BCSPCA Outreach Education Assistant – 430 – Trail Temporary in Trail, BC


Branch Trail BC CA

Outreach Education Assistant – 430 – Trail
Trail, BC

Our camps are designed to teach kids aged 6 to 11 about pet care, animal welfare, nature and the environment….

We are now recruiting for Summer Camp Job Opportunities

The BC SPCA summer camps for kids are held at various locations throughout BC. Our camps are designed to teach kids aged 6 to 11 about pet care, animal welfare, nature and the environment. Spend your summer helping to make a difference by creating a stimulating, fun and positive atmosphere for campers. We are currently recruiting for:

  • Outreach Education Assistant – 3 positions
  • Location – Trail Branch
  • 7-weeks beginning July 9th, 2018 through to August 24th, 2018
  • The hours of work are 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (Monday – Friday)
  • One week prior to camp is allotted for training and camp preparation

For more information about our summer camps, please visit: spca.bc.ca/kidsevents.

Application deadline is: April 9, 2018

Submit together as one document, your resume and cover letter outlining your suitability for this job as well as your skills in relations to this job. Please note that applications received without a cover letter will not be considered. We will be conducting interviews in April and May, only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Qualifications and Other Job Requirements:

  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Demonstrated experience in team-work with a teachable spirit
  • Energetic and enthusiastic
  • Patient, positive and hardworking
  • Ability to communicate and resolve conflict in a constructive and professional manner
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational, time and general management skills
  • Current Emergency First Aid Certificate is a requirement
  • Must be willing to complete a criminal record with vulnerable sector check
  • Applicants willing to work in more than one location are preferred
  • Applicants with a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle are preferred
  • Previous experience with kids or animals is an asset

Other Job requirements:
Some of these positions may be funded by the HRSDC Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program. Please feel free to apply even if you do not meet the Canada Summer Jobs requirements. CSJ criteria including:

  • must be between 15-30 years of age
  • must have been registered in full time studies during the previous academic year
  • must intend on returning to school after the summer

Education and Outreach Assistants will perform a variety of shelter duties and tasks, as well as lead and plan activities for summer camp in their designated location. Reporting to the Regional Educator or Branch Manager, responsibilities include:

  • gaining a basic understanding of BC SPCA policies and positions on animal welfare issues
  • gaining a basic understanding of animal stress signals and monitoring shelter animals for signs of stress when interacting with campers
  • providing exceptional customer service to public, volunteers, staff and campers
  • using the BC SPCA camp guide, plan and deliver educational, animal-themed kids camps
  • attend community events to promote programs and events happening at the BC SPCA
  • ensuring a safe and secure camp environment and dealing with camper behavior issues
  • providing first aid, as required, and documenting incidents
  • Shelter duties as required (may include but not limited to reception, answering phones, cleaning cages)

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Trail, BC, CA
Posted on: 2018-03-16
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