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Part-Time Youth/Children’s Program Leader

Whitby combines a small town atmosphere with the sophistication and amenities of a larger urban centre.  Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, Whitby boasts two beautiful heritage downtowns, one of the finest recreational harbours with two marinas, year round sports and recreation activities, parks, trails, beaches and a robust arts and culture scene, all of which are part of the extraordinary amenities that Whitby residents enjoy every day.  With a population projected to grow to 200,000 people within the next 15 years, Whitby has an exciting and aspiring future.

Reporting to the Supervisor of Community Development and Youth/Children’s Services, the Part-Time Youth/Children’s Program Leader is responsible for planning, preparing and instructing youth and children programs and special events to ensure participants are provided with enjoyable, safe and quality programs/events, including:

  • instructing and supervising participants at drop-in programs, birthday parties and leisure programs;

  • developing youth programs by planning seminars, theme nights and special events;

  • promoting child and youth programs and youth memberships and support the Whitby Youth Council through leadership of programs and public relations;

  • attending staff training sessions;

  • responding to participant interests, goals, needs and questions regarding child and youth issues; and,

  • other duties as may be assigned. 

As the successful applicant, you must possess:

  • a minimum Grade 12 education;

  • Childhood Development and Youth Leadership Training;

  • a minimum of six (6) months of directly related experience;

  • current certification in Emergency First Aid and CPR ‘C’ with AED;

  • the ability to communicate orally in a clear and concise manner;

  • well-developed public relations and interpersonal skills necessary for establishing effective working relationships;

  • the ability to work co-operatively in a team environment with staff, children, youth, parents/guardians;

  • strong research skills to be able to develop the programs and keep up with trends in the field;

  • the ability to coordinate activities and motivate children and youth participants and volunteers;

  • the physical ability to participate in set up and activities;

  • effective demonstrated conflict resolution, reasoning and analytical skills; and,

  • a demonstrated intermediate level working knowledge of technical equipment and computers, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook); and

  • a valid criminal record check to work with vulnerable individuals.