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Leadership Development 2 Counsellor

  • 05/08/2024 3:32 PM
    Message # 13354141

    Leadership Development 2 Counsellor

    FT Contract Under 9 mos. Vac Paid Non-Management

    YMCA Camp Elphinstone, Gibsons, BC, CA


    Leadership Development 2 Counsellor

    YMCA Camp Elphinstone

    1760 YMCA Road

    Gibsons, BC

    V0N 1V6

    Rate of Pay: $134.69-$137.69/day

    Position Status: Seasonal Contract, Full time

    Term: June 13th to August 31st , 2024

    Reports To: Summer Camp Director

    Nature & Scope

    YMCA Camp Elphinstone is seeking individuals to fill the role of Leadership Development 2 (LD2) Counsellor.

    These staff members are responsible for delivering and facilitating the LD2 program for 16-17 year-old campers. They work cooperatively with other members of the staff team to develop and deliver their program, which builds leadership abilities, group development among participants and instruction skills based on technical skills learned in LD1.

    The LD2 program has an emphasis on group leading skills, exploring different styles of leadership, interpersonal skills, and camper care. Opportunities are also provided for campers to develop their own leadership styles. Previous camp experience is essential for these staff members, as is a high level of core camp skills, teaching, and group work.


    · Live in cabins with a co-counsellor and up to 10 campers. Accompany cabin to all programs throughout the day. Provide 24-hour supervision to these campers.

    · Plan and deliver experiential and educational leadership programming. Facilitate Camp Elphinstone’s core programs such as high ropes, canoeing, kayaking, archery etc. and be able to adapt programming to suit the LD2 outcomes.

    · Manage group dynamics and behaviour of the cabin group to ensure the emotional and physical safety of all campers. Ensure that all campers feel supported, safe, and all of their needs (physical, emotional, social, medical, and nutritional) are being met.

    · Lead multi-day canoe, backpacking, and/or sea kayaking trips with co-counsellor and 10 campers.

    · Seek help from a supervisor when it is appropriate or necessary.


    · Age 19+ by July 1, 2023

    · Wilderness Advanced First Aid (40 hrs)

    · NLS

    · FOODSAFE Level 1

    · 3+ years of experience working with youth

    · Experience leading multi-day wilderness trips

    · Criminal Reference Check with a Vulnerable Sector Screening issued no later than six (6) months preceding start date

    · 3 Successful Reference Checks

    Additional Qualifications (assets)

    · Wilderness First Responder (80 hrs)

    · Paddle Canada certification (or equivalent)

    · ACCT Level 1 or 2

    · Mental Health First Aid

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