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Preschool Head Counselor - Panther Academy - Athletics & Recreation

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Date of Posting: 
May 12, 2015
Department of Athletics and Recreation
Preschool Head Counselor - Panther Academy
Hours of Work: 

40 hours a week

$13.56 per hour (vacation pay included)

June 17, 2015 to September 4, 2015

The Athletics & Recreation Department requires a Head Counselor for the Panther Academy Summer Camps to be responsible for and lead all Preschool camp offerings.

Day camps are offered to children currently in Kindergarten to Grade 6.  Our camps provide the opportunity for campers to learn in a safe and fun environment.


Under the guidance of the Camp Coordinators the Preschool Head Counselor will:
• Assist in the development of the Preschool camps curriculum
• Provide mentoring to new staff and support during staff training
• Conduct themselves and their work in an enjoyable, presentable and professional manner
• Be responsible for the supervision of campers
• Have effective behavioral skills and be prepared to deal with various behavioral issues
• Perform duties without direct supervision
• Have effective business and customer service skills
• Be responsible for submitting weekly reports to the Camp Coordinator
• Perform other duties as required

Priority will be given to students in accordance with the Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and Procedures Manual who possess the following:

• Previous experience working with Preschool aged children would be considered an asset
• Previous experience working with children or working in a camp setting (a background in administration work)
• Developing or leading educational or sport programming for children and knowledge of gym/outdoor games and activities
• Ability to communicate and be assertive, enthusiastic, outgoing, friendly and courteous 
• Ability to relate positively to staff, campers and parents
• Adapt easily to unexpected circumstances
• Minimum of one year of post-secondary education is required
• Criminal Record Check upon hiring.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list, to be received no later than the closing date, via the link below. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment. Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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