Recent or Potential Grads – Recreation Youth Support Worker

  • Location: 522 Church Street Indian Brook, NS B0N 2H0
  • Deadline: October 20, 2022

Job Opportunity
Recreation Youth Support Worker
Sipekne’katik First Nation
Closing Date: October 20, 2022

General Description:
Under the Direction of the Recreation Manager, the Recreation Youth Support Worker will be responsible for
engaging youth to participate in a number of recreational programs as well as to nurture the competitiveness and
sportsmanship. The Sipekne’katik Community & Youth Recreation Program encourages the role of the Recreation
Youth Support Worker to maintain a positive attitude to model such qualities as fairness, leadership, and to be a
reflection of a positive role model. The hours of work will be based on a 35-hour work week as determined by the

• Opens Gym according to established procedures.
• Prepares sign-in and stat sheets on a daily basis.
• Plans and delivers structured and free play child and youth physical activities.
• Promotes health living.
• Ensures a safe and healthy environment.
• Performs routine checks to ensure bathrooms, hallways, stair wells, door entrances, lobby, and gymnasium
are free from destruction and vandalism.
• Supervises all children and youth participants.
• Records and submits incident/accident reports to Supervisor within 24 hours.
• Sets forth rules with children and youth.
• Lifeguards at the outdoor swimming pool during the summer months.
• Addresses any issues arising immediately (swearing, bullying, fights, etc.)
• Conducts risk assessments and uses emergency procedures as required.
• Ensembles equipment needed for programs.
• Dismantles and puts away all equipment used to stage events.
• Ensures that the Multi-Purpose Centre is clear of any personal items when closing and ensures all entry
and exit doors are securely locked.
• Notifies Supervisor of any needed supplies, equipment, sign-in and stat sheets, water, broken or lost
equipment, or of any other concerns or questions.
• Chooses music that is appropriate for Indian Brook Community & Youth Rec programs (not derogatory,
racist, explicit and/or hard core).
• Assists certified instructors with the delivery of programs and supervision of participants.
• Follows policies, procedures, and code of ethics.
• Participates in professional workshops, courses, and ongoing learning.
• Attends and assists of hosting community events and tournaments as directed by Manager.

• Related work or volunteer experience with recreational programs/activities.
• Post secondary education in a related field is preferred, but not required.
• A genuine interest in recreational programming and healthy lifestyles.
• Willingness to become a certified lifeguard/instructor for the outdoor summer pool.
• Must be dependable, people oriented and comfortable working with all ages.
• Experience working in a First Nations Community is required.
• Must be adaptable and flexible to deal with unexpected/unpredictable schedules.
• A criminal records check is required. Having a criminal record is not a determinate factor.
• A Child Abuse Registry check is required.

This position includes medical, dental and pension benefits.

Please apply with a resume, cover letter, Criminal Records Check, Child Abuse Registry and three working
references to:

Human Resources Manager
Mail/drop off: 522 Church Street, Indian Brook, N.S. B0N 1W0

We are an equal opportunity employer; however, qualified Indigenous applicants will be given priority in accordance with the
Aboriginal Employment Preference Policy of the Canadian Human Rights Commission. The Band will not assume any
expenses related to any job-related application process, included but not limited to travel, relocation, and application
development. Please note certain positions come with mandatory employee benefits. Only those applicants who qualify
for an interview will be contacted