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March of Dimes Canada

Position / Poste: COUNSELLOR – Seasonal Contract: June – August, 2017

March of Dimes Canada promotes independence for adults with physical disabilities throughout Ontario. One of the many ways we achieve this is through our Summer Holiday Program. Since 1972, the Provincial Recreation Department has operated a residential holiday program for adults with physical disabilities from a site on Lake Couchiching, Orillia, Ontario.We are seeking a number of enthusiastic and responsible individuals for the following position to live on site and assist adults with physical disabilities to each enjoy a 6-day stay, weekly sessions at the Summer Holiday Program in Orillia from June to August. This includes provision of attendant care services and programming.

Duties / Fonctions:

Duties include assisting holidayers with recreational programming and self-directed activities of daily living, including dressing, bathing and feeding. Staff work six days with a maximum of a four hour break each day of the session. A break of at least two days is scheduled between each session. Sessions begin in June and run until the end of August.

Qualifications / Compétences requises:

  • University or college student. Studies in recreation, health or social service related fields an asset.
  • Must be able to live onsite for 6 consecutive days for all sessions from June to end of Aug 2017.
  • Demonstrated maturity, dependability, and responsibility
  • Current First Aid/CPR certificates
  • Recreation or camping experience, and/or previous experience working with adults with physical disabilities an asset

Salary Range / Échelle des salaires: TBD (subject to experience, for duration of contract)

Applications accepted until / Candidatures acceptées jusqu’au: 05/30/2017

Send application and resume to / Adressez votre demande d’emploi et curriculum vitae à:

Name: Keith Rashid Position: National Manager – Travel, Recreation, Community Engagement and Integration Services

Address: 10 Overlea Blvd. Toronto, ON M4H 1A4Fax: 416-425-1920

As part of its commitment to Employment Equity, March of Dimes Canada encourages applications from qualified members of the four designated groups: women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and visible minorities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), March of Dimes Canada will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require any accommodations, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.


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