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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.
Season(s): All
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Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • 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.
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