Health Care Assistant, Overnight Camp

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We are looking for a nursing student or recent grad with a love of summer camp to join our residential camp this summer. This is a two month, live-in contract. Our Health Care Assistant spends 50% of their work time assisting our camp nurse in the health care centre, so this is a fantastic way for a nursing student to gain experience and develop their skills. Healthcare duties include health teaching, assisting campers with special needs, taking care of non-serious medical issues such as nose bleeds, and supporting campers with on-going health needs, such as diabetes. Our Health Care Assistant spends the other 50% of their time as an active member of the camp counsellor team, covering for counsellors on their days off. This includes organising activities for children and teens, supervising meals and providing one on one support for children in need of it.

For this position, we are seeking a nursing student or recent grad with strong leadership skills and the ability to advocate for youth. A love of summer camp and strong interpersonal skills are essential! You should be a quick learner and a good communicator, able to take charge of the health centre when our nurse is not on site, and reach out for help when you need it. Centauri is an arts specialty camp, and while no arts experience is necessary for this position, an appreciation of the importance of creativity and a love of pediatrics are both essential.

For the right candidate, we offer the opportunity to increase your skills while spending your summer in an exciting and inspiring summer camp community. All our staff receive a week of intensive training at the start of their contract. Centauri is a warm and friendly camp for campers aged 9-18 from all over the world. We value community, and believe in the importance of helping young people grow in confidence while giving them an amazing summer they will never forget! If you have strong values, great potential as a health care professional and you love working with children, we'd like to hear from you!

TO APPLY: check out our website - www.centauriartscamp.com - to learn more about us, then email me at julie@centauriartscamp.com with a resume and cover letter. I will send you a job description by return mail. We hope to fill this position as soon as possible.