Community Recreation – Leaders and Instructors – City of Abbotsford

18 July 2023

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Community Recreation – Leaders and Instructors

Term Contract Opportunity
Location: Abbotsford Parks, Recreation, and Culture Facilities
Position Title: Community Recreation – Leaders and Instructors
(Sport programs, arts and crafts programs, birthday parties, child   minding and drop-in activities)
Number of Positions: As needed
Hours of Work: Various hours per week dependent on programs
Start & End Date: On going
Rate of Pay: $17.20 – $21.40 hourly + 4% in lieu of benefits
Under the supervision of the Community Recreation Coordinator, the Community Recreation Leaders are responsible for planning and facilitating a variety of social, cultural, sport and general interest activities for early years, child and youth and adult programs.

  • Plan and lead weekly pre-registered programs (sports, arts & crafts, dance, cooking, early years, parent participation, children, youth and adult)
  • Supervise, facilitate and lead drop-in sessions
  • Childminding
  • Supervise Birthday parties
  • Lead games, sports, and craft making activities with children
  • Set-up and take down of programs
  • Report safety hazards and respond to first aid incidents


  • Knowledge and experience playing/instructing a variety of sports.
  • Knowledge and experience instructing a variety of recreation programs and activities.
  • Knowledge and experience leading/supervising children (new born – 12 years old) while providing a safe and fun environment for program participants. 
  • Knowledge and experience leading games and craft making activities with children.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a culturally diverse community setting.
  • Excellent customer service, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Leadership skills including ability to model appropriate behaviors and demonstrate sound judgment while creating a positive, enthusiastic & fun environment.
  • Current Emergency First Aid or Standard First aid with CPR ‘C’ & AED certification.
  • High Five Principles of Healthy Child Development Certificate considered an asset.

The applicant/incumbent will be required to provide a satisfactory criminal record check in order to work in this position and to report to their Manager if any criminal charges are laid against them that may be related to their employment.
Posting Closing Date: August 31 2023
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