Program Assistant II

Requisition ID: 2341 

The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world by 2020 and we are proud to be one of BC's Top Employers, Canada's Best Diversity Employers, and one of Canada's Greenest Employers. With employees that have helped Vancouver consistently rank as one of the world's most livable cities, the City values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly serve.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
Main Purpose and Function
The Vancouver Parks Board is looking for energetic, enthusiastic and responsible individuals to be responsible for the planning, leadership, promotion, evaluation and volunteer supervision of the Summer Playground Program in several local neighbourhood parks across the City.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
The Playground Leader is responsible for the operation, supervision and maintenance of the park wading pool and/or Spray Park at several local neighbourhood parks across the City. This role will plan and lead children in social, recreational arts, sports, games and special events activities while ensuring that all activities meet the MARS safety standards. Additionally, this position will provide direction and supervise volunteers and perform all marketing, promotion and outreach activities of all Playground activities, including preparing detailed monthly calendars, managing a supplies budget and identifying supplies and equipment required for the programs. The Playground Leader will also answer any questions and concerns from parents and/or members of the public and respond to first aid needs and/or incidents as required and perform basic administrative tasks and reports as required.
Education & Experience
  • Completion of Grade 12 and some related experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • A Current and valid First Aid and CPR C Certification is required (Only emergency or standard first aid will be accepted)
  • A Current and valid Food Safe is an asset
  • Class 4 driver’s license is an asset
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong knowledge of age-appropriate activities (games and crafts) for children ages 2-12 years demonstrated by considerable experience working with children of varying ages
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of child behaviour, needs and interests
  • Strong communication, interpersonal skills, leadership & problem solving skills
  • Ability to assist in the planning and carrying out of special events demonstrated by experience with special events
  • Ability to lead groups and provide basic instructions in various activities using strong leadership skills
  • Ability to respond to emergent situations appropriately and perform first aid as required
  • Ability to recognize the hazards involved in working alone and/or off-site and take necessary precautionary measures
  • Knowledge, understanding and experience with wading pool chemistry and proper pool testing procedures is an asset
  • Previous playground experience is an asset
All interested candidates must be available to attend Playground Leader Training in mid-June (date and time TBD).
A Police Record Check is a requirement of this position. A clearance requires the absence of any criminal charges or convictions related to this position.
Business Unit/Department: Board of Parks & Recreation (1400) 
Affiliation: CUPE 15 Parks 
Employment Type: Auxiliary/Casual 
Position Start Date: June 2017
Position End Date: August 2017
Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-012: $21.61 to $25.33 per hour
Application Close: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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Location: Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Parks & Recreation
Posted: March 20, 2017, 12:12 pm
Expires: March 29, 2017, 11:45 pm