2020 Summer Program Leaders - Park Partnerships

City of Surrey

City of Surrey
2020 Summer Program Leaders - Park Partnerships


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Scope
Surrey’s Park Partnerships team delivers a range of fun and engaging park programs, with a goal of increasing community connections as well as fostering an appreciation of Surrey’s Parks.

Program Leaders will lead our Park Play program and Community Picnics. In addition, leaders will help launch a new waste diversion outreach program. The goal of the program is to raise public awareness around the amount of waste brought into Surrey’s parks and encourage park visitors to make more sustainable choices.

The successful candidate must enjoy working outdoors, interacting with the public, planning/hosting events, and being a part of a team.

Employment Status
Union - CUPE Local 402 - Auxiliary

Responsibilities
The Community Services Assistant 1 – Junior Leader will:
  • Strive to build connections between families and Surrey’s park spaces.
  • Host themed activity sessions and community events throughout parks in Surrey.
  • Educate the public on waste sorting practices and promote pack-it-in pack-it-out concept.
  • Lead group games and sustainability-related activities in various parks in Surrey.
  • This position requires some physical work and working outside with exposure to all types of weather conditions.


The Community Services Assistant 2 – Senior Leader will:

  • Strive to build connections between families and community partners in Surrey’s park spaces.
  • Host themed activity sessions and community events throughout parks in Surrey.
  • Educate the public on waste sorting practices and promote pack-it-in pack-it-out concept.
  • Plan and implement group games and sustainability–related activities in various parks in Surrey.
  • Lead Park Program Junior Leaders and volunteers.
  • This position requires some physical work and working outside with exposure to all types of weather conditions.


Qualifications
The Community Services Assistant 1 – Junior Leader will have:

  • Successful completion of Grade 12.
  • High Five and Fundamental Movement Skills (or other Physical Literacy) certification is an asset.
  • Current Emergency First Aid and CPR C and AED certificate (or obtain before start date).
  • Some relevant experience working with children and youth in a parks and/or recreational setting;
  • Previous experience in environmental outreach is an asset.
  • An enthusiastic, high initiative approach to their work; strong interpersonal skills; effective oral and written communication skills; the ability to work independently and in a team setting; and able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with volunteers, staff and the public;
  • The Community Services Assistant 1 – Junior Leader positions are supported by the Canada Summer Jobs Grant. This position is contingent on Federal Government Grant funding. Successful candidates must meet the criteria set forth by the grant program, including:
    • Between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment.
    • Must be current (January-April 2020) full-time student in a recognized post-secondary program.
    • Planning to return to full-time studies in Fall of 2020.


The Community Services Assistant 2 – Senior Leader will have:

  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License with a safe driving history.
  • Successful completed Grade 12.
  • Current Emergency First Aid and CPR C and AED certificate (or obtain before start date).
  • High Five and Fundamental Movement Skills (or other Physical Literacy) certification is an asset.
  • Previous experience working with children and youth.
  • One year of relevant experience working in parks or a recreational setting. An equivalent combination of training and experience is acceptable.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience. Experience in environmental outreach is an asset.
  • An enthusiastic, high initiative approach to their work; strong interpersonal skills; effective oral and written communication skills; the ability to work independently and in a team setting; and able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with volunteers, staff and the public.


Other Information
Both positions are full-time, from mid-June to the end of August. Successful candidates will work Tuesday to Saturday, with occasional evening shifts.

Below you will find our approximate recruitment timelines for the process:

Accepting Applications
December – February 17

Screening Applicants
February

Group Assessment Interview
February 27 & 29

Interviews
March

References and Police Information Checks
March

Extending offers
April

Training Begins
June

Conditions of Employment

  • This position requires completion of a Police Information Check including a Vulnerable Sector Check.
  • Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.

Apply

If you are interested in this opportunity please apply at Surrey.ca/careers. Posting will remain posted until February 17, 2020.


Organization: City of Surrey

Location: Surrey, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Parks & Recreation
Posted: December 23, 2019, 10:30 am
Expires: February 17, 2020, 4:30 pm

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