Child & Youth Leader I – Cowichan Valley Regional District (Duncan, BC)

Child & Youth Leader I

Cowichan Community Centre

(Casual, On-Call)

Position: Casual, on-call Child & Youth Leader I opportunities are available at the Cowichan Community Centre within the Community Services Department of the Cowichan Valley Regional District.  Reporting to the Programs and Events Coordinator, and supervised by the Programmer II, the Child & Youth Leader I facilitates drop-in centre and recreational activities for children and youth ages 7 to 14. The Child & Youth Leader I supervises children & youth and establishes positive relationships and rapport to encourage, empower and support them in making healthy positive recreational choices. 

Qualifications: Secondary School graduation and training in recreation, child and youth care or related field or an equivalent combination of education training and experience. A minimum of one year of experience in a child and youth leadership environment is required. A First Aid Certificate with Child CPR, a Class 5 BC driver’s license as well as a satisfactory criminal record check and driver abstract are required.  A Food Safe certificate would be an asset. The successful applicant will possess knowledge of:  the philosophy, principles, and objectives of working with children & youth; the practices and objectives of a drop-in centre; the social, cultural, and recreational needs and interests of children & youth; behaviour management skills which are appropriate to use with children & youth; and, the operation of a variety of equipment used in the programs (i.e. audio-visual equipment such as, DVD Internet, gaming systems). The successful candidate will possess the ability to: establish effective relationships and positive rapport with children & youth to encourage, empower and support them to make healthy positive recreational choices; work in evolving environments, demonstrate a non-judgmental approach, and exercise patience when working with children and youth; establish and maintain working relationships with other staff, the general public, user groups and program participants; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; use computer software proficiently in a Microsoft Office environment as well as a Mac environment; maintain and prepare records, reports and other materials related to operations; exercise creativity and prepare various marketing materials, including posters; can work with minimal or no supervision; and demonstrates initiative.

Hours of Work: This casual, on-call opportunity has no guaranteed hours of work. Hours of work are scheduled based on operational need and may include a variety of shifts including daytime & evenings on weekdays & weekends.

Salary: This position is unionized (CUPE Local 358) with a wage range in three steps from $18.94 – $19.47 – $20.04 per hour (2020 rates).  

Applications: Qualified applicants are invited to submit a letter of application and resume, in confidence, clearly quoting Competition CCC20093-E by 4:30 p.m. December 3, 2020 to the Human Resources Division at in MSWord or pdf format. PLEASE INDICATE IN THE COVER LETTER your availability to work a flexible variety of shifts.

Note:  Testing may be required during the interview process. Testing will be based on the knowledge, skills, abilities and qualifications outlined in the job description.
Posting date: November 13, 2020

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