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Temporary Full Time Day Camp Counsellor – contingent upon funding from Canada Summer Jobs (June 27 to August 21, 2018)

Temporary Full Time Day Camp Counsellor – contingent upon funding from Canada Summer Jobs (June 27 to August 21, 2018)

Company: The Salvation Army Oshawa Temple
Contact Person: Alexandria Gerard
45 King Street East
Oshawa , Ontario , L1H 1B2

Position Description

Mission and Values Statement 

The Salvation Army is an international Christian church and charitable movement, active in over 128 countries worldwide. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity. The Mission of The Salvation Army is to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs, and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world. This is expressed in spiritual ministry, and also by a wide variety of social services, which are extended without discrimination as to race or creed.

There are three Core Values of our Faith: Salvation, Holiness, and Intimacy with God.

Rooted in these three values are the seven core operational values that guide all aspects of the Salvation Army in the Canada & Bermuda Territory.

Compassion:      We reach out to others and care for them.

Respect:              We promote the dignity of all persons.

Excellence:         We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.

Integrity:             We are honest, trustworthy and accountable.

Relevance:          We are committed to the pursuit of innovation and effectiveness.

Co-operation:    We encourage and foster teamwork and partnerships.

Celebration:       We give thanks by marking milestones and successes.

The powerful mission and core values of The Salvation Army serve as significant attractors for those people who choose to join the organization, which has been serving the under-served and evolving for 150 years.


Within the context and mission of the Salvation Army Oshawa Temple, give direction to and oversee all aspects of the summer day camp program.  This Day Camp seeks to provide excellent children’s programming, including families that would otherwise be unable to afford a summer day camp experience for their children. 


  • Implement the day-to-day operations of the program. This includes (but is not limited to) recreational games, crafts, Bible lessons, outings and other scheduled events.
  • Supervise, interact with and support all Day Camp campers
  • Attend all staff training/orientation and meetings.
  • Participate in the Summer Day Camp mentoring program for Day Camp staff and campers
  • Uphold all health and safety regulations.
  • Work cooperatively with the Day Camp and assistant Coordinators, church staff and volunteers in all aspects of the program.


  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusively) at the time of intake/selection
  • High School or university/college student who was in school full time during the 2017-2018 school year and is returning to school full time in 2018 -2019
  • Able to work within a Christian atmosphere and to promote the goals of the program and the mission of the Salvation Army.
  • Possess leadership qualities, be organized, hardworking, dedicated and creative.
  • Previous experience working with children.
  • Works well independently and is a team player.
  • Willing to provide a Criminal Background Check, complete The Salvation Army’s Statement of Applicant for Work with Children form and complete the Armatus Abuse Risk Management online training before camp begins.
  • Have or be willing to get Standard First Aid and CPR.
  • Be available for full 8 weeks of program.
  • Be able to provide 2 written references, 1 from an employer/supervisor and 1 from a family friend/Pastor

HOURS: 35 hours per week

SALARY: $14.00 per hour


Interested applicants are asked to contact Alexandria Gerard by April 25, 2018



The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation.   If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements. 

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

Internal Applicants, please advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.


Posted: April 13, 2018 | Expires: April 27, 2018
Posted Under: Miscellaneous
Career ID: [ 5243 ]