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, Muskrat Dam, Neskantaga, Wabaseemoong, Onigaming, Peawanuck, Sachigo Lake, Sandy Lake, Slate Falls, Wapekeka, Webequie,
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 community members to work as Summer Camp Counsellors for the annual Lieutenant Governor’s Indigenous Summer Reading Camps for children/youth age 5 to 12 years old.
Day Camp Counsellors are expected to work in small, independent teams to deliver a variety of indoor and outdoor literacy-based camp activities in safe, caring, understanding, fun-filled 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 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 2-5 Camp Counsellors. Together, they will work under the remote supervision of the Frontier College Camp Coordinator who is in turn responsible for reporting to the Regional Manager.
Frontier College will provide successful candidates with training in Program Delivery prior to the start of camps.
MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist with Camper registration activities
Assist 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 participate in camp to do crafts, baking, traditional storytelling, or as a guest speaker.
- Follow all program directives and guidelines
- Other duties as assigned by Frontier College
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
All candidates are encouraged to apply even if they do not meet all the following requirements:
- Minimum 18 years old
- Must be and Community/Band Member
- A mature, positive, friendly and approachable disposition
- Adaptable, self-motivated, responsible, enthusiastic, creative
- Planning, organizational and time-management skills
- Be 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
- Be willing and able to work as part of a team that will include non-Indigenous camp counsellors.
- Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Screen completed by their local police department that is less than six (6) months old
- Provide a letter of Endorsement from Chief/Council (part of the Application)
- Bank Account for Direct Deposit
SALARY & TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
July 3-8 (paid training in Thunder Bay),
July and/or August (3 or 6 week of camp depending on community)
**Note: Transportation to and from Thunder Bay for Training Week will be provided**
Monday to Friday, 7 hours a day (35 hours/week) plus non-paid planning hours as needed.
Pay will be issued once every two weeks via Direct Deposit.
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.
Please send applications by mail, email or fax to:
Frontier College Attention: Christina Moore
5-895 Tungsten Street Thunder Bay ON P7B 6H2
Please include the following documents:
For more information, visit the Frontier College website at www.frontiercollege.ca