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: 1 Head, 1 Assistant


South River-Machar (SRM) Day Camp 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 teach Red Cross Swim Kids certified swimming lessons. They provide one on one instruction to campers and complete written evaluations for each camper. The Head Swim Instructor teaches classes and is responsible for supervising the Assistant Swim Instructor. Instructors also assist (where needed) SRM day camp instructors with daily / special day camp programming. 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 are responsible for teaching campers the safety requirements of each program ensuring that all participants use equipment properly and following safety standards. This includes providing care to our campers that reflects the standards and guidelines of the Hockey Opportunity Camp Code of Conduct. 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 ). Each instructor is responsible for their program area and maintaining equipment in good order for next program period.

 

DAILY / WEEKLY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Monday to Friday - work daily with SRM Day Camp campers ages 5-12 between from 9:30 am- 3:30 pm
    • Teaching daily Red Cross swimming Lessons 
    • 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 Saturday twice a summer).
      Thursday compose detailed camper evaluations.
    • Attend weekly all staff and staff team meetings ( Sunday, Thursday) 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 everyday 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 saftey 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 be receive essential employment information and training for a successful summer experience.
  • Participation is camp wide special events (All Camps, Friday Campfire, Program Demonstrations) and weekly meetings are 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 full 8 week contract period are entitled to 1 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: 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 is included.


RECOMMENDED QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum of 16 years of age.
  • Genuine interest in working with children in the camp community.
  • Experience teaching and communicating with children of varied ages. Specific camp experience an asset.
  • Minimum Lifesaving Instructor Award (LSI) and NLS.
  • Emergency First Aid and CPR certification.
  • Must be enthusiastic, energetic and positive person.
  • Must be willing to take part in camp related activities outside the defined job description..