Camp Counsellor

Job city: 
Scarborough, ON
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 - 11:45pm
Job terms: 
Full-time contract


Position Title: Camp Counsellor - Recreation (Contract) - 1 available position
Terms: Canada Summer Jobs; 37.5 hours/week for 7 weeks only
Duration: July 8, 2024 – August 23, 2024
Hourly rate: $16.55/hour
Job Region: Toronto (Scarborough North)
Organization Structure: Reports to the Programs Manager

About Polycultural

Be a part of Polycultural Immigrant and Community services! Founded in 1993, Polycultural is dedicated to hosting an open and inclusive environment for all. We are a multicultural melting-pot perfectly reflecting Canada’s diversity. We are like a family, have a culture filled with care and genuine connection with a very inclusive environment for all. With a diverse range of programs and services, we help individuals and families build a brighter future in Canada. Serving clients from over eight different locations across the GTA and Orangeville in more than 20 languages.


Plan, organize, and deliver summer programming for children and youth that facilitate skills development and promotes health and well-being, team building, social connection, and positive relations, and to support settlement and integration of newcomer youth (immigrants/refugees).


- Plan and facilitate activities for youth in areas, such as arts, life and social skills, leadership, science, and sports
- Organize field trips and guest speakers
- Complete necessary administrative responsibilities for registration, attendance, daily activity reports, incident reports, and other documentation needed
- Ensure that all health and safety standards are met and that the operation of the program is in compliance with organization policies, procedures, and requirements
- Ensure that the materials and program spaces are well-arranged and left clean and in good order at the end of the program
- Be ready to accept, supervise, and facilitate children at the scheduled time
- Carry out daily duties, such as greeting participants/parents, organizing equipment, materials, and supplies, and distributing and collecting permission slips
- Monitor children’s behaviour and intervene as needed
- Ensure that the children are never left unattended/unsupervised
- Provide activities that encourage respect for the values, customs, and traditions of diverse cultures
- Contribute occasionally to handling client phone calls/inquiries for other programs onsite
- Report on activities and provide program evaluation
- Participate in training and planning sessions as required
- Promote and create awareness of the agency’s services, projects, and programs


Changes behavioral style or method of approach when necessary to achieve a goal; adjusts style as appropriate to the needs of the situation. Responds to change with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn new ways to accomplish work activities and objectives.
Using a variety of communication styles and strategies to foster open communication and the exchange of information and discussion on an ongoing basis.
Planning & Organizing/Time Management
Establishes a systematic course of action for self or others to ensure accomplishment of a specific objective. Sets priorities, goals, and timetables to achieve maximum productivity.
Demonstrates strong commitment to meeting the needs of co-workers, managers, clients, or community members, striving to ensure their full satisfaction.


- Applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment
- Eligible applicants must be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
- Must be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations
- Post-secondary education (in progress or completed) in the following studies: Child and Youth Studies, Education, Community Services, Recreation, Social Work, Arts, Psychology, or other related filed
- Valid First Aid/CPR certificate or willingness to obtain
- At least one season/summer of experience leading children
- Skills and abilities to plan and organize activities for children
- Skills and interest in art, culture, sport, drama and/or science
- Technical skills and abilities to facilitate engaging online activities as needed
- Commitment to diversity and inclusion, and demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of diverse newcomers
- Demonstrates ability to work independently and as a team member
- Demonstrates ethical judgment and professional boundaries
- Highly motivated, personable, and well organized

Other requirements

- A satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Police Check (completed when offer is made)

Polycultural reserves the right to post internally and externally.

In support of persons with disabilities, Polycultural asks that job applicants with disabilities who require accommodation in the recruitment and selection process, to please advise Human Resources, if contacted for an interview/testing, so that suitable accommodation can be arranged. (In compliance with AODA, 2005, Integrated Accessibility Standards). If you require assistance in sending your resume due to a disability, please contact Human Resources directly.

We thank everyone for their interest in Polycultural; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Polycultural Immigrant & Community Services hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity.

No phone calls please.

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