Job Category: Youth & Recreation
Requisition Number: YOUTH01245
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.
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.
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.
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
Post-secondary education or experience in related field
Valid Food Safe Certificate
Strong Snowboard Skills
Valid Class 4 driver’s license
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 https://recruiting.ultipro.ca
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*