Special Needs Camp/Program Director TR0002
Job Summary: To support overall camp/program operation, planning, organization, direction and administration of a safe and enjoyable Adapted (Specialized) camps/program.
Machines and Equipment Used: Various office, special needs and recreation equipment, first aid kit.
District(s): All District map (pdf)
Wage: View wage rate chart (pdf)
- Supports overall camp/program operation, planning, organization, direction and administration of Adapted (Specialized) camps/program.
- Provides, facilitates and implements internal and specialized external training for staff and volunteers.
- Supports the recruitment and hiring of staff and volunteers.
- Evaluates camp/program in order to support and assist staff with professional and skill development.
- Performs administrative tasks necessary to support the program.
- Advocates on behalf of camp participants.
- Ensures that behaviour management techniques are implemented.
- Ensures health and safety procedures are adhered to when assisting participants with personal hygiene (i.e. diaper change, feeding etc.), lifts, transfers and life skills.
- Reviews participant files and communicates information with appropriate staff.
- Oversees administration of medication.
- Maintains an inventory of all program equipment and ensures that it is kept in a state of good repair.
- Reports any damage to equipment and orders supplies.
- Interacts with staff, participants, spectators and other community members to provide program information.
- Facilitates delivery of special events.
- Attends and participates in meetings and training sessions.
- Takes action to deal with incidents, problems and emergencies and comply with Divisional/City policies and procedures.
- Provides support to ensuring the programs are modified, if necessary to promote an inclusive environment.
- Ensures staff follow the principles of Healthy Child Development (HIGH FIVE®) in the planning and delivery of programs.
- Extensive experience working with individuals with special needs/disabilities in the context of the program/camp.
- Experience directing, planning and administering recreational programs/camps and staff.
- Experience with health and safety and public health issues specific to the disability field.
- Relevant education is an asset.
- Must produce original current Standard First Aid and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation certifications as recognized by the WSIB.
- 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.