The City of Guelph is a vibrant and diverse community with a unique sense of place located in southern Ontario along the Innovation Corridor that runs between Toronto and Kitchener-Waterloo. We are also one of Canada’s fastest-growing cities with a projected population increase from 135,000 people to almost 170,000 in the next 10 years. Guelph is consistently ranked as one of the best places in Canada to live, work, and play—all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.
The City of Guelph Recreation Division offers a variety of recreation programs for people of all ages and abilities in weekly sessions throughout the school year. Reporting to the Recreation Program Coordinator, Inclusion, successful candidates will assist children aged 5-12 living with various disabilities as they participate in the Learn to Skate program. Successful candidates will be required to skate with the participants for the duration of the lessons and support behaviorally as well as physically.
Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision – an inclusive, connected, prosperous city where we look after each other and our environment.
Hours of work
Tuesdays and/or Thursdays 4:45 PM -7:45 PM
Winter Session dates – January 4 – March 10
Full availability required for session
- Utilize behaviour management skills and strategies to support children living with disabilities
- Assist with the communication of skills directed by the coaches
- Create a welcoming environment for all participants
- Communicate with other coaches and the on-ice facilitator
- Create an inclusive environment on ice
- Provide a fun, engaging and positive atmosphere for the skaters
West End Community Center, 21 Imperial Rd South
- Experience working with individuals living with various disabilities
- Experience working with children
- Possess strong skating skills
- Experience working with non-skaters, beginner and advanced skaters
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
- Ability to respect and maintain participant confidentiality
- High Five Principles of Healthy Child Development certification (willing to obtain prior to start of program)
- A satisfactory Police Record Check including Vulnerable Sector Check is required at time of offer
- Full availability is required for scheduled program days and times
$15.01 per hour
How to apply
Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by December 5, 2021. Please note all applicants must complete the online questionnaire specific to this position at the time they submit their resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.
For more information about some of the programs we are hiring for, please reference programs listed in preschool, children’s and youth sections at guelph.ca/recreation
The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.
Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.