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Nature Camp - Lead Counsellor Frontenac Arch Biosphere Kendrick's Park, Lyndhurst Ontario - Student, Internship, Co-Op / Etudiant, Stage Cooperative

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Frontenac Arch Biosphere

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Industry Sector: Sports and Recreation / Sports et loisirs

Organization Description:

The Frontenac Arch is the ancient granite bridge from the Canadian Shield to the Adirondack Mountains. Its incredibly rich natural environment and history was recognized in 2002 when it became a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, part of a world-wide network of 669 Biosphere Reserves in 120 countries. FAB is dedicated to protecting globally important heritage through sustainable community development.

The Frontenac Arch Biosphere Network (FABN) has a suite of programs to engage the community and encourage it to become a global model for sustainable development. Each FABN program reflects the four pillars of sustainability: nature, livelihood, wellbeing and culture. In this next decade, we intend to further our work within the community by expanding our programs to cover and include all sectors.

 The Frontenac Arch Biosphere, as designated by UNESCO, is a globally significant and unique treasure, and yet widespread knowledge of its identity and the role of the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Network  remains a    challenge. Going forward, we will meet the identity challenge by engaging local residents, all levels of  governments and other organizations in this region in collaborative programs and projects to build a sustainable community.

 The Frontenac Arch Biosphere is situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee territories. With gratitude and respect we acknowledge the significant contributions Indigenous Peoples have, and continue to make, on these lands.

Job Listing #559

Nature Camp - Lead Counsellor Frontenac Arch Biosphere Kendrick's Park, Lyndhurst Ontario • Student, Internship, Co-Op / Etudiant, Stage Cooperative

Date Posted: 06 Feb 2018

Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2018

Location: Leeds and Grenville

Category: Sports and Recreation / Sports et loisirs

Hours Per Week: 42.5 hours per week- Hour

Pay Rate: Hourly Wage / Rémunération Horaire $17.50

Language Requirements: English / Anglais

Job Description:

Summary of Position/Job Description
The FAB Nature Camp Lead Counsellor is responsible for working with the Program Manager to create
engaging lessons that forge a healthy relationship between children and their natural environment. The
successful candidate will provide the leadership for 2 Junior Counsellors in maintaining a safe and
enjoyable environment for campers between 6-12 years old. The Lead Counsellor is responsible for
Lifeguarding and upholding the policies and procedures of the FAB Nature Camps and the FAB Mission- Enough for all, for all time.

Duties and Responsibilities
1.) Provide engaging and safe outdoor educational and recreational experiences.
2.) Represent the FAB at the Kendrick’s Park location.
3.) Instruct Counsellors in the implementation of Program Material and campers in activities.
4.) Identify and respond to camper behavior issues, in a timely and meaningful way.
5.) Communicate with parents about daily activities and program details.
6.) Report concerns, material needs, and progress reports to the Program Manager.
7.) Maintain a daily activities/events log, detailing program challenges and successes.
8.) Ensure that the facility is clean, organized, and litter free.
9.) Know, enforce, and follow all safety guidelines associated with the camp and all program areas.

Qualifications:

Required
1.) Ontario High School Diploma - must be 18 years or older
2.) Currently enrolled or a recent graduate of a relatable College or University Program.
3.) Experience in a leadership role, working with children.
4.) First Aid/CPR/AED certified.
5.) Police Record Check with the Vulnerable Sector Check (Valid within the last 6 months).
6.) NLS Certified Lifeguard.
7.) Willingness to work Monday through Friday, in the natural elements - rain or shine.
8.) Personal means of transportation to and from camp.
9.) Able to walk 5 kilometers and lift 50 pounds.

HOW TO APPLY:  Please upload and send your resume and cover letter to:  Kelly McGann   kelly@fabn.ca 

Additional Requirements: Assets 1) Bilingual. 2) Member of the Ontario College of Teachers. 3) Outdoor enthusiast, naturalist, and survival skills preferred.

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