Job Summary: To oversee the planning, direction and administration of multiple Ministry directed After-School Recreation Care (ARC) Programs for children (6-12 years) and/or youth (13-15 years) in a variety of locations.
Machines and Equipment Used: Personal vehicle, storage cart, various office equipment, keys to program storage equipment, first aid kit, various sports equipment, cleaning equipment (soap, rags, mop, bucket, broom, dustpan, garbage bags), health and safety equipment (goggles, gloves, apron, disinfecting wipes), kitchen tools: knives, bowls, mixers, peelers, oven, stove, microwave; tables, chairs, storage bins, storage cupboards, iPad, cell phone, craft products, glue gun, knitting needles, exacto knife.
Season(s): Fall, Winter, Spring
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- Oversees the planning, direction and administration of multiple ARC programs children and/or youth.
- Assists in the selection, training, direction and evaluation of ARC staff and volunteers.
- Oversees multiple ARC staff/locations, including pre and post ARC setup/take-down, and provides direction to staff.
- Oversees the development of ARC program plans and schedules including planning and implementation of ARC-wide activities such as program planning, ordering materials and supplies, special event planning, enhanced program planning and the development of training materials.
- Assists in the evaluation of programs and make recommendations.
- Assists with the integration and support of ARC participants with special needs.
- Ensures staff follow the Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD- HIGH FIVE®) in the planning and delivery of programs.
- Ensures program facilities, equipment and supplies meet Health and Safety standards.
- Performs administrative tasks to support the program, including recommendations on equipment and supplies.
- Assists in the publicity and promotion of the programs.
- Takes action to deal with incidents, problems and emergencies as outlined in Divisional policies and procedures.
- Liaises with divisions/staff/public/caregivers and responds to inquiries.
- Attends and participates in meetings and training sessions.
- Post-Secondary Education or continuously enrolled in one or more of the following: Early Childhood Educators - Registered ECE, Ontario College of Teacher, Child and Youth, Social Worker, Recreation and Leisure, Psychology, Sociology or Kinesiology.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid Standard First Aid - CRP C Certification including infant and child cardiopulmonary resuscitation as recognized by WSIB.
- Experience working with Children/Youth in a leadership role and ability to supervise Children/Youth.
- Experience working with youth populations representing the range of diverse communities in the City of Toronto.
- Experience working with diverse Youth.
- You must possess certification in Parks and Recreation Ontario's Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD). Applicants who meet all other qualifications and obtain a conditional job offer will be advised of PHCD course offerings in order to meet this qualification.
- The ability to lift/carry equipment is required (weighing up to 20 kgs).
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- The ability to oversee and provide direction to site leaders.
- Fundamental knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the ability to meet the specifications of these acts and any other related regulations that apply to this work.
- Ability to work as part of a team in developing and delivering high quality programming to children. ARC/CLASP offers programs in accordance with the Ministry of Education's Ontario's Pedagogy for the Early Years "How Does Learning Happen", the Child Care and Early Years Act, and the Principles of Healthy Child Development PHCD quality assessment program.
- Possess a valid "G" class drivers licence and access to a vehicle.