Camper Support Specialist (FT), Tim Hortons Foundation Camps – Tim Horton Camp Kentahten (Campbellsville)

What would you be doing?

  • deliver training on areas such as mental health, positive behavior management, bullying, disclosures, as well as appropriate responses to situations that may occur at camp
  • provide on-going coaching and support to camp staff as it relates to meeting camper mental, behavioral, social and emotional needs
  • ensure proper response, follow-through and debrief on situations arising with campers
  • handle cases of suspected abuse and neglect in line with THCF Wellness Standards
  • make referrals to support services in home communities of the campers
  • work collaboratively and communicate with camper families, the camp management team, wellness team and Camper Support Manager to meet the best interests of the camper
  • establish relationships with youth that reflect respect, trust and empathy
  • model healthy choices and emotional maturity
  • be challenged physically and mentally as you live in an overnight camp setting for 10 day sessions, with 2 days of break in between
  • have the opportunity to experience personal growth alongside the campers you are supporting


Does this sound like you?

  • a graduate of a post-secondary Social Work or Child and Youth Work program
  • experienced at working with youth aged 12 – 16 in a professional mental health setting
  • understanding and sensitive to the challenges faced by youth from low-income homes
  • skilled in building interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence positive decision-making, listen, manage conflict, and practice sensitivity and compassion
  • certified in Standard First Aid, or are willing to obtain
  • able to provide an acceptable criminal background check


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