Job Descriptions

Here are some brief descriptions of the jobs we are offering this year!
We have two new positions this year: Promo and Senior On-Call

Assistant Director Information

Required for Applicants:

· Must be a minimum of 18 years of age by July 1st 2018.
· Must hold a valid certification in Level ‘C’ CPR/First Aid
· Must hold a valid criminal record check and child abuse registry check.
· Must be able to attend the Camp STUFF training at Camp Ta-Wa-Si (date and time to be determined).

· Must be able to attend Camp Ta-Wa-Si’s senior staff and CIT training sessions (date and time to be determined, usually around the first weekend in June).

General Responsibilities:
· Assist in pre-season marketing events.
· Assist as needed with CIT hiring process.
· Actively demonstrating positive role modeling.
· Actively demonstrating a respect for and upholding the camp policies and rules and regulations.
· Providing assistance to the director:
o Planning and implementing camp programming and schedule.
o Assisting in providing feedback to counsellors and CITs.
o Assisting in administrative duties.
o Completing daily and weekly duties as assigned by the director and/or board of directors.
· Providing assistance to counsellors and CITs as needed, in:
o Responding to campers’ behaviours
o Intervening in disputes amongst campers, counsellors, CITs.

o Leading programming as necessary.

Ideal Skill Set:
o Organization.
o Transparency.
o Flexibility.
o Patient.
o Enthusiastic.
o Able to work independently/take initiative.
o Able to accept and utilize constructive criticism.
o Is able to work in high emotion scenarios.

o Is a fast learner/ can learn as they go.

General Counsellor Information

Required for applicants:

· Must be a minimum of 16 years of age by July 1st 2018.
· Must have their Level ‘C’ CPR/ First Aid.
· Must have a valid criminal record check and child abuse registry check if the applicant is 18 years of age or older.
· Must be able to attend the Camp STUFF training at Camp Ta-Wa-Si (date and time to be determined).

· Must be able to attend Camp Ta-Wa-Si’s senior staff and CIT training sessions (date and time to be determined, usually around the first weekend in June).

General Responsibilities:
· Participate (volunteer) in pre-season marketing events.
· Overseeing the care of children and youth. This can look like (but is not limited to):
o Responding to a multitude of behaviours.
o Providing comfort.
o Ensuring campers’ basic needs are being met.
o Ensuring campers’ safety.
o Intervening in disputes.
o Implementing basic first aid.
· Planning and implementing assigned programming.
· Daily verbal communication with peers and supervisor.
· Written communication (documenting).

· Supervising and mentoring their assigned Counsellor(s) in Training (CITs).

Ideal Skillset for a Counsellor:
· Organised.
· Patient.
· Flexible.
· Able to work in a team setting.
· Able to work independently/take initiative.
· A positive role model to children, youth, and peers.
· Able to accept constructive criticism and utilize it.
· Is enthusiastic.
 
Individual Program Positions

Each counsellor will also be responsible for developing and implementing a daily program, as implied on the senior staff application forms. In circling more than one program/position on the application form you are indicating that you are willing/able to perform one or more of your circled programs/positions.

Crafts

The crafts coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing craft ideas appropriate for different age groups. The crafts coordinator will have use of the craft cabin and its supplies. The activity ‘crafts’ occurs daily for a half-hour period. During the activity, the crafts coordinator can use CITs accompanying the campers for assistance in handing out supplies, assisting campers in their creations, and for the cleanup process. The crafts coordinator is responsible for keeping track of craft supplies and contacting the Program Chair if more are needed.

Sports
The sports coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing athletic based games that are appropriate for different ages. The sports coordinator will have use of the ‘Barnacle’, i.e. the indoor recreation centre, and its games supplies, as well as the large field and basketball court. The activity ‘sports’ will occur once daily for a half-hour period. During the activity, the sports coordinator can use CITs accompanying the campers for assistance in participating in the activities, monitoring the games, or getting supplies. The sports coordinator is responsible for keeping track of sports equipment and contacting the Program Chair if new equipment is needed.
 
Music
The music coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing music based games and activities that will appeal to different age groups. As there are many traditional songs at camp, this program often is used to teach our campers the songs sung at Vespers and campfire. An ideal music leader doesn’t necessarily have to know all songs from camp, but should be easygoing, humorous, and not afraid of looking silly! The music coordinator will have use of the Barnacle if scheduling allows it, or the Messhall. The activity ‘music’ will occur once daily for a half-hour period. During this activity the music coordinator can have CITs accompanying the campers assist the coordinator in leading the activity.
 
Christian Education
The C.E. coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing spiritual themed activities that will appeal to different age groups. The C.E. coordinator will have access to previous C.E. programming plans and a curriculum to assist them in developing their programming. Successful C.E. programming is accessible, open-minded, and welcoming. An ideal C.E. coordinator does not have to be well-versed in the readings of the Bible, but rather should be open minded, patient, and creative. The C.E. coordinator will have use of the C.E. cabin, but it is not unusual to use the great outdoors as their location. The C.E coordinator will be responsible for planning and implementing a daily half-hour activity, as well as planning and leading Morning Watch and Vespers. The C.E. coordinator can use CITs, other senior staff, and campers to assist in the programming under the C.E. coordinators supervision and guidance.
 
Caretaker
The caretaker is a counsellor who oversees the maintenance aspects of camp under the guidance of the hired Handy Man (an adult with an affinity and background in maintenance), the director, and board members. The caretaker is responsible for a number of daily chores as well as weekly and seasonal chores, delegated to him by the handy man and director. These duties will be organized in checklists for convenience and accountability. The ideal caretaker is able to work independently, be able to take directions from others, and has a high standard of safety and cleanliness.
 
Lifeguard
Camp Ta-Wa-Si employs two lifeguards. Lifeguards must have a valid NLS certification. Lifeguards have the responsibility for implementing and maintaining beach rules and safety for both campers and staff. Lifeguards are on duty once a day (weather permitting) for camp’s hour-long beach time, as well as the Polar Bear Swim in the early mornings for campers that would like to participate. During this time the lifeguards are responsible for upholding the beach rules, providing first aid, and holding water-front safety drills when directed. Lifeguards should have a high standard of safety for themselves and those they supervise.
 
Programs
The program coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing the daily themes as well as a related camp-wide game that will suit both the theme and is appropriate for different age groups. The program-coordinator will also be responsible for assembling costumes to be worn by the senior staff members that are relevant to the theme. The program coordinator will have access to the ‘Tickle Trunks’ for their costume designing. The camp-wide game is 45 minutes in length and occurs daily. All counsellors will be in attendance and can be relied on for assistance and participation.
 
***New Position: Promo***
The promotions coordinator will be responsible for working with the Chair of Marketing on the board to continue the marketing process throughout the camping season. Primarily, the promotions coordinator will be responsible for collecting candid photos, videos, and ‘going live’ for the camp’s Facebook page. With the guidance of the Chair of Marketing the promotions coordinator will assist with developing marketing events such as fundraisers.
 
Assistant Cook
The assistant cook works alongside the head cook in the kitchen. The schedule and responsibilities for the assistant cook are determined by the needs of the head cook. The core responsibilities of the assistant cook are to prepare ingredients for the meals (determined by the head cook), to prepare for meal times, to help serve the food, to assist and supervise the cleanup, and to supervise the kitchen CIT/s.
 
***New Position: On-Call Counsellor***
This position was designed keeping in mind that we don’t always have room on our full-time staff for all of our wonderful applicants, particularly those who have been CITs and have demonstrated their reliability and keenness for camp! If you choose to circle ‘on-call counsellor’ on the application, you are letting us know that should you not be selected for a full-time position you are willing and able to continue to donate your time to us as a CIT with the chance that, on one (or more!) of your assigned CIT weeks, you may be asked to step up and act in a senior counsellor capacity. This would happen if our camper numbers are higher than what our full-time staff are capable of handling. Should it happen that you are asked to be a senior counsellor during one of your weeks, you will be assigned to a cabin with campers and a CIT to supervise. You will receive a week’s pay of a senior counsellor. You will attend senior staff training prior to the camping season.
Required Credentials:
· That of a senior counsellor (see above).
 
Counsellor in Training (CIT)
Required Credentials:
· Must be 14 years of age by July 1st 2018.

· Must attend CIT training (date and time to be determined, usually end of June/early July).

General Responsibilities:
· Assisting your assigned senior counsellor in:
o Supervising children and youth.
o Ensuring campers’ basic needs are being met.
o Entertaining campers.
 
Ideal Skillset:
· Is a positive role model.
· Patient.
· Able and willing to take directions.
 
Head Cook
This person is in charge of planning and cooking breakfast, lunch and supper for the large group of campers and staff each week. They are provided a cottage to live in for the summer, as it is expected that they remain at the camp from Sunday to Friday each week. The meals prepared should be well balanced and nutritious. The head cook will contact the board when supplies are running low.
An ideal candidate for this job would: have experience cooking for large groups of people and have good communication skills. Must be 21 years or older.
Candidates for Head Cook may apply for one or more weeks of the summer.