Program Assistant II - Inclusion Facilitator
Program Assistant II - Inclusion FacilitatorRequisition ID: 15955
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Main Purpose and Function
The Supported Summer Day Camps support children with disabilities in typical community day camp programs. The programs run out of Champlain Heights, Dunbar, Hastings and Hillcrest community centres. The position will have part-time hours for the month of June and then full-time hours in July and August. In June some evening and/or weekend availability is required. The position begins June 1st, 2020.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Integration Program Assistant III and the Access Services Recreation Programmer II the successful candidate will work as a key member of the day camp team to create an inclusive environment for children. The successful candidate for the Inclusion Facilitator PA II – will assist with camper assessments to determine suitability of camp for children and maintain regular and respectful contact with the caregivers of participants. The successful candidate will work with the day camp project manager, day camp leaders, and supervisors to ensure successful participation of all campers, including adapting and modifying activities, implementing positive behaviour supports, and providing alternate activities for small groups as necessary. The successful candidate will advocates for campers with disabilities and/or challenging behaviour to be members of the day camp community and to develop relationships with their peers. The successful applicant will develop sincere relationships with parents and/or caregivers through regular and respectful communication. The successful candidate will participate in the training, mentoring, and evaluation of volunteers assisting with camp.
Education and Experience:
- Completion of grade 12 and some related experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
- Minimum of six months related part-time experience in recreation (preferably in a camp setting) with an emphasis on working with people with disabilities within the past three years,
- Approved diploma or currently enrolled in Therapeutic Recreation, Support Services or a related discipline and or an equivalent combination of training and experience
- Experience supporting volunteers
- Current and valid First Aid and CPR C Level 1 is required. (Applicants must attach a copy of their First Aid and CPR C certification to their application)
- Current and valid Non Violent Crisis Intervention (CPI) training, or willingness to obtain
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Working knowledge of the behavior, needs and interests typical of participants
- Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationship with other facility staff and with parents and caregivers
- Working knowledge of the practices, procedures and equipment used in playground recreational programs and activities
- Working knowledge of the safety practices, policies, regulations and rules applicable to the work performed
- Good knowledge of the fundamentals of program leadership
- Some knowledge of modern office practices and procedures
- Ability to effectively monitor activities and the behaviour of participants
- Ability to assist in the planning and carrying out of special events or programs
- Ability to lead groups and provide basic skills instructions in various activities
- Ability to render basic first aid as required
A Police Record Check – Vulnerable Sector is a requirement of the position. A clearance requires the absence of any criminal charges or convictions related to this position.
Business Unit/Department: Board of Parks & Recreation (1400)
Affiliation: CUPE 15 Parks
Employment Type: Auxiliary/Casual
Position Start Date: June 1, 2020
Position End Date: End of August (some variation in end date, site dependent)
Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-012: $22.48 to $26.36 per hour
Application Close: February 23, 2020
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.