Job TitleWaterfront program specialist: swimming

Responsible toHead Counselor

Position Purpose:

  • To deliver engaging and age/ability appropriate swimming activities in line with camp philosophy.
  • To ensure all campers have fun, are safe and give campers the opportunity for personal progression.
  • To assist in the organization and physical management of waterfront equipment and facilities.

Essential Job Functions:

Activities
  • Design and implement age/ability appropriate and creative waterfront activities that meet camp outcomes.
  • Continuously evaluate the swimming abilities of campers and supporting staff in order to maximize the learning and development opportunity.
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of any events especially those at the waterfront.
  • Teach with passion and enthusiasm, and be an active leader and role model. Do the best you can every time!
Safety
  • Ensure that you, your assistants and all campers are suitably informed and act upon on all camp health, safety, and education procedures.
  • Implement training for staff on all implementation waterfront procedures and their responsibilities.
  • Be responsible for the supervision of assisting staff in their delivery of high quality and safety programs.
Organization
  • Responsible for all care and maintenance of equipment and facilities used for waterfront activities.
  • Prior to and on completion of each activity conduct a check for health, safety and cleanliness of equipment and the environment, in which the activity is being held. All areas must be free of hazards and debris.
  • On completion of each activity, ensure equipment is safely and securely tidied away in its appropriate places.
Role Model
  • Adhere to and ensure others adhere to all safety and security rules and procedures.
  • Set good examples all of the time to staff and campers in regard to teamwork, using initiative, being proactive and going the extra mile!
Other Duties
  • Assist in planning and participate in other camp activities as assigned such as evening activities, special events, and other camp functions.
  • Adhere to and ensure others adhere to all safety and security rules and procedures.
Qualifications and skill requirements
  • Current certificate in lifeguarding training or equivalent.
  • Current certification in swim instruction or related experience.
  • Current First Aid/CPR.
  • Prior experience at a waterfront similar to a camp.
  • Ability to demonstrate self-motivation and teach assistant staff and campers with enthusiasm.
Physical Aspects of the Job
  • Be able to work within a team of campers and staff and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff where appropriate.
  • Ability to observe staff and camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess the strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.
  • Ability to endure prolonged standing, bending, walking long distances, hiking, and stretching.
  • Necessary eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate outdoor equipment and camp activities.
  • The normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare and communicate appropriate camper activities/programs.
  • Willing to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours with limited or simple equipment and facilities; and with daily exposure to the sun,
    heat, and animals such as bugs, snakes, bats, etc.

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