Lifeguard/Summer Program Staff

Our faith-based, active & outdoorsy licensed day camps are hiring for summer.
Positions include:

1. Extra Needs Support Staff*
Support children who require extra attention in order to be safe and succeed in a group camp setting due to physical, emotional, psychological, and/or other challenges such as language or hearing abilities.

2. Lifeguard/Program Staff*
Ensure safe waterfront activities and support program staff when away from water.
 
3. Activity Directors/Program Staff*
Help plan, prep and run daily activities and activity groups.
Hiring both summer staff and long term for after-school care.
Qualifications:
  • Have prior experience leading children in group settings
  • 20 hours or more of related training (willing to train the right person)
  • Have valid first aid or willingness to obtain
  • Have a clear criminal record check
  • MUST have a valid class 5 drivers license and be willing to obtain a class 4
  • Lifeguard applicants must have a current NLS (min age 16)
  • The province of BC mandates child care staff be 19 years or older

Staff will also be skilled in and enjoy some of the following:
Swimming, Sports, Hiking, Arts & Crafts, Song Leading & Games!
THRIVE staff don’t just supervise, they actively engage in all activities with the children so physical energy is a must! 
*These positions are provided by Canada Summer Jobs Grants and all applicants must be 15-30 years.

 Program Leaders

Thrive program staff are energetic, outdoorsy adults 19 or older who have previous experience leading children in faith-based group settings. Generally, program staff work 20+ hours per week. Program staff start at $14.00-$16.00 per hour depending on qualifications, shared health benefits, professional development and staff retreats. 

Qualifications:
  • 19 years of age or older
  • 20 hours or more of child-related training (willing to train the right person)
  • Class 4 driver's license (or ability to obtain with our assistance)
  • Emergency child or emergency community first aid certificate (or willingness to obtain)
  • Clear criminal record check
 
The ideal candidate love to be with children and see them grow, they will be skilled in and enjoy some of the following: swimming, sports, hiking, nature activities, arts and crafts, song leading and games.

 Management Opportunities

Responsibilities include management and pastoral type care of an out of school care center, active program planning and implementation that fosters “THRIVE” values and philosophies, and not only meeting but exceeding the licensing requirements for licensed school-age child care. Generally, managers work 40 hours per week. Management staff start at $16.00-$18.00 per hour depending on qualifications as well as health benefits, professional development and staff retreats. 

Qualifications:
  • Must be at least 21 years of age or older
  • Physically fit, able to run and carry children in case of an emergency as well as participate in outdoor sports and recreation such as hiking, biking and field sports
  • Proven experience in leading children in  recreational or educational groups settings
  • 20 hours or more of child-related training
  • Class 4 driver's license
  • Food Safe Certificate
  • Emergency child or emergency community first aid certificate
  • Some level of Biblical training and or official discipleship training certificate. ie. YWAM DTS.
  • Minimum 3-year commitment encouraged
*training and/or fees for these requirements may be provided by Thrive for the right candidate

The ideal candidate will have experience in working with both children and young adults in group settings. Passionate about involved personal leadership in active outdoorsy nature-based programming. 

If you feel like you are a good candidate for one of these jobs, please send us your resume (in PDF format) with the position you are applying for and your preferred location of employment to [email protected]