Challenge Course and Initiatives Team Lead

Greater Sudbury, ON, Canada ● Spanish, ON P0P 2A0, Canada Req #500
Wednesday, January 3, 2024
The YMCA of Northeastern Ontario is a dynamic charity dedicated to strengthening the foundations of communities by offering opportunities for personal growth, community involvement and leadership. We have been offering programs and services to the North Bay community since 1958 and to the Greater Sudbury community since 1936! To learn more about our programs and services offered please visit our website.

We are currently looking for a Challenge Course and Initiatives Team Lead to join our team of committed professionals. This full-time contract position within the Association is housed at the YMCA of Northeastern Ontario’s John Island Camp location in Spanish, Ontario. Under the direction of the Camp Director and Assistant Director, the Challenge Course and Initiatives Team Lead is responsible for all challenge course activities at John Island Camp. This includes the initiatives program the low challenge course elements, the high challenge course elements and the climbing wall. Additionally, the Challenge Course and Initiatives Team Lead will work in collaboration with other Team Leads to supervise and provide support to counsellors. 

 

 

START DATE: May 6, 2024 - September 2, 2024

LOCATION: Spanish, ON

RATE OF PAY: TBD

HOURS: 40 per week

 

Major Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all development, training of staff, and delivery of all John Island Camp challenge course program delivery, including but not limited to, all high ropes elements, low ropes elements, initiatives,  and climbing wall.
  • Safety and supervision of program area
  • Collaborating with the Camp Director in the development, review and updating of all Local Operating Procedures
  • Developing relationships with third party organizations to ensure all equipment and elements are operating appropriately and safely 
  • Oversees all counsellors and providing adequate training, ongoing support, feedback and evaluations.
  • Responsible for developing and implementing staff training sessions during Staff Training Week and throughout the summer and providing midseason and end of season evaluations and additional feedback as required
  • Facilitating programs during individual choice programs
  • Daily and monthly inspections of all challenge course equipment and elements 

 

Qualifications

  • Experience or education in adventure programming or challenge course and climbing wall operations
  • Experience training staff with challenge course related skills and group facilitation
  • Skills in risk management associated with challenge course and climbing wall operations
  • Skills in facilitation and instruction of participants relating to challenge course and climbing wall operations
  • Knowledgeable in areas of challenge course and climbing wall safety, rescues and life safety systems
  • Ability to facilitate staff training sessions for all staff
  • Bilingualism in both official languages an asset
  • Current and satisfactory Police Record with Vulnerable Sector Check

 

If you would like to work in a family friendly environment, please apply, by website only, with a cover letter and resume to the attention of the Personnel Committee. 

Please ensure that your cover letter and resume both specify the job title of the position that you are applying for. 
 
All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted and you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, you must advise the Human Resources Department.
 
Please note that successful candidates will be required to submit a current and satisfactory Police Record with Vulnerable Sector Check for review prior to starting employment.
 
Please note that candidates invited for an interview will be required to submit three professional references.
 
YMCA of Northeastern Ontario is an equal opportunity employer that is dedicated to maintaining a fair and equitable work environment. All of our employees and job applicants will be promoted or employed solely on the basis of their abilities and qualifications.
 
Educational credentials completed outside of Canada require a copy of your World Education Services documents (WES) along with your credentials. If you do not have a WES document, please visit https://www.wes.org/ca/. Applications submitted without a WES document will not be considered. 

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  • Pay Type Salary
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  • Greater Sudbury, ON, Canada
  • Spanish, ON P0P 2A0, Canada