Job Id: 18-128
Department: Parks, Recreation & Culture
Salary: $27.89 - $32.79 per hour
Closing: January 6, 2019
Come grow with us! Maple Ridge located in Metro Vancouver is a vibrant and rapidly growing City with outstanding recreation, arts and cultural amenities and some of the most affordable housing in the region. This combined with a dynamic community makes Maple Ridge a great place to work, play and live. Come join us and be part of the change.
Are you a team player with a “can do attitude”, excellent communication, interpersonal skills and exceptional customer service skills? We have the perfect opportunity for you.
We are seeking a full time Youth Programmer in our Parks, Recreation & Culture Division in our Youth Services section at the Greg Moore Youth Centre and other indoor/outdoor facilities that support youth programming.
Your key responsibilities are:
Planning, developing, coordinating, and evaluating recreational, cultural and social, preventative programs for children and youth ages 0-18 years of age and assisting a superior in coordinating and administering the operations and promotion of programs in the community.
The work involves maintaining effective community liaison, providing lay counselling, monitor, advice and referral services to children and youth on specified activities and subjects; providing leadership and instruction for various programs and activities; and recruiting, training and supervising staff and volunteers.
A little bit about you:
You will have completed a post secondary program in Recreation, Child & Youth Care Counselling, or related Human Services field at a recognized institution and sound related community recreation experience; courses related to youth within a recreation setting are desirable; or an equivalent combination of training and experience;
Extensive experience working with youth and a proven educational background in recreation or child care is required;
Be willing to work evenings, weekends and special events;
Class 5 Driver’s Licence valid in the Province of British Columbia.
St. John's First Aid Certification or equivalent.
The following training and experience will be assets in this position:
- Minimum 2-3 years experience supervising and mentoring program instructors, program participants and volunteers
- Experience in programming for youth and emerging young adults
- Conflict Resolution and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training
- Sound knowledge of Microsoft Work, Excel, Power Point and proficient use of social media
- Class 4 Driver’s Licence valid in the Province of British Columbia.
The successful candidate will be required to complete a Police Information Check as a condition of employment. (Note – not required a part of the application process; however, will be required upon consideration for employment)
All required licenses, certificates and registrations associated with this competition must also be valid and current at the time the postings close and must be attached with your application. Please have these documents ready to upload when you apply.
What we offer you:
The City offers a competitive compensation package that includes a strong wellness program and the opportunity for career and professional development.
If you want to help shape a growing community in a municipality that strives for service excellence, then this is the position for you.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.