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Summer Day Camp Counselors

Summer Day Camp Counselors


TITLE:                                    Summer Day Camp Counselor

FUNCTION:                          Responsible for the organization, implementation, and evaluation of NISRA’s Summer Day Camp for individuals with disabilities ages 3-22.

REPORTS TO:                       Manager of Summer Day Camp and Outreach

SALARY:                                Starting at $15/HR



Summer Position:   June 10 to July 25, 2024.

Monday-Thursday 9:00 A.M.-3:30 P.M. Occasional Fridays, evenings or weekends are determined by need.




  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Have experience or a desire to work with individuals with disabilities
  • Must have the ability to engage in activities requiring physical exertion
  • Ability to communicate with others in a recreation setting
  • Positive attitude, motivated and enthusiastic
  • Ability to problem solve and follow instruction
  • Personal transportation to and from NISRA camp
  • Must be able to work under stressful conditions



  • Adhere to NISRA’s safety policies, procedures and the NISRA Employee Handbook
  • Actively participate by engaging and supervising individuals with disabilities and promote independent skills
  • Assist with activities of daily living such as feeding, changing, toileting and transferring
  • Provide activity adaptations as needed
  • Take initiative in helping the Site Director with preparations such as: setting up, greeting participants/parents/guardians, facilitate activity, etc.
  • Implement behavior management in a positive manner
  • Attend to specific dietary restrictions of participants, following through with plans provided by families
  • Attend Orientation, annual Safety School and other trainings as scheduled and required
  • Complete required paperwork including, but not limited to, timesheets, safety forms, feedback, and accident/incident forms
  • Demonstrate dependability, punctuality and flexibility
  • Know locations of assigned participants at all time
  • Keep participants safe at all times
  • Follow through on instructions given by Site Director and/or family members for assigned individuals
  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the camp
  • Show respect to all individuals attending and working NISRA camp
  • Provide timely responses to phone calls, voicemails, written materials and emails
  • Proactively respond to situations and communicate any incidents to the appropriate Site Director, Site Coordinator, Manager of Summer Day Camp and Outreach
  • Assist in maintaining and inventorying camp supplies and equipment
  • Be a mandated reporter for the “Abuse and Neglected Child Reporting Act.”
  • Complete Notes Home daily
  • Actively participate in camp activities (swimming, games, fieldtrips)
  • Develop relationships with campers, parents/ guardians and coworkers
  • Assist Campers with Approved personal care as needed (Feeding, Changing, toileting, diapering)
  • Perform other duties necessary for the efficient and effective operation of NISRA, as assigned




  • Gather, load, transport and set-up equipment and supplies for activities
  • Physically assist individuals in wheelchairs by pushing, pulling, or providing stabilization on unknown terrain.
  • Capable of lifting up to 50 pounds
  • Physically transfer individuals from a wheelchair to chair, into and out of vehicles, from pool deck to pool, in washroom facilities, etc.
  • Active participation in camp
  • Communicate with staff and participants (verbally and ability to hear at conversation level)


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