Recreation Assistant - Fraser Valley Regional District

Fraser Valley Regional District


Competition #2021-31
October 13, 2021

If you have a passion for recreational programs, fitness or sports of any type, consider turning that passion into a rewarding employment experience. Located in the heart of Hope, the Hope & Area Recreation Centre is truly a community hub. From skating to swimming, to recreation programs and more, our rec centre provides a wide range of recreation services and programs to residents of Hope and FVRD Electoral Areas A and B. Come join our dedicated, fun-loving team and learn new skills, gain valuable job experience all while exploring the exciting field of recreation.
As a Recreation Assistant, a typical week could see you participating in activities with children such as helping with a birthday party; jumping into a pool-based activity; lacing on a pair of ice skates; playing games such as Red Rover, China Wall, Tag and Battleship and working on puzzles. On a nice day, you might venture outside to kick around the soccer ball or visit the community garden. In this position, you could also lead drop-in sports activities for teenagers and adults. We are looking for a person who genuinely enjoys interacting and participating with children, and engaging with them to provide an experience that is fun.
We offer a positive, supportive, team-based work environment with an emphasis on collaboration. If you have a positive, can-do attitude and a keen sense of humour, you will fit right in. Bring your positive energy, ambition and desire to learn, and we'll take care of the rest.
Required qualifications:

  • Must be at least 15 years of age and have basic swimming and skating skills;
  • Must possess C.P.R. Level 'C' Emergency First Aid Certification and be knowledgeable in standard first aid techniques;
  • Must have good communication and public relations skills, with the ability to effectively deal with children who exhibit challenging behavior, and to use tact and courtesy in dealing with customers;
  • Must pass a Criminal Record Check.
  • The preferred candidates will also possess a Bronze Cross certification in swimming

The start rate for this part-time Union position is $15.20 per hour plus 10.6% in lieu of benefits, and upon successful completion of the required probationary period, if eligible, participation in the benefit program. The Recreation Assistant must be available for shifts from up to four (4) hours to eight (8) hours inclusive of evenings, weekends and some holidays.
If this opportunity excites you, and you want to contribute to a positive work environment, we want to hear from you. Please submit your resume, along with a cover letter, indicating how you meet the qualifications. Please quote Competition #2021-31 and send, in confidence, by 4:30 p.m. on November 12, 2021, to or mail to:

Human Resources Department
Fraser Valley Regional District
45950 Cheam Avenue
Chilliwack, BC V2P 1N6
While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
Review of applications will begin upon receipt.

Organization: Fraser Valley Regional District
Location: Chilliwack, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Parks & Recreation
Posted: October 14, 2021, 9:08 am
Expires: November 12, 2021, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Part Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: Experience an asset
Rate: $15.20 Hour

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