The job of a Camp Counsellor involves supervision of youth who attend STEM Camp. As their counsellor you will be guiding them through STEM-related activities centered around the topics of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics with a strong focus on coding and robotics. An academic and practical foundation in these areas is a huge asset. A counselor must be fun and energetic but have good group management skills as well. Counsellors are responsible for activity setup and cleanup, organizing activities, respecting safety and health protocols and exhibiting strong leadership skills.
A successful candidate must be a Canadian citizen; currently enrolled or a graduate of a post-secondary school. Applicants currently enrolled in, or a graduate of, a Faculty of Education program are encouraged to apply. Some experience with online gaming, coding and robotics is an asset such as Minecraft and Scratch.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, teaching skills, time management and organizational skills, interpersonal skills, advanced computer skills (including videoconferencing), and English proficiency. Camp Counsellors should also be punctual, patient, friendly, reliable, creative, energetic and work well independently as well as in a group.
Preparing for daily courses based on the subject assigned; using Kahoot! to encourage virtual classroom participation; using chat rooms within the software application to communicate with students; preparing ice breaker and break activities; and observing student progress, among others.
STEM Camp runs in-person camps when schools are on holiday break, PA Days and March Break. You are required to be available to work at a physical location during those times while the rest of the time you are working virtually. Your position is full time at 35 hrs/week, however, there is flexibility so you can attend classes, study and write exams. Full time employment converts to part time employment in mid-february, however, there are still PA Days and March Break camp to work at as part of your contract. More information will be shared if you are granted an interview.
As a Camp Counsellor, your duties and responsibilities may include some or all of the following:
Note: Minority candidates, including people with disabilities, aboriginal students, or otherwise representative of a minority are strongly encouraged to apply for the above positions. STEM Camp is an equal opportunity employer.
Note: Candidates applying for any position with STEM Camp must have proof of First Aid Certification as well as a recent (within the last two years) Police Check in the Vulnerable Sector, unless these services are currently unavailable due to COVID-19.
To apply please visit our website: www.stemcamp.ca/jobs/