Summer Camp Counsellor

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Who We Are

Founded in 1889, YWCA Hamilton is known as one of Hamilton’s original social innovators and works from a feminist, anti-racist, and anti-oppressive framework. We are dedicated to strengthening women’s and girl’s voices, broadening their choices, building dynamic leadership and providing essential services that promote safe, inclusive and equitable communities.

Position Description

Provides supervision and support to the efficient daily operation and activity in summer day camps, working collaboratively with the Recreational Specialist and child care supervisors.  Plans and implements quality programs for children 4 to 12 years, in keeping with the YWCA mission, vision and values while adhering to the YWCA policies and procedures and quality standards, as well as the regulations of the Child Care and Early Years Act.

  • Creates a stimulating and nurturing environment for children to learn and grow, ensuring the safety of children enrolled in the summer camps through direct supervision, and attendance protocols;
  • Supervises and acts as a positive role model for children and youth at summer camps;
  • Plans and delivers fun and age appropriate programs (science, cooking, arts, drama, sports, etc.) for children 4 to 12 years of age according to YWCA philosophy, working closely with the Recreational Specialist;
  • Fully participates in all camp activities with the children, including daily swim and special events;
  • Updates, develops and ensures positive, professional communication with parents/families, community partners, the public, co-workers and other YWCA staff on an ongoing basis;
  • Provides leadership and mentoring to Focus on Youth Students;
  • Ensures the camp areas are kept clean and neat;
  • Complies with the Child Care Early Years Act and YWCA Policies;
  • Supports YWCA Hamilton mission, vision and values;
  • Support child care program when needed;
  • Participate in mandatory organizational and departmental trainings and meetings;
  • Prepare snacks while adhering to the YWCA Hamilton Menu and Public Health guidelines;
  • Must be able to supervise large groups of children during offsite excursions such as field trips and swimming; Participate in mandatory training.


  • High School diploma – 18 years or older;
  • Experience in a licensed child care setting is an asset;
  • Minimum of 1 year’s experience working with children;
  • HIGH FIVE® Principles of Health Child Development (PHCD) training is an asset;
  • National Lifeguard Saving Society (NLS) Swimming Instructor certification is an asset;
  • Ability to bring a feminist, anti-racist/anti-oppressive perspective to work;
  • Must provide a current Vulnerable Sector Police check or willingness to obtain at own cost;
  • Must provide a TB test, proof of Tetanus (within 10 years) and proof of MMR immunizations;
  • Must have current Standard First Aid and CPR certificate or willingness to obtain at own cost;
  • Must be able to work outdoors for at least 2 hours daily; may be exposed to heat, humidity or cold;
  • Bilingual English/French or other languages an asset.

YWork For Us?

At YWCA Hamilton, we are intentional about fostering a workplace culture that values positive physical and emotional well-being through our values of Inclusivity, Equity, Community, Self-determination, and Accountability. We invest in our employees so that we can bring our values into the communities in which we live. We offer our employees:

  • On-the-job training and professional development opportunities
  • Staff fitness, aquatic, childcare and recreation discounts
  • Opportunities to get involved in our community
  • A competitive total rewards package

If you’re passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of women, children, and families every day, we would love for you to join our team!

Summer Camp Counsellor

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Posting Date

  • February 03, 2020

Closing Date

  • May 29, 2020

Job Code

  • 1-MDC-2020

Start Date

  • June 29, 2020 – August 28, 2020 (Contract)


  • 30 – 37.5 hrs/wk


  • Dunnville, ON & Hamilton, ON


  • Children’s Services

Reports To

  • Program Supervisor

Thank you for your interest in YWCA Hamilton:

As part of YWCA Hamilton’s commitment to Access and Equity, we strive to represent the diverse communities that we serve. Individuals who are First Nations, Métis, immigrant, refugee, lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender; and individuals with disAbilities and from racialized communities are encouraged to apply.

Accommodations are available throughout the recruitment process. Please inform us of any accommodation requests.

Please Note: Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information collected during the recruitment process will only be used for employment opportunities only in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act. Only applications from individuals eligible to work in Canada will be considered.

Please submit resume by email or mail, indicating the JOB CODE in your subject line:

YWCA Hamilton

75 MacNab St. S.

Hamilton, Ontario

L8P 3C1

ATTN: Human Resources

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