Summer Literacy Camp Counsellor
Summer Literacy Camp Counsellor
6-week summer contract, including training and travel to host community.
Mid-June to early July 2022 (depending on host region)
May 27, 2022
Inuit communities in Nunavik, Nunavut and Nunatsiavut; Open to members of these communities
*Application Deadline: May 27th 2022
Salary: $20 per hour
Frontier College is a national, non-profit literacy organization. We believe literacy is a right, and we work inclusively with volunteers and community partners to help children, youth and adults build the skills and confidence they need to accomplish their goals. Our network of staff and volunteers provides excellent and effective programming to improve literacy in communities across Canada, from coast to coast to coast. We value mutual respect and collaboration in all our relationships.
We are seeking mature, committed and self-motivated individuals to fill the positions of Camp Counsellor in our Summer Literacy Camp program. These literacy camps aim to promote a love of reading and learning, and increased self-confidence, among Indigenous children aged 5-12 living in Nunavik, Nunavut and Nunatsiavut.
Camp Counsellors are expected to work in independent teams to deliver indoor and outdoor literacy-based activities in a safe and culturally sensitive environment. Camp Counsellors will be working with large groups of very young children, up to a counsellor-to-child ratio of 1:10. Camp Counsellors will be expected to follow all public health measures in the region.
Each team will be comprised of an Admin Counsellor and 2-4 other Camp Counsellors. Together, they will work as a team under the remote supervision of the Frontier College Camp Coordinator.
Frontier College will provide candidates with a fully paid training prior to the start of camp.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
- Daily planning & organizing of camp activities
- Ensuring the safety and well-being of all camp participants during camp hours
- Establishing and maintaining good relationships with community members, and encouraging their participation in the camp
- Ensuring adherence to all program directives and guidelines
- Maintaining accurate camp records as required
- Perform other duties as assigned by Frontier College
- Additional responsibilities of the Admin Counsellor:
Required Skills and Attributes
- Act as the primary point of contact with the supervising staff
- Manage and maintain camp budget and accounts, including all financial records
- Ensure that all camp documentation is maintained and submitted on a weekly basis as required
- Assist with the recruitment and onboarding of some counsellors locally, if applicable
- Be at least 18 years old, mature, punctual, responsible, and able to work with little supervision
- Enjoy working with young children.
- Ability to work well in a team
- Be familiar with local leaders, culture and activities in the community
- Possess a current Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Screen completed by the local police department (Note: All successful candidates who do not have their Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Screen at the time of interview must obtain it prior to the start of employment. Frontier College will reimburse the cost if a receipt and the original copy is submitted
- Pay will be issued bi-weekly via Direct Deposit
- Frontier College will cover and handle all roundtrip travel arrangements to the training location and back to the host community
- All expenses relative to the training will be covered by Frontier College
Apply with resume and application form
Please direct your resume and application form to:
Closing date: May 27th, 2022
Frontier College is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace.
First Nation, Métis or Inuit
candidates are especially encouraged to self-identify and apply for this position.