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Health and Wellness Leader

Foster Family Coalition of the NWT, Camp Connections
April 11, 2021
Job Type
Base Salary
27-30 hr


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 five 7-day long sessions of summer camp. This is an overnight camp and during the sessions 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.

Position Runs June 21- August 17, 2021

All Applicants must already be in the NWT or be in the NWT at-least 2 weeks prior to June 21, 2021

Job Type: Full-time, Temporary

Pay: $27.00-$30.00 per hour


The Health and Wellness Leader’s duties include but are not limited to:


  • 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 or 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 well-being practices (such as breathing techniques, mindfulness, stretching, ways to identify and express emotions, resource building ext..)
  • assist any elders, workshop facilitators or guests with their programming
  • Practise 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/set-up/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 de-brief and evaluation


  • Some post-secondary or equivalent training to work with children and youth with diverse needs is an asset
  • Some post-secondary or equivalent training in counseling or social services is an asset
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to motivate 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 make a positive impact on their life
  • Knowledge of 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 Drivers Licence, Class 4 preferred
  • Experience operating On-The-Land equipment is an asset (e.g. ATV's, water pumps, generators ext.)
  • NLS certification (lifeguarding) an asset
  • Clear Criminal Record w/ Vulnerable Sector Check

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