2021 Summer Program Leaders – Park Partnerships – City of Surrey (Surrey, BC)

City of Surrey
2021 Summer Program Leaders – Park Partnerships

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SCOPE
Surrey’s Park Partnerships team delivers a range of fun and engaging park programs, with a goal of increasing community connections as well as fostering an appreciation of Surrey’s Parks.

Program Leaders will lead our Park Play program and Community Engagement initiatives focused on the City’s waste diversion outreach program. The goal of the program is to raise public awareness around the amount of waste brought into Surrey’s parks and encourage park visitors to make more sustainable choices.

The successful candidate must enjoy working outdoors, interacting with the public, being a part of a team and have an understanding of park stewardship.

EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Union – CUPE Local 402 – Temporary Full-Time.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The Community Services Assistant 1 – Junior Leader will:

  • Strive to build connections between families and Surrey’s park spaces.
  • Host themed activity sessions throughout parks in Surrey.
  • Educate the public on waste sorting practices and promote pack-it-in pack-it-out concept.
  • Lead group games and sustainability-related activities in various parks in Surrey.
  • This position requires some physical work and working outside with exposure to all types of weather conditions.

The Community Services Assistant 2 – Senior Leader will:

  • Strive to build connections between families and community partners in Surrey’s park spaces.
  • Host themed activity sessions throughout parks in Surrey.
  • Educate the public on waste sorting practices and promote pack-it-in pack-it-out concept.
  • Plan and implement group games and sustainability–related activities in various parks in Surrey.
  • Lead Park Program Junior Leaders and volunteers.
  • This position requires some physical work and working outside with exposure to all types of weather conditions.

QUALIFICATIONS
The Community Services Assistant 1 – Junior Leader will have:

  • Successful completion of Grade 12.
  • High Five and Fundamental Movement Skills (or other Physical Literacy) certification is an asset.
  • Current Emergency First Aid and CPR C and AED certificate (or obtain before start date).
  • Some relevant experience working with children and youth in a parks and/or recreational setting;
  • Previous experience in environmental outreach is an asset.
  • An enthusiastic, high initiative approach to their work; strong interpersonal skills; effective oral and written communication skills; the ability to work independently and in a team setting; and able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with volunteers, staff and the public;

The Community Services Assistant 2 – Senior Leader will have:

  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License with a safe driving history.
  • Successful completed Grade 12.
  • Current Emergency First Aid and CPR C and AED certificate (or obtain before start date).
  • High Five and Fundamental Movement Skills (or other Physical Literacy) certification is an asset.
  • Previous experience working with children and youth.
  • One year of relevant experience working in parks or a recreational setting. An equivalent combination of training and experience is acceptable.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience. Experience in environmental outreach is an asset.
  • An enthusiastic, high initiative approach to their work; strong interpersonal skills; effective oral and written communication skills; the ability to work independently and in a team setting; and able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with volunteers, staff and the public.

OTHER INFORMATION
Both positions are full-time, from mid-June to the end of August. Successful candidates will work either Sunday to Thursday or Tuesday to Saturday, with occasional evening shifts.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • This position requires completion of a Police Information Check including a Vulnerable Sector Check.
  • Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.

APPLY
If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply at Surrey.ca/careers to Job ID 3378. Posting will remain open for applications until February 28, 2021.

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