Community Youth Leader – Etobicoke/York (Toronto, ON, CA)
City : Toronto
Category : Community Gardens
Industry : Government
Employer : City of Toronto
Important: Do not apply to this job opportunity if you are a returning City of Toronto employee, instead please complete an online scheduling form.
The Community Recreation Branch is responsible for the delivery of high-quality, community-based recreation programs and services to the diverse neighbourhoods of Toronto. We provide a variety of programs that promote the social and physical development for people of all ages, with an emphasis on children and youth. The Community Recreation Branch strives to ensure Toronto residents have positive recreational experiences that enhance quality of life and contribute to lifelong active living.
|Job Category:||Community Gardens|
|Job Type:||Temporary, Part-time|
|Number of Positions:||TBD|
|Work Location:||Rockcliff Yard|
|Shift Information:||Up to 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday, Weekends may be required.|
|Division:||Parks, Forestry & Recreation|
|Posting End Date:||03/14/2023|
- To plan, organize, and lead youth recreational programs in the Community Gardens and Urban Farms Program.
- Follows the principles of healthy youth development in the planning and delivery of programs.
- Provides instruction that will guide the youth’s development in the specified recreational activity.
- Ensures the necessary equipment and supplies are available and operational prior to the start of the program and that equipment is returned to proper storage area at the end of the program.
- Maintains attendance records.
- Supervises participants in the program and provides feedback.
- Assists in the evaluation and promotion of the program.
- Interacts with participants, parents, staff and the public to provide program information.
- Performs administrative tasks to support the program.
- Takes action to deal with incidents, problems and emergencies and comply with Divisional Policies and Procedures.
- Attends and participates in all meetings and training sessions.
- Reports for duty wearing the proper uniform and is ready to work when the shift starts.
- Experience working with youth populations representing the range of diverse communities in the City of Toronto.
- Knowledge of and experience working with diverse communities and equity-seeking groups (ie Women, People with Disabilities, GLBT, Race and Ethnic groups and Aboriginal).
- Knowledge of and experience in organic gardening, local ecology and environmental issues is an asset.
- Must produce original current Emergency First Aid certification as recognized by the WSIB.
- You possess certification in Parks and Recreation Ontario's Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD). This is a mandatory course that will be provided to you at no cost upon obtaining a conditional offer of employment. You will be provided with course dates and details at that time.
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Vulnerable Sector Check: One of the requirements for working with children and vulnerable adults is applicants providing the results of a Vulnerable Sector Check. For Recreation Worker positions, we are only able to consider candidates who obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check. Once an applicant is given a conditional offer of employment, we will obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check for applicants who reside within the City of Toronto. Applicants who reside outside of the City of Toronto will need to obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check from their local Police Service. For further information on the vulnerable sector screening, please contact your local Police Service.