Job Posting 84782

Sports And Recreation Counsellor
UP Community Services
Edmonton area
Stony Plain, AB
closed 8 days ago (Sat, 25 Jun)
canada summer jobs / summer students  •  $19.72/hr + 4% Vacation Pay

Unlimited Potential Community Services empowers individuals and families to reach their full potential and enhance community well-being.

 

SUMMER STUDENT – SPORTS AND RECREATION COUNSELLOR

STONY PLAIN, AB

 

*As a condition of employment, new hires will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and to obtain additional immunizations per Alberta Health Services to maintain fully-vaccinated status against COVID-19.

 

Unlimited Potential Community Services (UP) is a non-profit charitable society that has been providing quality support and treatment since 1987. Our goal is to restore stability and hope in the lives of children, youth, adults, and families so they can achieve personal independence and family unity. UP believes cultural tradition is an important part of mental wellness, so we incorporate the culture and traditions of our clients wherever possible. UP invites applicants who are passionate about providing quality support to our clients through a culturally sensitive approach and helping us to work together towards our goal to support each child and family to reach their full potential.

 

Program overview: At UP we provide ongoing group care treatment services and educational programs to children and youth with emotional, behavioral, and/or psychiatric difficulties (including FASD and mental health concerns). Our clients, who range from 6-17 years of age, live in a group home, therapeutic setting. We are looking for an individual who has a passion for working with these vulnerable children/youth, becoming their role model and teaching them life skills through various activities.

 

Position overview: This is a temporary, full time position for a duration up to 8 weeks, 40 hours per week. This position will be responsible for planning and carrying out recreational, fitness and sports activities.  

 

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous culture, customs and beliefs;
  • Passion for working with children, youth and families;
  • Understanding of current and emerging issues of importance to Indigenous people and communities;
  • Good understanding of health issues affecting youth and adults, such as FASD, drug and alcohol addictions, intergenerational trauma, mental health, suicide and other mental and behavioural issues;
  • Good understanding of cultural differences and how they impact treatment approaches for children and youth;
  • Able to work well in a team environment with the ability to handle stressful situations in a non-confrontational, problem solving manner is required.

 

Qualifications/Experience: First or second year student enrolled in diploma or degree program in Human Services or related field. Previous experience working with children, youth and families would be a definite asset. 

 

Other requirements: A current, clear Police Information Check (vulnerable sector included) and Child Intervention Record Check, both dated within the last 6 months. A valid AB driver’s licence (minimum class 5) and current driver's abstract (no more than 8 demerits). Must be willing to work shifts (9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.)

 

Closing Date: June 25, 2022

 

Pay rate: $19.72/hr + 4% Vacation Pay. We also offer free courses and workshops in-house for all of our employees.  

 

Our values are integrity, respect, excellence, humility and relationships. If you meet the entrance criteria, hold similar values and are looking to join a dynamic team that works hard to empower and support children, youth and families, please submit your resume and cover letter to Human Resources at or fill out an Application here.

 

UP is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a safe, inclusive environment for people of all cultures and backgrounds; all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those applicants under consideration will be contacted.

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