Leisure Buddies - Support Worker

Competition Number: 21065

Job Title: Leisure Buddies - Support Worker

Department:

Employment Type: Part-time and casual; non-union; hours will vary.

Salary:

Posted Date: October 25, 2021, 12:00 am

Closing Date: December 31, 2021, 12:00 am

Last Modified: December 31, 2021, 1:59 am

Posting: Closed

Status: Open until filled.

Description:

We are looking for fun and energetic individuals to join our Team! 

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. 

The Leisure Buddy is responsible for:

  • Providing direct supervision and encourage independence
  • Creating adaptations and facilitate instruction of activities
  • Providing 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

Shifts depend on program requests; typically evenings, weekends, Spring/Winter Break Camps and Pro-D days.

This is a non-union, exempt position.  Wages dependent on education and experience; ranging from $17.00-$22.00/hour.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Applicants must have First Aid and CPR 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.

How to apply:   Please submit your cover letter, resume and copies of all relevant certificates (First Aid & CPR, etc) to lmcgrath@courtenay.ca and please state your availability in your application.

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