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Since 1987, Les Elfes International, founded by Philippe and Nicole Stettler, has been offering winter, spring and summer camps for children aged 6 to 17 in Verbier, Crans-Montana and La Tzoumaz in the Swiss Alps.

Our priorities are :

  • the safety of the children;
  • the development of the children through socialisation and quality activities and excursions.

Our mission: children leave with memories they will cherish forever.

To complete our staff, we are looking for motivated, responsible and dynamic people who have experience of working with children.
Because you are the main contact with the children, your importance is paramount to our mission.

Requirements

  • Hold an EU passport. For other nationalities, we can only offer a GAP (trainee) contract with a maximum validity of 90 days.
  • Experience working in a camp or with young people aged between 6 – 18 years old
  • English is a must, and any additional language is a plus: All daily communication in the camp between staff and children is in English.
  • Hold a clean CRB check (criminal record check) from your country of origin

What qualities are we looking for?

We are looking for dynamic and enthusiastic people who enjoy working with children, supporting and encouraging them to discover new experiences/activities in a caring way.

We expect you to socialise with the children, lead group activities with pedagogy, and be positive in order to offer our campers an unforgettable holiday.

To ensure the safety of the children, we are looking for staff who are patient, attentive, proactive, and able to make decisions in stressful situations.

For the organisation of daily activities, we are looking for creative, team-oriented, responsible, and punctual people.

Below are the open positions; please complete the form for the work you are applying for.

The Les Elfes International team is now full.

 

SKI/SNOWBOARD ANIMATORS

Provide a fun and safe environment for all students to learn and improve on the slopes.

YOUR MAIN TASKS

  • Welcome the children on the day of arrival and make them feel at home
  • Provide the children with the appropriate equipment
  • Help children to get fitted before their lesson
  • Provide fun lessons and ensure the children’s safe progress
  • Run the after-ski and evening activities 5 times a week from 5 pm to 7 pm or 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm with the head of animation
  • Make sure the children are in the right level group. If not, reorganise the groups with the other instructors
  • Have lunch and Diner with the children: Interact with them, ensure that they eat and drink enough and that their diets are respected
  • Interact with the students and create new memories for them
  • Participate in the prize giving at the end of the week by rewarding your group with ski race medals and giving a special mention to the child who excelled
  • Assist in serving dinner, ensure all children are present
  • Join and interact with the students during dinner
  • Help the kitchen staff to clean and tidy up the tables after dinner
  • Ensure that the students are in their rooms and sleeping
  • For younger pupils (aged 6-10), ensure that they have had a wash and that their rooms are tidy

BENEFITS

  • 5 days of on-snow training with the Swiss Ski School validated by a partial Swiss qualification
  • One day mid-season training with the Swiss Ski School to refresh the technique
  • First Aid training
  • Equipment and rental training directed by in-house professional staff
  • Child Management/protection training
  • ½ seasonal ski pass paid
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  • Accommodation available on request (deducted from salary)
  • Meals throughout the season (deducted from salary)
  • Chance to be part of a diverse team and cater to children coming from more than 70+ nationality
  • An opportunity to work full-time for the entire winter season
  • Possibility to be given a contract for summer 2024 and/or to be sent to work in Niseko, Japan in winter 2024/25

Nurse

YOUR MAIN TASKS

  • Plan, implement and evaluate nursing care for all campers who need it
  • Review the medical reports received prior to the children’s arrival
  • Provide first aid for minor injuries and illnesses
  • Document the medications that are given to campers
  • Complete the accident and illness forms
  • Liaise with external health services such as pharmacies and doctors
  • Collect campers’ medication and store it in a safe place
  • Share information on children’s daily medication and dietary with snowsports animators
  • Distribute medication to the children as instructed by the doctor or parents
  • Provide medical support to the Les Elfes staff
  • Manage the stock of medicines and the first aid kits

BENEFITS

  • 5 days of on-snow training with the Swiss Ski School validated by a partial Swiss qualification (if you are a skier)
  • One day mid-season training with the Swiss Ski School to refresh the technique (if you are a skier)
  • First Aid training
  • Equipment and rental training directed by in-house professional staff
  • Child Management/protection training
  • ½ seasonal ski pass paid
  • Accommodation available on request (deducted from salary)
  • Meals throughout the season (deducted from salary)
  • Chance to be part of a diverse team and cater to children coming from more than 70+ nationality
  • An opportunity to work full-time for the entire winter season

Summer animators

YOUR MAIN TASKS

  • Welcome groups or individual children at the airport
  • Supervise/Interact with the children during activities, and play/organize games
  • Ensure that children participate in activities and the level of activities and lessons is adapted
  • Educate the children on the safety rules
  • Ensure that children are properly and adequately dressed before leaving the campus
  • Help children with any personal problems they may have
  • Take breakfast, lunch, and dinner with the children, interact with them, and ensure that they eat and drink enough and that their diets are respected
  • Assist the kitchen staff in cleaning the tables after dinner
  • Ensure that students are in their rooms and sleeping
  • Write reports and certificates at the end of the session for students in their groups
  • For younger pupils (aged 6-10), ensure that they have had a wash and that their rooms are tidy

Winter ANIMATORS

The Animation team is responsible for the smooth running of the whole campus, the safety and fun during the afternoon & evening activities, dinner service, and bedtime.

  • Working hours between 15h – 23h each day except for morning duty once a week 7h to 15h
  • Work 6 days a week
  • Seasonal contract from November to May

YOUR MAIN TASKS

  • Supervise, organize, and lead the afternoon and evening activities for large groups of children.
  • Assist in serving lunch and ensure that all children are present
  • Dine and engage with the children, ensure that they are eating and drinking sufficiently and that their diets are respected
  • Help the kitchen staff to clean up the tables after dinner
  • Ensure that the students are in their rooms and sleeping
  • For younger pupils (aged 6-10), ensure that they have had a wash and that their rooms are tidy
  • Run prize-giving for all the students at the end of each week

Nightguard

Les Elfes International is currently hiring a night guard for the following nights:

  • 23.01.2024
  • 06.02.2024
  • 20.02.2024
  • 27.02.2024
  • 09.04.2024

YOUR MAIN TASKS

  • Meet with the animation staff to gather information and exchange contact details.
  • Answer the emergency phone.
  • Clean the dining room tables and empty the bins.
  • Clear the snow if necessary and salt the stairs.
  • Check the ski racks.
  • Supervise sick children and, if necessary, administer medication.
  • Control entry into the buildings from outside.
  • Secure the main door by locking it at 23:00.
  • Maintain a presence on the stairs until students settle down for the night.
  • Perform regular tours of the building every hour.
  • Monitor surveillance cameras.
  • Operate alarm systems.
  • Wake up anyone leaving before 7 am and welcome anyone arriving after 10 pm.
  • Before entering rooms, always knock and identify yourself as the night guard.
  • Attend a meeting with the Morning Duty at 7:00 to pass on relevant information and provide contact details.
  • Keep an eye on the house and children.
  • Set breakfast tables and wash dishes if necessary.

Winter ANIMATORS

The Animation team is responsible for the smooth running of the whole campus, the safety and fun during the afternoon & evening activities, dinner service, and bedtime.

  • Working hours between 15h – 23h each day except for morning duty once a week 7h to 15h
  • Work 6 days a week
  • Seasonal contract from November to May

YOUR MAIN TASKS

  • Supervise, organize, and lead the afternoon and evening activities for large groups of children.
  • Assist in serving lunch and ensure that all children are present
  • Dine and engage with the children, ensure that they are eating and drinking sufficiently and that their diets are respected
  • Help the kitchen staff to clean up the tables after dinner
  • Ensure that the students are in their rooms and sleeping
  • For younger pupils (aged 6-10), ensure that they have had a wash and that their rooms are tidy
  • Run prize-giving for all the students at the end of each week