Job Posting 70549

Program Instructor
March of Dimes Canada
Halton / Peel area
Peel Region
closes in 3 days (Fri, 14 May)
full time
Location/Lieu: Peel Region/Virtual
Position/Poste: Program Instructor
The Program Instructor plans and delivers program activities designed to maximize independence, build personal empowerment, and enhance community participation for people of all ages living with a disability. Working directly with participants, the Program Instructor will act as a positive role model, providing ongoing encouragement and support. The Program Instructor must have a genuine interest in the growth, development, and provision of a safe and nurturing environment for the clients they teach.
Qualifications/Compétences requises:
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in education, kinesiology, recreation, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, or related area.
  • 3-5 years of related health and/or education experience
  • Experience working with the disability community, knowledge of disability issues
  • Experience in providing person centred support to vulnerable people
  • Experience in group facilitation (in person and virtual)
  • Experience providing support with activities of daily living, such as toileting and feeding in accordance with program participant needs
  • Ability to demonstrate empathy whilst remaining objective and professional
  • Thorough understanding of common conditions and disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Acquired Brain Injury and effects of Stroke
  • Knowledge of safe ambulation, positioning and transferring procedures
  • Knowledge of principles of child and adult education
  • Ability to modify and adapt teaching style and materials for differentiated learning
  • Demonstrates professional, customer-focused behaviour
  • Ability to advocate for people living with a disability, their families and caregivers
  • Ability to communicate effectively and build professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including health professionals and academic administration
  • Works effectively with, and demonstrates respect for others
  • Self-motivated to achieve results
  • Ability to communicate positively and effectively both in verbal and written form
  • Ability to multi-task, keep current on department activities, and adapt to a changing environment
  • Demonstrates willingness and ability to apply new methods and techniques to performance of work
  • Ability to effectively problem-solve, make recommendations and take appropriate action
  • Good organizational and planning skills; effective team player
  • Intermediate computer skills including Microsoft Office, video conferencing software and other virtual platforms
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR certification
  • Driver’s license essential
  • Bilingualism an asset (English/French)
Applications accepted until/Candidatures acceptées jusqu’au (mm/dd/yy) 05/14/2021
Send application and resume to/Adressez votre demande d’emploi et curriculum vitae à:
Name: Devon Evershed
Position: Regional Manager, Community Programs &  After Stroke


March of Dimes Canada is committed to a workforce that is reflective of the diverse populations that we serve. We welcome applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and accessibility standards across Canada, March of Dimes Canada will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require any accommodations, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We are committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive, equitable and accessible

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