Intern - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (Recreation & Sport) - #94876
City of London
Summary of Duties:
This position is to support Child and Youth participation in our Current programs and to integrate/ assist various populations into our current menu of activities. To develop specific activities / events / clinics and opportunities for recreation for various populations within the City of London.
- Program Development
- Inclusive sport, and leisure programming for any of the following identified populations: Person with disabilities; Residents with low income; Newcomers; LGBTQ2S & Gender equality; Indigenous Peoples.
- Intake of participants into programs such as camps, sport programs and support for registration for access to recreation.
- Develop reporting systems to track program successes and gaps
- Provide operation and evaluation reports on programs
- Assist in the delivery and adaptation of program activities and special events
- Ensure high program standards and pest practice for Healthy child development & play
- Customer Service
- Communication with guardians, program participants and to support families and working with external agencies where appropriate to maintain good working relationships
- Outreach to identified populations with low participation in recreation and sport
- Liaise with partners within the community for outreach and program development
- Working closely with children and their families, supporting participants in programs with their cultural and language needs
- Guide Staff in adapting programs to be inclusive for all participants
- Assisting and / or supporting training of program staff in behavioral modification techniques, de-escalation techniques, communication assistance and cultural awareness.
- Establish and maintain safe, healthy and respectful staff (aged 15 +) and program participants (aged 4 – 12)
- Provide resources to program staff pertaining to specific program participant: knowledge, behavioral resources, specific accommodations
- Health and Safety
- Handling workplace and community conflict in a mindful meaningful way and ensuring documentation is completed
- Stay up to date on anti-discrimination legislation
- Ensure suitable facility accommodations as per activity and safety needs
- Adheres to City Policies & Procedures and promotes Hight Five principles
- Demonstrates commitment to adherence to Health and Safety legislation and activity and promotes a culture of Safety
- Proven Planning and organizational skills
- Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with an empathetic nature
- Works efficiently in Microsoft work, excel, power point
- Experience in X-plore an asset; web platforms – surveymonkey, mentimeter, Eventbrite, etc.
- Able to work independently and in a team environment
- Proven decision making skills
- Proven Leadership skills
- Experience in supporting Neurodivergent participants (eg., autism, ADHD, FASD, etc.)
- Various hours , evening and weekends will be required
- The following disciplines or related Degrees: Communications; Education; Behavioural Sciences; Sport and Recreation with a background in Special needs; Social Sciences; Equity, diversity & Inclusion; Sociology, Autism & Behavioural Sciences, Child & Youth Studies, Disability Studies
- High five training as asset
- Current Police Vulnerable Sector Check
Eligibility under the City of London International Student Graduate Internship Program as follows (see below):
MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
- Have been an international student that has graduated within the last year from a recognized post-secondary educational institution in Canada, and
- Currently hold valid Post-Graduate Work Permit to be legally entitled to work in Canada, and
- Have an English language benchmark of level 6 or above.
Skills and Abilities:
- Experience working in a fast-paced environment
- Experience working with diverse populations
- Experience working with special needs youth and children
- Related Education experience
Compensation & Other Information:
This posting is for (1) temporary, full-time up to 20 week position.
Current hours of Work: 35 hour work week. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m 4 days a week and 1 day rotating 12:00pm-8:00pm. Evening and weekend work will be required.
Work Arrangement: In office
These hours of work are subject to change in accordance with the Collective Agreement and may include evening hours and Saturdays.
NOTE: Applicants may be required to complete a job related test.
Requisition Number: 628
Services Area: Neighbourhood and Community-Wide Services
Division: Recreation and Sport
Employee Group: CUPE Local 101
Employment Type: Temporary up to 20 weeks
As an inclusive employer, we are committed to providing a fully accessible recruitment process. Please contact us at any time during the recruitment process and let us know what accessible supports you may need.