Summer - Inclusive Recreation Support Worker
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Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services Department
Non Union/Non MPE
$14.483 to $15.691 per hour (2020 rates of pay)
Recreation and Culture
Responsible for the supervision of children, previously diagnosed as having special needs and/or
experiencing problems participating in mainstream camps, to ensure a safe and positive experience for
participants and staff. This includes program adaptation, intervention, recording information and
instructing/mentoring camp staff to ensure inclusion and a supportive recreation environment for
pre-school/children and youth with special needs (including behavioural and medical needs) registered in a
City of Ottawa day camp. This job may provide ongoing integration to ensure participants have a safe and
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
- 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.
- 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 Recreation & 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
If this opportunity matches your interest and profile please apply online by using the "Apply"
button. If this is your first online application please refer to our resources on how to apply for jobs online.
We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected to continue in the selection process
will be contacted.
The City of Ottawa is committed to providing quality services by establishing a qualified workforce that
reflects the diverse population it serves. The City encourages applications from all qualified individuals.
Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Please contact the
HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.