Counselling Director

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Job Title: Counselling Director
Report To: Camp Director/Assistant Director
Number of Positions Available: 1

Working as a member of the HOC Directing team, the Counselling Director’s main role is to support and improve the effectiveness of HOC’s counselling program. This role is facilitated by establishing clear and concise goals, as well as supervising and evaluating staff counselling techniques. The Counselling Director will work closely with each of the 7 Section Heads to train and supervise counselling staff in their roles, as well as oversee camper safety and discipline concerns. Directors are responsible for teaching staff and campers the safety requirements of each program ensuring that all participants use equipment properly and follow safety standards. This includes providing care to our campers that reflects the standards and guidelines of the Hockey Opportunity Camp Code of Conduct.


  • Reinforce the camp philosophy, policies and standards by acting as a role model to the staff and being an active participant in the camp community.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to staff and campers.
  • Accept responsibilities to maintain over-all camp timetable.
  • Improve the effectiveness of the Counselling program by establishing clear and concise goals.
  • Ensure staff provide care to our campers that reflect the standards and guidelines of the Hockey Opportunity Camp Code of Conduct.
  • Work with Counselors and Section Heads to create and execute free time programming that is creative, age appropriate, productive, and fun.
  • Attend, organize and facilitate sessions and programming for Staff Orientation week in late June.
  • Complete Section and Cabin assignments for each week.
  • Attend all Director’s & Sr Staff meetings
  • Facilitate Section Head meetings as required
  • Assist with all Saturday check out and Sunday camper registrations is mandatory.
  • Assist Section Head with camper related issues
  • Assist Camp Director with staff discipline and staff dismissal issues.
  • Make any transportation runs (ie. Clinic / Hospital) that are required, provided that you are free at the time.
  • Work with Section Heads to produce three formal written evaluations of all counselling staff; at the end of weeks #2, #4 and #6.
  • Evaluate Section Heads with three formal evaluations.
  • Attend all and facilitate one Thursday evening staff meeting.
  • Assign and supervise Saturday/Sunday counsellor cabin clean up duties.
  • Supervise camp and holdovers two Saturday Nights in the summer and coach’s corner on one night a week.
  • Complete Director report and update program resource binder at the end of the summer.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Directors get one night per week and every other Saturday off as time and schedules allow.  This is scheduled with the Camp Director at the beginning of the summer.


  • All staff are required to deliver every day our Brand Promise “Best Summer Of Your Life” in each camper and staff interaction. Guided by our four core principles, Community, Leadership, Accountability, and Performance.
  • All staff are expected to abide by and enforce camp guidelines of respect. These are the rules and expectations of behaviour implemented to maintain a fun and safe camp environment.
  • All staff are responsible for the safety and security of each camper in their care. Staff are to follow prescribed program standards and lesson plans in order to ensure the highest level of care and instruction.
  • Attendance for all staff to the June orientation week training is mandatory. This training period is where each staff will receive essential employment information and training for a successful summer experience.
  • Leadership and Participation in camp wide special events (All Camps, Friday Campfire, Program Demonstrations) and weekly meetings are an expectation of all staff members.
  • The dynamic nature of summer camp demands each staff understand that additional duties may be assigned as required.

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Staff Orientation / Training: TBD
Employment Period: July 2, 2017 – August 26, 2017
Optional Employment: Week #9 August 27 – September 2, 2017
Wages: Summer wages vary depending on age, qualifications, and experience of applicants. Room and board are included.


  • Minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Currently enrolled in a college or university program with preferred study in recreation management, education, early childhood development, physical education or personnel management.
  • Administrative background with experience in supervising peers.
  • Experience working with children of varied ages in a supervisory or teaching situation. Specific camp experience an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, evaluate and deal effectively with problem solving situations within the area of responsibility.
  • Valid G driver’s license.
  • Genuine interest in working with children in the community.
  • Minimum Bronze Cross Award. Emergency First Aid and CPR certification.
  • Must be an enthusiastic, energetic and positive person.
  • Must be willing to take part in camp related activities outside the defined job description.