Recreation Group Coordinator

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Epilepsy Toronto
  • Developmental Services
  • Healthcare: Other Staff Positions
  • Social Work
  • Sports / Recreation
Part Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Toronto
Experienced (Non-manager)N/A2019-05-152019-05-31

Recreation Group Coordinator

About Epilepsy Toronto

We envision a world in which epilepsy is widely understood, and where those who live with it feel fully supported.

We build a caring community for people affected by epilepsy, through support, education and awareness.

We are solely dedicated to supporting people living with epilepsy to live well.

Over the past 60 years, Epilepsy Toronto has been the place where Torontonians living with epilepsy can learn more about their condition, get the help they need and be a part of a family of caring and supporting people. Epilepsy Toronto prioritizes individual needs, the importance of living as independently as possible and the benefits of community engagement. Our programs address all aspects of epilepsy from the first diagnosis of a child, to the struggles that young people face, to adult needs such as employment and relationships. Through Epilepsy Toronto’s programs, individuals can participate in trainings to build confidence and skills, share their medical concerns and challenges, discuss coping methods with people who understand, involve their schools or workplaces in awareness building, enjoy an outing with friends, learn about the latest epilepsy news and enjoy being in a place they can call “home”.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The primary responsibilities of the Recreation Group Coordinator are as follows:

  • Identify and develop social and recreational activities, events and outings to meet the social needs of participants 
  • Develop contact with other agencies involved in social and recreational programs, and maintain records of facilities available.
  • Undertake financial expenditure for the group and ensure the successful implementation of the program within budget limits
  • Research and take advantage of free or discounted recreational events within the GTA
  • Solicit sponsors to supply food in order to subsidize ET spending
  • Coordinate the purchasing and preparation of food for the group
  • Act as escort on outings
  • Maintain order and ensure there is full participation in group activities during the time allotted to the group
  • Create opportunities within the group for life skills and personal development. Engage members in assisting with or volunteering for projects and events within the agency
  • Plan and execute fundraising events, with the involvement of members of the group
  • Keep accurate record of group attendance
  • Liaise closely with the Director of Adult Services with regard to any change in the needs of participants and any other matters of significance.
  • Prepare and submit monthly reports on group activities to Director of Adult Services

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

  • Education in community services, recreation, or developmental services
  • Valid Crisis Prevention (CPI), First Aid/CPR, and ASIST certificates are assets
  • Must be able to clear a vulnerable sectors check

Experience:

  • Experienced working with clients that have co-excising conditions such as autism, ABI Mental Health and effects of medication
  • Experienced working with clients that have epilepsy is an asset

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of various disabilities types is an asset
  • Knowledge of epilepsy is an asset (willing to train)
  • Ability to lift 10-25 lbs.
  • Computer competent (MS Word, E-mail, Internet)
  • Ability to work independently without supervision in the community 
  • Ability to prioritize needs and organize work efficiently
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Respectful and aware of client-worker boundaries

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Work for 2 shifts of 5 hours each per week. Thursday and Friday
  • Will work off site as part of a group outing once per month.

Epilepsy Toronto is a diverse work environment. We encourage applications from all persons, including persons with disabilities. Accommodation will be provided, if needed, in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act.

Please submit your application quoting the position you are applying to by email to gbobb@epilepsytoronto.org

We thank everyone that takes the time to apply, however only selected applicants will be contacted.

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