County of Grande Prairie
  • 03-Feb-2020 (PST)
  • Clairmont, AB, CAN
  • 19.42 - $24.87
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal

An additional 5% in lieu of benefits


The County of Grande Prairie is currently seeking a Summer Program Assistant. The Assistant's role is to assist in effectively, efficiently, and professionally providing a well-organized recreation and socially based summer program for children and youth, ages 6-12, in various communities within the County. Reporting to the Child, Youth, Family and Community Program Team Lead and Summer Program Coordinator, the duties include:

  • Assist in developing, planning and implementing summer programs for children and youth in cooperation with the Summer Program Coordinator and FCSS Team Lead and Program Assistant;
  • Assist in taking program registrations and keeping all registration lists up to date, ensuring that all parents and/or guardians fill out registration forms and waiver forms for the Summer Day Camp Program;
  • Assist with supervising program participants, promoting social and emotional well-being and fun;
  • Help prepare for and lead activities, games, and crafts;
  • Apply minimal first aid to injured participants as necessary;
  • Responsible for documentation of all incidents and accidents on the provided forms and immediately inform the Camp Coordinator;
  • Ensure open communication with participants, parents, and staff. Must respond to parent and participant questions and concerns;
  • Advise the Camp Coordinator of any needs of the Summer Day Camp Program expenditures;
  • Assist in ensuring that all activities, or events, are scheduled and documented in a timely and organized manner;
  • Assist with proper set up and dismantle of daily activities at various locations;

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working with children between the ages of 6-12 years;
  • Previous supervisory experience;
  • Must be a minimum of 16 years of age;
  • Must be a maximum of 30 years of age as per the Canada Summer Jobs grant requirements;
  • Valid Class 5 driver's license;
  • Knowledge of local resources, agencies, and referral sources;
  • Knowledge of the stages of physical, social, emotional, and intellectual developmental needs of children;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to plan and organize appropriate daily activities;
  • Must have reliable vehicle for travel throughout the County;
  • Must submit a satisfactory Criminal Records Check (vulnerable sector) and Child and Family Services Check;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of the FCSS team.
  • This posting may be used for future vacancies or to fill more than one position
  • This posting may be open until a suitable candidate(s) is/are found.

Please note that once your application is complete, you will receive a confirmation email. If we require any additional information we will contact you. We thank everyone for their application, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Due to the volume of applications received  we can only answer questions at the interview stage.

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