Township of Woolwich

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Discover the charms of the Township of Woolwich, a growing community with a bright, well-managed and well-planned future in the Region of Waterloo. The quality of life in Woolwich is superior, and as an employee or volunteer of the Township, you'll play a key role in helping shape the next phase of our growth and development.

The Township of Woolwich has the following positions available:


CUSTOMER SERVICE COORDINATOR
WOOLWICH MEMORIAL CENTRE (FULL TIME)

Due to a retirement, the Township of Woolwich is looking for a dynamic, energetic person who is interested in bringing their drive, knowledge and recreation passion to the Township of Woolwich to perform a variety of administrative duties that support the administration and operation of the Recreation and Facilities Services Department, including but not limited to, coordinating scheduling of indoor and outdoor Recreational facilities, maximizing facility use and revenue generation through the organization and management of event planning and scheduling, processing program registrations, memberships and passes using specialized software, cash handling, revenue reporting, and assisting with the scheduling and supervision of part-time staff.

Education and Experience:

  • Post Secondary degree or diploma in relevant discipline (Recreation and Leisure Studies, Business Administration etc) and a minimum of 3 years experience preferably in a Municipal setting.
  • Knowledge and experience of accounting procedures with respect to Recreation & Facilities Services.
  • Strong computer skills including; Microsoft Office/Word, Excel, ActiveNet, Point of Sale, and or other Recreation based software.
  • Must hold or be willing to obtain a current First Aid, CPR and AED certification.

The Work Requires:

  • Excellent initiative and ability to problem solve, determine daily priorities and multi-task as required to respond to customer requests in accordance with Department procedures.
  • Ability to supervise staff, provide training, organize work, set priorities, schedules and delegate tasks. Good knowledge of office practices and workflow methods.
  • Good understanding of Municipal Government, Recreation and Facilities Services operations and applicable Municipal policies, Provincial and Federal legislation.
  • Superior interpersonal, public relations, organizational, communication, report writing, presentation, problem solving and conflict resolution skills, with a demonstrated ability to provide excellence in customer service.
  • A current vulnerable person's police reference check will be required upon hire.

A complete job description is available here. The salary range for this position is $45,914 - $ 55,992 (2015).  Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume by Monday, March 9th, 2015 to:

Township of Woolwich,
24 Church Street West, P.O. Box 158, Elmira, ON N3B 2Z6;
Fax: (519) 669-9348
Email: alevean@woolwich.ca  
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SUMMER STUDENTS - PLAYGROUND

Reporting to the Recreation/Community Development Coordinator and the Woolwich Memorial Centre Program Coordinator, the Township is seeking to fill summer student positions during the months from approximately May - September 2015.  Some positions may involve working outdoors, while others may require specific licenses, skills or work experience. The following is a list of positions that may be available:

  • Summer Playground Coordinator
  • Summer Playground Leaders
  • Lifeguards / Instructors
  • Recreation Program Leaders (Ultimate Frisbee, Ball Hockey, Lacrosse, Dodge Ball, Baking)

Qualifications / Experience:

  • Minimum sixteen (16) years of age
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in the areas of children and youth program service delivery.
  • Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal, customer service and dynamic facilitation skills
  • Team player with strong organizational, communication, report writing, presentation, problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Knowledge of applicable provincial/federal legislation, health and safety regulations.
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of associated software.
  • Must be prepared to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends and holidays as required, at various locations.
  • Valid Ontario class G license
  • Standard First Aid / CPR
  • High Five PHCD (Preferred)  
  • NLS, Instructors Certification ( for Lifeguard positions )
  • Current vulnerable person's police reference check will be required upon hire.

Participation in the Summer Student Employment Program is limited to students who are enrolled full time in a secondary or post-secondary institution and who will be returning to school full time at the end of the period of employment.  Detailed job descriptions are available here:  Playground Supervisor, Playground Leader.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume prior to 4:30 p.m., Friday March 6, 2015, to:

Township of Woolwich
24 Church Street West, P.O. Box 158, Elmira, ON N3B 2Z6;
Fax: (519) 669-9348
Email:alevean@woolwich.ca 
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Skate Patroller

Working out of the Woolwich Memorial Centre and under the supervision of the Program Coordinator, the Skate Patroller will supervise public skates and perform customer service / maintenance duties as required.  This position will be responsible for ensuring the safety and enjoyment of participants through communication and enforcement of program and facility rules.  He/she will be expected to manage interactions on-ice and in program areas appropriately and professionally.  The ideal candidate will be a proficient ice skater with good communication skills, able to maintain effective relationships with staff and the public.  Work is done according to established guidelines and the verbal and written instructions of the Program Coordinator with the guidance of the on-duty Facility Operator. 

Hours for this position are flexible. The schedule may include weekends, evenings and holiday shifts, up to a maximum of 24 hours per week.  Rate of pay for the position is $11.00 per hour.  A complete job description is available here.  Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume to:

Township of Woolwich,
24 Church Street West, P.O. Box 158,
Elmira, ON N3B 2Z6
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Fax: (519) 669-9348
Email: alevean@woolwich.ca                                                                                                                           back to top


Seasonal Recreation Program Opportunities

Reporting to the Recreation Community Development Coordinator at the Breslau Community Centre and/or the Program Coordinator at the Woolwich Memorial Centre, the Township is seeking to fill postions for year round recreational programs.  Some positions may involve working outdoors while others my require specific licences, certifications, skills or work experience.  The following is a list of positions that may be available:

  • Sports Instructors (e.g. Soccer, Badminton, Ultimate Frisbee)
  • Arts & Drama Instructors
  • After School Leaders
  • Birthday Party Leaders
  • March Break/P.D. Day Leaders
  • Cooking/Baking Instructors
  • Fitness Instructors (e.g. Step, Kickboxing, Bootcamp, Aquafit)

Qualifications/Experience

  • Minimum sixteen (16) years of age
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in program delivery for any of the following demographics:
    • Children
    • Toddlers/Pre-school
    • Youth
    • Adults
    • Seniors
  • Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal, customer service and dynamic facilitation skills
  • Team player with strong organizational, communication, report writing, presenation, problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Knowledge of applicable provincial/federal legislation, health and safety regulations
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of associated software
  • Must be prepared to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends and holidays as required at various locations
  • Standard First Aid/CPR
  • High Five PHCD (preferred)
  • Current vulnerable person's police reference check will be required upon hire.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume to:

Township of Woolwich,
24 Church Street West, P.O. Box 158, Elmira, ON N3B 2Z6;
Fax: (519) 669-9348
Email: alevean@woolwich.ca 

Resumes are also accepted at the Breslau Community Centre and Woolwich Memorial Centre.                         back to top
                                                                                                                                 


VOLUNTEER FIRE FIGHTERS

The rewards of being a volunteer fire-fighter are extensive. The work is exciting and challenging. Responsibilities include; fire suppression duties necessary to save life and property; combat, extinguish and/or prevent fires by rapidly and efficiently performing varied duties as required under emergency conditions; provide emergency medical response and aid; perform rescue/extrication operations where necessary to prevent loss of life or further injury; and provide service assistance with respect to, the police, paramedics and public.
Recruitment sessions take place annually in the fall however applications can be submitted throughout the year.

All applicants must be 18 years or older at time of application and have obtained their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (grade 12 OSSD) or equivalent at time of application. Applicants must have a valid G2 Ontario driver's license at time of application. Applicants must live within the "primary response area" of the station of choice, approximately 8 km and within a 5 minute drive.   Unfortunately, if you do not live within the primary response area, your application will be declined.
Volunteer Fire Fighter application is available here.

Township of Woolwich,
24 Church Street West, P.O. Box 158, Elmira, ON N3B 2Z6;
Fax: (519) 669-9348
Email: alevean@woolwich.ca                                                                                                                           back to top


The Township offers an accessible work place and is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to meeting the needs of applicants during all phases of the hiring process. If you require special accommodation please let us know. We thank all applicants and advise that only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. Personal information submitted is collected under the Municipal Act, 2001 and will only be used for the purposes of determining eligibility for this competition.  To view our Employee Policies click here.                                                                                                                                               

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