Day Camp Counsellors
Bras d’Or Lakes Day Camp (BDLDC)
Summer Camp Counsellor (4 positions available)
The Bras d’Or Lakes Day Camp (BDLDC) is an 8 week, full-time summer day camp for kids between the ages of 5-12. We offer on-going enrichment through new experiences & challenges, physical activity & sport recreation, creative expression, field-trips and nature excursions with a host of visiting mentors, coaches, musicians and local artisans.
BDLDC focuses on building self-confidence and promoting personal growth and independence in a safe and secure environment. Operating primarily out of the local Baddeck Academy School Gymnasium and Victoria Highland Civic Center in Baddeck, we are able to offer campers a wide range of in-house activities on rainy days and opportunities for outings on sunnier ones, as well as weekly field trips to local cultural venues. We have the added benefit of being in the heart of Cape Breton, with access to a multitude of National parks and beautiful beaches.
Under the direction of the Summer Camp Coordinator, these temporary term positions will primarily be responsible for delivering and supervising the day to day program (activities, events and meals) accounting for safety at all times with continued awareness and accurate attendance checks. Through positive role modelling, encouragement and support, the Counsellors will direct and participate in day to day activities in a manner that improves the quality of the children’s interactions with each other while promoting safety and demonstrating high standards of personal conduct. The Counsellors are responsible for mediating any issues that my arise amongst the children and must work to problem solve any concerns or issues that arise.
The position is based on a 16-24 hr work week, rotating shifts, Monday to Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm through the months of July and August with training in June; some overtime may be required.
-It is mandatory that all candidates possess their CPR and First Aid Certification before camp activation, training opportunity provided.
-Prior work with kids (ages 5-12)
-Sports/recreation training and/or coaching certifications
-Musical and/or artistic inclinations
-Special Skills, Hobbies and/or Interests and the desire to impart knowledge in a low-key educational atmosphere
-Energetic and outgoing, able to command the attention and engage with large groups
-Safety related training (WHMIS, First Aid, + CPR, etc.)
-Must be a quick learner, who is capable of quickly adapting to new situations and thinking on their feet; with the capacity to remain calm and level-headed in high intensity environments
-The successful candidate will possess the following: excellent listening and communication skills, physical stamina, patience, team-oriented attitude.
Please send Cover Letter and Resume:
Applicants will be asked to provide 3 references (minimum 1 employment reference)
Student Job Opportunity
Parks Canada – Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Job Title: Student Interpreter
Job Location: Chéticamp and/or Ingonish, Nova Scotia (staff housing available, approx. $80/wk)
Rate of Pay: $13.68/hour (2014 rate – under review)
Hours per week: 37.5
Work term: June 5th to Sept 1st, 2017 (Position Still available)
As a member of Cape Breton Highlands National Park’s interpretation team, you will deliver programs and guided hikes to visitors about the park’s natural features & significance within the national parks system. Other duties include: assisting with special events; school field trips; computer work using various software; use of audio-visual equipment.
have completed a minimum of 2 yrs. post-secondary education.
be enrolled as a full-time secondary or post-secondary student in a recognized institution and currently be recognized as having “full-time student status” by that academic institution;
be returning to full-time studies for your next academic term; and
meet the minimum age requirement to work in the province or territory where the job is located.
Preferred skills and experience:
Knowledge of natural history and special features of Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Knowledge of Canada’s national parks system
Effective interpersonal communication and public presentation skills
Demonstrate an advanced proficiency in both of Canada’s official languages
Experience or knowledge in heritage interpretation, performing arts, natural history, biology, geology, ecology, and/or cultural history.
Experience in delivering messages/information to groups in face-to-face situations with the purpose of education, engagement, entertainment and/or motivation
Conditions of Employment:
Valid class 5 driver’s license
Security Screening: Obtain and maintain Reliability Status
Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform when required.
Willingness to work and/or travel in varied terrain, weather conditions, and isolated/remote locations.
Willingness to Stand/walk/hike for prolonged periods (up to 20km + in a single day)
Willingness to guide hikes in the evening and after dark
Work from various locations.
Travel extensively (including overnight, off site).
Meet the physical demands of the job.
Cape Breton Connect Community Technology Intern / Coordinator
Above is the job description downloadable for your convenience.
Community Technology Engagement Coordinator and Interns
Temporary, Full Time
Cape Breton Connect Partnership
Location: Recreation Departments in CBRM, Inverness County & Richmond County and Physical Activity Department in Victoria County
Reporting directly to the site supervisor.
Duties and Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):
- Updating of files on the Cape Breton Connect database
- Assist and support recreation partners to manage electronic files on the database
- Ensure that all files on Cape Breton Connect have the same design
- Other technology responsibilities as determined by the individual recreation departments
Duties and responsibilities as above, plus the additional responsibilities:
- Supervise interns participating in this project to ensure terms of employment and workloads are being met.
- Provide weekly updates to CB Connect Partnership about progress of work.
- Ensure proper reporting of hours for interns hired under the program.
- Participate in quarterly meetings with Community Technology Network of Nova Scotia (CTNet) to ensure terms of the project are being fulfilled.
- Verbal and written reports to CTNet’s Executive Director as required.
- Post-Secondary or community college education. (It is not necessary to have completed any degree or diploma, and do not have to be currently enrolled)
- Ability to work independently with little supervision.
- Between the ages of 15 and 30
- Ability to meet deadlines.
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills
The Community Technology Engagement Intern will at the end of the term:
- Gain further knowledge in technical support in a community setting
- Receive training in database management
- Gain experience in training recreation staff in database management
Applicants must be between the ages of 15 & 30 at the time of intake; Have demonstrated skills achievement at the post-secondary level – this means that the participant must have more than secondary school achievement. If the participant is a high school dropout who has taken an equivalency course or courses, they would not qualify. If the participant entered university or college as a mature student and is pursuing a course of study at the post-secondary level, they would qualify; Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada and be legally entitled to work in Canada; Must not be in receipt of Employment Insurance benefits while participating in a CF project; Students who have been employed under this funding before are NOT eligible to be hired again; If hired, successful applicant will be required to undergo a criminal record check and a Child Abuse Registry Check as well
- $17.00 per hour (Coordinator)
- $15.00 per hour (Interns)
Duration: Anticipated start date: Monday, January 9, 2017
End date: Friday, March 31, 2017 Please note: Funding has been approved for the position!
Please email resume with 3 references by December 16 to the contact below for the county in which you wish to work:
- Inverness County – Donna MacDonald: firstname.lastname@example.org
- CBRM – Ashley Eisan: email@example.com
- Richmond County – Josette Marchand: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Victoria County – Vince Forrestall: email@example.com
Applicants must be:
-Between the ages of 15 & 30 at the time of intake
-Have demonstrated skills achievement at the post-secondary level – this means that the participant must have more than secondary school achievement. If the participant is a high school dropout who has taken an equivalency course or courses, they would not qualify. If the participant entered university or college as a mature student and is pursuing a course of study at the post-secondary level, they would qualify
-Intend to gain ICT skills and knowledge
-Meet the job requirements of our organization, which should include stated ICT-related activities
-Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada and be legally entitled to work in Canada
-Must not be in receipt of Employment Insurance benefits while participating in a CF project.
-Students who have been employed under this funding before are NOT eligible to be hired again
-If hired, successful applicant will be required to undergo a Criminal Record Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check as well
DEADLINE TO APPLY IS DECEMBER 16, 2016 (Please see Job Description) to:
Victoria County: Vince Forrestall, Physical Activity Strategy Coordinator
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Facsimile: 902.295.1864
- In-person: 495 Chebucto Street, Baddeck, NS B0E 1B0