EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES SUMMER 2011
Aquatic Coordinator - March 4, 2011 Lifeguard/Instructor - March 18, 2011 Pool Supervisor/Beach Captain - March 18, 2011 All other positions - April 1, 2011
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Halifax Regional Municipality Community Recreation Services Community Development
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES SUMMER 2011 APPLICATION DEADLINES Aquatic Coordinator: March 04 2011 Lifeguard/Instructor: March 18 2011 Pool Supervisor/Beach Captain March 18 2011 All other Positions: April 1 2011 HRM Online Recruitment!
Simply go to http://www.halifax.ca/rec/employment.html to apply for a summer position 2
TABLE OF CONTENTS Page # Community Recreation Services Overview .............................................................
Hiring Procedures .............................................
Community Centre Listings .............................
2010 Employment Statistics Applications Received vs. # of Jobs....................
How to apply for a Job…………………………
Sample of a Resume……………………………
Step by Step Directions for your on line application….
Job Descriptions Lifeguard/Instructor............................................. Aquatic Coordinator Beaches/Bedford Pool ...... Bedford Pool Supervisor /Beach Captain............ Summer Recreation Program Instructor.............. Summer Recreation Program Coordinator I/II .... Civic Events Festivals Coordinator .....................
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HIGH FIVE Award
COMMUNITY RECREATION SERVICES OVERVIEW Exciting job opportunities await you in the Community Recreation Services Division of the Halifax Regional Municipality. Each job has a specific list of qualifications, but in general we are looking for: ! !
Strong leadership skills Communication skills
In our summer jobs you will:
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develop your leadership skills develop your employment skills for the future meet new people be challenged learn new skills
HIRING PROCEDURES All appointments to positions in the Halifax Regional Municipality are made based on merit. All vacant positions are filled by the most qualified candidate. In recruiting, selecting and hiring candidates, the principles of merit and fairness are maintained. The Halifax Regional Municipality is committed to reflecting the community it serves. Equality of opportunity characterizes both the ideals and administration of the municipality. The Employment Equity Program supports and promotes the equitable participation of the following persons and groups within the administration of the Halifax Regional Municipality: -racially visible persons -women -persons with disabilities and -aboriginal persons Some positions are filled by returning staff. All returning staff must reapply. The number of jobs available is dependent upon: budget approval; grant funding; and program registration numbers.
● Make sure you know what is required for the job. Supervisors use various selection tools to determine the qualifications of candidates, including interviews; written, practical and fitness tests; reference checks, etc. Interviews are based on the knowledge, skills, abilities and personal suitability required for the job. ● All applications must be submitted online on/before closing dates. ● If you are offered a position you must present your Social Insurance Number (SIN) Card in order to get paid. If you do not already have a SIN you should contact Human Resources Development Canada now. ● All HRM staff are paid by direct deposit - you must have an active bank account. ● Application Tips: Research the job. Prepare an electronic resume (word or word perfect) Complete all the required fields in the on-line process Prepare for the interview/test. ● Staff who work directly with children will be required to have a Child Abuse Registry screening and, if applicable, a Police Records Check. HRM thanks all applicants for their interest however only those who receive an interview will be contacted. 4
Halifax Regional Municipality Community Recreation Services Offices
Acadia Centre 869-4200 636 Sackville Dr, Lower Sackville Adventure Earth Centre 490-4539 68 Parkhill Rd, Halifax Bloomfield Centre 490-4629 2786 Agricola St, Halifax Captain William Spry Centre 4791111/477-7665 10 Kidston Rd, Halifax Chocolate Lake Recreation Centre 4904607 (St. Mary’s Boat Club’s Winter Office) 14 Purcell’s Cove Rd, Halifax Citadel Community Centre 490-3895 1955 Trollope St, Halifax Cole Harbour Recreation Office 490-4711 1216 Cole Harbour Rd, Dartmouth Dartmouth North Community Centre 490-5900 134 Pinecrest Dr, Dartmouth Findlay Community Centre 490-4728 26 Elliott St, Dartmouth
George Dixon Recreation Centre 490-4550 2501 Gottingen St, Halifax Gordon R. Snow Community Centre 860-4570 1359 Fall River Road Lakeside Community Centre 876-8812 1492 St. Margaret’s Bay Rd., Lakeside LeBrun Centre 490-4665 36 Holland Ave, Bedford Musquodoboit Hbr Office 889-4051 7900 - #7 Highway, Musquodoboit Hbr. Musquodoboit Valley Office 384-3008 12014 Highway #224, Middle Musquodoboit Needham Recreation Centre 490-4633 3372 Devonshire Ave, Halifax North Preston Community Ctr 462-4230 44 Simmons Rd, North Preston Sheet Harbour Recreation Office 8852988 22756 - #7 Highway, Sheet Harbour St. Andrew’s Recreation Centre 490-4693 6955 Bayers Rd, Halifax Tallahassee Community Centre 465-5267 168 Redoubt Way, Eastern Passage
2010 EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS We encourage you to look closely at our positions and the geographic locations for which you want to apply. You will notice from the sampling of statistics taken from last summer that areas with high population do indeed receive higher numbers of applications. However, the number of staff hired is consistent with a more rural setting. Explore the possibilities; why not try a new adventure in another community. It could mean the difference between employment and disappointment.
Adventure Earth Captain William Spry Chocolate Lake Citadel Community Centre Cole Harbour /Cherrybrook Dartmouth North East Ship Harbour-Ecum Secum Findlay George Dixon Hammonds Plains/Tantallon/Hubbards Lakeside Community Centre & Prospect Rd LeBrun Michael Wallace Elementary Musquodoboit Harbour-Ship Harb. Musquodoboit Valley Needham North Preston Sackville - Lucasville St. Andrews Community Centre St. Mary’s Boat Club Tallahassee Recreation Centre South Woodside Community Centre
25 6 30 84 27 21 5 24 18 5 14 21 4 6 N/A 5 10 25 19 14 10 3
2 2 2 2 3 4 2 2 2 2 2 4 2 N/A 2 2 2 3 1 2 2
20 20 45 20 34 21 12 32 17 13 26 53 8 14 8 18 9 39 11 13 21 3
10 9 17 11 14 8 8 9 11 6 12 14 8 9 4 11 7 18 8 10 11 1
HOW TO APPLY FOR A JOB Position: Summer Recreation Program Instructor
Position: Summer Recreation Program Coordinator I & II
Job Titles Tennis Instructor Day Camp Instructor/Leader Sport Camp Leader Adventure Camp Leader Preschool/Youth Leader Canoe Renter (St. Mary’s Boat Club) Canoe Instructor (St. Mary’s Boat Club) Kayak Instructor (St. Mary’s Boat Club) Sailing Instructor (St. Mary’s Boat Club) Mobile Skate Park Instructor (Citadel/Cole Harbour/Capt. Will Spry)
Job Titles Summer Manager Youth Leadership Coordinator Sports Coordinator (Dartmouth) Program Coordinator Skate Park Coordinator (Citadel/Cole Harbour)
Application Deadline April 1, 2011 Position: Aquatic Coordinator
Application Deadline April 1, 2011 Position: Bedford Pool Supervisor/ Beach Captain
Application Deadline March 4, 2011 Position: Lifeguard/Instructor
Application Deadline March 18, 2011 Position: Civic Events/Festival Coordinator
Application Deadline March 18, 2010
Application Deadline April 1, 2011
1. Decide which job(s) you are interested in and qualified for. Locate a detailed job description on pages 12-18 2. Applications will ONLY be accepted online 3. You must submit an application for every position you may be interested in. 4. All positions require an on-line resume (see sample on page 7) 5. Follow each step from page 8- 11
For indoor aquatic positions ONLY please contact each facility directly: Spryfield Wave Pool: Needham Pool:
Aquatic Specialist (902) 479-4479 Aquatic Specialist (902) 490-4605
Jill Smith 123 Main Street, Lr. Sackville, NS B4E 3M8 Education Completed Grade 12, Sackville High School Current enrolled in Bachelor of Recreation Degree program Work Experience Summer Coordinator, HRM (Summer 2008) Daycamp Leader, HRM (Summer 2007 ) Babysitting for various families (2004 - 2007) Volunteer Experience Sunday School Teacher, St. John Vianney (07-08) Training Completed High Five Training, HRM (2007) Current Certification in Emergency First Aid and CPR Halifax Regional Municipality
Halifax Regional Municipality COMMUNITY RECREATION SERVICES EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES - SUMMER 2011 1.
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. Ensure you allow enough time to complete the application process. It may take 15-20 minutes to complete the process. Do not start the process and complete at a later time as your session may shut down and we will not receive your full application. You can only apply to a position once, so you will not be able to submit another application. Gather all information required for your application (i.e. dates for your work/volunteer experience and certification completion). You may want to have your Resume already prepared before starting the application process.
Community Recreation Services -‐ Employment Opportunities -‐ Summer 2011
How do I Apply?
All of our Employment Opportunities - Summer 2011 are listed on pages 12-18 Select a job(s) that you are interested in qualified for Click the AApply Now@ button on the www.halifax.ca/rec/employment.html page. This will bring to the career site. Click on “Apply” button at the top of the job posting. You must apply separately for each position that you are interested in. If you are a new applicant and have not already registered with our site: You will need to register on our career site (view job and click on the AApply@ button and then click on AJoin Now!@.) Once registered, download or create a resume, then proceed to complete the questionnaires attached. You must complete the questionnaire attached to the job posting to be considered for a position. If you have already registered with our site: Use your existing Username and Password to Log into your Account. If you have forgotten your Username and Password, Click on Lost your username or password? Complete the indicated fields Click on the Submit button and your username and password will be sent immediately to your e-mail address If you have changed your e-mail address and can remember your username and password, you can click on the AMy Personal Info@ tab and change your information. If you cannot remember your e-mail address, you will need to register again by clicking on AJoin Now@. You can edit your existing Resume by clicking on the AMy Resumes@ tab. Once you have finalized your Resume, then click on the AApply@ button and proceed with your application. NOTE: Paper applications will not be acknowledged. 3.
I do not have access to a computer? How can I apply?
There are computers at all of the Halifax Pubic Libraries as well as HRM Recreation Centres located throughout HRM (see Page 4 for a list of HRM Recreation Centres) Community Recreation Services -‐ Employment Opportunities -‐ Summer 2011
What is the best format to use for my Resume? You must submit a resume for each position you are interested in applying for. Submit a simple resume which outlines your current level of Education, Work Experience/Volunteer Experience and Training is all that is required. A cover letter is not required.
If you already have a resume prepared Select ResumeBasic and upload your resume or simply copy and paste your existing resume into the field. If you do not have a resume prepared type your resume into this field. Please note: the browse and upload feature only works with Word documents. An example of a basic resume is provided for your review on page 7 Please do not be concerned with how your resume looks, i.e. formatting, etc. The system will automatically convert your resume to a printer friendly format. We will only be looking at the content of your Resume and the answers to your questionnaire. There are a number of boxes where information can be added. You are only required to complete the boxes marked with *. Under APersonal Information@ we encourage you to fill in the boxes for address, city, and province. Once you have submitted your resume, you will then proceed to complete a questionnaire which is attached to each job posting. NOTE: Your application IS NOT complete without filling out the questionnaire. 5.
I am having problems filling in the on-line application, is there help?
Please e-mail your technical questions(s) to [email protected]
. If you have questions on the Employment Opportunities please e-mail [email protected]
How do I make a change to my Application?
Go to our career site at www.halifax.ca/hr/jobs/index.html Click on Apply for Jobs OnLine, locate My Resumes Click the link and log in Locate the name of the resume you want to update. Once you save the changes, the resume you submitted will be updated. Only resumes and cover letters can be updated. No changes can be made to questionnaires.
Community Recreation Services -‐ Employment Opportunities -‐ Summer 2011
Did you receive my application? You automatically receive an acknowledgment indicating your application was successfully received. Please make sure your e-mail address is entered correctly to ensure proper delivery of your confirmation e-mail. In addition to your e-mail confirmation, a message will appear on your screen once you have completed your application and questionnaire. If you do not receive a confirmation notice, there may have been a temporary interruption in service during your submission. If this occurs, please re-submit your application. If you continue to experience problems, please contact [email protected]
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What is the status of my application? Check the status of a competition by logging into your account and double clicking on My Job List. We will start the applicant review process after the official closing date of the competition. Application deadlines for Employment Opportunities - Summer 2011 are: Aquatic Coordinator: Lifeguard/Instructor: Bedford Pool Supervisor/Beach Captain: All other Positions:
March 4, 2011 March 18, 2011 March 18, 2011 April 1, 2011
When are the interviews? When will I be contacted?
We will commence the applicant review process after the official closing date of the competition. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted by e-mail or telephone. Ensure your telephone number is current and up to date. NOTE: You will only be contacted if you are selected for an interview. 10. The Competitions have closed. Can I still apply? All summer positions will be posted on our website until April 1, 2011. Should we require any further applications after April 1, 2011; opportunities will be advertised at www.halifax.ca/rec/Employment.html. 12. Are there any other vacancies? All jobs available to the public can be viewed on-line at www.halifax.ca/hr/jobs/index/html.
Community Recreation Services -‐ Employment Opportunities -‐ Summer 2011
LIFEGUARD/INSTRUCTOR BEACHES COMPETITION #11-018N LIFEGUARD/INSTRUCTOR OUTDOOR POOLS COMPETITION #11-013N Wage range: $10.25-$11.75 per hour (plus 4% vacation pay) Bedford Pool Wage range: $11.75-$13.25 per hour (plus 4% vacation pay) Beachfront Must have reliable transportation. Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule/overtime may be required.
Position Summary: Ensures beach or pool safety through supervision and public education. Performs Lifeguard duties, such as checking and maintaining equipment; performing safety supervision, pro-actively intervening in emergency situations, providing water rescue, first aid and follow-up; maintaining in service training requirements and personal fitness levels as outlined and/or performs swimming instructor duties, such as teaching lessons, educating swimmers about hazards and safety; carrying out rescues and follow-up; maintaining reports; planning special events, etc. Supports persons with disabilities (e.g. personal care, lifting procedures, adapting activities, administering medication, etc.) in programs. Basic Qualifications: Holds a current Lifeguard Award, Standard First Aid, CPR, Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. Previous Waterfront experience an asset. All candidates who meet the basic qualifications must participate in a Fitness Test consisting of a 500 metre swim and a 3 kilometre run. Previous experience working with persons with disabilities considered an asset. Copies of qualifications must be submitted upon hiring Conditions of Employment: Successful completion of all summer training requirements. Successful completion of Waterfront, AED and Oxygen Administration. Screening through the Child Abuse Registry and, if applicable, a Police Records Check.
Applications for Lifeguard/Instructor Positions are due by March 18, 2011
AQUATIC COORDINATOR Beaches COMPETITION #11-016N AQUATIC COORDINATOR Bedford Outdoor Pool COMPETITION #11-016N Wage range: $14.50-$16.00 per hour ( plus 4% vacation pay) Must have access to reliable transportation. Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule/overtime may be required.
Position Summary: The Aquatic Coordinator will lead the programs instructional efforts, and help in raising awareness of water safety issues. The success of the instructional programs will also contribute directly to the financial success of the program. The Aquatic Coordinator will also lead the programs training, and ensure that the staff safety supervision skills remain high and effective. The effort of this position will directly affect the success of the program. Our program will ultimately be judged on the actions and quality of its staff and service. In addition, this position is part of the program management team, and the person in this position will be expected to contribute to the overall leadership, supervision and administration of the program staff. Basic Qualifications: Hold a current Lifeguard Award, Standard First Aid, CPR, and Red Cross Water Safety, and Lifesaving Society instructor and examiner considered an asset. Previous water front experience is required for the Beach position. Candidates must have ability to work in a multi-tasked environment, strong communication skills, organizational, time management, leadership, and inter-personal skills. Access to a reliable motor vehicle is required for this position. All candidates must meet the basic physical fitness test consisting of a 500 metre swim and/or a 3 kilometre run. Copies of qualifications must be submitted upon hiring Conditions of Employment: Candidates will complete of all summer training requirements, become certified/re-certified in the Waterfront AED and Oxygen Administration. Screening through the Child Abuse Registry and, if applicable, a Police Records Check.
Applications for Aquatic Coordinator Positions are due by March 4, 2011
BEDFORD POOL SUPERVISOR COMPETITION # 11-014N BEACH CAPTAIN COMPETITION # 11-015N Beach Captain Wage range: $12.75-$14.25 per hour (plus 4% vacation pay) Bedford Pool Supervisor Wage range:-$11.75 - $13.75 per hour (plus 4% vacation pay)
Must have reliable transportation. Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule/overtime may be required.
Position Summary: Ensures beach or pool safety through supervision and public education. Performs Lifeguard duties such as checking and maintaining equipment; performing safety supervision, pro-actively intervening in emergency situations, providing water rescue, first aid and follow-up; maintaining in service training requirements and personal fitness levels as outlined and/or performs swimming instructor duties, such as teaching lessons, educating swimmers about hazards and safety; carrying out rescues and follow-up; maintaining reports; planning special events, etc. In addition, the beach captain performs the following duties: ensuring the duties of Lifeguards/Instructors are performed properly and in a timely manner, accepting leadership responsibility, attending bi-weekly meetings; reporting safety, equipment or staff concerns, preparing reports, etc. Support persons with disabilities (e.g. personal care, lifting procedures, adapting activities, administering medication, etc.) in programs. Basic Qualifications: Hold a current National Lifeguard Service Award or a Red Cross Lifeguard, Standard first Aid, Heart Saver Level C (CPR), Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. Previous Waterfront experience an asset. All candidates who meet the basic qualifications must participate in a Fitness Test consisting of a 500 metre swim and a 3 kilometre run. Previous experience working with persons with disabilities and supervisory skills considered an asset. Copies of qualifications must be submitted upon hiring Conditions of Employment: Successful completion of all summer training requirements. Successful completion of Waterfront AED and Oxygen Administration. Screening through the Child Abuse Registry and if applicable, a Police Records Check.
Applications for Bedford Pool Supervisor & Beach Captain Positions are due by March 18, 2011
SUMMER RECREATION PROGRAM INSTRUCTOR Day Camp Leader Competition # 11-001N Sport Camp Leader Competition # 11-001N, Adventure Camp Leader Competition # 11-001N Preschool/Youth Leader Competition # 11-001N Skate Park Instructor (Citadel/Cole Harbour Mobile) Competition # 11-009N, Tennis Instructor Competition # 11-008N, St. Mary’s Boat Club ONLY Canoe Instructor/Kayak Instructor Competition # 11-005N Canoe Renter Competition #11-006N, Sailing Instructor Competition # 11-007N Wage range: $9.65-$10.75 per hour (plus 4% vacation pay)
Position Summary: Leads recreation programs for a variety of age groups. Designs activities within a planned curriculum. Supports persons with disabilities in programs (e.g. personal care, lifting procedures, adapting activities, administering medications, etc.) May be required to develop a specific plan. Responsible for daily duties, such as greeting participants, leading activities, ensuring the safety and enjoyment of participants, organizing equipment and supplies, preparing for activities, distributing and collecting permission slips for outings, organizing outings, participating in staff meetings, etc. Basic Qualifications: At least one season/summer of experience working or volunteering with preschoolers/children/youth in a recreational setting At least one season/summer of experience in program leadership skills. For specialty positions (ie. Tennis, Canoe, Kayak, Sailing, Skate Park Instructors) candidates must have appropriate certification and/or skill set (contact your local Community Recreation Centre for further details). Current National Lifeguard Service certification and previous experience working with persons with disabilities considered assets. Should have an understanding of Healthy Child Development. (May be required for some positions.) Conditions of Employment: Current certification in Emergency First Aid and Level B CPR. Successful completion of all summer leadership training requirements. Screening through the Child Abuse Registry and if applicable, a Police Records Check. Must obtain HIGH FIVE training and WHMIS training.
Applications for Summer Recreation Program Instructor Positions are due by April 1, 2011
SUMMER RECREATION PROGRAM COORDINATOR I & II NOTE: Coordinator I & II positions vary by location, contact your local Community Centre for details
Summer Manager Competition # 11-010N, Youth Leadership Coordinator Competition # 11-011N, Skate Park Coordinator(Citadel/Cole Harbour Mobile) Competition #11-012N Summer Recreation Program Coordinator I - Wage range: $10.25-$11.75 per hour (plus 4% vacation pay) Summer Recreation Program Coordinator II - Wage range: $10.50-$12.00 per hour (plus 4% vacation pay)
Position Summary: Coordinates and schedules recreational programs and/or facilities for a variety of age groups. Designs curriculum. Supports persons with disabilities in programs (e.g. personal care, lifting procedures, adapting activities, administering medication, etc.). Responsible for daily duties such as planning, implementing, promoting, supervising, and evaluating recreation programs and services; scheduling, supervising, motivating, and evaluating Summer Recreation Program Instructors; managing risks, ensuring participant safety; inventories, distributes and collects equipment and supplies; handling administrative duties, networking with community groups and organizations; organizing special events, submitting regular reports, tracking statistics; maintaining a budget, etc.
Basic Qualifications: At least one season/summer of experience leading preschoolers/children/youth in a recreational setting and designing program curriculum. Supervisory experience considered a definite asset/experience teaching sport would be an asset. Should have an understanding of Healthy Child Development. Skateboarding skills and experience considered an asset for the Mobile Skate Park Coordinator position. Skills and experience must directly relate to specific Job Titles.
Conditions of Employment: Current certification in Emergency First Aid and Level B CPR. Successful completion of all summer leadership training requirements. Screening through the Child Abuse Registry and if applicable, a Police Records Check. Access to a reliable vehicle may be required for some positions. Must obtain HIGH FIVE and WHMIS training.
Applications for Summer Recreation Program Coordinator Positions are due by April 1, 2011
CIVIC EVENTS/ FESTIVALS COORDINATOR COMPETITION #11-017N Wage range: $11.00-$15.00 per hour (plus 4% vacation pay)
Position Summary: Plans, promotes, implements, evaluates, markets and manages risks at several civic events/festival. Some lifting and moving of event infrastructure. Supervises volunteers and event staff. Works with community and business representatives to secure funding and services.
Basic Qualifications:Post secondary education in Recreation, Public Relations, Fine Arts or Tourism considered an asset. Must have event management experience, organizational skills, valid Nova Scotia driver’s license.
Applications for Assistant Civic Events/Festival Coordinator Positions are due by April 1, 2011
HRM Community Recreation Services is the proud recipient of the 2005 HIGH FIVE Nova Scotia Achievement Award. The award, presented by Recreation Nova Scotia and the Alliance for healthy Eating and Physical Activity, recognizes HRM’s work towards the HIGH FIVE ideal - holistic approach to quality assurance, designed to promote safety, well-being and the healthy development of children in sport and recreation programs. HRM Recreation is: One of the original HIGH FIVE pilot sites in Nova Scotia. The first community to sign on as Municipal member Has 12 HIGH FIVE trainers. Strives to train all new front line leaders in the “Principles of Healthy Child Development” and supervisory staff in “The HIGH FIVE QUEST”. Has revised its policies and procedures to reflect a child-centred approach and continues to strive to create a ‘culture of quality’