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Part-Time (Non-Union T)

Posting Status:

Open to all current Town of Oakville employees and external applicants

This posting is for current and future opportunities and will be filled on an as needed basis. Applications will be considered for any openings that become available between now and June 30, 2020.

Please include in your cover letter an outline of your skills and experience that corresponds to each of the qualifications and accountabilities of the job. All candidates will demonstrate technical and teaching skills during a scheduled audition.

Job Responsibilities :

Under the supervision of the Recreation Supervisor at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, the position performs duties related to safe and enjoyable rock climbing to groups or individuals of all ages and abilities. This position will provide support for Climbing Instructors, primarily during registered programs, drop-in, and special events. This position works non-traditional hours including weekday, evenings and weekends.

Principal duties include:

  • Belaying climbers safely with proper technique. Must be able to explain and demonstrate top rope climbing technique and skills, with confidence, using a gri-gri belay device and use of climbing equipment
  • Assist climbers and other belayers in proper use of climbing harness and how to tie a Figure-8 knot.
  • Assist with registered climbing programs, drop-in climbing, party packages, group climbing packages, after school programs, summer camps and special event
  • Ensure belaying is conducted in a safe, positive and comfortable learning environment that encourages participation and personal development.
  • Knowledge and understanding of rock climbing policies and procedures
  • Demonstrate strong risk management skills
  • Monitor climbing wall area to ensure safety of users during operating hours
  • Ensure the rock climbing wall and climbing equipment is in safe condition; reporting any deficiencies
  • Assist with maintenance and cleaning of rock climbing wall area and equipment
  • Provide excellent customer service to participants and general public. Maintain a safe and organized flow in the rock climbing area
  • Support and promote the HIGH FIVE “principles of healthy child development”.
  • Attend and participate in required staff training and scheduled meetings
  • Adhere to Corporate Policies and Procedures
  • This position works non-traditional hours including afternoons, weekends and evenings
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Qualifications/Skills:

  • Secondary School Diploma or minimum age 16+ years and currently enrolled in Secondary School
  • Belay certified
  • Minimum 1 year instructional experience working with children, youth and adults of all abilities
  • Excellent indoor rock climbing knowledge
  • Excellent customer service skills that demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and professionally when interacting with staff, participants, parents/guardians and general public
  • Valid Standard first aid/AED /CPR level ‘C’
  • HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD) certification is a requirement
  • Successful candidates who are new hires and/or who have not performed in this position previously will be required to provide a satisfactory criminal reference check, with vulnerable sector screening, dated within the last 30 days as a condition of employment
  • Applications for this position must be received at oakville.ca in the employment section by no later than midnight on June 30, 2020.

    DATED :
    January 1, 2020

    This job profile reflects the general details considered necessary to perform the principal functions and shall not be construed as an interpretation of all work requirements inherent in the job. Applicants are required to demonstrate in their applications and in the interview process that their qualifications for the positions match those specified. Applicants may be required to undergo a skills assessment and/or testing.

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