Part-time hours between December and June 2022
Full-time hours between June 27 – September 2, 2022
Camps at Appleby College provide coeducational opportunities to develop and advance skills, and to promote interactive skills among participants. Appleby provides excellence within each camp through the use of superb facilities and instruction. In all our programs, we emphasize individual development, participation, co-operation and fun! Appleby’s scenic 60-acre campus offers outstanding academic, art and athletics for all its Camps.
Campers at Appleby experience an exciting week of discovery, friendship, sports and fun! Appleby College offers Discovery Camps, Arts & Media Camps, Science & Success Camps and Sports & Adventure Camps.
The Inclusion Program Director is responsible for managing, operating and overseeing the campers who need additional support, and inclusion facilitators. Reporting to the Camp Director, this position involves extensive planning, program development & enhancement, facilitating parent/guardian & teacher/educational assistant communication, camper care and engagement, staff training and risk management.
Specific Accountabilities (Pre-Camp Planning):
Responsibilities would include 1.5-2-3 (approximately) weeks of pre-summer work of camp planning, organizing and purchasing supplies
Monthly Senior Staff meetings December through June
Monitoring in Camp Brain (registration software) all Inclusion Campers
Corresponding and checking the Camp Inclusion email address
Work closely with the Camp Director to build & enhance the Inclusion Program
Contribute to the strategic planning and development based on research in the community, competitors, enrollment trends and analysis of previous years.
Support and correspond with parents/guardians during application process helping gather information about campers, create schedules, facilitator matching to campers
Plan and coordinate school visits working with campers’ teachers/educational assistants to set campers up for success during summer
Ensure programs are accessible for campers of various needs/abilities
Assist Camp Director in the recruitment, hiring, and orientation of staff
Develop and deliver training modules that support the professional development of staff and volunteers. Ensure Appleby’s Mutual Respect Policy is communicated.
Meet with families and campers prior to camp starting to determine the level of support required
Assess level of support for inclusion campers and create strategies for a successful camp integration
Specific Accountabilities (Summer: July, August)
Ensuring all Covid-19 Safety protocols and Government regulations are being followed
Nurture a positive camp culture by leading, motivating and developing strong teams.
Directly supervise Inclusion Facilitators
Ensure phone calls home to camper families occur when necessary
Fill in for staff roles when necessary (i.e. staff illness)
Create activities that are welcoming for parents/guardians to join & observe aspects of camp (for the shy or timid campers).
Ensure all training modules include an element of follow-up, discussion and analysis to ensure the needs of the staff and campers are met
Assist in scheduling all staff/volunteers; ensure all employee documentation for employee files are collected. Manage sick leave, absences and staff issues.
Ensure all facilities, equipment and programs are managed in accordance with the practices of Appleby College
Prepare and deliver staff performance evaluations for Inclusion Facilitators
Provide leadership and support to the Inclusion Facilitators
Be first aid response and behavior management response presence for all camps Inclusion participants are enrolled in.
Ensure compliance to Appleby’s procedures and protocols.
Ensure safe drop-off and pick-up for all Inclusion campers. Always present at these points, mingling and getting to know parents, helping and answering questions.
Acts as a parent/guardian liaison to build relationships with camper families and to ensure satisfaction and drive increased customer service
Ensure that lunches run smoothly and participate in planning and execution of new activities and shows in lunch time periods.
Post Camp Review
Debrief after Summer is completed
Suggestions/Ideas for the following summer
Create Lessons Learned/Best practices documentation
Knowledge and Skills:
Education background in Special Education, Therapeutic Recreation, Child & Youth Worker, Personal Support Worker or relevant discipline considered an asset
Extensive experience working with individuals diagnosed with additional needs: ADD (Attention deficit disorder), ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), ASD (Autism spectrum disorder), developmental disabilities, diabetes, emotional/behavioural concerns, learning disabilities, mental health, physical disabilities, Tourette’s) in various sports, canoeing, rock climbing in camp or educational environments.
Strong work history in 1:1 capacity with complex special needs population (with behavioral challenges)
Values the diversity of skills, experiences, backgrounds and creativity individuals bring to the team
Demonstrate strong organizational capabilities
Senior leadership experience in a similar camp/recreation program setting is required
Proven ability to mentor young staff to work effectively with children and youth in a camp setting
Strong independent work ethic
Training and work experience building relationships with instructors, campers, camp families and staff
Current Standard First Aid Training and CPR- C or higher required (Certified on or after September 2020)
Bronze Cross and/or NLS certification in lifeguarding is an asset
Successful candidates must attend the required training sessions from Attend mandatory training June 3 – 5, 2022, June 18, 19, 2022
Part-time pre-camp prep work to be completed from December 2021 includes:
Monthly Evening Meetings Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar, April (Exact date/time TBD) and Individual homework
Leading program breakout sessions during Staff Training Weekends Friday June 3 – 5, & June 18 -19, 2022
As a condition of employment, a criminal record check with a vulnerable sector screening is required.
Valid driver’s license required.
Appleby College Camps and Academies provide the highest quality of instruction to campers in a fast paced and challenging work environment. Compensation is dependent on experience and qualifications.
While all applicants are thanked for their interest, only those chosen for interviews will be contacted.
Please apply online by Monday, November 15, 2021 via https://www.appleby.on.ca/jointheteam/currentoppor...
Appleby is committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable and accessible environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and supported. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.