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VIK Inclusion Counsellor

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Carea Community Health Centre

Vacancy Posting- Summer 2019
Position Title: VIK Inclusion Counsellor
Hours of Work: Monday-Friday, varying shifts between 8:00am-5:00pm, maximum of 37.5 hours per week (meetings and training may be required on evenings and weekends)
Hourly Rate: $14.00 - $17.23
Benefits: option to participate in HOOPP
Supervisor: Andy MacGillivray, Community Health Worker
Manager: Jeff Dart, Manager, Health Promotion and Community Development Services
Director: Kimberly Lepine, Director, Health Promotion and Community Development Services
Work Location: 115 Grassmere Avenue, Oshawa

Organizational Overview
Carea Community Health Centre is the new brand of the amalgamated Oshawa Community Health Centre and The Youth Centre. The new organization is focused on building a stronger community health services sector based on the community health centre model and the best practices of the previous legacy organizations to meet the needs of its growing communities. Carea Community Health Centre (CCHC) will continue to focus on building its capacity to provide a full range of health and wellness services and programs to clients of all ages across Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax and Pickering.

Position Overview
Reporting to the Community Health Worker, provide support with integration of children with special needs and exceptionalities into the VIK Summer Camp program.

To be eligible for this position through the Canada Summer Jobs initiative, you must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Evaluate and assess the needs of participants based on written and verbal information provided to ensure the necessary program adaptations and modifications are implemented
  2. Provide feedback to Camp Coordinator and Community Health Worker regarding program and participant integration
  3. Daily communication with parents/guardians with respect to program successes and concerns
  4. Minimize inappropriate behaviour using learned techniques and acquired skills
  5. Physically assist with lifts, transfers, toileting, feeding and other needs as required
  6. Ensure the safety, enjoyment and care of participants of VIK Summer Camp
  7. Participate in a mandatory one-week training session and weekly staff meetings (which may include evenings and weekends)
  8. Encourage and support participation of all participants in camp activities
  9. Other duties as required

Key Qualifications

  • Must be returning to a recognized educational program in Fall of 2019
  • Possess and keep current First Aid/CPR C qualifications
  • Provide a current Criminal Reference Check (including Vulnerable Sector Screening)
  • Experience working with children with special needs and exceptionalities
  • Previous experience working with children in a comparable setting  Currently enrolled in or completed education in a related field is an asset (ie. Nursing, Personal Support Worker, Teacher, etc.) and related experience
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Demonstrate good customer service and communication skills to deal effectively and courteously with staff, parents, and participants; good interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships
  • Access to a reliable vehicle, with valid drivers license is an asset
  • Proven ability to work under direction and work independently following outlined policies and procedures

Demonstrated Minimum Attributes core to the Agency
Service oriented, Results oriented, Flexible/Adaptable, Collaborative, Effective Communication Skills, Team Player, Ability to manage risk within one’s responsibility & accountability, Ability to take Accountability.

Working Conditions – Physical/Sensory/ Mental Demands Analysis:

  • Physically assist with lifts, transfers, toileting, feeding and other needs as required
  • Required to engage in sometimes strenuous physical activity for extended periods of time
  • Required to be comfortable engaging in outdoor activities in a hot and sunny climate
  • May be required to be comfortable engaging in water based activities that require bathing suit and competent swimming abilities

How to Apply

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please submit cover letter and resume outlining your qualifications by email to, quoting Posting Name, on or before April 1, 2019

1) The Agency is committed to transparent and merit based selection in all of its recruiting and hiring decisions. We embrace and celebrate our community’s unique multicultural heritage and diversity.
2) This position is subject to the successful completion of the following pre-employment conditions for all external hires: Reference Checks; and Criminal Background checks (including Vulnerable Sector Screening) for those over the age of 18. We welcome internal referrals and, depending on needs, may conduct an external search concurrent with internal posting. While we thank all applicants for their interest in applying, only those qualified and considered for interview will be contacted. All applicant submissions will be kept on file for six months, for future consideration.

Carea Community Health Centre is committed to complying with all applicable standards as set out in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA), the provisions of the Ontario Human Rights Code, and any other applicable legislation. Accessibility: If you have accessibility needs and require alternate formats or other accommodations please contact Paula Carter, Resource Development and Communications Manager at 905-723-0036, extension 1229, or by email to Carea Community Health Centre and staff are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes diversity.