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Recreation And Wellness Program Coordinator

Job ID57-EC-02-17-7F-4B
CompanyNative Child And Family Services Of Toronto
Date Posted2021-10-13
Posted Until2022-04-11
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryOffice
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Native Child and Family Services of Toronto is an Aboriginal, community controlled multi-service agency. Our mission is to provide support, ensure safety and enhance the quality of life for Aboriginal families, children, and youth within the greater Toronto area. Our agency works within a holistic framework, which builds on individual and family strengths, and engages clients as partners in identifying issues and their solutions.

Classification: Contract Full-Time

Location: 1290 Weston Road

NCFST is committed to staffing a workforce representative of the Aboriginal population we serve. We encourage First Nations, Métis and Inuit applicants to apply and please self-identify in their cover letter.

Position Summary
The Recreation and Wellness Program Coordinator is responsible for:
• Providing Aboriginal Community Members with positive recreational opportunities, as a means of promoting physical activity, supporting with the development of leadership and social skills, promoting emotional wellness and the development of positive peer relationships, increasing pride in identity and enhancing community spirit, capacity, and well-being.
• Providing support to frontline staff at the Aboriginal Child and Family Center-West. And assisting with the general delivery of drop-in services.
• Planning, developing and facilitating programming and workshops for all ages on topics such as recreation/physical fitness, nutrition and emotional wellness.
• Coordinating, developing, and overseeing program delivery and outcome measurements.
• Outreaching to new participants and community partners in favour of inviting them to participate in programming and special projects.
• Playing a significant role in the planning and delivery of programs for our summer camp programming.
• Acting as a lead for a variety of specifically funded projects ensuring their completion and meeting outlined objectives and goals.
• Making themselves available to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.
• Offering programming at other locations as required.

• College Diploma in Recreation and Leisure/Sport Services or Child and Youth Care.
• Alternatively, an equivalent combination of education and experience working with Aboriginal children and youth will be considered
• HIGH FIVE © Principles of Healthy Child Development considered an asset
• Strong written and oral communications skills, and basic computer software including Outlook and Microsoft Office.
• Understanding of the unique dynamics that exist within the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis cultures
• Knowledge of social risk factors in relation to high-priority neighbourhoods and the Urban Aboriginal community
• Knowledge and skills in the delivery of group programs and workshops
• Excellent organizational, oral/verbal/written communication skills; initiative and respect for confidentiality
• Ability to work effectively with all levels of staff, to maintain effective communication and working relationships.
• A willingness to obtain and, subsequently, pass a vulnerable sector police reference check.
Salary$22-$35.87/Hour 35 Hours/Week
How To ApplyIf you are interested in this job opportunity, please click Apply Now on or before October 27, 2021

We are committed to providing a barrier-free work environment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. As such, NCFST will make accommodations available to applicants with disabilities upon request during the recruitment process.

We thank you for your interest, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
E-mail responses only. No phone calls, please.