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Competition Number 2014
Job Code 0
Position Title Hiring Now 2014- Youth Recreation Coordinator
Position Overview

Each summer the City of Kitchener offers a dynamic, neighbourhood based opportunity for children to grow and enjoy the wonders of summer through our Summer Playground program. City of Kitchener staff deliver a community focused program that provides an exciting daytime environment for children ages 3 to 12.   


Position Responsibilities:
-Coordinates drop-in programs (e.g., Youth Drop-in and skateboard park).
-Visits various program sites daily
-Ensures that equipment and supplies are available.
-Ensures policies and procedures are being followed. Addresses unsafe and unacceptable behaviour
-Assists in the orientation, training, support, and evaluation of summer youth program staff.
-Provides support to program staff including feedback, addressing minor performance issues and refers to supervisor as required.
-Completes related paperwork and administrative tasks to support the program (e.g., pay sheets, purchasing supplies, arranging transportation, statistics)
-Provides feedback to Youth Supervisors and Youth Leaders through mid-term and final evaluations.
-Facilitate weekly staff meetings
-Assists staff in addressing youth behaviour issues and implement effective behaviour management strategies as needed.
-Assists staff in completing of paperwork.
-Tracks program budget and weekly finances of sites.
-Plans, coordinates and implements special events.
-Supports supervisors in implementing Youth leadership program.
-Distributes materials and permission forms.
-Supervises up to 15 youth staff
-Assists with writing the final summer report prior to completion of program.
-Provides first aid as required.
-Performs other related duties as assigned.
-Must have minimum Grade 12 diploma
-Must be willing to obtain a current and satisfactory police reference check-vulnerable sector
-Must have current Standard First Aid and CPR Level C certification
-Must have Class G2 Driver’s License and access to a vehicle for the full duration of employment.
-Must have a minimum 6 months of related experience
Recommended age: 18 or older
Employment Dates: April 28-August 29, 2014
Hours a week: 15hrs/wk April 28-June 6; 35hrs/wk June 19-August 29
Hours of work: Daytime hours April 28-June 6; 2-10pm June 19-August 29
Wage range: 14.47
Additional Information:
-Works in a variety of outdoor conditions.
-Works 15 to 35 hours per week (standard work week)
-Not required to work on statutory holidays (July 1 and August 4)
Deadline Date: January 31, 2014 at 11:59 pm
Conditions of Employment (December 2013)
1.   As per Council Policy 11-110, “Employment of Relatives of Staff Members and Elected Officials”:
·        Immediate relatives of staff of the human resources division, directors, general managers, the chief administrative officer and elected officials shall not be employed by the city in any capacity.
·        Immediate relatives of all other management personnel shall not be employed within the same division (in the case of students).
2.   Applicants must be a minimum of 15 years of age or over as of the first day of employment, unless otherwise specified.
3.   Employment is conditional upon the provision of current certification in Standard First-aid (CPR, Level C) as well as the provision of a satisfactory and current Police Reference Check – Vulnerable Sector. A police reference check must be dated NO EARLIER THEN the job posting deadline. Any related costs are the sole responsibility of the applicant.
4.   The selection of staff is based on a combination of application, resume review, and interview.
5.   The City of Kitchener does not guarantee employment for any applicant or returning staff. 
6.   Employment is conditional upon; attendance at all training sessions, submission of required documentation/certification, adherence to the minimum age requirements and ability to meet the employment term.
Contact person for more information, phone number & email:
Dannon Vasey:519-741-2200 x7603; dannon.vasey@kitchener.ca
Department Community Services
Division Community Programs & Services
Union Affiliation Non-Union/Management
Job Status Full Time Temporary
Posting Added Date 12/12/2013
Posting Closing Date 1/31/2014
Posting Closing Time 11:59pm
Numbers To Fill 2
Progress Status Receiving Applications
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