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Neighbourhood Recreation Program Leader

Neighbourhood Recreation Program Leader

Competition Number 
REC-30-17
Department 
Community Services
Posting Category 
Open
Division 
Recreation & Culture
Job Type 
Part-Time
Number of Positions 
several
Affiliation 
Non-Affiliated
Site 
Various
Location 
CA-ON-Thunder Bay
Min 
CAD $11.45/Hr.
Max 
CAD $13.01/Hr.
Pay Band 
Band 2
Posted Date 
9/14/2017
Post End Date 
1/19/2018
Effective Date 
MAY 8, 1997
Supersedes Date 
none

More information about this job

 

General Information:

 

As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Thunder Bay encourages applications from Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.

 

Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process.

 

Application forms must reference the competition number and be submitted to Human Resources.

 

Availability:

 

Please ensure you indicate your availability in your application. The Neighbourhood Recreation Program runs Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3pm-6:45pm. Please include January availability as well.

 

 

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY: Position is part-time, providing leadership and activities for ages 5-8 and 9-13 and teens in various neighbourhoods throughout the city. These programs are accessible and dynamic in nature, designed to meet the needs of the differing ages, and neighbourhoods.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Develops, organizes, and leads a variety of activities for children ages 5-9 and 10-13 and teens at various sites throughout the city.
  2. Responsible for monthly planning of recreational activities including arts and crafts, games, drama, and sports based on the interests of the children.
  3. Assists in implementing special projects with partners (e.g. Art Gallery)
  4. Develops the atmosphere of a club, with all the opportunities and responsibilities that membership entails.
  5. Ensures that all children are treated with fairness, respect, and understanding.
  6. Works cooperatively with custodians, principals, community centre staff, and volunteers.
  7. Responsible for timely delivery of information to Director and Specialist (e.g. incident reports, accident reports, supply requests, planning)
  8. Ensures that program rules are met in order to provide a safe and fun environment for all the children. Works cooperatively with the Director, Specialist and parents to ensure that this objective is met.
  9. Assists in the facilitation of the inclusion of children with disabilities into the program.
  10. Attends fall training session and designated staff meetings.
  11. Responsible for care and return of supplies and equipment.
  12. Prepares an end-of-session evaluation.
  13. Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

 Education/Experience:

  • Minimum Grade 10;
  • Demonstrated experience in community recreation and/or children’s programs and/or related volunteer experience.
  • Standard First Aid –current.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Ability to communicate ideas;
  • Ability to organize and lead activities;
  • Positive role model for children;
  • Responsibility, enthusiasm, creativity, initiative, motivation, willingness to learn, personable;
  • Ability to lead in a diverse and dynamic environment;
  • Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment;
  • Team player.

Assets:

  • Previous experience working with children ages 5-13 in a variety of settings (drop-in, special event, workshops)
  • Experience working with children with disabilities

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Must undergo a successful police records check.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Seasonal in nature (Fall session – October to December, Winter session – January to April);
  • Part time (four to ten hours per week);
  • P.D. Days and March Break days as scheduled.