One2One Support Staff- Part time

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.

Job summary

The City of Guelph Recreation Division offers a variety of recreation programs for people of all ages and abilities in weekly sessions throughout the year. The One2One Program is a program where participants with disabilities are matched with One2One staff for assistance while participating in City of Guelph recreational programs. The program helps participants reach personal goals, increase self-confidence and allow for a positive and safe environment to enjoy recreational programming.

Reporting to the Recreation Program Coordinator, Inclusion, successful candidates will assist individuals aged 4-18 living with various disabilities as they participate in various recreational programs offered by the City of Guelph. Successful candidates will be required to participate for the duration of the session with their One2One participant.

Note: there is no personal care required from our staff in this position.

One2One staff are primarily matched with participants in swimming and skating programs; however, there are occasional opportunities to work with participants doing other activities.

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 vary depending on program

Saturday and Sunday between 9:00am and 5:00pm

Monday to Friday between 4:00pm and 8:00pm

Locations

West End Community Center, 21 Imperial Rd South

Victoria Road Recreation Center, 151 Victoria Road N

Evergreen Senior Center, 683 Woolwich Street

Guelph Sports Dome, 375 College Ave W

Duties

  • 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

Qualifications

  • Experience working with individuals living with various disabilities
  • Experience working with children
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to respect and maintain participant confidentiality
  • High Five Principles of Healthy Child Development certification an asset
  • 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

Rate

$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.

Please click on the “Apply for this job” button. Instructions will follow.

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.