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Summer Camp: Behaviour Specialist

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The Canada Games Centre (CGC) is a vibrant multi-sport community and recreation centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We are a 176,000 sqft facility operated by a non-profit society committed to promoting physical literacy, fitness and wellness, and to supporting the needs of high performance sport & athlete development. The Centre runs sport and recreation programs, camps, fitness classes and so much more in an inclusive environment. Located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and traditional lands of the Mi’kmaq people, the CGC acknowledges the Peace & Friendship Treaties signed in this Territory and recognizes that we are all Treaty People.

Together, we inspire healthy active living.


The Canada Games Centre summer camp program is available for children between the ages of 5 and 12 and takes advantage of all that our community recreation facility has to offer. Typical days include swimming in our Aquatics Centre, playing physically active games on our 52,000-square feet of hardwood court space in our Field House, running laps on our 200-metre six-lane indoor Track, crafting and classroom activities in one of our many community rooms, as well as outdoor play opportunities on our playground.

Position Summary

The Summer Camp Behaviour Specialist will be responsible for the daily supervision of children that require one-on-one attention due to specific behavioural needs. This will include ensuring the child’s personal and behavioural needs are adequately met, making modifications to include them in all camp activities, and ensuring their overall safety and happiness while in our care. You will also be required to communicate with parents/guardians daily to ensure continued proper care. This position will report daily to the Recreation Coordinator. As there will also be interaction with parents and guardians, a commitment to service excellence is key to success in this role. Knowledge of a wide range of sports and leisure activities will also be required.


  • Care for individuals needing extra attention on a one-on-one basis
  • Report concerns to supervisor and dealing with initial problem solving when issues arise
  • Assess conflict situations and exercise good judgment in recommending solutions
  • Manage and control behaviours
  • Implement strategies both short and long term for individual campers that are having behaviour concerns
  • Assist and support camp staff in dealing with behavioural concerns
  • Rotate through the camp groups keeping an eye out for inappropriate behaviours and possible triggers
  • Create a safe, comfortable camp culture with an anti-bullying program
  • Complete additional projects as assigned



  • Must be entering full time post-secondary studies in the fall semester or returning to full-time post-secondary studies in the fall (proof of enrollment will be requested)
  • Current Basic Workplace First Aid certificate (formerly Emergency First Aid) and CPR-C (will be offered prior to start)
  • Previous experience in a setting where children are the main focus
  • Previous experience in a setting where children with behavioural concerns are the main focus and knowledge on adapting activities to suit a host of needs
  • Customer Service experience


  • Working/playing knowledge of a variety of sports

Knowledge and Education

  • Strong background in recreation and sport as an employee, volunteer, or participant
  • Strong knowledge of various behaviours such as inattention, hyperactivity, aggression, and other behavioural disorders
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal, written, and oral skills
  • Possess strong coordination and leadership skills
  • Dedication to Customer Service
  • Ability to coach, train, and guide peers and participants

Work Schedule

  • This is a full-time position beginning June 19th, 2023 and ending August 25th, 2023
  • Shifts are scheduled for 8.5 hours and will start and end between the hours of 8:00am and 5:30pm Monday to Friday
  • Please note that you must be available for mandatory staff training on June 20th-22nd from 6pm-9pm and June 24th from 9am-5pm


$15.85 per hour (plus 4% vacation pay)


  • Criminal Record & Child Abuse Registry checks will be required as part of the hiring process

What’s in it for you?

  • Free facility membership
  • Free parking and close proximity to Halifax Transit
  • Amazing team environment

Application Instructions

To apply, please combine a cover letter and resume into one document and label the file using only your first and last name (example: John Doe.pdf) and email your application to by Sunday, March 19th, 2023.

Please include your full name and the position you are applying for in the subject line. Failure to properly identify your application or attach working documents will result in your application being omitted.

We are a welcoming and supportive environment whose goal is to be a diverse workplace representative of the citizens we serve. Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, African Nova Scotians, racially visible persons, women in occupations where they are under-represented, and the LGBTQIA2S+ community are encouraged to self-identify on your application.

This opportunity is now closed