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ConnectWell has exciting opportunities in our Summer Programs. Do you have experience or training in one of the following areas: Early Childhood Educator, Educational Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Child and Youth Worker, or Recreational Therapist, or related field? We are looking for post-secondary students, recent graduates, and experienced professionals to provide support and recreational programming to children/youth with complex medical, physical, and developmental needs.

• A degree or diploma (or working towards) in Early Childhood Education, Communicative Disorders Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Behavioural Science, Developmental Service Worker, or Autism Services, or equivalent experience
• Ability to prioritize tasks and strong time management skills
• Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication
• Enthusiasm for providing a fun and energetic program for children and youth!

Key Responsibilities
• Plan and participate in daily summer program activities
• Work collaboratively with a team and Behaviour Consultants
• Creatively problem-solve to provide solutions to issues as they arise
• Other duties as assigned during program hours

Work Conditions

• Occasional light lifting and moving while working directly with active children
• May involve transporting clients in personal vehicle
• Interaction with coworkers, clients and their families
• Daily light cleaning duties following services

• Function as part of a support team for Respite Services program for identified clients
• Implementation of individualized goals and objectives including medical & behavior protocols
• Ensure all documentation is complete and meets QUAM standards
• Maintain effective & open communication with families and identified support team
• Administer medication and monitor ongoing medical needs as required
• Supervise and provide direction to support staff, for more experienced candidates
• Other related duties as required

Reporting Relationship: The successful candidate will report to the Recreational Program Coordinator.

ConnectWell offers a competitive rate of pay for summer programs, which will be commensurate with experience, position and professional designation/education.


Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume detailing their qualifications and interest in the position to Stephanie MacGregor at The application deadline is 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2024.

An offer of employment will be conditional upon the candidate completing a Vulnerable Sector Screening which includes a criminal reference check and proof of COVID vaccinations (2 doses).

ConnectWell is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If at any stage in the selection process you require accommodation due to a disability, please contact Stephanie MacGregor at to let us know how we can assist you.

ConnectWell Community Health is also committed to equity, diversity and inclusivity and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/persons of colour and those who identify as women, persons with disabilities and LGBTQ+ persons.

ConnectWell Summer Program Lead Job Description

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