Current Postings

Recreation Leader 1

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$28.35 per hour + 12% in lieu of benefits


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Last Updated:
9/8/23 10:06 AM

The goal of the City of Burnaby and its employees is to consistently deliver first class service and services to our community. With this in mind, we hire people who share the same passion, those with the drive and determination to grow with and contribute to our already exceptional team. People like you!

Our Parks, Recreation and Culture department is currently seeking motivated individuals who are passionate about working with their community to join the team as Recreation Leader 1 in the youth recreation area! Typical duties in this position include providing customer service; preparing and leading individual program plans for youth; assisting supervisor to schedule indoor and outdoor supervised activities; resolving conflicts and situations involving patrons; promoting interest and participation in program activities, events or festivals; enforcing departmental policies and procedures; and ensuring required standards of behavior, safety and security are maintained. This position will involve some records keeping and preparation of reports related to activities and inventory, creating signs and promotional information, and assisting in the training and direction of staff and volunteers. Performs related work as required.

Qualifications include completion of a two-year Community Recreation program from a recognized Community College and preferably some related experience, or completion of Grade 12 supplemented by courses in recreation and sound related community recreation experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. The ideal candidate will possess strong communication skills and ability to build and maintain working relationships, along with the ability to organize and promote programs for various groups; experience working with at-risk youth and youth who identify as part of the 2SLGTBQIA+ community is preferred. Ability to participate in the recruitment of and give guidance and instruction to auxiliary staff and contract instructors and to recruit, train, direct and evaluate volunteers. This position requires knowledge of recreational and social interests and of various recreational activities such as summer services, sports and arts. The ideal candidate will further have knowledge of community youth resources and able to connect youth to appropriate resources as needed. A valid First Aid Certificate and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certificate – Level C are required. A Class 4 Unrestricted Driver’s License for the Province of British Columbia is considered an asset.

Please apply online. This position will remain open until all positions are filled.

Applicants under consideration will be required to consent to a Police Information Check.

Please contact People and Culture at 604-294-7303 if you do not receive a confirmation email within one hour of submitting your application. online.

At the City of Burnaby, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workforce that authentically mirrors the vibrant community we proudly serve. We consistently embrace diversity and endeavor to build an inclusive workforce that celebrates the richness of our community. We warmly welcome applicants of all genders, ages, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, sexual orientations, and life experiences to join us in shaping a more vibrant and equitable future together.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted

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