Program Assistant II – Inclusion Facilitator
Requisition ID: 25918
Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh, Vancouver has a commitment to becoming a City of Reconciliation. Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities and is working towards being the greenest city in the world. Named among Canada’s Top 100 Employers, BC’s Top Employers, and Canada’s Greenest Employers, the City of Vancouver seeks colleagues who can help shape and embody our core commitments to sustainability, decolonization, equity and outstanding quality of life for all residents.
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Main Purpose and Function
The Supported Summer Day Camps support children with disabilities in typical community day camp programs. The programs run out of Champlain Heights, Dunbar, Hastings and Hillcrest community centres. The position is part-time for the months of May/June and will shift to full-time hours in July and August. The successful candidate may be required to work evening and weekend shifts, as operationally required. Schedule may be subject to change due to facility requirements and in accordance with the Collective Agreement.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Integration Program Assistant III and the Access Services Recreation Programmer II the Inclusion Facilitator Program Assistant II will work as a key member of the day camp team to create an inclusive environment for children with disabilities.
The Inclusion Facilitator Program Assistant II will also:
- Assist with camper assessments to determine suitability of camp for children and maintain regular and respectful contact with the caregivers of participants.
- Work with the day camp project manager, day camp leaders, and supervisors to ensure successful participation of all campers, including adapting and modifying activities, implementing positive behaviour supports, and providing alternate activities for small groups as necessary.
- Advocate for campers with disabilities and/or challenging behaviour to be members of the day camp community and to develop relationships with their peers.
- Develop sincere relationships with parents and/or caregivers through regular and respectful communication.
- Participate in the training, mentoring, and evaluation of volunteers assisting with camps.
Education and Experience:
- Completion of grade 12 and some related experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
- Current and valid First Aid and CPR-C Level 1 is required. (Applicants must attach a copy of their First Aid to their application)
- Preference will be given to candidates with a minimum of six months related part-time experience in recreation (preferably in a camp setting) with an emphasis on working with people with disabilities within the past three years
- Approved diploma or currently enrolled in Therapeutic Recreation, Support Services or a related discipline and or an equivalent combination of training and experience is an asset
- Demonstrated experience supporting volunteers is preferred
- Current and valid Non Violent Crisis Intervention (CPI) training, or willingness to obtain is preferred
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
- Working knowledge of the behavior, needs and interests typical of participants
- Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationship with other facility staff and with parents and caregivers
- Working knowledge of the practices, procedures and equipment used in playground recreational programs and activities
- Working knowledge of the safety practices, policies, regulations and rules applicable to the work performed
- Good knowledge of the fundamentals of program leadership
- Some knowledge of modern office practices and procedures
- Ability to effectively monitor activities and the behaviour of participants
- Ability to assist in the planning and carrying out of special events or programs
- Ability to lead groups and provide basic skills instructions in various activities
- Ability to render basic first aid as required
A Police Record Check – Vulnerable Sector is a requirement of this position. A clearance requires the absence of any criminal charges or convictions related to this position.
Business Unit/Department: Board of Parks & Recreation (1400)
Affiliation: CUPE 15 Parks
Employment Type: Auxiliary/Casual
Position Start Date: May 25, 2021
Position End Date: August 2021 (Subject to change depending on site requirements)
Position Available: 4
Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-012: $22.48 to $26.36 per hour
Application Close: February 26, 2021
At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, LGBT2Q+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
To be considered for this exciting and impactful career opportunity with a generous benefits package, please apply on our careers site.
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