Program Instructor I - After School Program

City of Markham - Markham, ON (30+ days ago)

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Applications are now being received for the above position in the Recreation Services Department, Community and Fire Services Commission. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter online by January 20, 2020.

Job Summary

In this position you will plan, organize and instruct basic level recreation sports (such as volleyball, basketball, badminton, floorball hockey, soccer, dodgeball) and games. You will also be responsible for ensuring a positive and safe environment for participants and peers.

Schedule & Location:
Tuesday 5pm ā€“ 6:30pm, Thursday 5-6:30pm, Friday 5-7pm
St. Benedicts Catholic School - 50 Aldergrove Dr, Markham, ON L3R 7E4


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 Assistant & Program Supervisor 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 Program Assistants as required.
Advises Program 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).


Attending or partial completion of high school education.
Minimum 16 years of age.
Minimum of 2 yrs. combined previous experience working with children and or adults in an instructional role.
Current Standard First Aid Certification with CPR ā€œCā€ required.
High Five Certificate and adherence to the principles of Healthy Child Development. (Children ages 6 to 12 years).
Demonstrated leadership in a particular sport or arts at the high school level preferred.
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.
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.

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

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 applicants who apply, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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