Recreation Assistant (part time)

Fort Nelson First Nation

July 27, 2022


Job Type

Must have relevant experience

Salary Type
Hourly Rate


Fort Nelson, Fort Nelson First Nation


British Columbia


Department: Health and Community Services
Location: On Reserve
Supervisor: Recreation Programs Coordinator
Hourly Rate: $17.32
Key Areas: Human Caring, Safety, Program Activities

This work is permanent part time and the successful candidate must be able to work afternoons, evenings and weekend schedules, and must be available between 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday for afternoon after school programming; a Responsible Adult certificate is an asset.
Under the direction and supervision of the Recreation Programs Coordinator, the Recreation Assistant is responsible for assisting in the implementation of after school programs and recreation activities, and will maintain and model positive behavior and complete assigned tasks in a timely manner; activities will promote physical health, personal development and cultural enrichment and will encourage the participants’ active participation and ownership in programs. Other important factors include the development of an awareness and knowledge of reference persons and materials to assist in addressing after school care, and program/service development, as well as addressing problems, challenges and issues; references will include written policies, procedures and guidelines, as well as schedules, day logs and check lists, and equipment manuals and reference handbooks. Other related duties as required.
Candidate Profile:
The Recreation Assistant has a good level of energy and physically fitness to perform the work, and has good interpersonal skills including good listening skills to gather information and to ask questions in order to carry out assigned tasks and to provide routine information to other employees, and recreation participants. The Recreation Assistant has good written and verbal communication skills and communicates with the supervisor and other employees to obtain information, supplies, tools, equipment and/or advice or help to solve problems or issues, and has periodic contact with external agencies and service providers and the general public.


  • Safety/Hazzard Assessment
  • Listening
  • Communication
  • Planning Activities
  • Follow Instructions
  • Operate Vehicle
  • Physical Activity
  • Responsible Adult
  • Information seeking


 Mature individual with a minimum grade 12 high school diploma, supplemented with a Responsible Adult certification.
 Desire to work with children and adults, and to learn about and work for recreation programs, including after school programs and cultural components of recreation.
 Able to work independently or as part of a team and maintain agreeable relationships with public/staff
 Physically fit and able to work days, evenings and weekends, including outdoors.
 Able to complete duties in a safe manner, following established safety rules, policies and procedures.
 Good organizational, time management and prioritizing skills.
 Good communication and writing/documentation skills.
 Good interpersonal skills and ability to interact well with employees and the public.
 Organized and able to handle competing priorities and meet deadlines.
 Computer literacy, including effective working skills with Microsoft Office and Outlook and internet, and email.
 Compliance with BC Immunization program, and COVID-19 Vaccines.
 Satisfactory completion of a vulnerable sector report.
 Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License.
 Satisfactory driver’s abstract/factor report.

The following are considered assets:
 Standard First Aid with CPR, or willingness to obtain training
 Food Safe certificate, or willingness to obtain training
 WHMIS certificate, or willingness to obtain training
 Previous experience working for or a First Nation’s community, or a relational understanding of after school programs.
 Google™ drive, calendar, forms and other Google™ products.
 Ability to speak Dene and/or Cree.

How to Apply

Kindly forward your cover letter and resume to:
Human Resources, Recruitment
Fort Nelson First Nation
R.R. #1, Mile 295, Alaska Highway
Fort Nelson, B.C. V0C 1R0


We thank all individuals for applying, but only those applicants whose applications clearly demonstrate meeting all of the requested minimum qualifications will receive a reply.

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