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Camp Counsellor - Inclusion Support Staff


Posting Id 1822
Number of Positions
Department Community Services
Division Recreation and Culture Services
Shift Monday to Friday 
Rate of Pay $16.00 - $16.00 Hourly
Job Length/End Date          September 1, 2023 
Job Type Part Time
Posting Type Internal and External
Posting Date 12/02/2022  
Application Deadline 02/06/2023  


Position Summary

Reporting to the Program Coordinator the Inclusion Support staff responsibilities will include the inclusion of all children with disabilities into the camp setting by providing one on one support where required. The inclusion services section offers a camp specifically designed for individuals with disabilities. The camp counsellor inclusion support staff may be required to work in this camp program supporting a group of individuals with a disability. Inclusion Camp Counsellors will prepare support strategies with an emphasis on age appropriateness and respect for individuality. The Inclusion Counsellor will act as liaison between the parents, participants and staff in the form of pre-entrance meeting, updates and problem solving to ensure all participants with disabilities are fully included in the camp programs. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide one on one support to a child with a disability to ensure they are actively involved in camp activities.
  • Required to work in a specialized camp program supporting a group of individuals with a disability. 
  • Modify camp programs to ensure campers with disabilities are able to participate in programs and be fully included into the camp setting.
  • When necessary assist campers with self-care needs.  Examples of self-care include but are not limited to: toileting, changing of clothes and/or diapers, lifts and transfers, feeding
  • When necessary utilize in a respectful manner participants assistive devices
  • Provide parents/guardians with a detailed outline of the success/concerns of the day’s events pertaining to the individual they are responsible for supporting
  • Ensure camp ratios are met at all times.
  • Work with the Camp Volunteers to ensure they are included in the programs and have various responsibilities.
  • Communicate and interact with participants and make everyone feel welcome
  • Ensure campers safety and security throughout the day. 
  • Complete all necessary forms (accident, incident, end of session reports, communication books) in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Represent the City of Richmond Hill by presenting yourself in a cooperative, organized, enthusiastic and well-groomed manner.
  • Report to work promptly.
  • Wear assigned uniform and name tag.
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings and staff training sessions.
  • Know and understand the policies and procedures of the Community Services Department.
  • Maintain excellent public relations at all time, with staff and the public.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Duties and Responsibilities Cont'd (if applicable)

Education and Experience

  • Leader In Training Certificate or equivalent
  • High Five PHCD Certification
  • Standard First Aid and CPR C Certification
  • Candidates must be minimum 15 years of age.
  • Background experience and an eagerness to work with children with a disability

Required Skills/Knowledge

  • Strong leadership, communication, organization and decision making skills. 
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Self motivated.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrates good judgment and makes sound decisions
  • Shows commitment to personal growth, development, and leadership opportunities
  • Shares new ideas and challenges the status quo
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate with honesty, openness, respect, and trust
  • Takes initiative to participate in a culture of learning, mentoring, and sharing
  • Contributes to building and being a part of a positive culture
  • Demonstrate the City’s corporate values of service, collaboration, care and courage
  • Satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector check upon hiring

Leadership Competencies

  • Demonstrates personal leadership
  • Builds people and culture
  • Cultivates open communication
  • Shapes the future
  • Navigates and leads through complexity and change


Attention Internal Candidates:  All current City of Richmond Hill employees are required to apply via the ‘View Jobs for Current Employees’ link on the City’s Careers Page.


We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

The City of Richmond Hill is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation.

Please note, to be considered for a career opportunity at the City of Richmond Hill you must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada (or the World Health Organization). You may also be required to receive any COVID-19 boosters recommended by public health authorities.  The City of Richmond Hill will consider cases requiring accommodation as stipulated by relevant employment standards legislation or regulation and/or the Ontario Human Rights Code.