exploring new ideas
You have experience leading kids in an experiential learning setting such as school, summer camp, museum interpretation, outdoor adventure, Montessori
Preferred if you are a teacher, an Early Childhood Educator, have teaching or camp experience
You have excellent communication skills, written and oral, and experience communicating with children and their families
You’re a Maker, with interest and experience designing and creating things, e.g. coding, electronics, robotics, Minecraft, crafting or some other way you entertain yourself and others with your creativity
You’re comfortable using electronics, computer software, hardware and various other technologies – or very willing to learn and teach yourself
You have experience using video conferencing software and have a computer equipped with webcam
How to Apply
Our online application will give you the option to apply to this role as a complete candidate – not just a resume. The application will assess your qualifications, personality traits and workplace preferences, and should take 10 to 15 minutes to complete. We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. We will review applications as they are received and look forward to hearing from you.
ABOUT CHILD DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE
Child Development Institute (CDI) is a leading children’s mental health agency in the City of Toronto offering a range of services to approximately 3,500 children ages 0‐12, youth ages 13-18 and their families each year. Our mission is to promote and support the healthy development of children and to strengthen the families and communities in which they live. We provide four streams of service to families in need: early intervention, family violence, healthy child development and specialized mental health services for children and youth with learning disabilities.
Child Development Institute is seeking an energetic Senior Camp Counsellor (SC) to work at our virtual online camp program which operates out of our St. Clair Gardens site, and may also be required to work remotely. The successful candidate will ensure that the conceptualization and delivery of CDI programs and services are consistent with the mission, values, policies, procedures, standards and priorities of the organization and are provided within assigned resources. You will work within a therapeutic virtual camp setting utilizing the SNAP® model, an evidence-based CBT program that serves children exhibiting serious behavioral, emotional and/or social challenges. Preferred candidates will have or are working towards experience in the fields of social work, child and youth care, and teaching. Must have access to a reliable computer and strong WIFI connection for the entire duration of the virtual summer camp.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Support the planning, implementation and delivery of Virtual Camp programs;
- Assists with the recruitment, training, coaching, development and discipline of camp staff and volunteers;
- Consistently represent yourself and the agency with a positive, energetic and professional approach;
- Ensures effective implementation of specialized therapeutic programming for virtual camp;
- Assists with leading virtual activities that include arts and crafts, movement games/exercises, dancing, singing, reading and more;
- Acts as a positive role model for children, youth, co-workers and families;
- Performs other assigned duties as it related to the camp.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
- Enrolled in or completed a degree or diploma Child & Youth Worker (CYW) or a Child & Youth Counsellor program;
- Theatre, photographer, videographer, and technological skills are also a strong asset;
- Strong leadership, coaching, planning, problem-solving, communication, and computers;
- Direct counselling experience in a therapeutic recreational setting;
- Proficient in using computer technology and social media and willingness to learn new skills and programs;
- Excellent administrative, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
- Exceptional communication skills, both orally and in writing;
- Access to a reliable computer as well as a strong and secure WIFI connection for the entire duration of virtual camp;
- Ability to assume responsibility and exercise good judgment in making decisions within the scope of authority of the position;Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines in a dynamic environment;
- Must have a current and valid police records check with vulnerable sector screening;
- Demonstrated ability to work in a respectful and aware manner with groups from diverse background and experiences.
- Governed by concurrent and dynamic deadlines, despite conflicting priorities and frequent interruptions;
- Occasional travel to other community sites;
- Ability to efficiently work remotely;
- Fast-paced work environment;
- Frequent handling of queries and calls from managers and staff.
- Occasionally required to work flexible hours related to the needs of the camp;
Interested applicants should submit their chronological resume via e-mail to:
Child Development Institute
E-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Thank you in advance for your interest. However, due to the volume of resumes received, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
Diversity and Inclusion:
Child Development Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value inclusivity & diversity in the workplace. To meet organizational needs, we actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to,
- First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;
- members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin;
- persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities; and
- persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.
We recognize that many of these identities intersect and that therefore, equity, diversity and inclusion can be complex. We value the contributions that each person brings, and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in our community.
Child Development Institute is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC). Child Development Institute will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment & selection process to applicants with disabilities. During any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) you may require. Any information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.
All applicants are advised that offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a Vulnerable Sector Check.
Tim Hortons Foundation Camps
You remember what it was like growing up. You remember the people who made an impact on your life and you want to be that someone for young people. You are looking for a challenging role that will be extremely rewarding. You will lead and mentor youth from low-income families through a remarkable summer eCamp Program.
If this sounds like you, consider an opportunity as an eCamp Counsellor with Tim Hortons Foundation Camps.
Establish relationships with youth, aged 12-16, that reflect respect, trust and empathy
Work collaboratively with co-counsellor and virtual e-network of colleagues across the organization
Support the successful execution of intentional E-Camp programs, connecting them back to the program outcomes
Encourage camper development at their own pace recognizing their achievements
Respond appropriately when addressing challenging camper behaviours as they arise, model healthy choices and emotional maturity
Exhibit a duty of care for our campers, and appropriately assess and respond to risks in digital environment
Provide day-to-day ongoing guidance and leadership over assigned cabin groupings
Ensure campers are aware of various features in camp community, support campers as they navigate the content
Facilitate digital cabin sessions including orientations; full value contracts; reflections etc.
Create content based on camper need and requests
Provide content for group activities, iChoices and camp wide digital events
Ensure cabin groups and camp communities are safe, accessible, reliable
Direct campers to resources as required including Kids Help Phone and local community resources
Complete progress reports, incident reports and other documentation as required
Promptly complete wage subsidy paperwork
*Note: These positions will be partially or fully funded by a wage subsidy program offered by the Government of Canada, by Provincial Governments, or by Private Organizations. Only applicants 30 or younger qualify for this subsidy.
Between the ages of 18 and 30*
Camper centered and have related previous experience with youth (ages 12 – 16)
Able to demonstrate abilities in group leadership and positive behaviour management
Creative, innovative, flexible and reliable
Easily adaptable, self-starter, quick learner
Willing to be collaborative
Available to work outside of office hours
Capable to perform basic computer/web skills and have access to technology (computer/device, Wi-Fi access)
Able to provide an acceptable criminal background check and/or vulnerable sector search, as applicable
Bilingual (English and French) may be required at some locations
Able to join us between June 29, 2020 and August 28, 2020
The Tim Hortons Foundation Camps…
believe that thriving youth create stronger communities
understand that youth from low-income homes face greater obstacles to reaching their potential
foster strengths within youth, and empowers them to pursue a life without limits
use the power of camp and community as a catalyst for change
build teams who like to have fun while sparking constructive actions in others
provide our team with many training, development and travel opportunities
Tim Hortons® Foundation Camps (THFC) is committed to a fair and inclusive work environment, and seek talent with diversity of life experiences and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer that hires talent regardless of age, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, status as a protected veteran or any other legally protected grounds and will not discriminate on these bases.
If you have special accessibility requirements that need to be considered during the recruitment process, please let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our HR team will get back to you. Information received relating to accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially