The Parks and Recreation Department is seeking an energetic and community minded Youth Services Coordinator who is able to identify and assess community needs and interests in the development, implementation and administration of recreational activities, programs and community services to meet the needs and interests of youth across the municipality. You will plan, assign, supervise and check the work of a moderate sized group of full-time and auxiliary staff, coordinate the operations of a youth centre, liaise with a variety of contacts and partners in organizing and implementing activities and programs; work with a variety of youth focused committees; and establish and maintain effective community liaison and public relations. You will exercise considerable independence of judgment, action and initiative within the limits of established policies, procedures, and guidelines.
Key Duties, Responsibilities and Knowledge:
- Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices and objectives of organized community recreation for youth.
- Considerable knowledge of best practices, rules, regulations, policies and procedures governing child and youth care.
- Sound knowledge of community resources related to child and youth care such as government agencies, not-for-profit organizations and other community groups.
- Considerable knowledge of programming requirements and standards of leadership, teaching methods and techniques.
- Considerable knowledge of the recreational needs and interests of youth.
- Considerable knowledge of the trends and potential future direction of youth services.
- Experience coordinating facility operation.
- Sound knowledge of supervisory methods, techniques and procedures.
- Ability to plan, assign, supervise, and evaluate the work of staff, volunteers and instructors and to assist in hiring and training.
- You have the ability to identify potential problems and suggest appropriate solutions.
- Community development experience and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with groups, associations and the public.
- You have the ability to understand, relate to and establish rapport with all youth.
- Ability to draft budgets, monitor expenditures and conduct programs within budget allocations and to prepare and maintain reports, records and correspondence.
- Sound knowledge of equity diversity and inclusion principles.
- Degree in Child and Youth Care or a related field plus considerable related experience, including supervisory experience in the recreation field or equivalent combination of education, training and experience as deemed suitable by the employer.
- You have a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License. A Class 4 BC Driver’s License is considered an asset.
- Standard First Aid and CPR Level “C/AED”.
- Applicants must be able to pass and maintain a clear Police Information Check including Vulnerable Sector Check.
What We Offer:
- Work-life balance – 35 hour work week plus paid vacation and optional compressed day off program
- Health and wellness – comprehensive benefits, plus other wellness-focused programs and benefits
- Retirement benefits – including municipal pension plan
- Career development – ongoing learning and development program and education opportunities
- This position is required to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.
To support a workforce that reflects the diversity of our community; women, Indigenous Peoples, racialized individuals, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+), persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversity of our workforce, are encouraged to express their interest.
New Westminster is on the unceded and unsurrendered land of the Halq'eméylem-speaking peoples. It is acknowledged by the City that colonialism has made invisible their histories and connections to the land.
We are learning and building relationships with the people whose lands we are on.
We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
This position is only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada.