Camper Support Specialist - Tim Horton Memorial Camp
Tim Horton Children's Foundation
49 Kentahten Trail
Parry Sound, ON .
You have a way with people. You handle sensitive situations with empathy, understanding and care. Your skill set allows you to tackle an array of challenges that can occur when working with youth in a non-clinical setting. You enjoy supporting youth in various capacities and it brings you fulfillment to play a part in their overall wellbeing.
If this sounds like you, consider an opportunity as a Camper Support Specialist with the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation.
deliver training on areas such as mental health, positive behavior management, bullying, disclosures, as well as appropriate responses to situations that may occur at camp
provide on-going coaching and support to camp staff as it relates to meeting camper mental, behavioural, social and emotional needs
ensure proper response, follow-through and debrief on situations arising with campers
handle cases of suspected abuse and neglect in line with THCF Wellness Standards
make referrals to support services in home communities of the campers
work collaboratively and communicate with camper families, the camp management team, wellness team and Camper Support Manager to meet the best interests of the camper
establish relationships with youth that reflect respect, trust and empathy
model healthy choices and emotional maturity
be challenged physically and mentally as you live in an overnight camp setting for 10 day sessions, with 2 days of break in between
learn that the challenge is also rewarding, and will experience personal growth alongside the campers you are supporting
a graduate of a post-secondary Social Work or Child and Youth Work program
experienced at working with youth aged 12 – 16 in a professional mental health setting
understanding and sensitive to the challenges faced by youth from low-income homes
exceptionally cultivated in your interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence positive decision-making, listen, manage conflict, and practice sensitivity and compassion
certified in Standard First Aid or Wilderness First Aid (WFA), or are willing to obtain
able to provide an acceptable criminal background check
able to join us between June 8, 2018 and August 31, 2018
Note: This opportunity is also available at our other camp locations. As part of your application for this posting, you have the opportunity to indicate your interest in other camp locations or positions.