*Note ‐ Deadlines: Shortlisted applications received prior to January 31 will be offered interviews
in the first phase (February onwards). Shortlisted applications received between January 31 and
February 28 will be offered interviews in the second phase (March onwards). Job offers will be made
during each phase.
Seeking members of Attawapiskat, Bearskin Lake, Big Grassy, Big Trout/KI, Cat Lake, Eagle
Lake, Fort Albany, Fort Hope, Fort Severn, Kasabonika, Kashechewan, Kingfisher Lake, Marten
Falls, Mishkeegogamang, Muskrat Dam, Neskantaga, Onigaming, Poplar Hill, Peawanuck,
Sachigo Lake, Sandy Lake, Slate Falls, Wabaseemoong, Wapekeka, Webequie and Whitesand.
Frontier College is a national, non‐profit literacy organization which was founded in 1899. We work
with children, teens, adults and families who need help to improve their literacy skills. We work
with a variety of community‐based organizations to deliver volunteer‐run, community‐based
programs across Canada.
We are seeking applications from energetic, enthusiastic individuals to work as Summer Camp
Counsellors for the annual Lieutenant Governor’s Indigenous Summer Reading Camps for
children/youth age 5 to 15 years old.
Day Camp Counsellors are expected to work in small, independent teams to deliver a diverse
array of indoor and outdoor literacy‐based camp activities in safe, caring, understanding, funfilled
environments. Camp Counsellors must demonstrate initiative and creativity to engage the
community, and involve parents, Elders and other community members in the camp activities of
the Day Camp Program. Camp Counsellors will remain in the communities for the entire duration
of employment. Camp Counsellors must be prepared to volunteer their time to being involved in
community events, and for evening unpaid camp preparation hours.
Each team will be comprised of a Camp Counsellor (Administrator) and one to three other Camp
Counsellors (Programming). Together, they will work very closely as a team under the remote
supervision of a Frontier College Coordinator who is in turn responsible for reporting to the
Frontier College will provide successful candidates with training in Program Delivery prior to the
start of camps. Each team will decide on an administrator upon arrival in Thunder Bay for
MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Assist with Camper registration activities
- Be a host to the Non‐Indigenous Counsellors, give them a tour of the community and introduce to them to community members
- Assist team with the daily planning & organizing of camp activities and preparation of healthy snacks
- Ensure the safety and well‐being of all campers during camp hours ( ~ 9‐5)
- Attend all team meetings. Create and maintain a professional relationship at all times with team
- Schedule Community members, parents and elders to have them come in to camp to do crafts, baking, traditional storytelling, or as a guest speaker.
- Maintaining accurate camp records as required
- Follow all program directives and guidelines
- Other duties as assigned by Frontier College
All candidates are encouraged to apply even if they do not meet all the following requirements:
SALARY & TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- Minimum 18 years old
- A mature, positive, friendly and approachable disposition
- Adaptable, self‐motivated, responsible, enthusiastic, creative
- Superior planning, organizational and time‐management skills
- Able to read and write in English, and also preferably Oji‐Cree, Ojibwe or Cree
- Able to work with little supervision, be a positive role model and mentor within the community
- Able to exercise patience and understanding when working with different personalities/working styles, even in challenging situations
- Strong situational problem‐solving and conflict‐resolution skills
- Strong communication skills
- Demonstrated experience working with groups of children/youth in a summer camp or literacy program setting is an asset
- Be willing and able to work as part of a team that will include non‐Indigenous camp counsellors.
- Be familiar with local organizations and upcoming/ongoing activities in the community
- Be familiar with local leaders, elders, culture, any local customs and tradition
- Preference given to applicants who have a Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector
- Screen completed by their local police department that is less than six (6) months old
- Suggested programs of study should apply: Social Work, Early Childhood Education,
- Child & Youth Worker, Education, Native Child & Family Services, Indigenous Studies, International Development
- Able to provide a letter of Endorsement from Chief/Council (part of the Application) outlining why you’re the best candidate for this job ~ MANDATORY
- Must have a Bank Account for Direct Deposit
July 3‐8 (paid training in Thunder Bay), July and/or August (camp in your community) 2017
Transportation to and from Thunder Bay for Training Week will be paid for.
Hours: Monday to Friday, 7 hours a day (35 hours/week) plus non‐paid planning hours as
Pay: Pay will be issued bi‐weekly/once every two weeks via Direct Deposit ONLY.
We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from diverse individuals who
self‐identify on the basis of any of the protected grounds under the Human Rights Code. We are
committed to integration and maintaining the independence of individuals and removing barriers
to accessibility in the workplace. We are committed to full compliance with the Human Rights
Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the Occupational Health and Safety
Act, and all other applicable legislation. We invite applicants to request accommodation, as
required, throughout the application and hiring process.
If you are applying to work at the camps for the first time download the LG 2017 Northern
Counsellor Package and complete the following:
1. General Application Form
2. Questionnaire B
3. Send your: (1) resume, (2) cover letter, (3) a completed General Application Form
, and (4) a
completed Questionnaire B
, via post, fax or email to the location listed below:
If you have previously worked for the Indigenous Summer Camps before and are applying to
work at the camps again download the LG 2017 Northern Counsellor Package and complete the
1. General Application Form
2. Questionnaire A
3. Email, mail or fax your (1) resume, (2) cover letter, (3) General Application Form
, and (4)
to the location listed below:
Send in all applications by mail, email or fax to:
Attention: Elizabeth Taylor
RE: Summer Positions
1‐895 Tungsten Street E‐mail: email@example.com
Thunder Bay ON P7B 6H2 Fax: 807‐285‐3344
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
For more information, visit the Frontier College website at www.frontiercollege.ca