Employment Details

Ways of the Woods (WOW) Counselor in Training (C.I.T)

Posting: 20220311-5
Date Posted: March 11, 2022
Closing Date: May 31, 2022

Ways of the Woods (WOW) Counselor in Training (C.I.T)
Conservation Halton Parks, Seasonal Volunteer

Conservation Halton was established more than 60 years ago to protect our communities from flooding and erosion and manage and restore natural resources of the watershed. We have grown to become so much more. Today, it is our responsibility to prepare our communities for the impacts of climate change, support our partners in creating more sustainable communities, manage our natural areas and resources within the watershed, monitor and enhance the environmental health of our watershed and create opportunities to connect with nature through recreation and education.

We believe that diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives make us stronger. Conservation Halton is committed to be an equal opportunity employer, creating an inclusive work environment and encouraging employees to be their most authentic self, no matter their ethnic background, religious beliefs, age demographic, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical ability, mental health or general appearance.

Four years ago, Conservation Halton started a process of transformation through our strategic plan, Metamorphosis. That strategic plan was an important first step for us to better understand the needs of our community and lay the groundwork for what needed to be done. Metamorphosis has now reached its end, but it is more important than ever for us to plan for the future. Our new strategic plan, Momentum, positions us to use the improvements and achievements we have made to carry us into the future for a more green, resilient, connected tomorrow. We are looking to build our team with the kind of inspired, ambitious, and strategic people that are not satisfied with the status quo, are excited by the opportunity in every challenge and are driven by meaningful, measurable results. If you are looking to join an environmentally-focused and socially-conscious community organization, then we are looking for you!

Your Opportunity

Reporting to WOW Camp Supervisors and the Coordinator, Recreation Programs, Counselors in training will:

  • Support the Ways of the Woods team with delivering memorable camp experiences to kids 4 through 15 years old.
  • Help the camp team with programming at each activity (boating, swimming, Challenge Course, etc)
  • Assist camp counselors with providing supervision to camp participants
  • Assist camp counselors in maintaining best practices for health/safety
  • Other tasks as assigned by the camp supervisor team
  • Build the leadership and communication skills required for future opportunities as a Camp Counselor.
  • Work in accordance with the Conservation Halton’s Safety Policies & Procedures and the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations and all other related manuals such as Covid-19 PPE protocols.
  • Other duties as assigned

Your Qualifications

  • Participants must be at least 14 years of age as of June 1, 2022
  • Completion of a Ways of the Woods C.I.T Camp, or a similar Counselor Training program considered an asset
  • Enjoy working with children and have great communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good time management skills.
  • Successful candidates must be available for a minimum of 3 weeks of volunteer work during the summer camp season, unless an alternative duration has been agreed upon with WOW Camp Supervisors
  • First Aid certification is an asset
  • Ability to travel to the work site (Kelso Conservation Area OR Mountsberg Conservation Area)

Your Reward

  • Interviews are expected to begin in May and the position’s expected start date is June/July 2022
  • A volunteer placement that will develop your leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills. All of which are transferrable to future work opportunities
  • On the job training that prepare you for future opportunities as a Camp Counselor.
  • Access to a variety of training and development opportunities with unique camp activities (archery, boating, climbing, biking, etc.)
  • You will work in an inspiring setting with views of the Niagara Escarpment and no traffic lights for several miles
  • You will work with a creative, talented and solutions-focused team
  • You will work for an organization that provides flexible work arrangements and places tremendous value on professional development and wellness of its employees
  • A Conservation Halton staff pass; providing access to CH parks for the duration of your volunteer placement
  • Volunteer hours may count towards high school graduation requirements

Our Core Values

Diversity and Inclusion – We endeavor to understand, accept and appreciate the value of our differences and encourage authenticity.
Learning and Innovation – We embrace the need for continuous improvement, the opportunity to learn from
others and the benefits of sharing knowledge.
Person-Centered Service – We make people a priority through customer-centred engagement, predictive problem-solving and high-quality service.
Collaboration – We seek out and trust in the skills, expertise and experience of others in order to achieve our common ambition.
Sustainability – We consider the environmental impact of everything we do and always keep future generations in mind when making decisions.
Integrity – We make decisions with accountability, transparency and a strong sense of personal responsibility for our choices and actions.
Resilience – We are positive and proud of our ability to quickly and effectively respond to change.

To Apply

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Please have your resume ready to complete your application.

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Conservation Halton will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. To discuss accommodations, please contact operations@hrca.on.ca .

Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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