NWT Disabilities Council
Published
May 3, 2019
Location
Yellowknife, Canada
Category
Job Type
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Compensation
TBD
Territory
Northwest Territories

Description

Support Worker will assist children with disabilities while participating in a community summer recreation program.  The worker provides a fully supportive and inclusive environment to benefit the child’s individual needs. The worker reports to the Program Coordinator, or in their absence, the Executive Director. The position is 9 weeks beginning at the end of June-August 23, 2019.

Duties

  1. Works in a one-to-one or one support worker to two children atmosphere.
  2. Works with children with varying disabilities in a Yellowknife recreation program of the family’s choice
  3. Assists children in following the routine for the summer camp.
  4. Assists children with involvement in the integrated activities provided
  5. Provide alternative activates when required by the child or parent.
  6. Administer medication if required in accordance to procedure.
  7. Implement behavior modification strategies if/when needed, as directed by a written protocol.
  8. Works as a team member with the Council and community recreation program staff.
  9. Communicate frequently with parents to:
    • Arrange drop-off/pick-up times and locations;
    • Discuss day’s events with parents/guardians;
    • Ensure that parent’s wishes are carried out to the best of our ability.
  10. Document daily records of the children’s participation levels
  11. Create and carry a daily log booklet to be given to parents/guardians, regarding the child’s day at camp
  12. Provide written feedback at the end of each child’s week regarding successes, challenges, and suggested improvements for future years
  13. Complete incident/accident reports as required

Qualifications

  • Attending or will be attending post-secondary education in a related human service field.
  • Knowledge of special needs programming and Disabilities.
  • Experience working with children with disabilities.
  • Camp experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Enjoyment of the outdoors.
  • Ability to participate in hiking, swimming, boating activities, etc.
  • Driver’s License and availability of a vehicle an asset.

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