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Saanich
 DISTRICT OF SAANICH
PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT

 Program Assistant

(Summer Camps & Programs)
Up to 5 Temporary Positions
Term: Approximately 9 weeks
(June 22 –August 31, 2018)

 
Under the general direction of a Recreation Programmer, the Program Assistant will provide supervision to participants in summer day camps and/or programs.  Program Assistants will ensure the safety and well-being of participants and communicate and work cooperatively with participants, parents, coworkers and supervisors.  Summer day camps include the following:
 
General Day Camps (Gordon Head Recreation Centre and Saanich Commonwealth Place): Enjoy developing and working within creative weekly themes like Masterchef, Superheroes, or Animal Planet just to name a few. Successful candidates will come with a large variety of games, sports, and crafts ideas. Creativity and ingenuity are key!  Activities such as swimming round out these fun, popular camps.
 
Aquatic Day Camps (Gordon Head Recreation Centre and Saanich Commonwealth Place):  Do you love the water and have experience with swimming and various water sports? Enjoy working with activities such as swimming lessons, fun swims, snorkeling, waterpolo, diving and kayaking? You will need a desire to help kids learn skills and have fun in the water. These camps also include a mix of sports, crafts, games.
 
Specialty Day Camps (various Saanich Parks and Recreation locations) such as Cooking, Sports, Art, Skateboarding, Dance / Gymnastics / Preschool / Red Cross Babysitting:  Do you have some specific experience and passion in any of these areas? Successful candidates will be able to share their experience through the teaching and instruction of the basics of these specialty areas.  Please describe your experience as it relates to the specific area(s) above.
 
Saanich Neighborhood Playground Program, SNPP (various outdoor Saanich Parks):  SNPP Staff are passionate about engaging children in an outdoor setting. Successful candidates will be highly energetic, have an abundant knowledge of camp games and songs and will demonstrate a hunger to connect children to the outdoors in creative and fun ways.
 
Outdoor / Wilderness / Adventure Camps, 9+yrs (various outdoor locations):  Do you have a love for the outdoors and engaging kids in the adventures of nature?  Do you have experience leading such groups? We are looking for adventurous, energetic individuals who enjoy the outdoors, rain or shine! Positivity, risk management and problem-solving skills are key. 
 
Teen Camps, 12-16yrs:  Must have capacity to lead day, week and/or overnight camps.  Topics include; fashion, arts and crafts, strategy games and initiative tasks, nature appreciation, skateboarding, urban camping and permaculture.  You will need skills such as; outdoor pursuits, team-building, problem-solving, risk management, leadership and public relations.
 
*Leadership Development Program, 13-16yrs: Do you have a drive for growing leadership capacity in young people in our community? You will need skills directly facilitating youth in leadership training and team building. We are looking for energy, passion, knowledge and truthiness, able to demonstrate appropriate leadership qualities and inspire greatness in moldable young minds.  
(*up to 6 weeks of full time employment required)
 
Requirements include completion of Grade 10, three months experience in a recreation day-camp environment, satisfactory police information check, Emergency First-Aid and CPR Level C.
 
These are C.U.P.E. Local 2011 positions with a wage of $17.10 per hour plus 13% in lieu of benefits.  Job description and competition information can be found at  www.saanich.caThis is an open until filled posting. Please apply quoting competition 59.18 to: Human Resources, District of Saanich, 770 Vernon Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8X 2W7 (Fax 250-475-5550) or Email careers@saanich.ca. While we thank all applicants for applying, only those under consideration will be contacted.


Location: Saanich, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Categories: Parks & Recreation
Posted: March 27, 2018, 3:21 pm
Expires: December 31, 2018, 11:45 pm