Cowichan Valley Regional District

Playground Leader

Job Locations CA-BC-Mill Bay
Competition Number
Closing Date
Temporary Summer
Community Services
South Cowichan Recreation
Location : Name
Kerry Park Recreation Centre

General Information

The Cowichan Valley Regional District is now accepting applications from prospective candidates to work as a Playground Leader at the Kerry Park Recreation Centre for summer 2023. Working under the supervision of the Programs & Marketing Coordinator, Playground Leaders provide direct leadership, instruction and supervision in a varied and comprehensive program for children and youth ages 3 – 15. There is an educational component to daily activities plus encouragement to become more active and promoting healthier lifestyles. Playground programs are facilitated in our community parks.


  • Preferred candidates are enrolled in post secondary education in a related field.
  • A first aid with child CPR certificate and a valid BC driver’s license are required.
  • Theoretical and/or practical experience developing, promoting and leading recreation programs and experience leading and supervising children and youth ages 3-15 is required.
  • Knowledge of programming for summer camp is required.
  • Knowledge of public relations and marketing would be an asset.
  • The successful candidate is enthusiastic, energetic and enjoys working with children and youth.
  • Successful candidates possess effective organizational skills and the ability to:
    • Establish and maintain a respectful, fun relationship with children and youth while maintaining a position of authority.
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff, managers, and the general public.
    • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing when communicating with children and youth, parents and supervisors including listening and following direction.
    • Work independently as well as a member of a team.
  • Preference will be given to candidates aged 15-30 years as per the Canada Summer Jobs Program through Service Canada, however candidates outside of this age range will be considered.

Hours of Work

This position is available for a period of 10 weeks commencing June 26, 2023 and continuing until September 1, 2023, subject to funding. Hours of work range between 30‑35 hours per week, Monday to Friday.


This temporary position is unionized (CUPE Local 358), and is compensated at $24.75 per hour, which is $21.62 per hour plus 6% pay in lieu of benefits, 6% pay in lieu of vacation and 2.5% pay in lieu of statutory holidays.

Application Instructions

Please submit a resume and cover letter as part of your application by the closing date indicated above.


Successful candidates will be required to submit a satisfactory police information check.


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