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February 22, 2013
Job Title:  
Driver Counsellor
May 2013 to September 2013
MacTier, ON
To provide a safe recreational opportunity for guests (adults, families, children and youth) attending the CNIB Lake Joseph Centre through creative planning, energetic implementation and evaluation of all assigned programs.  To provide a clear and concise message to attending guests, volunteers and staff.
Essential Duties entail (but not limited to):
·        Plan, implement and evaluate recreation programs. Arrive 15 minutes prior to assigned program. 
·        Uphold all standards and policies of CNIB, with particular care given to customer service.
·        Provide new and creative ideas with respect to scheduling, programs, and service delivery. 
·        Take an active role in all dining room duties and responsibilities. 
·        Take an active role in all duties pertaining to daily change over.
·        Accept responsibility for ongoing care and maintenance of assigned unit and its occupants.
·        Provide support, guidance, and leadership to volunteers and leaders in training.
·        Participate in general staff meetings and all ongoing and pre-camp training.
·        Take on other areas of responsibilities as need arises. 
·        Work independently on some projects/assignments when required.
·        Understand and be sensitive to the unique and safety considerations that need to be taken when working with a special population.
·        Comply with all traffic and road safety laws and demonstrate safe and responsible driving habits at all times when driving to all outings assigned. 
·        Participate in all land, water and off site programs assigned.
·        Use all CNIB vehicles for CNIB purposes only.
·        Obey all road and water traffic laws while using CNIB vehicles.
·        Participate in driver training for land vehicles and water vehicles.
·        Provide assistance to all guests/staff and ensure their safety at all times.
·        Drive camp vehicles to bring guests to off-sites as scheduled.
·        Drive camp vehicles for guests to participate in waterfront programming as scheduled.
·        Be respectful and courteous at all times.
·        Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: (Education, Training, Experience)
  • Knowledge and experience in recreation programs and settings.
  • Current Police Record Check before first day of training.
  • Current G Class Drivers Licence required.
  • Current F Class Drivers licence an asset, will required to upgrade from “G” license.
  • Current and Valid Drivers Abstract.
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR “C”.
  • PCO (Pleasure Craft Operator) Card, or a willingness to obtain.
  • SVOP Certification (willingness to obtain)
  • Smart Serve Certification is an asset.
  • Ability to work as a team member. 
  • Ability to work in a team setting and independently.
  • Must have good organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and effective communications skills.
  • Minimum Bronze Cross/NLS is an asset.
  • Must be 21 years or older on the first day of employment.
  • Experience working with people with vision loss or deaf-blind (children, teens and adults) as well as special needs is an asset.
  • Ability to work flexible hours as well as standard camp hours.
  • Ability to work in a changing and busy environment.
  • Must reside at Lake Joseph Centre during operational season.
  • Must be willing to share accommodations with other staff member.
Salary Range:    As per salary scale.
Closing Date for Applications: Positions will be filled on an on going basis up to March 31, 2013.
Please Send The Application To: and quote the job title in the subject line.
Please send cover letter and resume, and mention how you learned of this position.
We thank all applicants for their interest in CNIB, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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