Instructor, Child & Youth Program - (2174)

City of Whitehorse
City of Whitehorse
2121 2nd Avenue, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 1C2, Canada (Whitehorse, YT)
Full time
Hours / week:
40 hours/week
Wage / Salary:
Date posted:
Closing date:


Position Title

Instructor, Child & Youth Program

Hours Per Week
5 X 8 Hours

Guaranteed Minimum Hours

Start Date of Position

End Date (Temporary and Term)

Recreation & Sports

$31.34 - $36.87

Status of Position

City of Whitehorse

Position Description
Job posting closes: July 23, 2024, at 05:00 p.m. (Yukon Standard Time)

At our core, the City of Whitehorse is committed to cultivating an inclusive employee community and workspace, confronting racism and biases for fairness and equity while advancing reconciliation and accessibility.

The City promotes work-life balance for its employees and offers flexible work arrangements, such as work-from-home and compressed work weeks, subject to applicable administrative directives.

An Eligibility List may be established from this job posting – The duration of the eligibility list will be 6 months.  Future vacancies will be filled by going to the next highest-ranked candidate until the eligibility list expires.  The City wishes to thank all applicants for their interest, but only those candidates selected to advance in the recruitment will be contacted.  Only candidates eligible to legally work in Canada will be considered.

This position is covered by a collective agreement between the City of Whitehorse and the Public Service Alliance of Canada/Yukon Employees Union. 

The City wishes to thank all applicants for their interest but only those candidates selected to advance in the recruitment will be contacted.  Note that only those candidates eligible to legally work in Canada will be considered.

Child & Youth Program Instructor 

Job Code: 323
Department: Recreation 

Job Summary:

The incumbent is responsible for the planning, organizing and delivery of recreational programs and supporting of special events. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

1.    Plan and facilitate developmentally appropriate programs for children and youth.
2.    Ensure the program environment is safe for participants.
3.    Communicate, liaise, and respond to enquiries from internal staff, participants, community partners, parents, and the public.
4.    Maintain program space, ensuring equipment is set-up taken down and stored appropriately. Document unusual behavior and report suspicions of abuse.
5.    Compile statistics, maintain accurate records and provide feedback on recreational programs
6.    Follow, so far as is reasonably practicable, established safety procedures and standards.
7.    Other related duties.

This description contains the elements necessary for the identification and evaluation of the job. The incumbent may be required to perform other related duties.

Number of Hires Needed

Position Requirements
Working Conditions:

Majority of work is performed under public recreation setting environment with some exposure to noisy conditions and bodily fluids. Hours of work between 05:00 and 01 :00, Sunday to Saturday. Regular evening and weekend work is required. 

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Completion of Grade 12.
  • 2 year previous experience working or volunteering with children and youth in a recreational setting and 3 month on the job training.
  • RCMP Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Check.
  • Standard First Aid, CPR Level C + AED.
  • WHMIS.
  • Food Safe Level 1-is an asset.
  • High Five Principles of Healthy Child Development Certification or equivalent is an asset.
  • Ability to communicate well with a wide range of age groups and abilities.
  • Ability to motivate children and youth and manage behavior problems.
  • Ability to plan and implement quality learning programs for children and youth.
  • Conflict resolution skills and ability to deal with the general public.
  • Ability to foster and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

Examples of Equipment to Operate:

First aid, a variety of sporting equipment, and general office equipment, including computer skills to operate software programs related to ERP system, spreadsheets, word processing, electronic mail, PowerPoint, etc. 

Additional Information:
Accommodation Requests: Shortlisted candidates who require accommodation or have accessibility needs during the selection process are encouraged to reach out to the Recruiter and make requests to ensure their full participation. The City of Whitehorse is committed to reviewing requests and making arrangements for reasonable accommodation and accessibility requests. You may email and
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