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Job Summary: To provide coordination and direction for District wide adapted and/or inclusive programs.
Machines and Equipment Used: Various office, special needs and recreation equipment, first aid kit, automobile.
Season(s): All
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Responsibilities:

  • Provides coordination and direction for District wide adapted and/or inclusive programs .
  • Directs part-time staff and provides ongoing program support.
  • Advocates to facilitate awareness of the uniqueness of all individuals.
  • Assesses potential participants with special needs/disabilities and arranges placements.
  • Reviews participant files and communicates information with appropriate staff.
  • Interacts with staff, families, agencies, participants and the public.
  • Assists in hiring process of Special Needs Support Staff and staff placement.
  • Provides guidance and specialized training District wide to all part time staff.
  • Ensures health and safety procedures are adhered to when staff are assisting participants with personal hygiene (i.e. diaper change, feeding etc.), lifts, transfers and life skills.
  • Performs all administrative tasks necessary to support program. (i.e. AIMS program, incident/accident reports, etc.).
  • Provides suggestions and assistance with behaviour management techniques.
  • Plans and implements special events and information fairs.
  • Assists with maintaining 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.
  • Attends and participates in all required meetings and training sessions.
  • Oversees agency staff through city partnerships.
  • Takes action to deal with incidents, problems and emergencies and comply with Divisional/City Policies and Procedures.
  • 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.
  • Experience and knowledge of Adapted and Integrated recreation programs.
  • Experience in overseeing multiple programs/locations and staff.
  • Proven administration, organizational, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
  • Knowledgeable of health and safety issues specific to the disability field.
  • Relevant education or training is preferred.
  • Must produce original current Standard First Aid and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation certifications as recognized by the WSIB.
  • Valid Ontario Class "G" Driver's license and use of a properly insured automobile.
  • 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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