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Inclusion Support for Summer Camps & Playgrounds - Town of Ajax

Apr 21, 2024
Ajax, Ontario
Experience it – Ajax!

The Town of Ajax, situated on the northern shore of Lake Ontario, is an innovative municipal sector leader that provides a variety of services to one of the fastest growing communities in Ontario.  With over 130,000 residents, Ajax's rich heritage and culturally diverse community make it a great place to work and live.


2024 Inclusion Support for Summer Camps & Playgrounds

Reporting to the Program Supervisor - Inclusion/ Program Director - Inclusion/Community Recreation Supervisor, the Inclusion Support staff are accountable for providing individual support and advocating for a children, youth, or young adults with special needs.  They are responsible for developing and implementing a safe, enjoyable and diverse program for children, youth, and young adults with special needs that meets the participant’s specific support requirements. Inclusion Support staff attend to the care needs (feeding, toileting, clothing change, providing lifts and transfers, dispensing medication, etc.) of participants.


Key Duties 
  • Develops and implements a daily action plan that will fully accommodate the support needs of your participant.
  • Develops weekly professional and participant specific actionable goals.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of adaptive programming for participants with special needs.
  • Attends to the care needs (feeding, toileting, clothing change, etc.) of participants with special needs.  Maintains accurate washroom support documentation.
  • Dispenses and administers participant medication as required.  Maintains accurate medication dispensing documentation.
  • Provides lifts and transfers for participants as required.
  • Provides behaviour management.
  • Takes appropriate action to deal with incidents/accidents and emergencies, as outlined in the departmental policies and procedures.
  • Works cooperatively and maintains ongoing and effective communication with participants, parents, colleagues, and supervisors.
  • Creates an environment that fosters a positive and inclusive program experience.
  • Creates an environment where participants strive to participate fully, perform to the best of their ability, and learn new skills.
  • May be required to work extended hours for before and after care from 7:15 a.m.-9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m. in addition to regularly scheduled hours.

Qualifications/Skills
  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent or a combination of experience and education.
  • Minimum 9 months to 1 year of experience.
  • Experience working with children/youth/young adults with special needs (personal, professional, or volunteer).
  • Knowledge and experience related to the delivery of programs and services.
  • Special needs resource knowledge and programming skills.
  • Strong behaviour management skills.
  • Strong understanding of how to deliver personal care (clothing change, assistance in the washroom, etc.) to customers with dignity and safety.
  • Lifts and transfers training.
  • Ability to adapt existing programming to meet the needs of supported customers.
  • Ability to develop positive child relations.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds and stand for long periods of time.
  • Standard First Aid with CPR C (If hired, must be obtained by June 24, 2024). 
  • HIGH FIVE - Principles of Healthy Child Development (If hired, must be obtained by  June 24, 2024). 
  • Ability to provide a current (within six months) Criminal Reference/Vulnerable Sector Check upon being hired.
  • You must be available to work full 8 weeks of summer and attend pre-summer mandatory training (Orientation, BMST, and Summer Staff Training).

Nice to Have
  • Post-secondary education in Recreation / Therapeutic Recreation / PSW/DSW / Social Work / Education program an asset.

What is Offered to Staff
  • Rate of Pay: $17.99 - $19.56 per hour.
  • Hours of Work: Monday to Friday, various shifts between 7:15 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
  • Town Perks: The Town offers part-time staff access to an Employee & Family Assistance Program, Health & Wellness Program, Town of Ajax Fitness Centre Combo Membership and a defined pension plan (OMERS pension).

Key Dates for Summer Camps/Playgrounds
  • Formal Interviews – March 28-April 7, 2024
  • Group Interview – April 6, 2024
  • Staff Orientation – May 27, 2024 or May 29, 2024
  • Summer Staff Training - June 15, 2024, June 24-27, 2024
  • Behaviour Management Systems Training – Full Certification – May 23, 2024, June 06, 2024 or June 11, 2024
  • Behaviour Management Systems Training – Recertification – May 07, 2024, May 14, 2024 or June 04, 2024
  • Camps / Playgrounds begin - July 2, 2024
  • Camps / Playgrounds end - August 23, 2024*

*Contracts may be extended to end on August 30, 2024 for Camp Finale.

A final Interview Workshop will be held the week of April 29, 2024 for any vacant positions.


How to Apply

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please go to the Town of Ajax website at www.ajax.ca/careers.  The closing date for this position is 11:59 p.m. on April 21, 2024.

We would like to thank all applicants however, please note that only those selected to attend an interview will be contacted and all other applicants will be kept on file. Applicants are advised that written, oral and practical testing may form part of the selection process.


Equal Opportunity Employer

The Town of Ajax is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and accessibility within the workplace where all employees feel valued, respected and supported. The Town embraces diversity and gender expression through policy, staff training and providing positive spaces. The Town encourages applications from all qualified candidates. If selected for an interview, please inform Human Resources staff of any accommodation you may require during the process.

 
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