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Recreation Support Facilitator (Summer 2023)

City of Mississauga
201 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, Ontario
Hourly Rate/Salary: $15.85 - $17.62 
Closing date
Jun 10, 2023

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Working for the City means you are part of something big, something special! We are looking for dedicated and passionate individuals who enjoy working with children who live with a disability, are between 4-12 years of age and require one-to-one support to participate in our camp programs. Working with the City of Mississauga's Recreation Team you will make a positive difference for a child and their family by assisting in creating a positive recreation day camp experience.

Please note: The recruitment of these positions is dependent on available vacancies and business needs.

Learn more from Melanie on what it is like to be a Camp Leader at the City!

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will:

  • Greet participant at designated location each morning
  • Provide supervision and support to participant (4-12 years of age) in camp activities for the day
  • Provide verbal prompting for basic personal care as required (i.e. bathroom, changing and feeding needs)
  • Implement strategies on the Individual Recreation Plan as outlined
  • Advocate for the participant during activities to ensure group participation where possible
  • Monitor participant's participation in program and make additional modifications/ accommodations as needed
  • Facilitate friendships by encouraging social interactions between participant, other campers and staff
  • Ensure your participant feels welcome, safe and a sense of belonging with their group and within camp.
  • Manage various behaviours that may include ongoing physical aggression and verbal outbursts
  • Maintain open and honest communication with parents/caregivers, camp staff and supervisor(s) regarding the participants and their experience at camp
  • Prioritize preventative measures, problem solve and ask for assistance as required
  • Debrief with parents/caregivers each morning and at the end of each day clearly identifying areas of the day that went well and areas where behaviour management was necessary, ensuring parents receive a clear understanding of the day.
  • Provide assistance and support to camp leader in managing various behaviours within the group if required
  • Implement High Five principles
  • Provide feedback to supervisor to ensure continuous improvement of camp experiences for all
  • Facilitators must go in the water and stay within arms reach of their participants each day
  • Understand, communicate and incorporate policies and procedures of City of Mississauga as required
  • Perform other duties as required.
  • Employees may be assigned to any location within Mississauga or re-deployed to various locations/shifts or assigned a variety of job responsibilities on a day-to-day basis.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Current Emergency First Aid & CPR B certificationfrom a Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB) approved provider Certification must remain current for the full extentof the employment period.
  • HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development certification required
  • Experience working with children with disabilities in a recreation setting/camp setting
  • Working towards Secondary School Graduation Diploma or Post-Secondary courses/degree/diploma in Education, Social Work, Child and Youth Work, Recreation and Leisure, Disability Studies, and/or related discipline.
  • BMS, NCVI, and/or training specific to autism spectrum disorder or similar training is an asset.
  • Light lifting required
  • Completion of a swimming test to determine supervision ability in the water
  • Willingness to learn and practice blocking techniques to address physical aggression and strategies to address verbal aggression.
  • Level 3 - Vulnerable Sector Check will be required of the successful candidate, as a condition of employment, at their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted prior to start of contract.

Additional Information

Hourly Rate:
  • Staff will be paid minimum wage on an hourly basis for attending required trainings or meetings.

Employment Period is from July 3 - September 1, 2023.
Interviews are tentatively scheduled for the beginning of February 2023.
Training for this position will be in June. Dates are TBD and all trainings are mandatory and will be held on various evenings and weekends.

Please note: Full-time hours are not guaranteed. Hours are dependent on sufficient program registration.

Applications are being accepted online only and will be received up to January 13, 2023 . Please note that you will be completing a questionnaire as you submit your application. Please fill this out completely. You will receive a receipt via e-email confirming that your application has been successfully sent.

Special Instructions

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Hourly Rate/Salary:$15.85 - $17.62
Hours of Work:up to 40 hours per week
Work Location:201 City Centre Drive
Department/Division/Section:CMS/Community Services Dept,CMS/Recreation Division,Aquatics, Therapeutic & Fitness
Non-Union/Union: Non Union

COVID-19 Update:As per the City’s Employee Recruitment Policy, all external candidates (including previously employed individuals) must show their Fully Vaccinated Confirmation or apply for and receive confirmation of a creed or medical exemption from the City before their first day.

A Vulnerable Sector Check (Level 3) will be required of the successful candidate, at their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has notbeen granted.

We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. You can alsocheck your application status in your candidate profile online.

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with theAccessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005and the OntarioHuman Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.

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