Website Whistler Adaptive Sport Program
The Whistler Adaptive Sports Program changes lives for people with disabilities. Whistler Adaptive is committed to introducing as many individuals with a disability as possible to sport and recreation by breaking down the financial, physical, and social barriers as well as creating skills that will lead to future employment, independence, and confidence.
About the Role:
- Organization: Whistler Adaptive Sports Program
- Term: May 6 to August 30, 2019
- Hours: 40hrs/week, schedule dependent on programming needs (may vary during 2 week initial training period)
- Pay: $16.50/hr
The Perfect Candidate:
- Preference to hired a currently registered University or College Student with priority given to those who have completed a minimum of second year
- Preference given to those who have current certification in CPR B and First Aid (will be included in training if the successful applicant is not current)
- Excellent physical condition with the ability to instruct or lead individuals in outdoor recreation activities.
- Some knowledge of various disabilities
- Knowledge of the following activities preferred: hiking, mountain biking/cycling/hand-cycling, resort activities, paddle sports (canoeing and kayaking), rowing, gymnastics, swimming, yoga, strength & conditioning, triathlon training, running and more. Must be willing and able to learn these sports and more.
- Computer proficiency and knowledge of Microsoft Windows an asset
- Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident as position is funded through a Service Canada grant
- As a requirement of the position, the successful applicant must obtain a satisfactory criminal record check prior to beginning employment.
- Preference to hire individuals with a disability
Summary of Duties:
The Summer Program Leader is an integral position in the summer operations of Whistler Adaptive. In the summer, Whistler Adaptive offers hiking, mountain biking/cycling/hand-cycling, resort activities, paddle sports (canoeing, SUP and kayaking), sailing, rowing, gymnastics, swimming, yoga, strength & conditioning, triathlon training, running and more to people with cognitive and physical disabilities. Within the listed sports and activities, the Summer Program Leader will be able to perform a complete assessment of students, determine adaptive equipment needs, set goals and plan lessons, assist our instructors and coaches to lead activities, document progress, maintain records, and assist our instructors and coaches to make recommendations for future lessons. As needed, the Summer Program Leader will also assist with general administration, marketing, and fundraising. The Summer Program Leader will report to the Executive Director.
Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and resume by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.