Recreation Leaders (50+ population focus)
1 Temporary Full Time; 1 Regular Part Time; 1 Regular Full Time
One of BC’s Top Employers, the City of Coquitlam offers meaningful career opportunities to make a difference within the local community. As the sixth largest city in BC, we are home to more than 150,000 residents. Our diverse municipality is a great place to work as it continues to grow through innovative urban design, inspiring arts, culture and recreation programs, and state-of-the-art transportation systems. Our brand is built on managing our resources in a responsible and sustainable manner, while supporting a vibrant, growing regional urban centre. We envision a bright future in Coquitlam that we hope includes you!
The Coquitlam Parks, Recreation, Culture and Facilities team is currently seeking Recreation Leaders to assist in the development and implementation of adult recreational programs and services at City recreation centres. The work involves directing programs, promoting interest and encouraging participation in program activities, providing guidance and advising facility users on specified activities, and assisting in directing the work of program leaders, instructors, and volunteers.
The ideal candidates will have completed post-secondary education in community recreation or a related field, along with relevant work experience demonstrating a sound knowledge of the recreational needs and interests of Coquitlam residents with a focus on the 50+ population, the fundamentals of program leadership, recreation instruction, volunteer engagement, and customer service.
The regular part time position (9 hours per week) will specifically focus on the Stroke Recovery Program. The ideal candidate for this position will have completed post-secondary education in Therapeutic Recreation and possess relevant work experience exhibiting an understanding of the recreational interests of seniors, individuals who have had a stroke and special populations.
First Aid/CPR certification, a valid BC Driver’s License and access to transportation is required. Experience working with a variety of ages, in particular the 50+ population, individuals who have had a stroke or special populations within recreation facilities is an asset. Additional training in Healthy Principles of Aging and/or coursework in gerontology and stroke recovery would be considered an asset.
The City offers a CUPE hourly rate of $26.89 to $31.60 (2020 rates). The temporary full time position will receive 6% in lieu of benefits, the regular part time position will receive 12% in lieu of benefits, while the full time position will receive a comprehensive benefits package including participation in an earned day off program. Applicants under consideration will be required to undergo a police security clearance evaluation/vulnerable sector check (with no adverse reports) and to supply a Driver’s Abstract (with satisfactory driving record).
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Please apply online at www.coquitlam.ca/careers by 11:55 pm on August 01, 2021.
The City of Coquitlam is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.