Camps Program Play Leader


The Town Of Oakville


Job Details:
Part-Time (Non-Union T)
Posting Status:
Open to all current Town of Oakville employees and external applicants
Closing Date:
Applications for this position must be received at by no later than 11:59 pm March 26, 2023.

This is a summer student position. All applicants must provide confirmation of full time student status in current academic year and/or acceptance into full time studies the following September.

Basic Function:
• Reporting to the on-site Senior Leader, the Program Play Leader will assist the on-site Summer Program Coordinators and Full Time town staff in the operation and delivery of the summer camp programs.

• Prepare and deliver a theme-oriented children’s recreational program to meet the needs of all participants registered in the program
• Support the objectives and philosophies of the summer program as established by the Recreation and Culture department
• Adhere to department prescribed policies and procedures
• Support and promote the HIGH FIVE "Principles of Healthy Child Development" (PHCD)
• Follow and implement all Health and Safety regulations, COVID-19 Protocols and Public Health Guidelines

Specific Duties:
• Attend all mandatory staff functions from June- September 2023: Including but not limited to, training, scheduled shifts, staff meetings, site clean-ups and all allocated program times
• Arrive at the program site in time to properly prepare for the day's program and start the program according to schedule
• Ensure the continuing safety of all participants while at the program with the assistance of the on-site Senior Leader, advise and document all accidents/incidents immediately. All reports must be received by the department within 24 hours
• Report and document all health and safety related incidents as per guidelines and report to Senior Leader and/or Full Time staff immediately
• Ensure the daily activities are safe, creative, age-appropriate and inclusive of all program participants
• React to emergency situations and behaviour management issues in accordance to department approved procedures
• Maintain accurate attendance and medical records for all participants registered in the program
• Notify the Senior Leader and/or Summer Camp Coordinator of any problems and/or recommendations regarding participants, parents, co-workers or facilities which may affect the quality of the summer operations
• Plan, lead and participate in program-specific special events
• Participate in a daily meeting with the on-site Senior Leader and program staff
• Other duties that may be assigned by the Senior Leader, Summer Camp Coordinator and /or Full-Time staff

Positions Available and Specific Qualifications:
• General Day Camp Programs
-Demonstrate genuine interest in working with children of all ages (preschool-school age)
-Knowledge, training and implementation of behaviour management and childhood development is an asset
• The Town may be running specialized camps (i.e. Arts & Culture, Performing Arts, Science & Technology, Sports and Hockey/Skating). Any experience in one of these areas would be an asset.


Qualifications for all positions:
• Must hold prior to start date:
o Current First Aid Certificate at the emergency level
o HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD) Certification (see below for more information)
• Produce a satisfactory Criminal Reference Check (CRC) including vulnerable sector screening, dated within 30 days of hire
• Experience as a family babysitter, church school helper, sports coach, day care assistant, or other related position
• Camp specific experience is considered an asset
• All applicants must provide confirmation of full time student status in current academic year and/or acceptance into full time studies the following September
• Strong problem solving and effective program planning skills
• Previous work experience with children with disabilities, experience with one on one support (Feeding, changing, toileting, etc.) and behavior management is an asset
• Ability to work independently and in a team environment

HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD Certification) Information:
• All successful candidates will be required to obtain HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD) Certification prior to commencement of duties. To find out more information on how to sign up for a training session, please visit

The successful candidate will be required to submit proof of full vaccination in accordance with the town’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and Procedure. Accommodation requests for new hires that are unable to get vaccinated against COVID-19 for reasons protected under the Ontario Human Rights Code must be made in writing to the Human Resources department.
This job profile reflects the general requirements necessary to perform the principal functions of the job. This does not include all of the work requirements of the job. Applicants are required to demonstrate through their application and in the interview process that their qualifications match those specified. Applicants may also be required to undergo testing.

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Starting at $16.79 per hour



Sam Taha


Human Resources Assistant


1225 Trafalgar Road Oakville, Ontario L6H0H3


905 845 6601 Ext 2845


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The Town Of Oakvillewebsite

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