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Outdoor Site Leader, Play in the Park (Summer 2024)

City of Mississauga
Mississauga, Ontario
Hourly Rate/Salary: $17.70 - $21.08 
Closing date
May 3, 2024

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Job Summary

Working for the City means you are part of something big, something special! You will be part of a team ofengaging, enthusiastic, and dedicated people that are committed to collaborating with one another to deliver on our commitment to the residents, visitors, and businesses of Mississauga.

Enthusiasm for working with children is the name of the game! We provide creative and unique speciality programs to meet the diverseneeds of each local area. We provide an inclusive program experience where program personnel will be required to work with participants with different needs including children with disabilities, children with behaviour challenges, newcomers, and language barriers. You will make a difference in your community and will leave a lasting impression on the children and youth who attend the program.

Please note: We will be interviewing for this position as vacancies occur and therefore the posting may be removed earlier than the date advertised depending on business needs.

Here are our tentative program locations:

Morning Locations:
  • Brickyard (3061 Clayhill Road)
  • Ceremonial Green (600 Ceremonial Drive)
  • Union Park (6627 Tenth Line West)
  • Brookmede (2254 Council Ring Road)
  • Rosebush Common (4890 Creditview Road)
  • Shawnmarr Park (770 Queen Street)
  • Victory (3055 Victory Crescent)

Afternoon Locations:
  • Community Common (355 Princess Royal Drive)
  • Barondale Green (200 Barondale Drive)
  • Lisgar Fields (3805 Doug Leavens Boulevard)
  • Hillside (1311 Kelly Road)
  • Neebin (635 Kaiser Drive)

All Day Locations:
  • Forest Glen (3545 Fieldgate Drive)
  • Serson (1100 Pelham Avenue)

Employees can be assigned to any location within Mississauga or re-deployed to various locations, shifts and/or assigned a variety of job responsibilities on a day-to-day basis.

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Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Program Supervisor or Designate, the successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations and delivery of a comprehensive half day outdoor park facilitated play program as developed by the Recreation Department to meet the needs of staff and participants and to ensure adequate safety while facilitating physical and leisure activities.

Site Leaders can be responsible for multiple program sites and are responsible for their own transportation between parks. Program times are expected be from 9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 4:00pm.

  • Provide an inclusive outdoor program experience which includes working with participants with different needs (i.e. children with disabilities, children with behaviour challenges, newcomers, and language barriers).
  • Assist to develop, implement, supervise and support objectives and philosophies of the Let's Play in the Park program through quality instruction and staff and customer relations.
  • Work in conjunction with the program supervisor and staff to prepare program outlines, daily activities and special events, program supplies and additional programming requirements.
  • Provide on-site support, assistance and coaching and developing program staff and volunteers.
  • Assist with the safe arrival and/or departure of participants. Maintain and oversee accurate administrative, attendance, and other administrative tasks for all participants.
  • Effectively provide quality customer service and act as a knowledge resource to parents, participants, volunteers, and co-workers.
  • To conduct safety checks of program equipment and park areas daily. Clean up and store equipment appropriately at the end of the day.
  • Effectively and in a timely manner, communicate with Summer Supervisor/Designate with regards to all aspects related to facilities, staffing participants, equipment, supplies or anything that would impact the quality and safe delivery of day to day operations of the programs.
  • Incorporate and model the HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development in program delivery where appropriate.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Wiling to work in outdoor park environment for the duration of the contract. Transportation between locations is required if working between two locations per day. Transportation is the responsibility of the staff if travelling between two locations.
  • Will have a Secondary School Diploma or working towards one.
  • At least 16 years of age.
  • Must possess a valid Emergency or Standard First Aid withCPR B orC (Lifesaving Society, Canadian Red Cross Society, St. John’s Ambulance or the Canadian Ski Patrol) certification (must be recognized by WSIB)by June 1, 2024. The award must be current during the employment period.
  • Must possess a valid HIGH FIVE ® Principles of Healthy Child Development certification by June 1, 2024.
  • One year of experience working with children in a recreational setting.
  • Previous experience working with children an asset.
  • A 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.

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 2 - August 23, 2024.
Training for this position will be in mid-May. Dates are TBD and all trainings are mandatory.

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

Applications are being accepted online only. 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.

Any questions regarding the hiring process or information on this job posting should be directed to .

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Hourly Rate/Salary:$17.70 - $21.08
Hours of Work:up to 40 hours per week
Work Location: [[custlocation]]
Department/Division/Section:CMS/Community Services Dept,CMS/Recreation & Culture Division,Program Delivery
Non-Union/Union: Non Union

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.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
The City of Mississauga is committed to creating a respectful and supportive workplace that fosters a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion which broadly reflects the communities and residents we serve. Throughout the employee life cycle, the City is working to include an EDI lens to attract, retain and support the growth of diverse talent.

Learn more about the City’s commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion .

The City of Mississauga is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to removing barriers in our selection process for people with visible and invisible disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human 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 anyaccommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.

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