City of Guelph

  • One2One Camp Counsellor

    Job Location CA-ON-Guelph
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(12/3/2018 12:04 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Job Type
    Summer Positions
    Job Industry
    Government and Public Sector
    Career Level
    Experienced, Student
  • Job Description

    The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life - all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

    Job summary

    Reporting to the Recreation Coordinator – Inclusion, the successful candidate will support campers with physical, cognitive and or/ developmental disabilities at various City of Guelph Camps, ensuring a welcoming environment designed to foster friendships and promote social interaction. Successful candidates will provide assistance to campers where required, as well as provide assistance to the camp staff to deliver inclusive and adaptive programming in a recreational camp setting.

    Hours of work

    These are seasonal positions, with training hours beginning in June. Full-time hours begin the first week of July and end the week before Labour Day weekend in September. Full time hours apply to daytime weekly programs (Mon-Fri). Occasional shifts required on Saturdays for training. 40-42 hours per week.

    Mandatory training dates are listed below.

    • June 1 - 9:00am-4:00pm
    • June 5 - 4:30pm-9:00pm
    • June 6 - 4:30pm-9:00pm
    • June 8 - 9:00am-4:00pm
    • June 26 - 9:00am-4:00pm
    • June 28 - 9:00am-12:00pm
    • 3.0 hours online training


    • Work in a team to create a welcoming environment for all campers and their support workers who attend.
    • Provide One2One support/assistance for campers with disabilities who need assistance integrating into recreation camps.
    • Actively supervise and engage camper(s) attending the recreation camp.
    • Assist with aspects of camp programming including adapting activities to meet the needs of participants, as well as set up/take down.
    • Support camp staff in all efforts to integrate campers and adapt programming to meet all needs.
    • Complete administrative tasks, including all forms and documents.
    • Communicate with the camp team and participant’s support worker/family, as appropriate.
    • Respect and maintain participant confidentiality.
    • Maintain proper communication between all parties involved, including parent(s)/guardian(s).
    • Complete and attend all mandatory City of Guelph training and meetings.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    • Experience working with individuals with disabilities is an asset.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Previous experience with program planning, development, and implementation.
    • Ability to multi-task, work independently, and in a team environment.
    • Adaptable, patient, and innovative approach to work.
    • Able to work at various locations across the city.
    • Valid CPR Level C and Standard First Aid (or willing to obtain prior to start date).
    • HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development (or willing to obtain prior to start date).
    • A Criminal Reference Check including Vulnerable Sector check will be required at the time of offer.


    $14.25 per hour  (2018 rate)

    How to apply

    Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Monday, January 21, 2019. Please note all applicants must complete the online questionnaire specific to this position at the time they submit their resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.


    Please visit the job posting listed on our careers page and click on the “Apply for this job” button. Instructions will follow. 


    The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.


    Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.


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