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YMCA of Niagara - March Break Day Camp Group Counsellor

Company Name:YMCA of Niagara

Position Title:March Break Day Camp Group Counsellor

Location:Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada

Job Type:Contract : Part Time

Start Date:March 13, 2023

End Date:March 17, 2023


Hourly Wage:15.50

Shift Work:Yes

Applications Open:December 29, 2022

Applications Closed:February 17, 2023

Job Requirements

• Experience working or volunteering with children or youth
• Applicants must be 16 years of age or older
• Values driven individuals who make excellent role models for children and youth
• Experience working in day or residential camp is an asset
• Energy, enthusiasm and flexibility
• Current Standard First Aid with CPR-C
• A clear and satisfactory criminal record check inclusive of the vulnerable sector search (CRC VSS) issued for the YMCA of Niagara
• The ability to participate in ongoing physical activity and work in an outdoor environment in various weather conditions
• Participate in training and adhere to the YMCA Child Protection Policies and Procedures as established by the YMCA of Niagara


Concern for Health and Safety
Acknowledges and understands how to manage and educate others of risk and harm reduction.

Actively builds teams and encourages open relationships for maximum organizational effectiveness.

Creativity and Innovation
Develops new ways or adapts existing ideas to help us achieve desired results.

Guides, motivates and inspires self and others to take action to achieve desired outcomes.

Child and Youth Focused
Commits to assisting growth and development among children and youth.

Commitment to Organization Vision and Values
Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision, strategic outcomes and values of the YMCA.

Job Description
March Break Day Camp Group Counsellor

Location YMCA Camp at sites in St. Catharines, Grimsby, Welland, Port Colborne and Niagara Falls

Pay $15.50/hour

Employment Type Seasonal Contract – 25 to 40 hours per week. Hours of work are primarily Monday to Friday daytime, with some evenings and weekends required for training.

Placement Date March 13-17, 2023 with training prior

Why Work for the YMCA?

As a charitable organization, the YMCA of Niagara aspires to be a great workplace, committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, where different backgrounds, experiences, and identities are appreciated and celebrated. Guided by our shared values – caring, health, honesty, inclusiveness, respect, and responsibility - the YMCA provides our employees with meaningful jobs and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of individuals and the health of our communities. We recognize the contributions of our staff through growth opportunities and great benefits, and the knowledge that their day-to-day actions have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of the people of Niagara.


Counsellors are responsible for the safety, supervision, and care of a group of children. They
will lead a variety of camp activities for the children in their group throughout the camp day, and ensure they have an amazing camp experience. Group Counsellors are enthusiastic, caring, and committed.


• Consistent effective communication with parents and other team members to ensure a successful camp experience for everyone involved.
• Facilitate and participate in fun, active, and engaging programming.
• Role model positive behaviour for campers.
• Participate in active games, sports, water games, and other activities.
• Be energetic and flexible.
• Providing a fun, safe and supportive environment for campers.
• Embrace diversity and inclusion of all individuals.
• Ensure YMCA Camp program outcomes and quality targets are achieved.
• Demonstrate empathy and caring towards campers, staff, peers, and parents.
• All Counsellors will share group counsellor, floater, cleaning, and break counsellor responsibilities.
• Other duties as required.

Contact Information

How to Apply:All applicants are invited to apply online by February 17, 2023 by visiting

Contact Name:Tracey Cosco

Contact Email: