HRM - Recretaion Access Coordinator (Ref#1876BR)

Recretaion Access Coordinator (Ref#1876BR)

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Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is inviting applications for the term position of Recreation Access Coordinator within the Parks and Recreation Unit. We encourage applications from qualified African Nova Scotians, other racially visible persons, women in non-traditional positions, persons with disabilities, new immigrants, and Aboriginal persons. HRM encourages applicants to self-identify. SUMMARY This term position has been developed as part of a collaborative partnership between the Regional Recreation Access Committee (RRAC) for New Immigrants and HRM Parks and Recreation. The 34-week term position is being funded by a Regional Development Grant through the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture, and Heritage, and administered by HRM Parks and Recreation. The term position will support the goals of the initiative whose objectives are to work in partnership with HRM Parks and Recreation and other supporting agencies to create barrier free, inclusive and equitable access to sports and recreation opportunities for Newcomers and Immigrants within the HRM. They will be responsible to develop a 1-3year strategy that supports engagement and inclusion for Newcomers and Immigrants and their families in sport and recreation opportunities in the HRM community. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Effective oral and written community communication skills

  • Build partnerships with community groups and service providers to support their efforts to provide culturally responsive, barrier free, inclusive and equitable access to community based recreation, sport and leisure programs

  • Provide the leadership and educational opportunities necessary to support the community groups to provide barrier free and inclusive programs for new comers and their families

  • Work collaboratively with Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS) staff and community service providers to ensure families have the support they require to be successful in participating in appropriate opportunities that best meet their needs/interest.

  • Develop and provide Leisure Education/Orientation Sessions for Newcomers and their families that will focus on identifying community resources/opportunities and new activities within their immediate communities.

  • Establish and support a Recreation Advisory Committee made up of New Immigrants to ensure that feed back is received to support barrier free access and participation.

  • Attend and support regular meetings involving the RRAC and/or the initiative

  • Knowledge of diversity, cultural competence and equity

  • Understanding of Halifax multicultural social system and immigrant communities

Education and Experience:

  • Background in Community Development, Community Planning, Recreation and/or Sport or equivalent experience

  • Experience with program evaluation, outcome measures, facilitation, and program development is an asset

  • Strong relationship and interpersonal skills

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to facilitate groups is considered an asset.

  • Applicants must be fluent in both Arabic and English

  • Experience working within a community sector in program coordination is preferred

  • Background working with individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds and/or newcomers and immigrants considered an asset

  • Knowledge of Community resources and recreation programming an asset

  • Required up to date child abuse registration form, criminal record check, vulnerable sector check, must be completed successfully prior to employment

  • Standard first aid and CPR-C training will be provided

Technical / Job Specific Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Effective communication both orally and in writing.

  • Ability to make decisions and problem solve complex situations.

  • Ability to champion change and innovation.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Knowledge of quality front-line customer service principles.

  • Knowledge of standard software and technology utilized i.e., Word, PowerPoint Presentations, Outlook, Excel, Hansen, etc.

Security Clearance Requirements:

  • Criminal Records Check (with Vulnerable Sector Check)

  • Child Abuse Register Check

COMPENTENCIES: Communication, Customer Service, Decision Making, Developing Others, Initiative, Team Work and Cooperation, Flexibility, Leadership, Valuing Diversity WORK STATUS: Temporary full time, 34-week term positon HOURS OF WORK: 8:30am-4:30pm, 32 hours per week SALARY: $20 per hour/non union/ Provincial subsidy WORK LOCATION: Captain William Spry Community Center CLOSING DATE: Applications will be received up to midnight on Sunday, March 19, 2017. During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request an accommodation. Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) and who require accommodation, should discuss their needs with the Recruiter when invited to the assessment process.

(position #78622597)

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