YMCA Overnight Camp CQE Leadership 1: DEL Trainer

by Southwestern Ontario YMCA

Reference #: 648
Location: London, Ontario
Date Posted: Apr 18, 2024
Southwestern Ontario YMCA

Job Description

Join the YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth Team!
Be the Spark! Join our passionate team and be the spark that ignites the potential in others.
Our culture is of paramount importance to us. We formally measure employee engagement annually to ensure our employees are having an excellent employment experience. Our current level of engagement is 80%, compared to some Canadian employer statistics of 69%.
YMCA of Southwestern Ontario was founded in 1856 and has over 200 locations from Goderich to Point Pelee, and Windsor to Woodstock. We are one of the largest not-for-profit providers of licensed child care in Canada and have over 100 school age programs across our regions. We also offer settlement services to newcomers, employment programs, mental health support, and youth programs. YMCA of Southwestern Ontario operates two overnight camps, one in Point Pelee National Park, and one on Beausoleil Island in Muskoka. We also have 15 Health & Fitness branches across Southwestern Ontario.
Why The Y?
At the Y, our people are central to delivering our mission. We are committed to the development of healthy communities and welcome people of all backgrounds, beliefs, and abilities.
We provide valuable training and development opportunities to help our team members grow professionally and personally.
We look for the following qualities in all of our employees and volunteers:
• Demonstrates our Core Values; Caring, Honesty, Respect & Responsibility and Inclusivity
• Fun, Enthusiastic & Friendly Individuals
• Hardworking and Dependable
• Positive Role Model
• Team Player
• Professionalism
• Enjoy working in a Social Environment
• Ability to effectively communicate with Employees & Members
Employees and volunteers of YMCA of Southwestern Ontario are ambassadors for the Y both on and off the job. We rely on them to help share our mission and increase awareness of the positive impact the Y can have on the lives of people in their communities. Particularly how we are helping to create healthy children, healthy families, and healthy communities.
All employees and volunteers are required to provide a current satisfactory Criminal Record and may require a Vulnerable Sector Search as a condition of their employment. Police Record checks are reviewed on an individual basis, and the offense(s) - if any - is considered in the decision-making process in relation to the requirements of the position, therefore not eliminating all candidates with a record from being offered gainful employment.
Position: Leadership 1: DEL Trainer
Location: YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth, Beausoleil Island
Start Date: June 22, 2024
End Date: August 23, 2024
Salary: $450-550/week based on experience

As part of your total compensation:
• Receive a 1-year complimentary YMCA membership to our Health & Fitness facilities, and discounts on YMCA child care and camp programs
• Be part of a caring and supportive network of people to help each other succeed
• Complimentary access to wellness and counselling services

In this role, you will:
• Form positive individual relationships with participants
• Ensure that participants’ life needs are met while at camp and on trip
• Provide adequate and engaged supervision of participants while at camp and on trip
• Proactively manage emotional and physical risk for participants and staff members on trip
• Develop and deliver a leadership program curriculum that fosters the development of positive group dynamics
• Provide opportunities for each individual participant to identify their own strengths and goals and to develop both their own character and their peer leadership skills
• Pack all food and equipment for trip, paying attention to dietary restrictions for participants
• Be committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and building a sense of belonging
• Embrace and exemplify the Y’s core values

Other Job Details:

• This is a seasonal position and the successful candidate is required to live on site at YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth for the duration of their contract in rustic accommodations.

Education and Skills Qualifications:
• National Lifeguard
• Standard First Aid, CPR C
• Wilderness First Aid
• Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Position Screening
• ORCKA Canoe Tripping Level 2
• Preferred Applicants: Strong leader with extensive camp outtripping experience who relates well to 15-year-olds, and can deliver consistent and positive feedback.
• Legally entitled to work in Canada

To Apply:
• Submit your cover letter, resume, and supporting documents via this application. This job posting will be active until the role is filled.
• Include in your submission your specialized experience, and why you are the best candidate for this role. Please include the name of the position and location in your application.

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We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
NOTE: The YMCA of Southwestern Ontario is committed to providing a barrier-free environment for all stakeholders including our members/participants, employees, job applicants, suppliers, and any visitors who may enter our premises, access our information, or use our services. As an organization, we respect and uphold the requirements set forth under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), and its associated standards and regulations.

Candidates, please be advised that our recruitment process incorporates AI technology for initial application screening. This assists us in efficiently assessing qualifications. Rest assured, our recruiters will additionally review resumes to ensure a fair and accurate assessment is completed.

Application Contact Information

Company Name:   Southwestern Ontario YMCA
Application URL: Click here to apply online