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Afterschool Recreation Care - Program Site Coordinator - City Wide

Posting Date: Sep 17, 2022

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: City of Toronto


Important: Do not apply to this job opportunity if you are a returning City of Toronto employee, instead please complete an online scheduling form.

 

The Community Recreation Branch is responsible for the delivery of high-quality, community-based recreation programs and services to the diverse neighbourhoods of Toronto. We provide a variety of programs that promote the social and physical development for people of all ages, with an emphasis on children and youth. The Community Recreation Branch strives to ensure Toronto residents have positive recreational experiences that enhance quality of life and contribute to lifelong active living.

 

Req ID:  30447
Job Category:  After-School Recreation Care
Job Type:  Temporary, Part-time
Hourly Rate:  $19.14 
Number of Positions:  30+
Start Date:   TBD  
Work Location:  All Districts
District:   City Wide - Various
Season:  Winter  
Duration:  TBD
Shift Information:  TBD
Division:  Parks, Forestry & Recreation
Section:  PFR CR Community Recreation
Posting End Date:  10/16/2022 

                     

Job Summary:

 To plan, lead and organize Ministry directed After-School Recreation Care (ARC) Programs for children (6-12 years) providing on-site program direction.
 
Responsibilities:

  • Plans, leads and organizes ARC programs for children.
  • Provides recommendations regarding training, and evaluation of ARC program leaders seasonally.
  • Follows the Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD - HIGH FIVE®) in the planning and delivery of programs.
  • Ensures that program facilities, equipment and supplies meet Health and Safety standards and that all MSDS sheets for products used on site are in the Health and Safety binder and are current.
  • Provides on-site direction and general guidance to staff.
  • Performs administrative tasks to support the program, including assisting the Community Recreation Programmer with the purchase of program supplies.
  • Documents attendance of children, as per the safe arrival policy, follows up with any child who has not arrived at program in a timely manner where their absence has not been accounted for, up to calling police and follows serious occurrence procedures if necessary.  Completes reports as needed.
  • Follows daily program plan to ensure that children are getting planned physical activity, healthy food choices and nutritional information, wellness and personal health education and local programming.
  • Assists staff with the integration and support of ARC participants with special needs.
  • Takes action to deal with incidents, problems and emergencies as outlined in Divisional/City policies and procedures.
  • Interacts with staff and the public to provide program information.
  • Liaises with caregivers and responds to inquiries.
  • Liaises with Divisions/staff and the public.
  • Attends and participates in meetings and training sessions.
     
    Qualifications:

     
  • Post-Secondary Education or continuously enrolled in one or more of the following:  Early Childhood Educators – Registered ECE, Ontario College of Teacher, Child and Youth, Social Worker, Recreation and Leisure, Psychology, Sociology or Kinesiology
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid Standard First Aid – CRP C Certification including infant and child cardiopulmonary resuscitation as recognized by WSIB.
  • Experience working with Children in a leadership role and ability to supervise Children.
  • The ability to lift/carry equipment is required (weighing up to 20 kgs) 
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • The ability to oversee and provide direction to site leaders.
  • Fundamental knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the ability to meet the specifications of these acts and any other related regulations that apply to this work.
  • Ability to work as part of a team in developing and delivering high quality programming to children.  ARC/CLASP offers programs in accordance with the Ministry of Education's Ontario's Pedagogy for the Early Years "How Does Learning Happen", the Child Care and Early Years Act, and the Principles of Healthy Child Development PHCD quality assessment program. 
  • You possess certification in Parks and Recreation Ontario's Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD).  Applicants who meet all other qualifications can view the City of Toronto's Leadership Guide to find and register for PHCD course, in order to meet this qualification.  Please note, during the Covid-19 pandemic, applicants will be provided with access to an Online PHCD workshop upon being successful in the job competition.

Note: All City of Toronto employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with the City's Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

 

Accommodation:  If you are an individual who requires accommodation, due to disability under the Ontario Human Rights Code, to apply for this position, please email us at recjobs@toronto.ca, quoting the Requisition ID and the job title.  The City is committed to providing Code-protected accommodation throughout its hiring process. Please visit Hiring Policies and Statements for further details.

 

Vulnerable Sector Check:  One of the requirements for working with children and vulnerable adults is applicants providing the results of a Vulnerable Sector Check. For Recreation Worker positions, we are only able to consider candidates who obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check. Once an applicant is given a conditional offer of employment, we will obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check for applicants who reside within the City of Toronto. Applicants who reside outside of the City of Toronto will need to obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check from their local Police Service.  For further information on the vulnerable sector screening, please contact your local Police Service.