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Senior Summer Camp Counsellor - Victoria 

Victoria Branch

Posting date: May 16, 2017
Closing date: May 30, 2017

The BC SPCA summer camps for kids are held at various locations throughout BC.  Our week long camps are designed to teach kids aged 6-14 about pet care, animal welfare, nature and the environment. Spend your summer helping to make a difference by creating a stimulating, fun and positive atmosphere for campers.  We are currently recruiting for a enior camp counsellor at our Victoria branch.

  • 9 weeks beginning June 23rd, 2017

  • The hours of work are 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (Monday – Friday)

  •  One week prior to camp is allotted for training and camp preparation

For more information about our summer camps, please visit     


Qualifications and Other Job Requirements:

  • Excellent leadership skills

  • Demonstrated experience in team-work with a teachable spirit

  • Energetic and enthusiastic

  • Patient, positive and hardworking

  • Ability to communicate and resolve conflict in a constructive and professional manner

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent organizational, time and general management skills

  • Valid First Aid Certificate is a requirement

  • Must be willing to complete a criminal record check

  • Applicants willing to work in more than one location are preferred

  • Applicants with a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle are preferred

  • Previous experience with kids or animals is an asset

Other Job requirements:

These positions may be funded by the HRSDC Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program. Applicants are required to meet CSJ criteria including:

  • must be between 15-30 years of age

  • must have been registered in full time studies during the previous academic year

  • must intend on returning to school after the summer

Job Descriptions:

Senior Camp Counsellor

A senior camp counsellor will lead the team of counsellors in Cowichan and may also lead a group of campers.

Responsibilities Include and may not be limited to:

  • working with the regional coordinator to schedule activities

  • communicating with the regional coordinator to confirm guest speakers

  • dealing with camper behavior issues

  • leading and overseeing camp counsellors

  • emceeing group activities and presentations

  • supervising and coordinating volunteers

  • keeping track of supplies

  • assisting the regional coordinator in evaluating staff

  • ensuring a safe and secure camp environment

  • evaluating the effectiveness of activities and suggesting improvements  

  • addressing parental questions / concerns

  • communicating with shelter staff / management

  • gaining a basic understanding of BC SPCA policies and positions on animal welfare issues

  • gaining a basic understanding of animal stress signals and monitoring shelter animals for signs of stress when interacting with campers

  • maintaining a clean and organized activity space

  • leading a camp group at times

  • includes responsibilities outlined for a camp counsellor

 Application Instructions:   Please read carefully

Submit your applications to Breeanna McDonald at:

1)    The BC SPCA Camp Staff Application Form (PDF)

2)    Cover letter outlining your suitability for this job, the position and location of the job you are applying for as well as your skills in relations to this job

3)    Your resume

Combine all three into ONE document (word or PDF).

The deadline to submit your application:  May 30, 2017

Please ensure that your email contains one attachment with all three documents.

**Applications without a cover letter or the BC SPCA Camp Staff Application Form will not be considered.


To ensure delivery, please use the following subject line for your email: "BC SPCA Job Posting - Victoria - summer camp".

We thank you for your interest in the BC SPCA; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

The BC SPCA is a registered not-for-profit organization BN 11881 9036 RR0001.




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