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SIX NATIONS PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT
POSITION: Summer Sports Camp Leader
Reports to and works under the direction of the Programming Team Leader and the supervision of the Special Events/Programming Assistant.
i. In conjunction with the Programming Team Leader, prepare and implement a summer sports camp for children aged 7 and older. Provide advice and direction to determine sports to teach, guest speakers required and special instructions needed.
ii. Provides leadership, supervision and instruction to the children in the summer camp. Responsible for organizing game play, skill instruction, craft organization and sport selection.
iii. To follow all daily plans that the summer sports camp co-ordinator has put into place.
iv. Provide responsible supervision at the camp and on all trips that are taken.
v. To be willing to learn various drills and skills in all sports, not only the sports they play on a regular basis..
vi. Ensure that the following objectives are met: To increase the fitness level of participants, to offer positive recreation activity for children, to allow for social interaction, to increase awareness and skills in different recreation activities and to increase an awareness of fitness, nutrition and healthy lifestyles.
i. Provide input and an evaluation on the success of the program. Offer suggestions concerning what improvements can be made for the following year.
ii. To complete all registration forms, accident report forms, parental permission forms and trip forms are completed.
iii. Organizes facilities for the sports camp, check inventory list and determine equipment needed for the sports camp
3. COMMUNICATION AND LIAISON
i. Communicates with camp participants and their parents on a regular basis.
ii. Provides advice and direction to identify, adopt and promote programs and/or services that may enhance the recreation opportunities for the camp participants.
iii. Acts as a role model to the participants while at camp.
iv. Ensures all camp participants follow rules and procedures.
v. Must learn and know all camp rules and procedures for on-site and off-site activities.
4. OTHER RELATED DUTIES
i. Performs related duties as may be required by the Recreation Programming Team Leader.
Working hours will be Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.
Work has a high profile with direct involvement and supervision of school age children.
Mental stress; interaction with the children who may sometimes be uncooperative and hostile.
Possess ability to prioritize tasks and be able to work independently.
With the Programming Team Leader:
Receives direction, guidance and cooperation with the implementation of the program.
With the Parks and Recreation Department Employees:
Courtesy, co-operation and teamwork.
With other Six Nations of the Grand River Council Employees:
Courtesy, co-operation and teamwork.
With the Public:
Displays courtesy and co-operation. Provides information and seeks advice on the content and intent of the Six Nations Recreation programs and services.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Successful completion of Grade 11 in high school.
Knowledge of High Five, Canada’s quality standards for children’s programs and certified in the course Principles of Healthy Child Development would be an asset.
Current First Aid and CPR certificate.
Experience working with children.
Knowledge and interest in a wide variety of recreation activities. Willingness to learn and teach different recreation activities.
Display a positive attitude and insight into the importance of recreation and fitness to the participants.
Knowledge of the political structure of the Six Nations of the Grand River Council, The Parks and Recreation Department and an awareness of the recreation and sport organizations which exist at Six Nations.
Possess excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills.
Possess the ability to plan strategically and logically.
Display a high degree of initiative to work independently and have the ability to organize the workload so that all deadlines are met.
Must have a pleasant attitude and disposition for meeting the public.
IMPACT OF ERROR:
Errors in carrying out duties could lead to lost credibility, unfavorable public relations, confusion, duplication of effort, financial problems and misinformation being given to the Recreation Director, Parks and Recreation Employees, the Six Nations of the Grand River Council and the General Public.
Guiding principles set by the Programming Team Leader and the Recreation Director. Works within the administrative polices and procedures established by the Six Nations of the Grand River Council for the Six Nations Parks and Recreation Department.