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Service Area Neighbourhood & Children's Services
File # AS-010-12E
Posting Closed Date 2/8/2013
Position Title Day Camps/Playgrounds - Playleader
Position Type Casual
Summary of Duties
City of London Neighbourhood Playgrounds are drop-in programs that provides a variety of FREE recreational opportunities for all children and youth designed to entertain, educate, motivate and promote well being, all while having a GREAT time!
Role: Under the supervision of the Playground Coordinator and Supervisor of Neighbourhood Children’s Services, the Playleader is responsible leading the Playground program at a specific site(s) and for appropriate supervision of the Playground participants.
Work Performed
  • Supervise the activities at a particular program location(s) to ensure the care, safety and security of Playground participants during program hours. 
  • Plan and implement a varied recreational program involving crafts, active and quiet games, sports and special events for children 6-12 years of age, in accordance with Child and Youth Agenda priority areas.
  • Maintain daily records of attendance, program activities, and safety checks.
  • Maintain an inventory of program and first-aid supplies.
  • Use appropriate behaviour modification techniques when supervising participants.
  • Ensure that equipment, facilities and grounds are safe play areas for children.
  • Communicate with parents/caregivers of participants on a daily basis.
  • Ensure all City of London policies and practices are adhered to.
  • Work cooperatively with other program partners. 
  • Provide a final written evaluation of the program.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Minimum two years experience working with children.
  • Experience with children with special needs and/or behavioural challenges an asset.
  • Able to demonstrate good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Second language is an asset (please indicate on resume).
Conditions of Employment:          
  • Must be certified in HIGH FIVE® - Healthy Child Development and Standard First Aid prior to start of programs.
  • Must have a current Vulnerable Positions Screening Police Record Check. See 'Important Instructions' below. 
  • Completion of online training modules prior to start of programs (available by May 2013).
  • Minimum age 15 by start of programs.
** Playground sites are located throughout the city. Applicant will be responsible for their own transportation.
Compensation Range $10.50 - $11.00 per hour*
Other Information
*Based on up to a 30-35 hour work week (Monday - Thursday). Staff may have the option of working at Day Camp sites on Fridays (based on hours available).
*Duration and hours may vary depending on participant attendance.
Employment Period:
Up to 8 weeks, including mandatory training dates on June 27 - 28. Staff may also be required to attend 1-2 mandatory training sessions in May and/or June. Applicant may also be required to attend 1-2 mandatory training sessions in May and/or June. Playgrounds end on Thursday August 15th and Playleaders may not be employed past this date.
Important Instructions
Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) for Employment
NEW Staff: If invited to participate in hiring process, must submit a PVSC that has been conducted in the past twelve (12) months upon arrival to interview/screening clinic.
a) If a new PVSC was submitted for 2012 employment, applicants may sign an Offence Declaration Form stating that their status has not changed since their last PVSC submission.  Electronic copies of this form can be found at  under the ‘Notices’ section on the right-hand side.  A completed form must be submitted with application.
b) If a new PVSC was not submitted for 2012 employment, applicants much submit a new one that has been conducted in the past twelve (12) months with application.
NEW Staff: Must submit two (2) letters of reference with application.  Letters cannot be from family members. At least one letter must speak to applicant’s ability to work with children.
RETURNING Staff: Do not need to submit a letter of reference.
HIGH FIVE ®  and Standard First Aid
HIGH FIVE ® certification is offered through the Spectrum and must be taken prior to the start of summer programs (ie. by end of June)
Standard First Aid is offered through the Spectrum and various other agencies throughout the city.  All applicants must have CURRENT Standard First Aid (not Emergency) certification prior to the commencement of summer programs (ie. by end of June)
** Please name uploaded documents (resume, etc.) starting with your LAST NAME, then FIRST NAME
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