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:


RECREATION PROGRAM COORDINATOR

(PERMANENT FULL TIME)

Under the direction of the Woolwich Memorial Centre Facility Supervisor you will assist with the design, development, implementation, supervision/monitoring and evaluation of recreational opportunities for pre-school, children, youth, adult, older adults, special needs, including, but not limited to; Aquatics, Fitness, Arena (year round pad use), General Interest, Arts / Culture, and Special Events, that maximize facility use while promoting the benefits of Recreation and encouraging healthy lifestyles.

The ideal candidate will posess a Post Secondary Education (University Degree / College Diploma) in Recreation or related discipline which is complimented by a minimum of four (4) years experience in Aquatics/Fitness program design, staff supervision and administration with two (2) years at a supervisory level.  They will bring knowledge and experience in Aquatic / Fitness facility operation, maintenance and thorough knowledge of applicable Provincial/Federal legislation, Health and Safety regulations. Knowledgeable and experienced in the areas of pre-school, children and youth, adult and older adult program service delivery.

In their career, the candidate will have demonstrated leadership, interpersonal, staff training and development skills.  We need a team player with strong organizational, communication, report writing, presentation, problem solving and conflict resolution skills and demonstrated excellence in customer service delivery.  They must be able to demonstrate ongoing professional development and knowledge of best practices in the Aquatics/Fitness field and be physically able to perform all skills in the current NL Pool award.

Excellent computer skills and knowledge of associated software are a requirement and the successful candidate must be prepared to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends and holidays as required.  A current vulnerable person's police reference check will be required upon hire.

The qualifications we are seeking in a candidate are:

  • Certified Pool Operator.
  • Standard First Aid and CPR Certification.
  • MINIMUM Aquatic qualifications required: National Lifeguard (Pool), Red Cross and Lifesaving Society Instructors, Lifesaving Society Examiners Status, Lifesaving Society Aquatic Supervisor Training.
  • ADVANCED Aquatic Qualifications requested:  NL Instructor / Examiner, Red Cross and / or Lifesaving Society Instructor Trainer status.
  • First Aid / CPR Instructor preferred
  • CALA, WaterART or YMCA Aqua Fitness Certification preferred.
  • Ontario Fitness Council recognized Fitness Certification preferred.
  • High Five PHCD and Quest Certification, High Five Trainer preferred.
  • Valid Ontario Class "G" Drivers Licence with access to a vehicle.

A complete job description is available here.

If you are a dynamic, energetic person who is interested in bringing your drive, knowledge and recreation passion to the Township of Woolwich, please submit your resume by Friday, September 11, 2015 to:

Human Resources, Township of Woolwich,
24 Church Street West, P.O. Box 158, Elmira, ON N3B 2Z6;
Fax: (519) 669-1820;
Email: alevean@woolwich.ca                                                                                                                          back to top


 

Part Time Facility Attendant - Breslau Community Centre

The Township is currently accepting applications for service oriented individuals to assist with the overall maintenance and operations of the Breslau Community Centre and Breslau Memorial Park on a part time, seasonal basis.  Reporting to the Recreation/Community Development Coordinator, this position will perform general janitorial cleaning/maintenance / window cleaning, janitorial stocking and inventory control as assigned or required throughout each shift (e.g. sweeping, mopping and cleaning of washrooms, building and throughout washing of walls, counters, empty garbage containers, washroom and common area cleaning, minor snow shovelling ice control.

Familiarity with all aspects of facility, building fabrication materials, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and life safety systems, equipment rehabilitation and repair is a requirement of this position.  The successful candidate will have a proven ability to deal cooperatively, efficiently and effectively with members of the public, other Township staff and external agencies as well as the ability to provide quality customer service.

Hours for this position are flexible. The schedule may include weekends, evenings and holiday shifts, up to a maximum of 24 hours per week. A complete job description is available here.  Closing date for this position is Friday, September 11, 2015.  Interested applicants are invited to submit their resumes to:

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


Program Instructors

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 positions for year round recreational programs. Some positions may involve working outdoors, while others may require specific licenses, certifications, skills or work experience. The following is a list of positions that may be available:

  • Sports Instructors (Touch Football, Volleyball, Soccer)
  • Arts & Crafts Instructor
  • Block Builders (Lego) Instructor
  • After School Leaders
  • Birthday Party Instructors
  • P.D. Day Leaders
  • Cooking/Baking Instructors
  • Fitness Instructors (Bootcamp, Yoga, Kids Yoga)
  • Line Dancing Instructor

Qualifications / Experience:

  • Minimum sixteen (16) years of age
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in program delivery for any of the following demographics: 
     Toddlers/Pre-schoolers, Children, Youth, Adults/Seniors
  • 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.
  • 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 in confidence by September 11, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. 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.  The Township is committed to meeting the needs of applicants during all phases of the hiring process.  If you require special accomodiation please let us know.  All applicants are thanked for their interest in these positions however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.                                                                                                           
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Volunteer Firefighters

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 the 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 Form.

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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