Community Engagement & Learning Camp Coordinator

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail dans les deux langues officielles
  • Titre de l'emploi : Community Engagement & Learning Camp Coordinator
  • Nom de l’organisme : Maison Saint Columba House
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Montreal, Québec
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-05-22 à 2017-07-28 (10 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 13,00 $

Saint Columba House

Community Engagement & Learning Day Camp


Job Title: Community Engagement & Learning Camp Coordinator

Job Site: Pointe Saint Charles, Montreal

Saint Columba House, 2365 Grand Trunk, H3K 1M8

Duration: Full time (40 hours/week), 10 weeks (May 22-July 28 2017)

Salary: $13.00 per hour

Languages: English and French


Other information:

Bus pass is provided for the month of July

Staff must submit a cleared police check


Day Camp Description

The Saint Columba House Community Engagement & Learning Day Camp is an affordable and bilingual day camp that caters to the specific needs of local families and the community of Pointe Saint Charles. The five week camp runs throughout the month of July and will focus on empowering children (aged 5-12) by teaching them valuable skills and encouraging them to learn about and get involved in their community. Fun, stimulating, educational and thought-provoking games and activities will provide children with a deeper understanding of how they can become an important part of their community, and how communities can work together to achieve change.


Our Counselor in Training (CIT) program will provide eight youth from the community (aged 14-16) with training, work and the opportunity to develop much needed transferrable leadership and employment skills that will allow them to flourish in the coming years.


Tasks and Responsibilities

The Community Engagement & Learning Camp Coordinator will:

- plan, organize and book all activities, projects and outings for each group during the five week day camp

- support the Day Camp Director in planning and preparing for staff training week

- animate and participate in a one week training session and contribute to the evaluation of training to ensure its yearly success and development

- set personal learning and performance goals at the beginning of the employment period which will be evaluated by the candidate and the Day Camp Director over the course of the summer

- be responsible for the safety and well-being of a group of 15-20 children of the Pointe-Saint-Charles community with increased learning, behavioural or social-emotional needs

- support the team of animators in completing their daily tasks and responsibilities as needed

- alongside the CIT Coordinator, support and supervise a group of eight counsellors-in-training (aged 14-15) in developing their professional and interpersonal skills

- plan and animate activities for children that build on community engagement, including: learning about their community's history, people and places; participating in fun and meaningful activities to contribute to their community through volunteering and other means

- promote good physical health through stimulating recreational activities and outings

- promote social and emotional well-being through team-building and cooperative activities

- prepare for and actively participate in staff meetings twice per week

- participate in post-camp evaluations, inventory and clean-up


Candidate Profile

- Bilingualism: candidates must have good English and French written and verbal skills

- We encourage the application of candidates who have studied in areas related to education, recreation & leisure, social services, special care counseling and/or community development.

- Ability to work with children of diverse backgrounds both individually and in groups

- Experience working with children with behavioural or social-emotional challenges

- Sensitivity towards children with special needs and learning difficulties

- Strong group management skills

- Experience planning and animating activities for children

- Ability to work both independently and as a team, to take initiative and responsibility, to demonstrate creativity and flexibility

- Experience working in a day camp setting strongly encouraged

- Must be a full-time student


As an organization that works with diverse communities, Saint Columba House recognizes that living under marginalization and oppression often brings both challenges and valuable skills and perspectives. People of color, Indigenous people, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community, and other candidates who experience marginalization are strongly encouraged to apply. Please note that Saint Columba House is not wheelchair accessible.


Application Deadline

CVs and cover letters should be e-mailed to the address listed below by April 24th, 2017


Contact Information:

Catherine McPherson

Youth and Family Programs Manager, Day Camp Director


2365 Grand Trunk

Montreal, QC H3K 1M8

Tel: (514) 932-6202 x233

E-mail: family@saintcolumbahouse.org


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