High School Transition Animator

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail dans les deux langues officielles
  • Titre de l'emploi : High School Transition Animator
  • Nom de l’organisme : Maison Saint Columba House
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Montreal, Québec
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-06-16 à 2017-07-28 (6 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 12,00 $

Saint Columba House

High School Transition Day Camp


Job Title: High School Transition Animator

Job Site: Pointe Saint Charles, Montreal

Saint Columba House, 2365 Grand Trunk, H3K 1M8

Duration: Full time (40 hours/week), 6 weeks (June 16-July 28 2017)

Salary: $12.00 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 High School Transition Day Camp is an affordable and bilingual day camp that caters to the specific needs of local families with children entering grade six or high school. The five week camp runs throughout the month of July and will focus on helping prepare youth for the transition to high school. This will be accomplished by building on academic, social and emotional competencies as well as life skills, introducing youth to community resources and supportive youth spaces, developing leadership and teamwork abilities, inspiring a positive attitude towards learning and discussing important issues (ex. peer pressure, managing stress, etc.). This material will be complemented by a variety of recreational activities and outings.


Our day camp also includes a Counselor in Training (CIT) program, which provides eight youth from the community (between the ages of 14-17) 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. Counselors-in-Training will be able to offer important insight, leadership and peer-based mentoring in this program, and will play a meaningful role in motivating and supporting youth in making a successful transition to high school.


Tasks and Responsibilities

The High School Transition Animator will:

-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 during the training period which will be evaluated by themselves and the Day Camp Director over the course of the summer

-along with a co-animator, 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

-plan and animate activities and outings for children who are entering the sixth grade or high school with the goal of helping prepare them for the transition to high school. This will be accomplished by building on academic, social and emotional competencies as well as life skills, introducing youth to community resources and supportive youth spaces, developing leadership and teamwork abilities, inspiring a positive attitude towards learning and discussing important issues (ex. peer pressure, managing stress, etc.)

-promote good physical health through stimulating recreational activities and outings

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

-participate in the supervision, training and evaluation of the Counselors-in-Training

-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, and special care counseling.

- Ability to work with children aged 10-12 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 animating activities for children

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

- Must be a full-time student in the 2016-17 academic year


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 May 12th, 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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