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Job Details: Behaviour Specialist - Summer Camps 2023

Job Details
Open Date Nov 22 2022 - 02:52:00 PM Close Date Jan 31 2023 - 11:59:00 PM
Position Title Behaviour Specialist - Summer Camps 2023 Posting Type Seasonal
Posting Status Active Position Length Seasonal
Department Group Community Services Hours per Week Variable
Department Seasonal Employment Openings 1
Education College Diploma Experience 2 years
Location Various Town Locations
Union Position No


Position Summary

Reporting to the Coordinator, Recreation, the Behaviour Specialist will travel between camp sites to provide direct support to the Camp Team with navigating challenging participant behaviour, supporting medical and physical needs of participants and assisting with the successful inclusion of participants with exceptionalities and diverse backgrounds in the camp setting.


Major Job Responsibilities

 Support programs and participants

  • Works directly with camp team staff to model, coach, and debrief intervention and de-escalation techniques fostering the independent use of these techniques; inform and guide decisions around appropriate interventions to be implemented by core team staff
  • Supports campers with their successful inclusion into camp
  • Coordinates with participants, parents/caregivers and camp team to implement behavioural interventions
  • Designs and supports the implementation of positive behaviour support plans for participants
  • Work collaboratively with the camp team to support the transfer of skills and strategies to other team members
  • Assists with tasks of personal care including changing, toileting, and feeding as required and in the presence of another staff person
  • Work directly with campers utilizing supportive intervention strategies (e.g. teaching skills) and de-escalation techniques; provide person-directed supports and services to campers with challenging behaviour and/or developmental disabilities in a manner that is respectful and fosters self-determination and empowerment whenever possible.
  • Maintains a high level of professionalism and handles sensitive situations with mature judgement
  • Wears and enforces that all staff wear the required Personal Protective Equipment as it relates to Occupational Health and Safety Act and COVID-19 Healthy and Safety Standards.
  • Complies with all health and safety practices of the Division in accordance with standard operating guidelines and the Occupational Health & Safety Act

 Administrative Tasks

  • Responds to parent/guardian concerns and communicates all parental/public concerns and incidents to supervisor
  • Responsible for the documentation and administration of medication to participant(s) as outlined in the medication policy. All staff administering medication must be at least 18 years of age and be in the presence of another staff
  • Evaluates situations for potential risks and proactively takes action to address such risks. Reports incident/concerns/actions or site damage to supervisor.
  • Completes an inclusion communication form at the end of each session, summarizing strategies and recommendations for future programming with the participant
  • Maintains confidential participant information regarding special needs, health conditions, and financial circumstances to assist with participant support
  • Supports staff in their understanding and execution of “All About Me” packages


Education and Experience

  • Completion of or working towards a post-secondary diploma or degree in social services, psychology, or a related field including Educational Assistant Diploma, Developmental Services Worker, Autism and Behavioural Science and/or Personal Support Worker Certificate
  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience working with persons with exceptionalities and diverse backgrounds
  • Minimum one (1) year experience working in a camp environment preferred
  • Standard First Aid and CPR C
    • Flexibility, patience, empathy and ability to work closely with participants with complex needs
    • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
    • Knowledge of various community support organizations preferred
    • Experience working with medically fragile participants preferred
  • High Five Principles of Healthy Child Development – PCHD preferred 
  • Behaviour Management Systems Training (BMS) or equivalent

 Hourly Rate: $28.35

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The Town of Milton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code; the Town of Milton will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment process, please inform the Town’s Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require. All applicant information collected is in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Privacy legislation and under the authority of the Municipal Act; used strictly for candidate selection.