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College/University – Students

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted September 13, 2022.

College/University – Students
Job Number: 99882
Job: Students
Primary Location: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre
Status: Casual Job Part-time
Hours per week: 0.01
Number of Openings: 3
Union Code: Non Union Employees
Minimum Salary: 15.0000 Hourly
Maximum Salary: 15.7881
Post Date: Sep 14, 2022, 4:00:00 AM

Close Date (Period for Applying) – External

: Sep 21, 2022, 3:59:00 AM

Unit Summary

Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation is a portfolio within McMaster Children’s Hospital. It is comprised of many different programs providing out- patient services to children (and some adults) with developmental, emotional or behaviourial, physical, or communication needs.

Position Summary

This position supports therapeutic groups for infants, toddlers, children, youth and their families. This may include, playing with, comforting, providing positive behaviour guidance for and meeting the developmental needs of minors in attendance. The role may also include some collaboration with group leaders, setup and take down of equipment in clinic and in community settings as needed. The College/University student will support youth and parents in their use of virtual platforms for virtual groups.

Schedule Work Hours

Must have year round flexibility to work groups on some weekdays, evenings and weekends


1. Previous experience and comfort working with infants, children, youth with and/or families of those with special needs is required
2. Flexibility
3. Availability for day and/or evening sessions on weekdays and weekends
4. Ability to safely lift 25 lbs
5. Access to a vehicle an asset (as individuals will be expected to provide childcare in different locations)
6. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
7. Ability to communicate effectively with families and team members both verbally and written
8. Comfortable using virtual platforms (such as Zoom)
9. May be suitable for students who have had experience (either volunteer or clinical placements) within Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation (Early Childhood Education, Allied Health, Assistant students, Therapeutic Recreation, Psychology)
10. Must be willing to participate in a criminal reference check.
11. Must be able to obtain a valid Vulnerable Sector Screen (VSS)

As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Employee Health Services.


Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact HR Operations at 905-521-2100, Ext. 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.

This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment

Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset

If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements:

Article 30 (k), CUPE Collective Agreement

Article 10.7 (d), ONA Collective Agreement

Article 13.01 (b) (ii), OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement

Article 14.04, OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement

Article 2.07 and Article 13, PIPSC RT Collective Agreement