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Our day camp for children aged 5 to 10 years old, inspired by Forest School and Free play approaches, offers a completely different experience! An experience filled with imagination, exploration, curiosity stimulation; an experience that fosters decision-making, independence and problem-solving skills, skills that children will retain for the rest of their lives. Our activities take place in all possible climates and outdoor landscapes, in all seasons, in places with varied or limited biodiversity, in playgrounds, public parks and other places in our community. The camp is located in Jarry Park and the Champs des possibles.

 

 


JOB DESCRIPTION FOR 2020 ADVENTURE CAMP’S FACILITATOR

With the support and supervision of our team, you will carry out the following tasks:

  • To provide a welcoming environment that supports free play: child-directed, freely chosen and intrinsically motivated activities;
  • To welcome and stimulate children’s ideas and allow them to implement a variety of play types according to the interests of the children and the group;
  • Facilitate conflict management;
  • Participate in active risk management and site assessment;
  • Ensure the safety of the youth in his group and provide first aid when necessary;
  • Supervise children during activities and during walking trips;
  • Participate in the development and preparation of activity programs and outings in collaboration with other teams;
  • Contributes to the preparation of materials for a variety of play opportunities;
  • Create a bond of trust with parents and follow up on incidents;
  • Work outdoors all day regardless of the weather;
  • Any other duties related to the position.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • 2 years of experience and/or training in psychology, psychoeducation, teaching, childhood education, special education, or other related fields. Training and experience may be combined
  • Proficiency in either English or French, with a very good oral knowledge of the other official language
  • Hold a valid certificate in Emergency First Aid and CPR – Child Care (or be able to obtain certification prior to commencing employment)
  • Training in non-violent communication and/or anti-oppression is an asset.

SPECIFIC SKILLS  

  • Autonomy, reliability, sense of initiative and very good adaptability
  • Great ease in communicating and relating to children
  • Patience, listening skills and empathy
  • Team spirit, versatility and openness to criticism
  • Sensitivity to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Professional and ethical behaviour
  • Dynamism, curiosity and creativity

INFORMATION

  • Employment contract: June 25 to August 26, 2020, full time (40 hours/week over a typical 5-day week). Part-time positions will also be available
  • Fixed training dates: June 13, 14, 20 and 21, 2020. Please note that all training hours are paid
  • Salary: $15/hour
  • Several positions available, possible changes due to coronavirus

JOB DESCRIPTION FOR 2020 ADVENTURE CAMP’S SHADOW 

With the support and supervision of our team, the shadow will be called upon to supervise one to four children with certain functional limitations. More specifically, you will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Offer a welcoming environment that supports free play: activities directed by the child, freely chosen and intrinsically motivated;
  • Provide guidance and personal support to children with special needs in carrying out activities of daily living;
  • Facilitate the integration into the social life of the group, conflict management and crisis management of the children assigned to you;
  • Propose adaptations or changes to functioning so that the activities are accessible to all children;
  • Ensure the safety, physical and psychological well-being of the children assigned to you and provide first aid when needed;
  • Participate in active risk management;
  • Establish a relationship of trust with the parents of the children assigned to you and follow up on incidents;
  • Work outdoors all day, regardless of the weather;
  • Support the facilitators in their tasks;
  • Any other tasks related to the position.

JOB REQUIREMENTS  

  • 1 year experience working with children with special needs and/or teacher training in special education, occupational therapy, psychoeducation, psychology, special education, or related fields. Training and experience may be combined
  • Proficiency in either English or French, with a very good oral knowledge of the other official language
  • Hold a valid certificate in Emergency First Aid and CPR – Child Care (or be able to obtain certification prior to commencing employment)
  • Experience in a non-violent/anti-oppressive environment is an asset
  • Please note that a training on accompaniment will be offered to the shadows.

SPECIFIC SKILLS  

  • Autonomy, reliability, initiative and good adaptability
  • Sensitivity to the realities of children with special needs and the resulting accompaniment for children and their families
  • Great ease in communicating and relating to children
  • Patience, listening skills and empathy
  • Team spirit, versatility and openness to criticism
  • Sensitivity to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Professional and ethical behaviour

INFORMATION

  • Employment contract: June 25 to August 26, 2020, full-time (40 hours/week in a typical 5-day week)
  • Fixed training dates: 13, 14, 20 and 21 June 2020. All training hours are paid.
  • Salary: $14.00/hour
  • The number of posts and the number of weeks of work will be established following confirmation of the needs of children, funding and the evolution of the coronavirus. Candidates may also be considered for adventure camp facilitator positions depending on the needs of the organization.

Nomination process : Please send your resume with a personalized cover letter as soon as possible to our Program Coordinator by email at: caroline@lelionetlasouris.com. Only those candidates whose applications are accepted will be contacted.  Please note that interviews will be conducted by videoconference starting May 4, 2020. A criminal background check will be conducted upon hiring.

The Lion and the Mouse promotes inclusion and diversity and encourages applications from all under-represented groups (i.e. persons with disabilities, Aboriginal peoples, women, visible minorities, new Canadians, and persons of diverse sexual and gender backgrounds).

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