Leisure Buddies - Support Worker

Competition Number: 24010

Job Title: Leisure Buddies - Support Worker

Department: Recreation, Culture & Community Services

Employment Type:

Salary: $21.75 - $25.00 per hour

Posted Date: February 2, 2024, 12:00 am

Closing Date: March 31, 2024, 11:30 pm

Last Modified: April 1, 2024, 5:59 am

Posting: Closed

Status: --


The City of Courtenay invites applications for the position of "Leisure Buddies – Support Worker”.

Develop your leadership, programming and facilitation skills while providing 1-on-1 support to children ages 5-18 years! Continue to learn and grow in the field of Recreation while enjoying team work, collaboration and serving the public!
Leisure Buddies are responsible for successfully integrating a wide range of participants with diverse abilities into a variety of recreation programs.  Working together with the program instructor and the family, the Leisure Buddy will assist the participant in integrating in to activities through adaptations to instruction and equipment used, and by creating a safe and encouraging environment.  

They are responsible for:
•    Providing direct supervision and encourage independence
•    Creating adaptations and facilitate instruction of activities
•    Leadership to inclusion participants while promoting healthy lifestyle choices through the incorporation of physical activities and educational components
•    Maintaining accurate written records relating to participants and their progress
•    Maintaining a level of confidentiality with participants and their parents
•    Communicating with parents, Adapted & Inclusive Programming Supervisor, and program instructors to come up with strategies to support the participant in the program

Minimum Requirements
•    Applicants must have First Aid and CRP C certification or be willing to obtain;
•    Applicants must have previous experience working with children with diverse abilities;
•    Applicants must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and maintain a level of confidentiality with program participants, volunteers, staff and the public.
•    Consent to complete a criminal record check.

Wages depend on education and experience, & range from $21.75-$25.00/hour.  Shifts depend on program requests; typically, evenings, weekends, Spring/Winter Break Camps and Pro-D days.

If you have the qualifications along with the passion to help Courtenay be the most livable City in British Columbia, then submit a resume outlining how you meet the qualifications with a covering letter clearly marked “Application – Leisure Buddies – Support Worker”.  Submit your application through the “Apply” button below.  

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those short listed will be contacted.


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