After School Program Leader

Location: Mount Uniacke, NS

We are currently recruiting for After School Program Leaders to join our team to lead fun and educational activities for children in grades 1-5 enrolled in the after school program at Uniacke District School in Mt. Uniacke. This position assists in designing and leading the after school programs and activities including: leading group activities, provide homework assistance, ensure participant safety and enjoyment and organize equipment and supplies.

The hours of work for this position are 15-25 hours per week, Monday to Friday, for the duration of the school year. Days excluded are public holidays, school in-service days, Christmas closure period, March Break and unexpected school closures (i.e. storm days).

The hourly rate for this position is $13.00/hour.

Please note: Leaders who have children enrolled in the after school program may be eligible for registration incentives.

This position is responsible for:

  • Supervising children in all activities, ensuring a safe and caring environment
  • Providing leadership and participate in all facets of the After School program
  • Supervising and maintaining constant interaction with the children at the after school program
  • Promote the After School Program through positive communications with parents and children
  • Being prompt and actively participating in the program
  • Organizing, planning and participating in all activities ensuring programming is a high quality standard (i.e. safe, engaging and inclusive)
  • Preparing program supplies and materials
  • Adapting the programming to various types of settings (i.e. outdoors, classroom, gymnasium, etc.)
  • Providing a safe environment for the participants in accordance with our Occupational Health & Safety Policy
  • Performing administrative tasks (e.g. daily reports, safety checks, incident and accident reports)
  • Performing any other tasks relating to overall after school program as assigned by Program Coordinator or Manager of Recreation and Aquatics
  • Attending and actively participating in all training and meetings hosted by the Department of Parks, Recreation & Culture

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working with children in a recreation setting is required
  • Must be enthusiastic, motivated, energetic, and reliable
  • Ability to problem solve and multi-task
  • Strong organizational skills, leadership and group management skills
  • Basic understanding of healthy child development
  • Must have a neat and clean appearance
  • First Aid & CPR
  • High Five Training and any other Recreation certificates are considered an asset
  • Previous experience working with children with disabilities is considered an asset
  • Must pass a criminal records and child abuse registry check
  • Preference will be given to candidates with education in or pursuing studies in Recreation, Education, Child and Youth or related field.