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Recreation Support Facilitator (March Break 2022)

Req ID: 20761
Vacancy Type: Seasonal 
Number of Positions: 7  
Closing Date: 02/04/2022

Job Summary

Working for the City means you are part of something big, something special! We are looking for dedicated and passionate individuals who enjoy working with children who live with a disability, are between 4-12 years of age and require one-to-one support to participate in our camp programs. Working with the City of Mississauga's Recreation Team you will make a positive difference for a child and their family by assisting in creating a positive recreation day camp experience.

Please note: Due to the uncertainty we are facing regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and the City's programming restrictions, the recruitment of this position is dependent on available vacancies and business needs.

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will:

  • Greet participant at designated location each morning
  • Provide supervision and support to participant (4-12 years of age) in camp activities for the day
  • Provide verbal prompting for basic personal care as required (i.e. bathroom, changing and feeding needs)
  • Implement strategies on the Individual Recreation Plan as outlined
  • Advocate for the participant during activities to ensure group participation where possible
  • Monitor participant's participation in program and make additional modifications/ accommodations as needed
  • Facilitate friendships by encouraging social interactions between participant, other campers and staff 
  • Ensure your participant feels welcome, safe and a sense of belonging with their group and within camp.
  • Manage various behaviours that may include ongoing physical aggression and verbal outbursts
  • Maintain open and honest communication with parents/caregivers, camp staff and supervisor(s) regarding the participants and their experience at camp
  • Prioritize preventative measures, problem solve and ask for assistance as required
  • Debrief with parents/caregivers each morning and at the end of each day clearly identifying areas of the day that went well and areas where behaviour management was necessary, ensuring parents receive a clear understanding of the day.
  • Provide assistance and support to camp leader in managing various behaviours within the group if required
  • Implement High Five principles
  • Provide feedback to supervisor to ensure continuous improvement of camp experiences for all
  • Facilitators must go in the water and stay within arms reach of their participants each day 
  • Understand, communicate and incorporate policies and procedures of City of Mississauga as required
  • Perform other duties as required.
  • Employees may be assigned to any location within Mississauga or re-deployed to various locations/shifts or assigned a variety of job responsibilities on a day-to-day basis.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Current Emergency First Aid & CPR B certification from a Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB) approved provider  Certification must remain current for the full extent of the employment period.
  • HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development certification required
  • Experience working with children with disabilities in a recreation setting/camp setting
  • Working towards Secondary School Graduation Diploma or Post-Secondary courses/degree/diploma in Education, Social Work, Child and Youth Work, Recreation and Leisure, Disability Studies, and/or related discipline.
  • BMS, NCVI, and/or training specific to autism spectrum disorder or similar training is an asset.
  • Light lifting required
  • Completion of a swimming test to determine supervision ability in the water
  • Willingness to learn and practice blocking techniques to address physical aggression and strategies to address verbal aggression.
  • Level 3 - Vulnerable Sector Check will be required of the successful candidate, as a condition of employment, at their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted prior to start of contract.

Additional Information

  • The duties and responsibilities of the Inclusion Facilitator are reflected in the hourly rate of pay of $15.27-$16.98.
  • Staff will be paid on an hourly basis for attending required trainings or completing online trainings at a training rate of minimum wage.
  • Employment period is from March 14, 2022 - March 18, 2022
  • Training dates will be scheduled late February/early March; mandatory staff training may be scheduled on various evenings and weekends.
  • Hours are not guaranteed. Work schedule is dependent on sufficient participant registration and subject to program cancellation.


Interviews will be held virtually and are tentatively scheduled for January 23, 2022 - January 29, 2022.

If you are interested in working Summer Camps, please apply here: Summer Camps 2022

Hourly Rate/Salary: $15.27 - $16.98   
Hours of Work: up to 40 hours   
Work Location: Various Location
Department/Division/Section: CMS/Community Services Dept , CMS/Recreation Division , Aquatics, Therapeutic & Fitness
Non-Union/Union: Non Union   


COVID-19 Update: 

This position has been deemed to require full vaccination as per the Peel Medical Officer of Health who has required this pursuant to a regulation under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020. This is to mitigate the elevated risk of COVID-19 transmission in organized sports/recreation. Proof of Fully Vaccinated Confirmation or a City approved medical exemption will be required your before first day.  Employees and volunteers will still be subject to the City’s Employee and Volunteer COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and all health and safety requirements related to COVID-19 remain in place for all employees and volunteers, regardless of their vaccination status. 


A Vulnerable Sector Check (Level 3) will be required of the successful candidate, at their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.


We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. You can also check your application status in your candidate profile online. 


All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act. 


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.

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