Summer Program Assistant

Competition Number: HR-2018-0016

Job Title: Summer Program Assistant

Department: Family and Community Services department

Employment Type: Temporary – Full Time: Approx. June to August

Salary: $18.98 - $24.31 plus 5% in lieu of benefits

Posted Date: February 04, 2019 12:00 AM

Closing Date: February 25, 2019 8:30 AM

Last Updated Date: February 4, 2019 1:43 PM

Status: Active

Description:

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;
  • Ensure that all exit doors and windows are closed, lights are off, and the main door is locked prior to leaving the building;
  • Comply with records management practices as stated in the Records Management Policy;
  • Ensure all work related information is kept confidential as per County of Grande Prairie Policy and in accordance with Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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;
  • Ability to ensure all work related information is kept confidential as per policy and in accordance with Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act;
  • Ability to comply with records management practices as stated in the Records Management Policy;
  • 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.
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We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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