Grande Prairie

After-School Program Instructor (PI-2 Temporary)


Openings 1
Location Name
Dave Barr
Grande Prairie, Alberta, CA
Date Posted May 02, 2019
Profession Events / Entertainment
Experience Level(s) Junior, Mid-Level, New Graduate
Job Type(s) Temporary/Fixed Term
Education Level(s) High School, College - Technical Certificate
Job ID job-1731

Position Summary

Job Overview

We are seeking individuals with leadership abilities to work with children ages 5 to 12 years old in our after-school program. In this role, you will be assisting in providing nurturing care and education to young children in a group setting.

Main Responsibilities

Based on our high standards, you will:

  • Be responsible for providing a safe and developmentally appropriate after-school program for the children of The Kid's Klub in accordance with all relevant legislation, policies and procedure as the program is licensed, and run by the City of Grande Prairie.
  • Ensure guidance of children's behaviour that encourages positive self-concept.
  • Make sure gross motor skill development is part of the daily routine.
  • Ensure the child's environment is healthy and safe.
  • Ensure positive communication with parents.
  • Work cooperatively as a member of the team, facilitating a team environment through personal behaviour, work contributions and the sharing of expertise and knowledge.
  • Maintains a constant awareness of the “client” and exhibits recognition and appreciation of their needs with the ability to achieve results with positive outcomes.
  • Present yourself in a positive and professional manner.
  • Be able to work well both independently and within a team. The Supervisor might not be on site at all times.


In order to join our team you must have:

  • A Child Development Assistant certificate
  • A current Standard First Aid and CPR certificate A
  • Clear Criminal Records Check and Child Welfare Check completed within 1 month of hire date
  • At least one year of previous experience working with children
  • Experience in leadership, team building and program planning is considered an asset
  • You need the confidence and ability to communicate effectively with coworkers, participants, and parents
  • You must have a clear understanding of “child centered” programming and have the ability to plan age appropriate activities for children aged 6 to 11 years
  • Be actively engaged and involved with children each day; including planning daily outdoor time in all ranges of temperatures, subject to safety guidelines
  • Must be able to HAVE FUN!

What We Offer

The Dave Barr Community Centre has a uniquely positive and supportive team. We are fueled by our City of Grande Prairie Guiding Beliefs to ensure a special culture that supports all employee and participant's well-being and celebrates diversity and inclusion.

At the City of Grande Prairie, we recognize and value that people have lives outside of work.  We have wellness events, social activities, community fundraising activities and a supportive work environment where you can grow your career. The City of Grande Prairie is proud to be an Employer of Choice!

Job Base Location

Maude Clifford School

Hours of Work

Monday to Friday 2:15pm-5:30pm

Salary / Wage

$17.80 per hour as per CUPE Agreement

Application & Selection Process

Create an account and submit your cover letter and resume using the "Apply Now" tab on this web page.

Once you apply and upload a resume you should receive an email confirming that your application has been submitted for this position. If you receive this email, there is NO further need to contact us regarding this position.

Applications will be reviewed, short-listed and interviews will be scheduled.

We thank you in advance for your interest. Those selected for an interview will be contacted by phone or email. We will contact those who did not make it to the interview stage by email within 1 month of the closing date of this job posting.

Due to the high volume of applications that we receive per job posting, we are not able to answer job specific questions before the interview stage. If you are successful in getting to the job interview stage, we will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have at that time.

This posting may be used to fill more than one position.

This posting may be used to fill future vacancies in this position.

This posting will be open until a suitable candidate(s) is/are found

Applications are being accepted until May 23, 2019

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