Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, West Vancouver is a vibrant community on the North Shore and home to parks, beaches, and to sports, recreation and arts amenities. Our dedicated staff deliver services, operate facilities and run the programs that enhance the well-being of our community. We are seeking employees with a passion for public service who share our commitment to creating a complete, inclusive and livable community.
The West Vancouver Community Services Department has openings for casual Gymnastic Coaches to join our team. We are seeking coaches who show professionalism, love to work with children, can communicate easily with families and are highly motivated team players. Reporting to the Gymnastics Program Coordinator, Gymnastics Coaches are responsible for coaching preschool, children’s core gymnastics, youth and adult drop-ins, gymnastics holiday camps and birthday parties. Gymnastics Coaches teach the fundamentals of gymnastics to children and provides each child with the technical opportunity to develop to their maximum potential. Examples of work include:
- Setting up and taking down circuits and needed gym equipment;
- taking attendance and ensuring that classes run on time;
- distributing assigned literature;
- evaluating and mentoring CIT’s and Junior Coaches;
- creating lesson plans and completing report cards;
- occasional light maintenance and cleaning of gymnastics centre;
- performing other related duties as required.
The preferred candidate will possess: knowledge of gymnastics programs and activities; the ability to communicate in a positive and effective manner with all ages; the ability to enforce guidelines for safety in the gym; strong leadership skills, the ability to communicate to other gymnastics staff in emergency situations and be able to lead creative and fun games in a gym.
Desirable qualifications include: a minimum certification of Level 1 Gymnastics and Level 1 Trampoline or certified in Gymnastics Foundations Part 1, 2 & 3 (artistic, trampoline and active start); completion of Respect in Sport and Making Ethical Decisions; current First Aid and CPR; and some experience working with children, youth and the public.
The successful candidate will be required to supply a police information check and a copy of their credentials.
This posting does not list all the duties of the position, nor does it fully detail the required skills, knowledge and abilities, licences and certificates required of candidates. For details please refer to the Class Specification which is available for inspection in the Human Resources Department or on WestNet.
Position Status: Union (WVMEA) – Casual
Hours of Work: Hours and days of week vary.
(Weekday evenings between 3:30 and 8:30 pm)
Rate of Pay: $15.20 – $31.55/hr plus 12% in lieu of benefits. (Wages based on certifications and experience)
Closing Date: 11:59 p.m. on Sunday August 1, 2021.