Come work with us!

We are currently hiring Sport Leaders in Nanaimo & Area. Applications are due by January 15, 2021.

To apply please send your resume with cover letter and 3 references to:

Amanda Gould, School Coordinator |

Sport Leader Job Description

Role and Responsibilities

To create a safe, fun environment where children can develop fundamental movement skills and sport skills that will allow them to be physically active for life.

*Working as part of a team, deliver a comprehensive after school sport/ physical activity program based on Canadian Sport for Life Ideals for 16 elementary school aged children for up to 15 schools in the Nanaimo area.

*Work in consultation with PacificSport program coordinator to select and facilitate activities aimed in achieving the desired outcomes.

*Facilitate a variety of physical activities aimed at engaging students in fun, recreational and life-long learning objectives.

*Arrive prepared with an activity plan for the each day.

*Supervise children attending the program and promote safety and respect amongst participants.

*Ensure a friendly and supportive atmosphere is maintained by developing appropriate strategies to support children in managing their behavior.

*Respond to the individual needs of the children and establish stable and consistent relationships with each child and their family/ caregivers.

*Liaise sensitively with parents on matters concerning their children while maintaining confidentiality.

*Ensure that the health and safety needs of the children are met and all health and safety issues are dealt with immediately and appropriately.

Qualifications and Requirements

*Preferred post-secondary education in Elementary Education, Child & Youth Care, Physical Education and or Recreation.

*Knowledge of the Canada Sport for Life: LTAD model an asset

*Supervisory/ Leadership experience and asset.

*Program planning and facilitation experience an asset

* Ability to work as a team member in a dynamic, complex environment and organize time and workload effectively.

*Ability to follow and meet required deadlines and reporting.

*Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with all levels of staff, the public and program participants while maintaining objectivity

*Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, staff, community agencies and the public.

*Ability to exercise independence of judgement and carry out responsibilities with minimum direction.

*Demonstrated problem solving abilities.

*Class 5 Drivers license and asset

*Current vulnerable sector screening (Police Information Check)

The following training will be provided

*First Aid and CPR Certification

*High Five Principals of Healthy Child Development

*NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills

* In-service staff training.

Preferred Skills

*High energy activity leader, self motivating and enthusiastic

*Be creative and innovative in the time spent with children.

*Foster self-esteem, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills in the children.

*Create an atmosphere of safety, belonging and positive development for each child.

*Provide positive role-modeling for child participants and volunteers to the program.