Special Needs Area Coordinator TR0003
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.
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- 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.
- 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.