Canada Summer Jobs - Camp Counsellor

Job city: 
Newmarket - ON
Application Deadline: 
Friday, May 31, 2024 - 5:00pm
Job terms: 
Part-time contract


CICS is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to empower newcomers in settling and integrating as contributing members of Canadian society through diverse, professional and innovative programs and services. We work to enable newcomers to fully integrate, participate and contribute to all spheres of Canadian society. Our success stems from our workforce culture bound by three core values: Compassion, Inclusion and Collaboration.

Funded by the Federal Government of Canada under Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), CICS is recruiting candidates to fill the following summer youth employment position in our New Market location.
Reference: Canada Summer Jobs 2024
Job Title: Newmarket Centre Camp Counsellor

Tasks and Responsibilities:

The camp counselor mainly assists our youth settlement counsellors in facilitating in-person summer camps for newcomer children and youth aged 6 to 18 at CICS Newmarket Centre and the five Welcome Centres in York Region. The main tasks and responsibilities include:
• Collaborating and assisting youth settlement counsellors with the facilitation of camp activities, such as arts and crafts, group projects and outdoor activities
• Creating a safe, inclusive and supportive environment for newcomer children and youth, fostering positive social interactions and friendships.
• Encouraging campers to actively participate in camp activities and promoting teamwork among campers.
• Playing a key role in logistical tasks, including setup, cleanup, and equipment management.
• Reporting any incidents, accidents, or behavioral concerns to the youth settlement counsellors and program manager in a timely manner
• Supporting the youth settlement counsellors in data entry, compiling the statistical report, conducting client surveys, and preparing program materials.
• Assisting in outreach activities to promote programs and summer camps.
• Supporting the operation of our Centre and other programs tailored towards immigrant women and seniors

Required Qualifications: Post-Secondary

Language required for the position: English, Cantonese and Mandarin
Terms and Conditions:
• Salary: $16.55 per hour
• Hours of work: 30 hours per week
• No. of weeks: 9
• Anticipated Start Date / End Date: June 24 to August 23, 2024
Applicant MUST meet the following eligibility criteria:
• Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
• Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and;
• Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations;
• International students are not eligible.

All resumes along with a cover letter are to be sent to CICS by email: by 5:00 pm on May 31 2024.
Application should quote # CSJ- Newmarket Centre Camp Counsellor YR and address the covering letter to:

Hiring Committee
Centre for Immigrant and Community Services (CICS)
2330 Midland Avenue, Toronto, ON M1S 5G5

CICS is an equal opportunity employer. We provide accommodations during the recruitment process for persons with disabilities if required. This will be in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians Disability Act and Ontario Human Rights Code. We thank all those who respond to this posting. Only those selected for further screening will be contacted. Regrettably we cannot accept telephone inquiries.

How to apply: 

Resume and cover letter to:

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