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City Job Descriptions -- survey by Amy Withers

Program/location specific jobs (often limited by district):

TRO136 - Parking attendant – 14.00$/hour North district only\\ There are 5 Curling Club specific jobs. (Bartender etc)
TROO22 – camp inventory equipment clerk for Naorca/claireville. 14$/ hour
TR0025 – First Aid co-ordinator for camp Naorca/claireville. 14.44$/hour
TR0029 – Assistant Director for camp Naorca/claireville. 20.21$/hour
TR0031 –Director for camp Naorca/claireville. 24.15$/hour
TR0141 – Head lifeguard waterfront – 20.21$/hour (for beaches not pools)
There are 10 Toronto Island specific jobs. (tram driver, fishing attendant etc)

There are 18 Ski program and location specific jobs.

TR0066 – ECO camp program coordinator 22.15$/hour
TR0065 – ECO camp program expansion specialist 20.21$/hour
TR0064 – ECO camp program Instructor 16.98$/hour

Some values should be included in a job profile at Dufferin Grove:

- Responsibility (no -not my job-ism)
- Authority (within limits)
- Creativity/ experimentation (trying new programs)
- Community Development (responding to and working with community partners)

Here are some job profiles from the City that include aspects of these values:

Many of these would be a better fit than the current job profiles used at Dufferin.

Links:

  • current “adjusted” job profiles: link
  • generic job profiles (probably passed through all City/Union admin structures): link
  • wage rates: (passed through City/ Union admin structures): link

Franklin Children's Garden Instructor TR0125:
Job Summary: To develop, implement, and evaluate environmentally responsible and Eco friendly children's programs in the Franklin Children's Garden on Toronto Island.
- Machines and Equipment Used: First aid kit and recreation equipment.
Season(s): Spring, Summer
- District(s): Toronto and East York District District map (pdf)
- Wage: $14.00
- Responsibilities:
Develops, implements, and evaluates environmentally responsible and Eco Friendly children's programs in the Franklin Children's Garden at Toronto Island.
Instructs specialized custom designed programs for schools and day care centres.
Performs administrative tasks to support the program.
Interacts with the public and provides program information.
Assists with special events.
Takes action to deal with incidents, problems and emergencies and comply with Divisional/City Policies and Procedures.
Attends and participates in meetings and training sessions.
Follows the principles of Healthy Child Development (HIGH FIVE®) in the planning and delivery of programs.
- Qualifications:
Organic gardening programming skills.
Knowledge of Eco/Environmentally responsible activities for children under 10 years of age.
Must produce original current Emergency First Aid certification as recognized by the WSIB.
You must possess certification in Parks and Recreation Ontario's Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD). Applicants who meet all other qualifications and obtain a conditional job offer will be advised of PHCD course offerings in order to meet this qualification.

Rental Shop Coordinator TR0096
Job Summary: To oversee the operation and maintenance of the Ski Rental Shop
- Machines and Equipment Used: Maintenance, ski and communication equipment, first aid kit.
- Season(s): Winter
- District(s): North York District and Etobicoke & York District District map (pdf)
- Wage: 20.21
- Responsibilities:
Oversees the operation and maintenance of the Ski Rental Shop.
Recruits, trains and directs Rental Shop staff.
Oversees all aspects of rental equipment servicing including preparation, inventory, storage, maintenance pre and post season.
Ensures quality control of rental equipment.
Creates and maintains all forms, logs, manuals used the by Ski Rental staff.
Oversees Board of Education program relating to rental including presets and pre-fits.
Interacts with participants, staff, spectators and other community members.
Trains rental shop staff in compliance with the binding certification specific to product specifications.
Pre-fits ski equipment for lesson participants.
Documents all equipment accidents/incidents.
Takes action to deal with incidents, problems and emergencies and comply with Divisional policies and procedures.
Attends and participates in meetings and training sessions.
- Qualifications:
Currently certified on the appropriate binding certifications.
Previous work experience in a rental shop or ski/snowboard technical shop.
Must produce original current Emergency First Aid certification as recognized by the WSIB.
You must possess certification in Parks and Recreation Ontario's Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD). Applicants who meet all other qualifications and obtain a conditional job offer will be advised of PHCD course offerings in order to meet this qualification.

ECO Program Expansion Specialist TR0065
Job Summary: To assist in the expansion of children's nature and gardening programs to Community Centre's across the City. 30-40 hours per week, primarily weekdays 9am-4pm (some evening and/or weekend work will be required).
- Machines and Equipment Used: First aid kit, recreation, vehicle and various office equipment.
- Season(s): All
- District(s): High Park (with travel to other locations across Toronto). District map (pdf)
- Wage: 20.21
- Responsibilities:
Assists in the expansion of children's nature and gardening programs to Community Centre's across the City.
Supports the administration, coordination and delivery of Children's Garden & Exploring Toronto Programs and community events.
Assists in the preparation and delivery of staff training in local ecology, organic gardening & children's environmental programming.
Researches, coordinates, produces and distributes supplies and resources for staff training, program development, promotion and expansion.
Assists and supports garden site design, preparation, planting, development, harvest and maintenance.
Assists with coordination of program staff, volunteers, partnerships, sponsorships and program documentation.
Interacts with parents, schools, community agencies, staff and the public to provide program information.
Assists with accounting and reports.
Oversees administrative tasks performed to support the program.
Attends and participates in meetings and training sessions.
Travels from site to site.
Follows the principles of Healthy Child Development (HIGH FIVE®) in the planning and delivery of programs.
- Qualifications:
Experience in developing, coordinating and delivering children's recreational or outdoor environmental education programming for children ages 3-12.
Experience in organic gardening and garden design. Administrative, organizational, researching, budgeting and accounting skills.
Excellent written, communication, presentation and public relations skills
Experience developing and delivering staff or volunteer training preferred
Knowledge of local ecology, environmental issues and Toronto's heritage is an asset.
Proficiency in use of current office technology and computer applications relevant to the position (including Internet and Microsoft Office).
Knowledge & understanding of all relevant City regulations, policies and procedures an asset.
Must produce original current Standard First Aid and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR-C) certifications as recognized by the WSIB.
Valid Ontario Class "G" Driver's license.
You must possess certification in Parks and Recreation Ontario's Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD). Applicants who meet all other qualifications and obtain a conditional job offer will be advised of PHCD course offerings in order to meet this qualification.

ECO Program Instructor TR0064
Job Summary: To develop, plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate educational garden and nature based programs. 20-35 hours per week.
- Machines and Equipment Used: First aid kit, recreation and office equipment.
- Season(s): All
- District(s): High Park - Children's Eco Programs District map (pdf) Wage: 16.98
- Responsibilities:
Develops, plans, coordinates, implements, and evaluates children's garden and nature based programs.
\\Develops, coordinates, implements and evaluates Eco Camp programming in nature exploration and organic gardening.
Provides outdoor gardening, hiking and camp experiences for children and youth.
Performs administrative tasks to support the program.
Interacts with staff, parents, schools, community agencies and the public to provide program information.
Coordinates and delivers programming at community events.
Maintains children's garden.
Attends and participates in meetings and training sessions.
Follows the principles of Healthy Child Development (HIGH FIVE®) in the planning and delivery of programs.
- Qualifications:
Knowledge of and experience in outdoor environmental education and recreation activities, especially for children 5 to 14 years old.
Educational background in environmental studies/science, education, outdoor education/recreation or equivalent combination of education and experience
Knowledge of and experience in environmentally responsible gardening practices preferred.

Current National Lifeguard Service (NLS) Certificate preferred. Why??

Experience in working independently as well as in groups
Ability to work with and supervise people of all ages, especially children and youth
Administrative, organizational, research, and program skills
Good communication and public relations skills
Knowledge & understanding of all relevant City regulations, policies and procedures an asset.
Must produce original current Standard First Aid and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation certifications as recognized by the WSIB.
You must possess certification in Parks and Recreation Ontario's Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD). Applicants who meet all other qualifications and obtain a conditional job offer will be advised of PHCD course offerings in order to meet this qualification.

ECO Camp Program Coordinator TR0066
Job Summary: To assist staff with administrating and overseeing the delivery of the Children's Garden, Exploring Toronto and Eco Camp programs.
- Machines and Equipment Used: First aid kit, recreation, vehicle and various office equipment.\\ - Season(s): Spring, Summer
- District(s): Etobicoke/York District map (pdf)
- Wage: 22.15
- Responsibilities:
Administers and oversees the delivery of Children's Garden & Exploring Toronto Programs and Eco Camps.
Assists in planning, delivery and evaluation of events, drop-in programs and workshops.
Assists in the preparation and delivery of staff training in environmental programming (i.e. local ecology, organic gardening, children's environmental programming and recreational policies & procedures).
Coordinates garden site preparation, planting, development, harvest and maintenance.
Assists and supports satellite garden and program sites City-wide.
Coordinates, administers and supports staff.
Performs administrative tasks to support the program.
Coordinates program volunteers, contacts, partnerships, sponsorships and program documentation.
Interacts with parents, schools, community agencies, City staff and the public to provide program information.
Assists with budget recording and reporting.
Coordinates CLASS and Fun Guide submissions.
Provides promotional materials, reports and supplies.
Assists with development, preparation and submission of proposals.
Coordinates research, planning, preparation and delivery of new or special projects.
Attends and participates in meetings and training sessions.
Travels from site to site.
Ensures staff follow the principles of Healthy Child Development (HIGH FIVE®) in the planning and delivery of programs.
- Qualifications: Experience in developing, coordinating and supervising children's recreational and or outdoor environmental programming, including camps
Administrative and organizational experience and knowledge of budget and accounting procedures
Experience coordinating staff and/or volunteers
Proficiency in use of current office technology and other computer applications relevant to the position. (i.e. CLASS Program Registration & Program Maintenance)
Experience developing and delivering staff or volunteer training preferred.
Knowledge of organic gardening, local ecology, environmental issues and Toronto's heritage is an asset.
Knowledge & understanding of all relevant City regulations, policies and procedures an asset.
Must produce original current Standard First Aid and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation certifications as recognized by the WSIB.
Valid Ontario Class "G" Driver's license and use of a properly insured automobile.
You must possess certification in Parks and Recreation Ontario's Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD). Applicants who meet all other qualifications and obtain a conditional job offer will be advised of PHCD course offerings in order to meet this qualification.


TR0015 Cook & Baker(s) for Dufferin Grove, $16.98/hr. - Plans, organizes, implements and instructs Arts and Crafts programs for children in a specified medium

Toronto & East York District: Cook & Baker - TR0015

Requisition # 2302497\\\ Job Location Canada-Ontario-Toronto

Job Stream Recreation Children/Youth/Older Adult

Job Type Part-time, Part-Time

Salary/Rate $16.98 - $16.98 / Hour

Number of Positions Open: 5

 

Start Date of Employment: TBD

Posting Date 1-Jun-2018

Expiry Date 3-Aug-2018

Educational Requirements N/A

Languages Required English

Job Description NONE (ed.) And no job summary either

Season(s): Fall, Winter, Spring

 

Location: Dufferin Grove Park

Responsibilities:

- Plans, organizes, implements and instructs Arts and Crafts programs for children in a specified medium

- Prepares lesson plans based on program curriculum prior to the start of the program session.

- Ensures necessary supplies and equipment list is provided prior to start of session to the appropriate supervisor.

- Ensures that the appropriate supplies and equipment are in place and operational before the start of each class and that the supplies and equipment is cleaned and stored away at the end of the class.

- Trains, directs any Assistant Art Instructor or volunteer assigned to the program.

- Establishes and maintains relations with the public and all internal staff.

- Adheres to all policy and safety guidelines as outlined in the Part Time Recreation Workers Handbook and all relevant policy and procedure manuals.

- Performs all administrative tasks necessary to support the program (i.e. attendance, incident and accident reports).

Qualifications:

- Experience preparing menu plans based on program/event curriculum prior to the start of the program session.

- Experience baking bread including preparing dough, hand forming, scratch mixing and baking

- Experience prepping ingredients and assembling dishes according to recipes

- Experience with various cooking methods, equipment and ingredients

Experience preparing supplies and equipment at the start of each event and cleaning and storing supplies and equipment away at the end of the event.

- Must produce original current Emergency First Aid certification as recognized by the WSIB.

Must produce Food Handlers certification

You must possess certification in Parks and Recreation Ontario's Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD). Applicants who meet all other qualifications and obtain a conditional job offer will be advised of PHCD course offerings in order to meet this qualification.

Important: Do not register or apply to job opportunities if you are a returning recreation staff, instead please complete an online scheduling form.


For comparison:

TR0015 High park Preschool and children program specialist Cooking:

Requisition # 2303727
Job Location Canada-Ontario-Toronto\\ Job Stream Recreation Children/Youth/Older Adult
Job Type Part-time, Part-Time
Salary/Rate $22.15 - $22.15 / Hour
Number of Positions Open 1
Start Date of Employment TBD
Posting Date 1-Jun-2018
Expiry Date 3-Aug-2018\\

Educational Requirements N/A
Languages Required English

Job Description Season(s): Fall, Winter and Spring

District : Etobicoke/York

Location: High Park

Period of Employment: Mid-September to early December; January to March; April to June.

Shift: Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Job Summary: To plan, organize and independently lead specialized cooking program activities for preschoolers (0-5 years) and/or children. (6-12 years).

- Responsibilities:
Plans, organizes and independently leads specialty cooking programs for preschoolers and/or children.
Follows the principles of Healthy Child Development (HIGH FIVE®) in the planning and delivery of programs.
Provides instructions that will guide the child’s development.
Ensures that equipment and supplies meet Health and Safety standards.
Evaluates participants and completes achievement records according to program curriculum.
Performs administrative tasks to support the program.
Takes actions to deal with incidents, problems and emergencies as outlined in Divisional policies and procedures.
Liaises with caregivers and responds to inquiries.
Attends and participates in meetings and training sessions
- Qualifications:
Experience planning and instructing specialized preschool and children's programs.
Formal training and/or experience in cooking instruction.
Certification in specialized area an asset (eg. culinary degree, Food Handlers Certification, etc.)
Must produce original current Emergency First Aid certification as recognized by the WSIB.
You must possess certification in Parks and Recreation Ontario's Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD). Applicants who meet all other qualifications and obtain a conditional job offer will be advised of PHCD course offerings in order to meet this qualification.


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