Recreation Facilitator (Part-time)
Society for Manitobans with Disabilities - Winnipeg, MB

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THE POSITION

The Recreation Facilitator is responsible for the development, implementation and management of SMD leisure, recreation and life-skills programs. This will include but is not limited to the SMD day camp (full-time component), youth fall, winter and spring program options and the Power Wheelchair Hockey Program (part-time component). Core staff compliment will vary but on average the individual will supervise a maximum of 10 - 14 staff. The position is full time May - August, and part-time September - April.

PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES

1. Develop, deliver, supervise and evaluate SMD summer day camp, youth fall, winter and spring program options and oversee all aspects of SMD Power Wheelchair Hockey and assist with other capacities as identified by the direct supervisor.
2. Assist with the planning and delivery of the SMD staff training.
3. Provide leadership and direction to Rehabilitation Counselors and families in the area of leisure, recreation and life-skill opportunities that are available through SMD or the community at large.

GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

1. Carry out all aspects of arranging appropriate transportation for SMD summer camp.
2. Work in partnership with supervisor during the development of the staff/consumer camp schedule.
3. Responsible for transporting all equipment to camp locations.
4. Will co-interview all new summer staff.
5. Directly plan, implement and oversee the young adult summer out trips.
6. Evaluate summer support staff.
7. Promote community recreation opportunities.
8. Supervise day camp program facilitator and summer day camp staff.
9. Act as a consultant to community groups when requested.
10. Participate in committees and outside agencies such as Manitoba Camping Association, Child Family Services, Children Special Services and City of Winnipeg.
11. Attend meetings as required.
12. Prepare and present to outside groups when requested.
13. Provide feedback regarding the development of new policies and procedures.
14. Coordinate special consumer programs such as Red River Exhibition, Safeway We Care Fair and Shrine Circus.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • University degree in Recreation Studies or Social Sciences is required, however, a combination of experience and education will be considered.
  • Extensive knowledge in all areas of program planning with an emphasis on programming for individuals with a disability.
  • Possess excellent computer skills.
  • Have the ability to work independently as well as in a team.
  • Ability to adapt to different environments and social settings quickly.
  • Demonstrate creativity and initiative.
  • Minimum of 2 years of direct supervisory experience.
  • Basic CPR/First Aid.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.
  • Food Handling Certificate.

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