Job Opportunity-Recreation Youth Support Worker

Job Opportunity
Recreation Youth Support Worker
Sipekne’katik First Nation
Closing date: January 19, 2020

General Description:
Under the Direction of the Recreation Manager, the Recreation Youth Support Worker will be responsible for engaging youth to participate in a number of recreational programs as well as to nurture the competitiveness and sportsmanship. The Sipekne’katik Community & Youth Recreation Program encourages the role of the Recreation 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. The hours of work will be based on a 35 hour work week as determined by the Supervisor.

Responsibilities:
• Opens up Gym according to established procedures.
• Prepares sign-in and stat sheets on a daily basis.
• Plans and delivers structured and free play child and youth physical activities.
• Promotes healthy living.
• Ensures a safe and healthy environment.
• Performs routine checks to ensure bathrooms, hallways, stair well, door entrances, lobby, and gymnasium are free from destruction and vandalism.
• Supervises all children and youth participants.
• Records and submits incident/accident reports Supervisor within 24 hours.
• Sets forth rules with children and youth.
• Lifeguards at the outdoor swimming pool during the summer months.
• Addresses any issues arising immediately (swearing, bullying, fights, etc.)
• Conducts risk assessments and uses emergency procedures as required.
• Ensembles equipment needed for programs.
• Dismantles and puts away all equipment used to stage events.
• Ensures that the Multi Purpose Centre is clear of any personal items when closing and ensures all entry and exit doors a securely locked.
• Notifies Supervisor of any needed supplies, equipment, sign-in and stat sheets, water, broken or lost equipment, or of any other concerns or questions.
• Chooses music that is appropriate for Indian Brook Community & Youth Rec programs (not derogatory, racist, explicit and/or hard core).
• Assists certified instructors with the delivery of programs and supervision of participants.
• Follows policies, procedures and code of ethics.
• Participates in professional workshops, courses, and ongoing learning.
• Other related duties as determined by supervisor

Qualifications:
• Related work or volunteer experience with recreational programs/activities.
• Post secondary education in a related field is preferred, but not required.
• A genuine interest in recreational programing and healthy lifestyles.
• Willingness to become a certified lifeguard/instructor for the outdoor summer pool.
• Must be certified in First Aid/CPR or be willing to take First Aid Training as well as attend other related learning events.
• Must be dependable, people oriented and comfortable working with all ages.
• Experience working in a First Nations Community is required.
• Must be adaptable and flexible to deal with unexpected/unpredictable schedules.
• A criminal records check is required. Having a Criminal record is not a determinate factor.
• A Child Abuse Registry check is required.

This position includes medical, dental and pension benefits.

Please apply with a resume, cover letter, criminal records check, child abuse registry and three work references to:

Human Resource Manager
Email employmentapplication@sipeknekatik.ca
Or
Mail/drop off: 522 Church Street, Indian Brook, NS B0N 1W0
DEADLINE: January 19, 2020

We are an equal opportunity employer; however, qualified Aboriginal applicants will be given priority in accordance with the Aboriginal Employment Preference Policy of the Canadian Human Rights Commission. The Band will not assume any expenses related to any job application process, included but not limited to travel, relocation, and application development. Please note certain positions come with mandatory employee benefits. Only those applicants who qualify for an interview will be contacted.

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