Job Opportunity - Summer Camp Coaches

VYPC is seeking enthusiastic coaches to run weekly camps and other summer programs for youth age 9 to 14.  Camps run weekday mornings from Monday June 27 to Friday, August 26.
 

Positions funded through Canada Summer Jobs are only open to people 15-30 years old. Other positions are part-time and hours are dependent upon camp enrollment numbers. Salary is based upon skills, qualifications and experience. 

 

Mandatory Skills and Experience

 

  • NCCP multi-sport and ELCC or CanoeKids training

  • Pleasure Craft Operator Card

  • Paddling experience – preferably outrigger, sprint kayak or whitewater

  • Experience working with youth of a variety of ages

  • Effective interpersonal, organizational and communication skills

  • Excellent character demonstrating responsibility, integrity, flexibility, sound judgement and a focus on safety

  • Knowledge of safe boating practices

  • Criminal record check

Desirable Qualifications

 

  • Standard First Aid with CPR Level C

  • Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) for VHF operation

  • Lifesaving or lifeguarding qualifications

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Work collaboratively with the other coaches to plan and deliver fun and safe programs.  

  • Greet campers and their families and ensure youth are signed in/out each day

  • Collect forms and payments and enter data into appropriate systems

  • Educate campers regarding safety in and around boats and model appropriate behavior at all times

  • Ensure all equipment is handled and stored appropriately

  • Prepare the safety motor boat daily

  • Assist in the planning and running of special events

  • Publicize VYPC programs and attract people to the club

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Send a resume and cover letter describing your skills, experience and availability to head_coach@vypc.ca. Deadline for applications is Friday, May 20 2022..