S.R.M Day Camp Swim Instructor

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Job Title: S.R.M. Day Camp Swim Instructor
Reports To: Program Director/Day Camp Head
Number of Positions Available: 2


South River-Machar (SRM) Day Camp Swim Instructors work throughout the day directly with local children who are bussed to camp. SRM Day Camp programming begins at 9:30 am and ends at 3:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Instructors are hired to create and execute day camp specific daily and special programming. Swim Instructors are hired specifically to instruct swimming lessons as part of the Red Cross Swimming Program. Campers are grouped into two groups, Junior and Senior, and each group participates in daily swimming lessons. Additional Day Camp Programming may include arts and crafts, overnight camping, theme/special days, low organizational games, land sports and water activities. However, Day Camp Instructors also work with HOC campers throughout the week during evening programs.

Instructors provide program instruction, based on an outlined program curriculum and Community, Leadership, Accountability, and Performance, fundamental qualities. Standards are developed on skills-based progressions through an established awards system already in place at HOC. Instructors are expected to teach classes that are age appropriate, productive, and fun. This includes being prepared to teach in a variety of weather conditions (rainy day programs).  Evening instruction (2 days) of evening activities is an expectation of all Activity Instructors. Activity Instructors are required to maintain their program areas and equipment, ensuring adequate equipment supply and safety during daily program development time (PDT) each day (1 hr) as required. Every week instructors are also responsible for completing swimming evaluations on each camper they teach during the week. As a part of the larger camp community activity instructors also expected to actively participate and provide supervision during All-Camp Activities throughout the week. This includes program periods that may not be outlined on daily schedules, such as meals, section activities, free swim, campfires, and others as assigned.

DAILY / WEEKLY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Monday to Friday- work daily with SRM Day Camp campers ages 5-12 between 9:30 am- 3:30 pm,  specifically instructing swimming lessons through the Red Cross Swimming Program.
  • Daily program development/maintenance time (1 Hour).
  • Evening activity instruction (Monday, Tuesday) (1 Hour).
  • Wednesday cabin coverage to facilitate counsellor evening off.
  • Sunday Camper Registration (work brigades, registration, program demonstrations).
  • Saturday Check Out (3 hours on Saturday, twice a summer).
  • Thursday- compose detailed camper evaluations.
  • Attend weekly all staff and staff team meetings (Sunday- Program Staff, Thursday- All-Staff) or as scheduled.
  • Additional classes and supervision as required.
  • Preparation of alternative "Rainy Day" programs.
  • Work One “Holdover Weekend”. Friday evening cabin supervision (if required) and provide programming and supervision for holdover campers ( campers here 2+ weeks) Saturday and Sunday.

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.
  • 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 BENEFITS AND TIME OFF 

  • Room & Board Provided.
  • Weekly Staff Hockey & Water Skiing.
  • Staff working a full eight week contract period are entitled to one weekend off (Friday after daily duties to Sunday program demonstrations).
  • 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: June 30, 2019 – August 24, 2019
Optional Employment: Week #9 August 25 – August 31, 2019
Wages: Summer wages vary depending on age, qualifications and experience of applicants. Room and board are included.


RECOMMENDED QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum of 16 years of age.
  • Genuine interest in working with children in the community.
  • Experience teaching and communicating to children of varied ages. Specific camp experience an asset.
  • Lifeguarding and swim instructional experience preferred.
  • NLS certification.
  • Water Safety Instructors certification.
  • 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.