Intern - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (Recreation & Sport) - #94876

City of London

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: London, ON
Salary: CA$21.78 per hour
Contract type: Full time
File Number: 628 Service Area: Neighbourhood and Community-Wide Services Division: Recreation and Sport Position Type: Full Time - Short Term Temporary (under 1 year) Employee Group: Local 101 Job Close Date:

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.

Work Performed:

  • 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
  • Communication
    • 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
  • Competencies:
    • 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):


  • 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.

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