Program Assistant II - Rally Program
Requisition ID: 1390
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Main Purpose and Function
The Rally Program Assistant II is responsible for supervising and coordinating a unique afterschool program for pre-teens (grades 4-7) who are developing leadership and self-management skills. Candidates should possess the ability to develop and build strong relationships with all participants and families involved. Successful candidates must be available to work Monday-Friday from 2:30pm-6:30pm and the occassional morning, evening and weekend shifts, as operationally required.
Education and Experience:
- Completion of Grade 12 and some related experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience
- Completion of, or registration in an approved diploma program in Recreation, Youth and Child Care or a related discipline is preferred
- A minimum of six months part-time experience in Recreation or a relevant field is preferred
- A First Aid – Level 1 required (at minimum Emergency First Aid with CPR C and AED is preferred)
- Experience working with youth preferred
- A Class 4 driver's license is an asset
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Working knowledge of the behaviour, needs, and interests typical of participants of all ages
- Working knowledge of the practices, procedures and equipment used in recreational programs and activities
- Working knowledge of the safety practices, policies, regulations and rules applicable to the work performed
- Some knowledge of the fundamentals of program leadership
- Some knowledge of office practices and procedures
- The ability to effectively monitor activities and behaviour of participants
- The ability to assist in the planning and carrying out of special events or programs
- The ability to lead groups and provide basic skills instruction in various activities
- The ability to collect fees, issue receipts, and balance cash
- The ability to provide first aid as required
- The ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other facility staff
Business Unit/Department: Board of Parks & Recreation (1400)
Affiliation: CUPE 15 Parks
Employment Type: Auxiliary
Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-012: $20.98 to $24.59 per hour
Application Close: January 20, 2017
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