Job Opportunity – The City of St. John’s Inclusion Counsellor
January 11, 2019
Vibrant City, Vibrant Career
St. John’s is a vibrant city with a strong connection to the past and a positive outlook on the future. As one of the oldest cities in North America we have a unique history, but we are also a growing city with the needs and opportunities of a modern urban population. The City of St. John’s is committed to recruiting world-class talent and expertise to join our City staff, more than 1200 strong, who provide a vast array of services to the residents of St. John’s and the metropolitan area. If you are an innovative thinker with a positive attitude and a commitment to quality, we want you to help us make St. John’s a city where people want to live, work and play.
The City of St. John’s is presently accepting applications for Inclusion Counsellors beginning as soon as possible with an anticipated end date of June 27, 2019.
Inclusion staff will support and foster inclusive experiences for participants of all ages facing barriers to participation in recreation division programs (not including respite/personal care).
Inclusion staff will provide the support and adaptations necessary to break down barriers that may prevent meaningful participation in recreation programs. Inclusion staff work with participants and other staff to adapt and accommodate for differences; teach participants skills; guide behaviour and foster open communication with parents/guardians and other staff. Inclusion staff will be required to complete some reports and inventory of inclusion equipment but will not be required to provide personal care; feeding or supports for extreme behaviour needs such as aggression which compromises the safety of participants or staff.
The successful applicant will be required to participate in all training programs applicable to this position and other related work. The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job identified and shall not be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job.
• Minimum of one (1) year post-secondary education. Focuses in Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation, Social Work, Education, Special Education, Early Childhood Education, Nursing, psychology or Occupational Therapy will be considered an asset
• Hands-on experience working with children/youth/adults with disabilities, knowledge of adaptations and accessibility guidelines and behaviour management techniques
• Knowledge of various types of disabilities
• Experience in planning and adapting programs for participants in a group setting
• ABA therapist training and/or experience working as a respite worker or with a home care agency would be an asset
• Candidates possessing an equivalent combination of education and experience that is deemed acceptable by the City may be considered
•2018 Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) Certificate of Conduct and Vulnerable Sector Check
• Basic Cardiac Life Support (CPR level C)
• Standard First Aid
• HIGH FIVE® Principles of healthy Child Development Certification
Hours of Work
Up to 20 Hours per week. Location placement will vary based upon the needs of program participants. Current requirement at Shea Heights Community Centre and Southlands Community Centre.
We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. The City of St. John’s does not accept applications in person, by email, fax or mail. Applications will be received up to 12:00 Midnight (Newfoundland Standard Time) on closing date.
This City of St. John’s is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the
employment of a qualified workforce which reflects the community’s diversity.