Program Assistant I - Play Palace Attendant

Requisition ID: 11310 

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Main Purpose and Function
Working under the supervision of the Recreation Programmer, the Program Assistant I (PA I) is responsible for a variety of duties related to the supervision of the Kerrisdale Play Palace; a giant, indoor playground located in the Kerrisdale Cyclone Taylor Arena.
The PA I will oversee the Play Palace while monitoring and ensuring the safety and behavior of all participants. This position may work alone or as part of a team in providing leadership; overseeing games and activities, performing minor cleaning, janitorial and clerical duties as required.
In addition to ensuring the enjoyment of the participants, the PA I will be responsible for the gathering of supplies and equipment and set up of the rooms as required; monitoring activities to ensure the safety of the participants; lead groups and provide basic instruction; do facility checks and report on or take necessary corrective action regarding any unsafe physical or program conditions; and provide minor first aid and other related work as required.
Education and Experience:

  • Completion of the 10th grade and some related experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • First Aid – Level 1 certificate is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Some knowledge of the behavior, needs and interests typical of young children and various ages.
  • Some knowledge of the practices, procedures, and equipment in playground recreational programs and activities.
  • Ability to assemble and disassemble toys and equipment.
  • Ability to effectively monitor activities and the behavior of groups, including those made up of several young children.
  • Ability to provide basic first aid as required.
  • Ability to perform minor clerical duties and basic cleanup tasks.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other facility staff, parents and the children visiting the Play Palace.

A Police Record Check is a requirement of this position. A clearance requires the absence of any criminal charges or convictions related to the position.
Business Unit/Department: Board of Parks & Recreation (1400) 
Affiliation: CUPE 15 Parks 
Employment Type:
Position Start Date: July 2018
Position End Date: August 2018
Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-009: $19.65 to $22.98 per hour
Application Close: May 25, 2018​​​​​​​

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Location: Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Parks & Recreation
Posted: May 16, 2018, 9:39 am
Expires: May 25, 2018, 11:45 pm