Summer - Special Needs Camp Director
- 14.00 - 0 hourly
- City Of Ottawa
Responsible for the direct day to day operation of the special needs camp, work with children, youth and/ or adults with special needs in therapeutic recreational or social skills summer camp. They are included in the child/youth staff ratio and responsible for the direct client care and intervention, program adaptation and daily staff management to ensure a safe and enjoyable camp experience for all registered at camp.
Education & Experience
Post Secondary Student (completion of second year College or university): College diploma or University Degree in Recreation and/or Child Care/ Youth Worker, Kinesiology, or Physical Education
Two (2) years or more of related experience is required
*Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic requirements.
Language, Certificates & Licenses
- Standard First Aid
- CPR 'C'
- Crisis Prevention Intervention certification
- AODA Customer Service (Servability Training). Current Automated External Defibrillator (A.E.D.) Operator Certificate
The successful candidate will be required to complete a Police Record Check to the City of Ottawa’s satisfaction.
English oral, reading, writing required.
French oral, reading, writing may be required for some positions.
Candidates must meet language requirement for position upon hire.
- Legislation protecting rights of special needs client population.
- Health and safety legislation, policies, procedures and client care.
- Knowledge of learning disabilities and appropriate intervention strategies, social skills development and task analysis process.
- Understanding the development and recreational needs of children.
- AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) Legislated training required by 2010.
- City of Ottawa Core Training.
- Applicable Ottawa Parks & Recreation policies and procedures.
- Must possess the training, experience and knowledge to organize the work and its performance.
- Must be familiar with all applicable health and safety legislation, have knowledge of any potential or actual danger to health or safety in the work place, and have knowledge of appropriate actions to be taken in order to ensure the health and safety of staff in accordance with applicable legislation and City policies and procedures.
Competencies & Skills
- Ability to plan, operate and evaluate recreation programs for preschoolers, children, youth and adults with disabilities
- Experience and demonstrated ability to train, supervise and evaluate staff
- Programming skills in crafts, sports, games, creative play, stories and music
- Previous experience working in a leadership role.
- Experience planning and implementing recreation programs for preschoolers, children, youth and/or children with disabilities
- Ability to operate and required tools/equipment
- Ability to follow verbal and/or written directions/procedures
- Ability to accompany and supervise participants in a variety of environments including aquatic
- Demonstrates supervisory and strong leadership skills
- Conflict resolution and problem solving skills, with the ability to manage simultaneous demands