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Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre

902-530-4100  info@lclc.ca

135 North Park St, Bridgewater NS  B4V 9B3

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Title:  SUMMER DAY CAMP LEADER – BEHAVIOURAL SPECIALIST

Lunenburg County Multi-Purpose Centre Corporation

Reports to: Aquatic Manager                                                                                                  

Position Summary

The Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre is seeking a Seasonal, Full Time Day Camp Leader – Behavioural Specialist to assist in providing additional care to those children with special needs enrolled in our summer day camp program.  The Day Camp Leader - Behavioural Specialist will work with the Day Camp Leader team and the Camp Coordinator to supervise and manage potential behavioural situations that arise during the course of the summer.

Dates:  May 27th  – August 23rd  2019

Application Deadline: April 18th 2019

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assess children’s behaviour and ensure child’s files are updated and checked regularly
  • Manage all minor and major behavioural incidents as they occur
  • Documentation of incidents that have happened
  • Provide positive leadership and training to staff on how to deal with behaviour issues
  • Provide quality adaptive programming to meet the needs and expectations of campers with special needs and their families
  • Provide a safe and positive environment at all times
  • Ensure effective communication with parents, guardians, staff, volunteers and children are met
  • Generate an environment of excellence where campers can learn, develop skills, and make new friends
  • Role model appropriate leadership skills and behaviours to all staff, including our younger volunteer leaders so they may grow into our future day camp staff

Required Skills and Knowledge

  • Knowledge and understanding of behaviour management techniques
  • Experience in providing leadership in a camp environment preferred
  • Experience working with children with special needs preferred
  • Secondary education such as Education, Psychology, Education Assistant, or Child & Youth Care Counselling are preferred
  • Currently enrolled in post-secondary education
  • Criminal record check including a vulnerable sector search
  • Current CPR-C and first aid
  • Current child abuse registry letter

Other Qualifications

  • Possess a positive attitude, self-motivated, adaptable and flexible, appreciative of diversity
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • The ability to work within a team
  • Well-developed communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to ice skate and swim an asset
  • Valid driver’s license an asset
  • Ability to speak French an asset
  • Candidates should be prepared for physical labour of lifting, moving (chairs/tables etc.) and lots of walking (very active job)

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to:

Dan O’Brien
Aquatic Manager
Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre
Bridgewater NS  B4V 9B3

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