Counselling Director

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Job Title: Counselling Director
Report To: Camp Director/Assistant Director
Number of Positions Available: 2


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.

DAILY / WEEKLY RESPONSIBILITIES


  • Role Specific Responsibilities
    • Review section and cabin assignments weekly.
    • Facilitate Section Head meetings as required.
    • Assist Section Head with camper related issues.
    • Assist Camp Director with staff discipline and staff dismissal issues.
    • 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.
    • Assign and supervise Saturday/Sunday counsellor cabin clean-up duties.
    • Work closely with Administrative Assistant to facilitate communication between campers & parents.
    • Work closely with Head of Staff Development to provide mentorship and support for all first-year HOC Staff.
  • Sr Staff Team Responsibilities
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Accept responsibilities to maintain the Master Camp timetable.
    • Ensure that proper equipment use and safety rules are followed by staff.
    • Work with Section Heads and Counsellors to create and execute camp programming that is age appropriate, productive, and fun.
    • Attend, organize and facilitate sessions and programming for Staff Orientation Week in late June.
    • Attend the Senior Staff Training Weekend in late June.
    • Participate in and take a leadership role in the training for land search and rescue procedures and assume a leadership role during a land emergency.
    • Carry an assigned radio and be available in case of an emergency at all times.
    • Assist with all Sunday camper check-ins.
    • Attend all Thursday evening staff meetings.
    • Make any transportation runs (ie. Clinic / Hospital) that are required, provided that you are free at the time.
    • Complete a Counselling report and update counselling manual at the end of the summer.
    • Complete 1- 2 duty weekends that may include Friday/Saturday curfew sign in, Saturday check-out, and holdover supervision. Duty weekends will be assigned in advance and must be adhered to.
    • Complete weekly assigned administrative duties as scheduled. (Office shift, Coaches Corner, nightly rounds etc.). Approximately 2-4 duties per week depending as required.
    • The Counselling Director can expect between 8-10 hrs of scheduled duties daily not including other duties as assigned based on program needs.
    • Other duties as assigned.

ALL STAFF RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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.

SUMMER BENEFIT AND TIME OFF

  • Room & Board Provided.
  • Weekly Staff Hockey & Water Skiing.
  • Directors will be provided with the equivalent of a weekend off, once throughout the summer. This time off will be scheduled in advance with the Camp Director and will not necessarily run over a Saturday/Sunday. Sunday check-ins are a mandatory part of the Counselling Director's job responsibilities, and therefore time off will be scheduled around this.
  • Access to program and recreation equipment.
  • An experience that will last a lifetime.

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EMPLOYMENT PERIOD

Staff Orientation / Training: TBD
Employment Period: July 1, 2018 – August 25, 2018
Optional Employment: May & June 2018 / Week #9 August 26 – September 1, 2018
Wages: Summer wages vary depending on age, qualifications, and experience of applicants. Room and board are included.


RECOMMENDED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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.