Counsellor - Personal Support
Posted on 16-Nov-2018 by Hockey Opportunity Camp
Location Parry Sound, Sundridge
The Personal Support Counsellor (PSC) is hired to help provide an unforgettable camp experience for campers who require 1:1 supervision. These campers come recommended through Reach for the Rainbow (Reach), an organization dedicated to the inclusion of all youth in summer camp environments.
The PSC should have an interest or experience in working with special needs youth as he/she will be responsible for ensuring a safe and positive camp experience for the assigned camper. Counsellors are the staff members who work most closely with our campers and supervise them in all aspects of camp. Being a Counsellor in any regard requires many different personal and professional skills. Working 1:1 with a camper requires even more patience, responsibility, and discipline skills. This position is detail-oriented in regards to the health, safety, parenting, basic personal care needs and integration of the camper. To maintain a high standard of care, the PSC is also responsible for teaching and enforcing the HOC Principles of Respect to their campers, including safety expectations of camp and general activities. Ensuring that both campers and staff in the section follow proper equipment use and safety regulations is an important part of working at HOC.
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Job Type / Category
Summer camp staff is one of the most valuable and rewarding jobs any person will ever have. Benefits include learning new skills and experiences, working outside, getting paid to have fun, connecting with youth, meeting new lifelong friends, personal growth, and fantastic memories.
The Personal Support Counsellor is hired for the months of July & August. Room and board are provided.
Required Education, Skills and Qualifications
- A minimum of 18 years of age.
- Genuine interest in working with children with special needs.
- Experience teaching and communicating with children of varied ages and abilities. Specific camp experience an asset.
- Minimum of Bronze Cross swimming qualification (NLS preferred).
- Emergency First Aid & CPR Certification.
- Must be enthusiastic, energetic and positive.
- Must be able to work independently as part of a larger staff team.
- Must be willing to take part in camp related activities outside the defined job description.
HOC is a residential children’s camp in Ontario that has been privately owned and operated since 1966. Children from all over the world, aged 7-16, come to experience “The Ultimate Hockey And Summer Camp Experience” on beautiful Eagle Lake.
With a capacity of 240 campers per week and 100 staff (1 staff to 2.5 campers), the beauty of HOC is that we are large enough to offer diversified camp programs to suit every camper's needs.
Yet, with a small camper-to-staff ratio, we also have the resources to ensure campers and parents feel connected to the camp community and that their specific needs are heard, acknowledged and met.
The HOC experience provides campers with the opportunity for improved self-confidence, friendship, individual challenge and improved skill development – all in a safe and enjoyable camp environment.