Student Employment Opportunity
We have completed hiring for the Summer 2017 positions. Please return to this page in February 2018 for the Summer 2018 student employment opportunities.
Please note that the following job description is for general information only and is subject to change.
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Position: Inclusive Recreation Assistant (Summer Student)
Students will assist children with a disability up to the age of 12 years to participate in inclusive summer camps.
Students will assist youth with a disability from 13 to 20 years to participate in inclusive volunteer or paid roles, leisure activities and/or structured learning opportunities.
Students to work closely with Extend-A-Family staff. Students will support different individuals, working with several families, in a variety of inclusive activities and settings.
Families and Coordinators work in conjunction with the Summer Student to develop an individualised plan, prior to their work with each young person. The plan includes goals, expectations and specific activities.
For camp placements, students will be responsible for facilitating each child’s participation, taking into consideration their interests, talents and needs. This may involve working with camp staff to adapt or develop alternate camp activities.
For community placements, students will support youth to participate in community activities and explore potential volunteer and/or job opportunities.
At all times, students must be aware of and act upon opportunities to facilitate meaningful relationships between the person with a disability, and others they meet. They must adhere to the Extend-A-Family Code of Ethics, Code of Conduct to protect children, policies and values, and use good judgement when considering the safety, emotional and physical needs of the individuals they support. Students may be asked to perform other duties as needed.
Students will be expected to communicate with families and Extend-A-Family staff on a regular basis. They are to complete and submit weekly reports describing their work with each individual, potential connections, and address any concerns or serious occurrences.
Orientation and training will be provided.
Students must have a current Vulnerable Sector Police Reference Check dated within the past 6 months in order to work with children and vulnerable persons.
Students are also required to have a current Standard First Aid and CPR ‘C’ certification before the start of work.
Extend-A-Family adheres to principles and practices which facilitate the building of meaningful relationships in individuals’ lives. Students are responsible for encouraging and supporting the core components of inclusion for an individual in both community and camp settings.
Requirements for employment:
– Returning to full-time school in the fall, preferred.
– To complete a Vulnerable Sector Screening, Police Reference Check before employment.
– Standard First Aid and CPR level ‘C’ certification before employment.
– Excellent written, verbal, communication skills including computer literacy.
– Experience supporting a child or youth with a disability either in a camp or community an asset.
– Self-motivated, team player with a strong belief in community participation, contribution and belonging.
– Some evening work required.