Student Employment Opportunity

Employment Opportunity, Summer 2019

Position: Inclusive Recreation Assistant (Summer Student)

Job Description:

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 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.

Orientation and training will be provided.

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 experiences, students will be responsible for facilitating each child’s participation, taking into consideration their interests, talents, gifts and needs. This may involve working with camp staff to adapt or develop alternate camp activities.

For community experiences, students will support youth to participate in community activities, volunteer and/or job opportunities and explore further 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, policies, 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.

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.

Terms: Temporary, Full Time. Minimum, 35 hours per week, 5 days per week, 7 hours per day, Monday to Friday. The core hours of work are between 8 am and 6 pm. Some evening work required.

People being supported: Children and youth with developmental disabilities, in camps and community.

Dates of Employment: Monday, June 24, 2019 to Friday, August 23, 2019.

Salary: $15 per hour

Location: City of Toronto

Requirements for employment:

  • Returning to full-time school in the fall, preferred.
  • Clear Vulnerable Sector Screening, Police Reference Check prior to employment. – Standard First Aid and CPR level ‘C’ certification prior to employment. – Excellent written, verbal, communication skills including computer proficiency
  • Experience supporting a child or youth with a disability either in a camp or community is an asset. – Self-motivated, team player with a strong belief in community inclusion.
  • Some evening work required.

* Prospective candidates are required to indicate in their cover letter, how they meet the job requirements.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to by Thursday February 28th 2019.

If selected for an interview, you will be contacted by Extend-A-Family. Phone calls/emails cannot be entertained.

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