Sports Program Instructor I - Aaniin Community Centre

City of Markham - Markham, ON (11 months ago)

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New applications are now being accepted for the part-time temporary position of Program Instructor I - Sports at the Aaniin Community Centre in the Recreation Services Department, Community & Fire Services Commission. To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume online by January 20, 2020.

Hours: Daytime, evenings and weekends shifts

Location: Aaniin Community Centre & Library, 14th Avenue/ Middlefield Road

Job Summary

In this position, you will plan, organize, instruct and evaluate basic fundamental movement skills through activities and sports such as volleyball, basketball, badminton, floorball hockey, soccer, and dodgeball. You will also be responsible for ensuring a positive and safe environment for participants and peers at the Aaniin Community Centre.

The program runs Monday-Friday 6-8 pm, and Saturdays 3-5 pm. You do not necessarily need to be available for all shifts.


Facilitates, leads and supervises the program
Organizes and writes lesson plans to be handed in by week two of the program
Develops lesson plans specific to the abilities of each group. Reviews lesson plans with the Recreation Supervisor/ Program Coordinator prior to class and submits at the end of each session.
Prepares and organizes program equipment and supplies, maintaining an inventory of supplies, reporting to the Program Coordinator/ Recreation Supervisor any items needing replacement
Meets with parents (if needed) prior to, or after class time
Directly guides volunteers and part time Program Assistants as required
Advises Program Coordinator/ Recreation Supervisor of any customer service issues, complaints or inquiries
Ensures safety at ALL times, enforcing safety regulations as set out by the City of Markham policies and procedures
Adheres to the principles of Healthy Child Development (children ages 6 to 12 years)
Other duties as required.


Successful completion of a high school diploma
Current Standard First Aid with CPR ‘C’
Pursuing post-secondary training in Sports an asset
Early Childhood Education Diploma an asset
Minimum 2 years combined previous experience working with children and or adults in an instructional role
Successful completion of High Five Certificate and adherence to the principles of Healthy Child Development (children ages 6 to 12 years)
Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision
Excellent customer service and communication skills and sensitivity to interact with a diversity of patrons in a courteous and efficient manner
Able to deal tactfully with customers
Good interpersonal skills
Good organizational skills
Good computer skills (MS Office) and ability to learn new software
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.

If you have a special skill in a particular sporting activity and you'd like to instruct for the City of Markham’s Recreation Department, please identify in your cover letter what this skill is and why you think you are qualified to teach it.

Successful candidates will be required to submit a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Screening letter as determined by the City of Markham.

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 applicants who have applied however only those applications selected for an interview will be contacted.

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