Reporting to the Recreation Support Leader, the Recreation Support Worker (RSW) will take on initiatives and responsibilities to help coordinate and lead community development youth programs, activities and events as requested. Successful candidates will be required to participate in training, workshops and leadership opportunities to increase their individual capacity.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Supervise youth, ensuring safety, and adherence to rules and policies during programs.
- Provide a safe environment for group participants and keep facility hygienic and workspace neat and orderly.
- Carry out step-by-step procedure for youth and/or adults breaking the rules and policies during programs.
- Plan and lead basic group and individual recreational activities.
- Provide logistical support for programs.
- Provide leadership and role modeling in and outside of programs.
- Distribute and collect registration and consent forms of participants.
- Keep track of basic reports and attendance of group participants.
- Make plans in terms of having to change any shifts, fill out the proper form and get the approval of the Recreation Support Leader and Recreation Program Manager.
- Demonstrated ability to work with the Recreation Division Team both independently and collaboratively.
- Regular communication with the Recreation Support Leader.
- Participate in fundraising activities as directed.
- Participate in community and cultural events when needed.
- Perform other related duties as required.
- Grade 12 completion preferred with minimum two years’ experience working with youth or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- First Aid Level 1 certificate preferred– or be willing to attain one.
- FoodSafe certificate preferred – or be willing to attain one.
- Conflict Resolution certificate preferred– or be willing to attain one.
- Facilitation Skills Training certificate preferred – or be willing to attain one.
- Successful completion of a Criminal Records Vulnerable Sector Check
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Demonstrates a balance of mental, emotional, spiritual and physical health in their personal and professional life.
- Punctual and dependable
- Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
- Demonstrate ability to be patient and understanding with individual and group conflicts
- Able to effectively listen to youths during/after a conflict and seek relevant information to promote positive communication among the group and lead to a co-operative approach to problem solving within a multidisciplinary setting.
- Shows commitment to being a healthy role model, including communicating positively, exercising healthy boundaries, maintaining positive relationships, etc.
- Able to have a sense of humour and team-oriented work ethic
- Knowledge and understanding of Tsleil-Waututh Nation history, culture and traditional territory.
- Previous experience working in a First Nations community and/or organization is preferred.
- Knowledge of the impact of residential school and the impact of the child welfare system on aboriginal communities.
- Knowledge and understanding of the dynamics related to working with youth who have experienced or witnessed abuse, addiction, violence, loss of a loved one, etc.
- Knowledge of Tsleil-Waututh Nation culture and traditional territory.
- Knowledge of cultural competency and humility.
- Awareness of addictions and mental health challenges.
- Physical Demands
- Intermittent physical activity including walking, standing, sitting and lifting.
- Manual dexterity required to operate program related machines/tools including recreational equipment.
- Mental Focus
- May deal with youth who can, from time to time, be demanding and challenging. Must be able to remain patient and committed to the activities, and may have to engage in conflict resolution or crisis management at times.
- May have to manage a number of tasks at one time, while supervising the youth.
- Environmental Conditions
- Interacts with youth, employees, management and the general public.
- Noise levels may escalate during activities, events and outings.
- Flexibility Demands:
- Able to work in unexpected circumstances and on short notice.
- Able to work a flexible work schedule; working weeknight programs, or weeknight/holiday outings as needed.
- Must be able to work 2 Fridays, and 2 Saturdays of each month
WHY WORK FOR TSLEIL-WAUTUTH NATION?
Training and career development
Business casual office
Community fitness & gym access