Program Coordinator, Next Step to Active Living

3 days ago
Job ID
# Positions
Job Type
Full Time
Job Industry
Government and Public Sector
Career Level
Years of Experience

Job Description

Get involved with the Aquatics, Therapeutic and Fitness section at the City of Mississauga! 





Reporting to the Fitness Supervisor, South Common CC and Executive Committee of the Next Step to Active Living, the successful candidate will be responsible for the development, operation, maintenance and documentation of a progressive, fun, safe and technically sound program suited to the ability of the program participants based on the requirements outlined by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) through the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (MH LHIN) and the Multi-Sector Service Agreement.  The role of Program Coordinator includes co-ordination of intake and referral process, budget preparation, monitoring, and reporting; training, supervision and evaluation of staff; implementation of long term strategic planning; program development and quality improvement; effectively liaises with the MOHLTC through the LHIN to ensure standards of service delivery and program evaluations are implemented. Assists in the development and review of NSTAL operational guidelines and procedures; provides quality customer service to both internal and external staff, participants and families/caregivers; ensures ongoing communication between program staff and referral agencies; reviews and supports opportunities for staff development; reports operational and financial information to the Executive Committee; coordinates public relations and program marketing and promotions; oversees all aspect of volunteer management; other duties as assigned.  

  • Support objectives and goals of Next Step to Active Living program through continuous development of quality improvement strategies, staff recruitment/training/evaluation and overall program management in conjunction with the Executive Committee.
  • Plan and implement comprehensive strategies that achieve the vision and mission of the Next Step to Active Living program. 
  • Financial management of MoLTC administered through the LHIN following approved policies, procedures and agreements as outlined by the Multi Sector Service Accountability Agreement and City of Mississauga Policies and Procedures.
  • Supervise, recruit, hire, train and conduct annual performance reviews of all staff, maintaining all required documentation.  
  • Liaise with MH LHIN, CCAC and other healthcare organizations and partners to ensure program success, growth and development.
  • Act as a resource to the Executive Advisory Committee in the area of program operations, MH LHIN requirements and accreditation guidelines/standards.
  • Ensure staff effectively provides quality customer service and act as a knowledgeable resource to participants regarding activity options to encourage integration into the community when independence is reached
  • Effectively and in a timely manner communicate any issues/information that could impact the quality and/or safe delivery of the program to the Executive Advisory Committee and or facility designate for facility issues.
  • Ensure records and statistics are reported in required formats and maintained in accordance to record retention standards.
  • Plan, attend and participate and complete training, staff meetings, event planning and supervision of special events as required.
  • Monitor staff compliance with mandatory and other specific training as required.
  • Ensure Emergency Procedures are performed as required.
  • Ensure all Next Step to Active Living standards, policies, procedures and operational guidelines are reviewed annually making change recommendations as required to the Executive Committee.
  • Read, understand abide by all Next Step to Active Living and City of Mississauga program standards, policies and procedures as it relates to NSTAL program.
  • Ensure staff compliance to all Next Step to Active Living and City of Mississauga program standards, policies and procedures as it relates to NSTAL program.
  • Willing to step into programming role where needed - staff absences & special events
  • Perform other related and program duties as assigned. 




This is a contract position for up to 12 months

  • Graduate of a College or University program in Recreation, Gerontology, Therapeutic Recreation, or a related field of study. 
  • Candidate must have at least 5 years of experience in a community recreation setting with older adults and individuals with disabilities, including a minimum of 3 years' experience in a direct leadership role. 
  • This is a leadership role overseeing all aspects of operations including staff and volunteer supervision, finance and financial reporting, marketing, program development and quality improvement. 
  • The successful candidate will have strong leadership skills and the ability to work both independently and in a team environment.  
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills are essential. 
  • The candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Microsoft Access.  Knowledge of CLASS is an asset.
  • Knowledge & understanding of the Next Step to Active Living Program - Mission, Vision, Goals and Values. Knowledge of the provincial health care system, CCAC, LHIN and Adult Day Programs is essential. 
  • Successful candidate will need to be prepared for increased mobility, with appropriate notice, in order to fill vacancies, provide developmental opportunities for staff and be responsive to future operational needs or to support the operational structure and its requirements.
  • A valid class G license is required and access to a vehicle.   


Note:  This is a contract up to 12 months

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week

Hourly Rate: $25.87 - $26.67

Closing Date: Sunday, November 26, 2017

Number of Openings: 1 Temporary Full-time

Department/Division/Unit: Community Services/Recreation/Aquatics, Therapeutic & Fitness

Work Location: South Common Community Centre



A Criminal Record Search will be required of the successful candidate, at his or her own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.
We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act.


 We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform City Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act .        




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