Summer - Inclusive Recreation Support Worker
- 14.00 - 0 hourly
- City Of Ottawa
Education & Experience
Post Secondary Student, minimum completion of second year College or university, in a related child development field (Developmental Service Worker, Youth and Childcare Worker, Child Development Studies, Autism Studies, Psychology and/or Mental Health Related field, Therapeutic Recreation and/or Adapted Recreation)
- Minimum of eight (8) months of related experience, working with preschoolers, school age children and/ youth \ is required
- 600 hours of working with children and youth with special needs, camp counselor, leader or senior camp counselor, recreation and/or special needs programming, client care, program adaptation.
*Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic requirements.
Language, Certificates & Licenses
• Current Standard First Aid/CPR "C" certification
• Current Automated External Defibrillator (A.E.D.) certification
• AODA Accessibility Training
The successful candidate will be required to complete a Vulnerable Sector Check to the City of Ottawa’s satisfaction. Candidates under the age of 18 will require a Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check instead of a Vulnerable Sector Check.
English oral, reading, writing required.
French oral, reading, writing may be required for some positions.
Candidates must meet language requirement for position upon hire.
- Knowledge of special needs population
- Understanding the development and recreational needs of children.
- AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act)
- Legislation protecting rights of special needs client, populations
- Services which may include practice guidelines and standards of client care
- Physical Accessibility audit
- Risk Management practises
- City of Ottawa Core Training
- Applicable Ottawa Parks & Recreation policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers.
Competencies & Skills
- Training in feeding and other personal care requirements
- Programming skills in crafts, sports, games, creative play, stories and music.
- Ability to operate and required tools/equipment/assistive devices
- Ability to accompany and supervise participants in a variety of environments including aquatic.
- Lift and transfers procedures (as instructed and trained) to avoid participant or self injury
- Ability to follow verbal and/or written directions/procedures.
- Ability to promote teamwork and to work independently when appropriate
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, facilitation, leadership and programming planning skills
- Documentation and sound written skills
- Physically fit and able to participate in active recreation activities
- Maintain a fun and safe environment