Afterschool Program Leader

City of Surrey

City of Surrey
Afterschool Program Leader

The City of Surrey’s Parks Recreation and Culture Department is currently recruiting candidates who have a passion for working with children and have knowledge of healthy child development.

MYzone is a popular drop-in program designed to keep children ages 8-12 safe and engaged during the critical hours (3:00pm-5:00pm). The program provides a nurturing environment that supports the principles of healthy child development while providing opportunities for civic engagement and leadership skill development.  

MYgame is a drop-in program offered from 5:00pm-6:00pm that is designed to provide children with the opportunity to participate in a multitude of active games and sports or participate in interactive tabletop game play including board games and card games.

JUMPzone is an afterschool program offered in local elementary schools from 2:30pm- 4:30pm to provide an affordable and access engagement opportunity for children grades 4-7. The program includes active play and recreation, homework support, healthy eating, peer mentorship opportunities and more. JUMPzone staff shifts are 2:00pm-5:00pm

MYzone, MYgames, and JUMPzone operate at various locations throughout the city and will commence September 30th, 2019.

Duties include (but are not limited to):
  • Ensuring developmentally appropriate activities are planned and implemented 
  • Regular communication with supervisors, program assists and parents
  • Ensuring children are safe and engaged
  • Ensuring space is safe and supplies are adequate
  • Confirming all program forms are filled completely and correctly
  • Attending scheduled team meetings and mandatory trainings

The successful applicant will have experience in lesson planning as well as good communication and organizational skills. The successful applicant will also have sound knowledge of developmental assets for children and guiding children’s behaviour.

Qualifications Include:
  • Experience as an Instructor with school aged children
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification
  • Food Safe Certification (or willingness to acquire)
  • High Five Certification (or willingness to acquire)
  • Completion of grade 12 and some post-secondary education from a recognized institution
  • 2 years related work experience or equivalent
  • Available for a minimum of 3 weekdays per week for MYzone
  • Available for a minimum of 3 weekdays per week for MYgames
  • Available for a minimum of 2 weekdays per week for JUMPzone

Other information:  This position requires a completion of a police information check.

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Organization: City of Surrey
Location: Surrey, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Parks & Recreation
Posted: June 21, 2019, 9:18 am
Expires: July 21, 2019, 4:30 pm

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