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Program Coordinator Junior Inclusion Services

Program Coordinator Junior Inclusion Services

Competition Number 
Community Services
Posting Category 
Recreation & Culture
Job Type 
Number of Positions 
CA-ON-Thunder Bay
CAD $16.22/Hr.
CAD $18.43/Hr.
Pay Band 
Posted Date 
Post End Date 
Effective Date 
FEBRUARY 5, 2008
Supersedes Date 
AUGUST 1, 2001

More information about this job


General Information:


As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Thunder Bay encourages applications from Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.


Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process.


Application forms must reference the competition number and be submitted to Human Resources.




Please ensure you indicate your availability in your application.


A Program Coorinator Junior Inclusion Services is placed within another program. The programs include: Chippewa Summer Camps, the Playgrounds Program, Kidventres/Adventures Camp and Youth Move. The positions are from mid-May to the end of August, they are 35-40 hours per week, with exception of the Youth Move JIS Coordinator who is 15-20 hours per week.



Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the supervision of the Program Supervisor Children, Youth & Junior Inclusion Services, is responsible for the planning, implementation and the ongoing evaluation of the Junior Inclusion Services program, ensuring that the appropriate inclusive activities for children and youth with disabilities (ages 3 to 18) are provided. Provides appropriate assistance to support the staff and participants of Recreation & Culture programs in the inclusion of children and youth with disabilities.



  1. Supervises, orients, and evaluates Junior Inclusion Services facilitators, program staff and volunteers in the philosophy and implementation of inclusive programming, support strategies, disability awareness adaptions to planning etc..
  2. Participates in the selection of staff as required.
  3. Plans and conducts staff and volunteer training. Conducts home/site visits with the Junior Inclusion Services Facilitator, participants, and family members. Assess participant needs, meets the participant, processes paperwork and makes any program/support plans.
  4. Arranges participant schedules and supports with participants, families, and staff.
  5. Works in collaboration with divisional staff (Program Coordinator and Leaders) to orient them to the service and to act as a resource to develop a team approach to the delivery of the service.
  6. Assists with the promotion, recruitment, and coordination of volunteer supports.
  7. Responsible for assisting in the promotion, awareness and advertising of the program to the community, service agencies, and Division staff.
  8. Prepares and updates program and staff manuals; prepares resource materials for all programs.
  9. Develops and implements safety procedures and ensures standards are met in all aspects of the program.
  10. Attends program special events that participants are attending.
  11. Provides on-site staff supervision.
  12. Maintains participant documentation, updates records and completes all other paperwork duties as required, while maintain participant confidentiality.
  13. Provides direct support as required such as lifting, transfers, toileting, changing, etc.
  14. Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.



  • Secondary school graduation
  • Two years recent experience in community recreation programming and administration
  • Two years experience working with children with disabilities in an inclusive setting
  • Experience supervising staff
  • Volunteer management experience
  • Proven leadership experience in developing training, especially as it relates to including children with disabilities into recreational programming


  • Ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Self-starter with proven organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment
  • Independent judgment when dealing with confidential or sensitive issues
  • Understanding of and belief in the concept of inclusion as it relates to children with disabilities in Recreation & Culture programs and an ability to clearly communicate this concept


  • Bronze cross
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training (NVCI)
  • Experience working in a camp setting.


  • Valid Standard First Aid, Level C CPR
  • Valid Ontario driver’s licence
  • Will be required to travel to various work locations and provide own transportation
  • Must undergo a successful police records check, Type 2
  • Must have completed, or be eligible to complete HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Childhood Development course


  • September – June or May-September
  • Will be required to work irregular hours and weekends
  • Must be available for overnight sleep-outs as schedule by summer camps
  • Other irregular hours as required on a project management basis