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Job No.
Aboriginal #149 Health & Social Development #431 Part Time #183
Date Posted
Jun 10, 2021
Application Deadline
Jun 20, 2021
Westbank First Nation
Job Title
Youth/Recreation Leader
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Job Description
Youth/Recreation Leader Job Category: Youth & Recreation Requisition Number: YOUTH01245 Part-Time Westbank, BC, CAN Located within the traditional unceded territory of the sylix people, Westbank First Nation (WFN) is a progressive and prosperous self-governing First Nation. The Okanagan Valley truly has it all, including a great climate, stunning scenery, world-class ski resorts, golf courses, wineries and beaches. Westbank First Nation values diversity and we are committed to creating a healthy, strong and vibrant community through programs and services that promote physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. Come join our team and become part of an innovative and rewarding place to work. POSITION SUMMARY The Youth/Recreation Leader, reporting to the Youth/Recreation Manager is responsible for assisting in the development of programs consistent with the resource needs and interest of the community. Under the general direction of the Youth/Recreation manager the Youth/Recreation Leader is primarily responsible for assisting in the overall coordination, delivery and operation of all youth and recreation programs and activities. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES Promotes a positive atmosphere for community youth by demonstrating strong role model and leadership qualities Build strong relationships with WFN community and youth to increase awareness of Youth Centre Works with other department to promote activities that are relevant to youth, including life skills training, resume writing, and recreational activities and other community activities including but not limited to dances, dinners, cultural events under the supervision of the Youth and Recreation Manager Assists with planning, organizing and leading comprehensive youth and recreation programs and related activities including special events, special interest classes, summer programs and cultural programs for all segments of the community that focus on youth Performs Administrative duties including but not limited to: Preparing monthly activity calendars and posters for special events Tracking daily attendance and attendance metrics Sending mail outs and welcome packages to WFN youth Assists in creating department presentations Assists in the assessment of community needs as they relate to youth issues and assist with developing programs accordingly Ensures that Youth Centre equipment and facilities are safe, properly prepared, maintained and cleaned regularly as required for use by program participants and staff Refers other departments, public officials, community members and organizations regarding youth issues to the Youth/Recreation Manager/Team Leader Ensures the security of all facilities by locking all doors, securing windows, and setting the alarm Maintains confidentiality on all matters relating to the affairs of Westbank First Nation. Perform other duties and responsibilities as necessary in the performance of the position, and as assigned by the Youth and Recreation Manager. QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION/TRAINING/CERTIFICATION Required Acceptable Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search Valid Class 5 driver’s license with acceptable drivers abstract and own, reliable transportation Valid First Aid with Child CPR Preferred Post-secondary education or experience in related field Valid Food Safe Certificate Strong Snowboard Skills Valid Class 4 driver’s license EXPERIENCE Minimum two years direct experience working with youth ages 11 years or older OTHER QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS Flexibility to work evenings and weekends; occasional overnight trips Computer skills including Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher and other MS programs Demonstrated ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and to make sound decisions Ability to work independently and as part of a team Ability to deliver general youth and recreation programs and activities Ability to follow written or verbal instructions Physically fit, practicing a healthy lifestyle Demonstrated interest in working with youth Ability to relate with youth and develop, and maintain healthy relationships A competitive starting salary rate, commensurate with appropriate experience is offered. Applications must be submitted through Select the appropriate position and click Apply Now, fill in the application form, and ensure your cover letter and resume is attached. Any application submitted externally will not be considered. Opportunity is open until Sunday, June 20th, 2021 *Incomplete and/or late submissions will not be accepted*