Female Hockey Counsellor

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Job Title: Female Hockey Counsellor
Reports To: Hockey Director/Head Hockey Instructor
Number of Positions Available: 2 Female


Female Hockey Counsellor are staff who have a special interest in hockey. Instead of working with their campers at camp during instructional periods, Female Hockey Counsellor work with their campers during their daily hockey sessions held at the arena. Female Hockey Counsellors will be working both on-ice and during dry land sessions.
There are two different Female Hockey Counsellor shifts each day. Each week the shift schedule will rotate. Female Hockey Counsellors will work closely with Male Hockey Counsellors. Responsibilities during the ice session would include setting up pucks and pylons for drills, supervising all campers while in the dressing room and at Dry Land and assisting on Saturday's during the Showcase Scrimmage games. Counsellors are responsible for teaching 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. Each instructor is responsible for their program area and maintaining equipment in good order for next program period. 

DAILY / WEEKLY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide counselling & guidance for campers.
  • Female Hockey Counsellors are the 1st staff called upon for cabin coverage for staff weekends off and other assigned duties.
  • Supervise campers on the bus, while in transport to and from the arena, in the dressing room, lecture hall and during Dryland training sessions. Also responsible for supervising campers in arena lobby if they are not skating with their section.
  • Make sure campers follow their posted arena timetable and activity, meal and bus schedules.
  • Take direction from the Head Hockey Instructor while on the ice by demonstrating drills and working individually with campers on specific skill development.
  • Take direction / assist the Dryland instructors during dry land sessions at the arena.
  • Female Hockey Counsellors will assist in the organization and facilitation of all Dry Land training scheduled at camp.
  • Supervise players off the ice (bathroom breaks, minor injuries, home sick, equipment repair, etc)
  • Maintain equipment both on and off the ice (pucks, locking stick racks, pylons).
    Prepare skates for skate sharpening pick up and delivery.
  • Ensure dressing rooms are clean before leaving the arena Friday night or Saturday.
  • Ensure stick racks are organized and locked every day before you leave the arena.
  • Attend a weekly Hockey Staff meeting with Hockey Director Keith Murray, as well as a General Staff meeting with the rest of the camp staff Thursday night at 10:15pm.
  • Assist with Friday night / Saturday Showcase Scrimmage games as assigned by the Hockey Director.
  • Distribute and collect game worn jerseys for Friday night / Saturday Showcase Scrimmage games.
  • Schedule with the Hockey Director your one weekend off.
    Ensure that campers with special medical / personal needs are properly supervised.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Any changes to shift assignments must be approved by the Hockey Director.

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.
  • Ensure that each camper has the experience of their lives!

SUMMER BENEFITS

  • Room & Board Provided.
  • Weekly Staff Hockey & Water Skiing.
  • 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 depend on qualifications, responsibility and experience. Room and board is included.


RECOMMENDED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum 17 years of age and currently enrolled in Grade 12 or higher.
  • Genuine interest in hockey and working with children.
  • Must have a strong hockey background.
  • Experience teaching and communicating to children of varied ages. Specific camp experience an asset.
  • Minimum of Bronze Cross swimming qualification.
  • Current certificate of Emergency First Aid, and CPR, as well as Hockey Canada Respect in Sport or Speak Out.
  • Must be enthusiastic, energetic, and positive.
  • Must be willing to take part in camp related activities outside the defined job description.