Program Assistant II - RISE
Program Assistant II - RISERequisition ID: 12136
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Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
The PA II RISE position is responsible for assisting with the development, implementation, administration and coordination of programs, with a focus on Indigenous communities and cultures, in collaboration with the Community Youth Worker or Recreation Programmer. Successful candidates must have knowledge of Indigenous cultures and an understanding of the barriers to participation in mainstream recreation settings that are encountered. The scope of work could include, but is not limited to, outreach, engagement, facilitation, asset-mapping, program and event planning, program implementation, and facilitating leadership groups.
In addition, this position performs routine recreational work including supervision of recreational programs and opening and lockup of the facility. The successful candidate must be able to work independently and as a team member. This position monitors the safety and behaviour of the participants in facility programs or activities; assists in carrying out special events; and performs a variety of routine clerical and reception duties.
Education and Experience:
- Completion of Grade 12 and some related experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience
- Knowledge of Indigenous cultures and understanding of the barriers to participation in mainstream recreation settings is preferred
- Proven success in working with Indigenous communities
- 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:
- Ability to assist in the planning and carrying out of special events or programs
- Working knowledge of the practices, procedures and equipment used in indigenous arts and cultural programs and activities
- Ability to work with a site team to build and maintain partnerships and effective relationships with community agencies
- Ability to do outreach and engagement to excluded population in the catchment area
- Ability to participate in and possibly coordinate inclusion dialogues with centre staff, board and residents
- Ability to support site staff in the identification of barriers to participation for excluded populations
- Ability to connect and build relationships with people in the community
- 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
- Ability to effectively monitor activities and behaviour of participants
- Ability to lead groups and provide basic skills instruction in various activities
- Ability to collect fees, issue receipts, and balance cash
- Ability to provide first aid as required
- Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other facility staff
- Ability to work independently and in a self-directed manner
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.
Approximately 10-17.5 hours per week from January 2019 - June 2019 (with the possibility of extension); shifts vary and include evening and weekend work. Mondays from 12:00pm-4:00pm is mandatory. Training sessions on December 11, 12 and 13, 2018 from 9:00am-3:00pm are mandatory.
Business Unit/Department: Board of Parks & Recreation (1400)
Affiliation: CUPE 15 Parks
Employment Type: Auxiliary/Casual
Position Start Date: December 2018
Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-012: $22.04 to $25.84 per hour
Application Close: October 19, 2018
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.