Specialized Needs Youth Support – Extended

Employment Opportunity
Recreation Department
Specialized Needs Youth Support Worker
Deadline July 3, 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.

DUTIES & RESPONCIBILTIES
 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.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES
 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

CORE REQUIREMENTS
 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

Please apply with resume, cover letter, with three work references (include phone & email with each reference) and required documents to:

Dawn McDonald, Human Resources Manager
Email employmentapplication@sipeknekatik.ca

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 applications will not be accepted.

Deadline: July 3, 2018 (Noon)

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