Recreation position

Employment Opportunity
Recreation Department
Specialized Needs Youth Support Worker
Extended Deadline September 19, 2018 (Noon)

The Specialized Needs Youth Support Worker will be responsible for supervising and engaging youth/children, with pre-determined special needs, to participate in a number of recreational programs as well as to nurture their competitiveness and sportsmanship. The Sipekne’katik Community & Youth Recreation Program encourages the role of the Specialized Needs Youth Support Worker to maintain a positive attitude to model such qualities as fairness, leadership, and to be a reflection of a positive role model. Other tasks may be assigned by the Recreation Manager within the spectrum of work required of the position.

 Plan and deliver individualized, structured and free play for specialized needs child(ren)/youth
 Promote healthy living
 Bring out & ensemble equipment needed for programs, ensure safety and compatibility for the designated youth.
 Ensure a safe and health environment
 Routine checks to ensure bathrooms, hallways, stairwell, door entrances, lobby and gymnasium are free from destruction and vandalism
 Supervise all children and youth participants attending programs
 Record all incidents/accident reports and pass all forms into recreation manager within 24 hours of incident
 Set forth rules with children and youth
 Address any issues arising immediately; swearing, bullying, fights etc.
 Assesses risk and uses emergency procedures as required
 Assist any certified instructors in the delivery of programs and supervision of participants
 Follow policies, procedures and code of ethics set in place
 Maintains Confidentiality
 Participates in professional workshops, courses and ongoing learning.

 Must be self motivated
 Must be dependable**
 Must be reliable
 Experience in a variety of sports and other physical activities
 Must be able to engage children and youth
 Daily reporting will be required
 Time management and organizational skills
 Ability to work independently
 Flexible work hours with different age groups
 Proactive, professional, prompt, and reliable attendance to work
 Patient and calm under pressure
 Work in noisy environment
 Adaptable
 Bondable
 Must have open communication with Parents/guardians of youth/child(ren)
 Must have access to reliable transportation

 Grade 12 Diploma or equivalent with at least 2 years experience working with specialized needs youth
 Graduated Youth Worker/Certified Support Worker
 Must be available to work weekends and/or holidays * as requested*
 Work experience must pertain to job position
 Must work well with children and youth
 Will be required to work outside in various climate conditions
 Administrative abilities are an asset
 Communication with parents/guardians
 Coaching Certificates are an asset, but not a requirement
 Criminal Record Check
 Child Abuse Registry Check
 Current First Aid and CPR
 References Required with contact information

Application package: resume, cover letter, three work references (include phone & email with each reference), Criminal Record and Child Abuse Registry Check

Dawn McDonald, Human Resources Manager

Or mail/drop off to HR department: Sipekne’katik Band, 522 Church Street
Indian Brook NS, B0N 1W0

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Late and incomplete applications will not be accepted.