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Camp Wellness Leader

Foster Family Coalitions of the NWT
May 17, 2022
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Job Type
  • $27-$30
Salary Unit
Camp Connections


Health and Wellness Leader - 1 Position 

Job type: Full time, Temporary 

The Health and Wellness Leader is responsible for engaging with campers, and staff to implement Health and Wellness support and programming. The Camp Leaders will organize and implement office 7-day long sessions of summer camp. This is an overnight camp and during the session the shifts are 7 days on and 4 days off. The Camp Leaders will always work cooperatively and effectively with all FFC-NWT staff, volunteers and guests. 

Dates - 

  • Training: June 6 - June 24 (Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm) 
  • Camp Session: June 27 - August 16 (7 days on, 4 days off)

Compensation: $27.00-$30.00/hour


The Health and Wellness Leaders duties include but are not limited to: 

Pre Camp - 

  • Participate in all staff training 
  • Assist in session scheduling and planning 
  • Prepping the campsite for the start of season 
  • Providing training or insight to the other leaders regarding positive Health and Wellness methods and practices 

During Camp - 

  • Engage with campers at all times; be open, communicative, and supportive 
  • Provide health and wellness support to campers who may be having a difficult time or are experiencing a mental health crisis 
  • Implement one on one activities with campers who may need a break from the group 
  • Providing health and wellness support to staff for guests who may be in need of it 
  • Provide First Aid support if needed 
  • Manage the campers medications and ensure the right medication at the right time with the right dose 
  • Lead activities and tasks with enthusiasm and energy 
  • Lead short workshops that teach health and wellbeing practices (such as breathing techniques, mindfulness, stretching, ways to identify and express emotions, resource building, ect.) 
  • Assist any elders, workshop facilitators or guests with their programming 
  • Practice discipline techniques discussed in training 
  • Help out with additional tasks as needed - there is no maintenance or clean up crew 
  • Follow the program plan, and contribute enthusiasm, creativity, flexibility, ingenuity and input 
  • Respect all equipment and facilities, and ensures proper care, use and maintenance of them 
  • One on one supervision as necessary, time out breaks, etc. 
  • Help prepare/setup/supervise games and activities 

Post Camp - 

  • Preparing an accurate and organized inventory of craft, sport, first aid and dry good supplies 
  • Participate in end of season debrief and evaluation 


Qualifications - 

  • Some post secondary or equivalent training to work with children and youth with diverse needs is an asset 
  • Some post secondary or equivalent in counseling or social services is an asset 
  • Excellent communication skills and ability motivation and work with others 
  • Ability to create and implement programming for children ranging in age from 7-18 
  • Experience working with children with physical, mental health and neurological diversity such as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD), Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Anxiety and Trauma. 
  • Summer camp experience an asset 
  • Enthusiasm and desire to work with children and male a positive impact on their life 
  • Knowledge on northern cultures 
  • Wilderness training or experience 
  • Valid, standard First Aid and CPR certificate 
  • Mental Health First Aid, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, Trauma Sensitivity and other trainings and courses an asset 
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Experience operating On The Land equipment is an asset (e.g. ATV’s, water pumps, generators, etc.) 
  • NLS certification (lifeguarding) an asset 
  • Clear Criminal Record w/vulnerable Sector Check 

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