BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Youth Program Leader

Competition No. 24-38

Internal/External Opportunity

This is a Union position

Anticipated start date: June 14, 2024

About our Community:
Located on the traditional territory of the lək̓ʷəŋən Peoples, the Township of Esquimalt acknowledges its neighbouring First Nations and is committed to building strong and enduring relationships with the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations.

The Township of Esquimalt, with a population of over 17,000 is recognized as a vibrant, distinct, resilient, and diverse community for people to discover, feel welcome and belong. The Township is home to Canada’s Pacific Navy and boasts extensive amenities including beautiful parks and beaches, scenic waterfront walkways as well as modern recreational facilities.

About our Organization:
The Esquimalt Recreation Centre is a multi-purpose wellness and community recreation facility. Features of the Recreation Centre include: 4500 + square foot Wellness Centre, featuring state-of-the-art cardio and strength training equipment, gymnasium, aquatic centre with six-lane 25 metre lap pool, warm “lifestyle pool” and tot pool with spray features, wheelchair accessible hot-tub, steam room, and sauna. In addition, to recreation activities and programs, there are hundreds of year-round community programs to choose from.
About the Opportunity:
The Recreation Department is seeking a responsible individual to fill an auxiliary Youth Program Leader position. Reporting to the Child, Youth, and Family Services Programmer, the Youth Program Leader will be responsible for welcoming and supervising youth 12-18 years old during drop-in Teen Nights at the Esquimalt Teen Centre. Scheduled shifts are based off availability. Teen Nights run Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, from approximately 7:00-10:00pm. Staff will be responsible for:

  • Welcoming and signing in youth to the program.
  • Preparing snacks and developing and leading structured activities which may include gym games, crafts, boardgames, group games, cooking, and homework help. 
  •  Providing all required care and support including, but not limited to, behaviour management, parent communication, writing incident reports and performing first aid.
  • Responsible for cleaning and teen centre and ensuring equipment is locked up.
  • Additional duties may be required during specialized programs.

Our Preferred Candidate:
The ideal candidate will be at least 19 years of age and have experience working with youth ages 12-18 years old. Other qualifications include:

  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with our team
  • Standard First Aid and CPR-C Certification
  • A clear and current criminal record check including vulnerable sector check is a condition of employment and is the financial responsibility of the successful candidate.
  • Post Secondary Education desired, preferably in the areas of Recreation, Child and Youth Care, or Social Work
  • Experience leading group activities for children or youth.

Salary: $20.84 – $22.52 hourly plus 14% in lieu of benefits
Prior to applying, please visit our website at to view the job description which provides a detailed outline of key duties and required qualifications, skills, and abilities.  
Please submit your resume and covering letter quoting competition no. 24-38 to: [email protected].
This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Organization: Township of Esquimalt
Professional Categories: Parks & Recreation, Recreation Intructor/Leader
Posted: May 29, 2024, 2:58 pm
Expires: June 29, 2024, 4:30 pm
Employment Type: Part Time
Employment Length: Casual
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: Experience an asset
Rate: $20.84 to $22.52 Hour