Program Assistant II - Playground Leader - City of Vancouver

Program Assistant II - Playground Leader

Requisition ID: 38180 

Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples, Vancouver has a commitment to becoming a City of Reconciliation. Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities and is working towards being the greenest city in the world. Named among Canada's Top 100 Employers, BC's Top Employers, and Canada's Greenest Employers, the City of Vancouver seeks colleagues who can help shape and embody our core commitments to sustainability, decolonization, equity and outstanding quality of life for all residents.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

Main Purpose and Function

The Vancouver Parks Board is looking for energetic, enthusiastic and responsible individuals to be responsible for the planning, leadership, promotion, evaluation and volunteer supervision of the Summer Playground Program in several local neighbourhood parks across the City - specifically in July and August.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
The Playground Leader position is responsible to plan and lead children in social, recreational arts, sports, games and special events activities while ensuring that all activities meet the MARS safety standards. Additionally, this position will provide direction and supervise volunteers and perform marketing, promotion and outreach activities of all Playground activities, including preparing detailed monthly calendars, managing a supplies budget and identifying supplies and equipment required for the programs. The Playground Leader will also answer any questions and concerns from parents and/or members of the public and respond to first aid needs and/or incidents as required and perform basic administrative tasks and reports as required. This position is also responsible for the operation, supervision, and maintenance of the park wading pool and/or Spray Park at several local neighbourhood parks across the City.

Education & Experience:
  • Completion of Grade 12 and some related experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • A Current and valid First Aid and CPR-C Certification is required (Only emergency or standard first aid will be accepted and CPR-C is mandatory)
  • A Current and valid Food Safe is an asset
  • Class 4 driver’s license is an asset
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong knowledge of age-appropriate activities (games and crafts) for children ages 2-12 years demonstrated by considerable experience working with children of varying ages
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of child behaviour, needs and interests
  • Strong communication, interpersonal skills, leadership & problem solving skills 
  • Ability to assist in the planning and carrying out of special events demonstrated by experience with special events
  • Ability to lead groups and provide basic instructions in various activities using strong leadership skills
  • Ability to respond to emergency situations appropriately and perform first aid as required
  • Ability to recognize the hazards involved in working alone and/or off-site and take necessary precautionary measures
  • Knowledge, understanding and experience with wading pool chemistry and proper pool testing procedures is an asset
  • Previous playground experience is an asset
A Police Information Check is a requirement of this position. A clearance requires the absence of any criminal charges or convictions related to this position.

The City’s COVID-19 vaccination policy is currently suspended and as a result, vaccination against COVID-19 is not required at this time. However, should circumstances change and the City deem it necessary to re-introduce such policy, you may be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be eligible to continue performing your duties.

Business Unit/Department: Board of Parks & Recreation (1400) 

Affiliation: CUPE 15 Parks 

Employment Type: Auxiliary/Casual 

Position Start Date: June, 2023 

Position End Date: August, 2023 

Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-012: $23.86 to $27.98 per hour

Number of Positions: Multiple

Application Close: March 26, 2023

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, 2SLGBTQ+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process.Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion

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In addition to uploading your cover letter and resume, part of the application process may include answering application questions related to the preferred requirements of the role which may take approx. 5-10mins. Cover letters should express interest and highlight additional information relevant to the position and resumes should include a tailored summary of skills and experience related to the position.

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Organization: City of Vancouver
Location: Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Parks & Recreation
Posted: March 17, 2023, 4:53 pm
Expires: March 26, 2023, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Part Time
Employment Length: Casual
Education Requirement: Secondary (high) school graduation certificate
Job Experience: Experience an asset
Rate: $23.86 to $27.98 Hour

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