Job Title:Recreation Coordinator Start Date: as soon as possible Position Duration:Full-Time Hours/week:32 hours/week Hourly wage:$25/hour (negotiable for the right candidate) Vacation: 4 weeks/year Office Location: Castlegar, BC Communities Served: Regional (Trail, Nelson, Castlegar, Salmo, Grand Forks, Nakusp, Kaslo, & surrounding areas)
Application Deadline: currently open Send resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Freedom Quest provides free, community-based, client-centered, low-barrier, confidential, voluntary, and non-judgmental services and programming to youth who are, or who are risk of being, adversely affected by substance use in the West Kootenay Boundary Region. Freedom Quest’s services and programming support these young people in experiencing new opportunities, overcoming barriers, preventing further adversity, building positive relationships, and developing the confidence and skills for life.
Freedom Quest’s Therapeutic Recreation Program supports all Freedom Quest programs and services, local schools, and other local youth-serving organizations by providing free access to therapeutic activity-based recreation opportunities that would otherwise be inaccessible.
The Recreation Coordinator is a member of the Leadership Team and is an active member in management-level decision-making regarding recreation programming at the agency.
The Recreation Coordinator is anticipated to allocate their time to the tasks below, however, they have the flexibility to manage their own schedule and task list according to the needs of program participants as well as to the needs of the agency and the contract. The Recreation Coordinator is invited to communicate to the Team Lead any changes to the following task list according to their actual experience of the position.
Leadership & Supervision
Attend Leadership Team Meetings and fully participate according to the Leadership Team’s Terms of Reference
Hire, orient, train, support, and evaluate the Recreation Mentorship Program Facilitator with the support the Executive Team and the Leadership Team
Provide recreation-related support to agency staff as needed
Understand, support, and model the agency’s mission, vision, values, strategic plan, policies, and procedures.
Support and model a desirable workplace culture
Collaborate with Executive Director regarding reporting requirements
Ensure administrative deadlines are met
prepare evaluation plans
cultivate community partnerships
develop/update program documents
develop program activities
conduct participant intake interviews
establish risk management protocols
coordinate Freedom Quest staff
coordinate community partners
complete route cards
plan meals and transportation
book recreation equipment
facilitate program activities
ensure compliance with the NSC
manage program budgets
provide case management
ensure vehicle maintenance and insurance are up-to-date
maintain and manage recreation gear
prepare statistical, outcome, and narrative reports
attend general staff meetings
ensure all Class IV drivers are compliant with Freedom Quest policies
collect program data
Knowledge Skills, and Abilities Education
A degree in child and youth care, social work or related field with specialization in administering recreation programming. A combination of education and experience that would be equivalent may be accepted.
Three years of experience working with youth who are adversely affected by substances
Three years of experience working with youth in an outdoor/wilderness setting
Experience working therapeutically with groups
Experience working in a counselling capacity using a variety of therapeutic theories, modalities, and tools (for example: narrative therapy, motivational interviewing, non-violent communication, solution-focused therapy, interventive interviewing, family systems, etc.
Skills and Abilities
Grounded in harm-reduction, trauma and attachment-informed, person-centred, strengths-based, and low-barrier ways of working and being
Sound knowledge in risk management
Ability to build rapport with youth
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to prioritize and effectively manage time
Able to contribute positively to a team environment as well as work independently
Strong understanding and committed practice of professional ethics
Valid Driver’s License (Class IV, unrestricted) – required
Current Wilderness First Aid Certification – preferred
Current First Aid and CPR Certification – required
Current RCABC Certification - preferred (instructor level preferred)
Current Bronze Medallion Certification – preferred