New Job Summer Recreation R.E.C. Van Leader In Nova Scotia

Summer Recreation R.E.C. Van Leader
Summer Recreation R.E.C. Van Leader

Summer Recreation R.E.C. Van Leader

Company : Halifax Regional Municipality
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Nova Scotia

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Job Posting

Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is inviting applications for the casual position of R.E.C ( Recreation Engages Communities) Van Leader in Parks and Recreation. Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is committed to reflecting the community it serves and recognizing Diversity and Inclusion as one of the Municipality’s core values. We have an Employment Equity Policy and we welcome applications from African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Women in occupations or positions where they are underrepresented in the workforce, Indigenous/Aboriginal People, Persons with Disabilities and 2SLGBTQ+ Persons. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify on their electronic application.

The R.E.C (Recreation Engages Communities) Van Leader will assist the Coordinator in delivering programs to neighborhoods throughout HRM that have barriers to recreational opportunities as well as participating in special events on behalf of the Recreation Division. The R.E.C Van also delivers programs to various parks, beaches and other Recreational Facilities. This position assists with the planning and program delivery of a wide variety of activities for various age groups throughout the entire HRM area.


  • Assists with the planning and implementation of recreation activities for a wide variety of age groups attending the various drop in sites
  • Implements activities and provides general supervision
  • Attends and participates in regular staff meetings and in service trainings as necessary
  • Installs and removes program equipment
  • Greets public and program participants and provides information or directs to proper office
  • Performs administrative tasks, such as completing accident/incident report
  • The instructor leads activities, ensuring the safety and enjoyment of participants, organizing equipment and supplies, preparing for activities, participating in staff meetings


Education and Experience:

  • At least one season/summer of experience working or volunteering with preschoolers/children/youth in a recreational setting
  • At least one season/summer of demonstrated program leadership skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of Healthy Child Development

Technical / Job Specific Knowledge and Abilities:

  • CPR , Standard First Aid (CSA Basic) certification or willingness to obtain.
  • Copies of qualifications must be submitted upon hiring
  • Must hold a valid Class 5 driver's license
  • Ability to: understand and follow oral and written instructions; work harmoniously and cooperatively with fellow employees and the public; train and supervise staff
  • Organize and conduct groups of all sizes; make quick and accurate judgement calls; enforce rules and guidelines at all times
  • Must be able to perform physical labor, lift, carry, push and pull heavy object, walk, stand, stoop and crouch for long periods of time
  • Must be able to perform under various weather conditions
  • Screening through the Child Abuse Registry and a Police Records Check.
  • Employment references required

Security Clearance Requirements: Applicants may be required to complete an employment security screening check.

Please note – Testing may be conducted as a component of the selection process to assess technical and job specific knowledge. Candidates, who are selected for testing, may be tested in a group setting, scheduled at the employer’s discretion.

COMPETENCIES: Communication, Customer Service, Organization and Planning, Risk Management, Teamwork and Cooperation, Valuing Diversity, Initiative, Decision Making

WORK STATUS: Seasonal - June 26th 2023 - September 1st 2023.

HOURS OF WORK: 35 hrs per week. Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule/overtime may be required.

SALARY: Non-union, $16.50, per hour (Plus 4% vacation pay)

WORK LOCATION: Based out of Beechville, and Musquodoboit Harbour.

CLOSING DATE: Applications will be received up to 11:59pm on Sunday, March 19, 2023.

Please note: We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for interview/testing will be contacted.

During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request an accommodation. Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) and who require accommodation, should discuss their needs with the Recruiter when invited to the assessment process.

Qualified HRM retirees may also be considered for competitions. In these circumstances, a form of employment may be offered, including term and/or contract employment.