Summer Ready for Rec Inclusion Coordinator


Summer Ready for Rec Inclusion Coordinator

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Job Position: Summer Ready for Rec Inclusion Coordinator

Company: Halifax

Expected salary: $20.2 per hour

Location: Halifax, NS

Summer Ready for Rec Inclusion Coordinator Job Details:

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Job Posting
Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is inviting applications for the casual position of Summer Inclusion Coordinator Ready for Rec Youth Program in Parks and Recreation. . We encourage applications from African Nova Scotians, Racially Visible Persons, Women (applying for non- traditional positions), Aboriginal People, Persons with Disabilities and 2SLGBTQ+ Persons. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify on their electronic application.
POSITION SUMMARY
Are you looking for a fun and rewarding summer job? Do you enjoy and want more experience working with children with a variety of support needs?
The Ready for Rec camp provides an opportunity for children and youth who require additional supports to be in a camp environment with less children and more staff.
Ready for Rec is hiring Summer Inclusion Coordinators for Summer 2024 for programs across the municipality! The Ready for Rec program focuses on recreation activities that promote fundamental movement skills, creative thinking, and recreation experience for children and youth with disabilities. This position will develop interesting and creative program opportunities and offer supports for persons with disabilities in programs (i.e. personal care, lifting procedures, adapting activities, administering medication, etc.) Other responsibilities include: supervising, motivating, and evaluating recreation programs and services; scheduling, supervising, motivating and evaluating Summer Specialized Inclusion Staff; managing risk, ensuring participant safety; inventories, distributes and collects equipment and supplies; handling administrative duties, networking with community groups and organizations; organizing outings, submitting regular reports, tracking statistics; maintaining a budget and organizing staff meetings.
One position is designated for the Ready for Rec Youth Program (youth aged 13-18) and the remainder will be working in a children camp (5-12)
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Assist Inclusion and Accessibility Specialist in establishing program capacity based on approved program resources
  • Complete in-take interviews with participants and their families/guardians and liaises with families, caregivers and health professionals throughout the program.
  • Develop and implements individualized plans to support inclusive participation when necessary (ie: picture boards, social stories, PECs program, transition schedules and behaviour modification strategies)
  • Coaches and models positive strategies with all staff to support the successful delivery of programming for children and youth with Autism/ASD, behavioural challenges and cognitive disabilities.
  • Ensures the provision of therapeutic intervention during times of crisis utilizing appropriate crisis prevention intervention and/or therapeutic intervention techniques.
  • Ensure that all strategies, which are implemented, are compatible with all HRM programs/guidelines.

QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience:

  • Minimum enrolment in and undergraduate university degree or college diploma in a relevant field of study such as Therapeutic recreation, Child and Youth Studies, Psychology, Education Social Work, School of Communication. Disorders, Kinesiology- and/or equivalent level of training working with children and youth with a disability.
  • Minimum 2-3 years related experience working with individuals of various ages and disabilities.
  • Experience mentoring and/or coaching of staff and volunteer an asset.
  • Previous training and/or experience in implementing behavioural management strategies.
  • Previous Training and/or experience providing personal care.
  • Valid certification in CPR/First Aid (CSA Basic) and NVCI ( can be provided by employer)
  • Valid Driver’s License and access to a vehicle.

Security Clearance Requirements: Applicants may be required to complete an employment security screening check.
Please note – Testing may be conducted as a component of the selection process to assess technical and job specific knowledge. Candidates, who are selected for testing, may be tested in a group setting, scheduled at the employer’s discretion.
COMPETENCIES: Communication, Customer Service, Flexibility, Initiative, Organization and Planning, Risk Management, Team Leadership, Valuing Diversity.
WORK STATUS: Casual/Seasonal; May 21st, 2024 – August 23rd 2024
HOURS OF WORK: 8:30am-4:30pm (hours may vary depending on work location)
SALARY: Non-Union; $20.20 per hour (plus 4% vacation pay)
WORK LOCATION: Various Community Recreation Centres in HRM
CLOSING DATE: Applications will be received until 11:59pm on Sunday February, 18th 2024.
Please note: We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for interview/testing will be contacted.
During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request an accommodation. Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) and who require accommodation, should discuss their needs with the Recruiter when invited to the assessment process.

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