Learn to Skate - Program Instructors & Assistants

January 13 2020
Industries Public administration
Categories Arts, Culture, Recreation, Sports, Arts, Culture, Recreation, Sports, Arts, Culture, Recreation, Sports, Sports, Fitness, Arts, Culture, Recreation, Sports
Markham, ON

*Please note that we are hiring for the Fall 2019 and Winter 2020 season.

Applications are being accepted for the following temporary, part-time positions for Markham's Learn to Skate program in the Recreation Services Department of the Community and Fire Services Commission:

1. Head Program Instructor

2. Program Instructor II

3. Program Assistant

Please indicate which position you are applying for in your application. Good verbal/written communication skills, customer service skills and sensitivity to interact with a diversity of parents and staff in a courteous and efficient manner are required.

Locations: Thornhill Community Center and Clatworthy Arena.

*Please Note: Registration and attendance at the above session is mandatory in order to be considered for this position. For more information, please email droe@markham.ca.

Head Program Instructor - Learn to Skate ($19.04 - $21.15)

Job duties include but not limited to: Supervises, administers and oversees the Learn to Skate program for participants of all levels. Ensures a positive and safe environment for participants and peers. This position is primarily required for the leadership of programs including but not limited to the following criteria:

  • Number of program participants (enrollment in program)
  • Duration and/or type of program
  • Safety of program participants
  • Organization, coaching and leadership of Learn to Skate - Program Instructor 2 and Program Assistants

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma preferred
  • Five years of combined prior experience working with children and adults in an instructional sports, arts and leisure program setting with a focus on Hockey and /or Figure Skating / Ringette etc.
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR “C”
  • High Five Certificate and adherence to the principles of Healthy Child Development (Children ages 6 to 12 years)
  • Level 1 NCCP Theory and practical City of Markham Learn to Skate training
  • Demonstrated ability to skate at the level required for instruction
  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills, leadership skills, customer service skills and sensitivity to interact with a diversity of patrons, parents and staff in a courteous and efficient manner.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to evaluate participant’s ability and place in appropriate skill level.
  • Ability to place appropriate staff with participant’s skill levels
  • Service Excellence: Leads and supports staff in meeting or exceeding service standards when interacting with customers.
  • Change & Innovation: Effectively implements change and supports and involves staff through change transitions.
  • Teamwork & Relationship Building: Leads and supports staff in working together collaboratively, fosters teamwork and inclusion, and cultivates relationships.
  • Communication: Models active listening and clear communication, and supports staff members in communicating effectively.
  • Accountable & Results Oriented: Role models ethical behaviour and accountability; clarifies expectations, policies and legislation and supports staff in meeting them.
  • Management & Leadership: Supports a positive work environment, develops and enables staff, sets clear expectations, provides regular feedback, and addresses performance.

Program Instructor II - responsible for assisting the Head Skating Instructor ($16.03 to $17.80)

Job duties include but not limited to: Responsible for assisting the Head Skating Instructor with all aspects of preparation, organization and delivery of the Learn to Skate program for children (ages 3 - 10) while contributing to a positive and safe environment for all participants and peers.

Qualifications:

  • Two years demonstrated experience which includes working with children and adults in an instructional sports setting and experience in a recognized ice sport such as Hockey and /or Figure Skating / Ringette
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR “C”
  • High Five Certificate and adherence to the principles of Healthy Child Development (Children ages 6 to 12 years)
  • Level 1 NCCP Theory
  • City of Markham Learn to Skate Training
  • Ability to read, understand, follow and enforce safety procedures.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills, leadership skills, customer service skills and sensitivity to interact with a diversity of patrons, parents and staff in a courteous and efficient manner.
  • Ability to teach basic level skating and/or hockey to children and youth.
  • Demonstrated ability to skate at the level required for instruction
  • Service Excellence: Meets or exceeds service standards when interacting with customers in the community and in the organization.
  • Change & Innovation: Responds positively and professionally to change and helps others through change.
  • Teamwork & Relationship Building: Interacts with others in an inclusive, collaborative and respectful way that creates effective working relationships.
  • Communication: Communicates in a clear, professional and respectful way; demonstrates active listening.
  • Accountable & Results Oriented: Demonstrates ethical behaviour and accountability, aligns with City values, and abides by relevant policies and legislation.
  • Management & Leadership: Demonstrates self-management, professionalism and engagement; leads by example.

Program Assistants - Learn to Skate ($14.00)

Job duties include but not limited to: Responsible for assisting the Program Instructor with all aspects of preparation, organization and delivery of sports, arts and leisure programs for preschool children through to adults while contributing to a positive and safe environment for all participants and peers.

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working with children and adults in an instructional sports, arts and leisure setting.
  • Current Standard First Aid with CPR ‘C’
  • High Five Certificate and adherence to the principles of Healthy Child Development. (Children ages 6 to 12 years)
  • Demonstrated ability to skate at the level required to assist with the delivery of the program
  • Service Excellence: Meets or exceeds service standards when interacting with customers in the community and in the organization.
  • Change & Innovation: Responds positively and professionally to change and helps others through change.
  • Teamwork & Relationship Building: Interacts with others in an inclusive, collaborative and respectful way that creates effective working relationships.
  • Communication: Communicates in a clear, professional and respectful way; demonstrates active listening.
  • Accountable & Results Oriented: Demonstrates ethical behaviour and accountability, aligns with City values, and abides by relevant policies and legislation.
  • Management & Leadership: Demonstrates self-management, professionalism and engagement; leads by example.

Vulnerable Sector Screening letter is required for positions noted above. All City of Markham Learn to Skate Staff are required to wear a CSA Approved hockey helmet.

The City of Markham is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. We thank all those who have applied, however only those applications selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please respect our scent free area by not wearing scented products when visiting the office.

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