Recreation & Community Engagement Assistant

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Ontario South (Greater Toronto)
Hamilton, ON
Job description
  • Assist with planning, organizing and implementation of a summer recreational activities for participants with a vision loss
  • Assist with scheduling, bookings and set-up of program activities (off-site trips, recreational & transportation needs)
  • Analyze programs on an ongoing basis and implement changes with prior approval
  • Assist with supervising daily activities and outings
  • Assist in coordinating and training of volunteers  
  • Perform any necessary administrative duties related to the budget, bookkeeping, registration & forms, weekly agendas, etc., as requested the by Program Lead
  • Assists with participant evaluation of the program
  • Follows CNIB policies on Health and Safety, confidentiality, harassment and violence & ethical conduct
  • On an ongoing basis, develop and review available resources for future community connections
  • Conduct assessment of student position and design report for description of goals achieved, recommendations for further tasks and follow-up strategies, recommendations for future training
  • Completion of Hadley School “Blindness Basics”
  • Other duties as assigned
  • One year post-secondary education preferred in Child Studies, Children and Youth Studies, Early Education, Recreation Therapy, Social Studies and other related fields
  • Experience working with individuals with complex needs an asset
  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment;
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with Ontario legislation and regulations;
  • Ability to interact with children and adults effectively and be sensitive to their needs and feelings
  • Good communication, instructional and observational skills, ability to organize & prioritize workload demands within time constraints
  • Knowledge & experience in planning and implementing programs for children with special needs an asset
  • Strong computer skills
  • First Aid an asset (or willingness to complete)
  • Provide a current Criminal Record Check
  • Patience, tact and flexibility are essential personal characteristics to be successful in this position
  • Willingness to learn CNIB services and program
Application and contact information

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