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Community Facilitator, Injury Prevention Central

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$22.00 - $23.00 / hour
Posted 4 days ago

Title: Community Facilitator, Injury Prevention Central

Employee Working Location: Partially Virtual / Hybrid (Saskatoon, SK)

Employment Status: Casual

Salary Band: $ 22.00-$ 23.00 /hour

The Canadian Red Cross (CRC) - one of the most inspirational not-for-profit organizations on this planet and an awardee on the Forbes list of Canada's Best Employers 2024 - is seeking a Community Facilitator, Injury Prevention Central to join its team.

We are guided by our Fundamental Principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality. We help people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need and support them in strengthening their resilience.

Starting with the hiring process, we are committed to having an accessible, diverse, inclusive, and barrier-free work environment where everyone can reach their full potential. We encourage all qualified persons who share our values and want to contribute to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace to apply.

The incumbent will teach the Indigenous Injury Prevention Program through the year on a casual basis, in collaboration with the Program Officer, Creating Safe Environments Injury Prevention. This position will include teaching injury prevention programming such as swimming lessons, first aid, fire and fall safety as required at various Indigenous communities or organizations in your region to Indigenous children, youth and adults. Programming runs all year, but full-time hours are achievable April through September.

In this role, you will:

Responsibility 1 - Teach Injury Prevention programming and provide lifeguarding services to and in Partnership with Indigenous communities and organizations

  • Demonstrates professional conduct in accordance with Red Cross Codes of Conduct.
  • Represents the Canadian Red Cross in a professional and respectful manner.
  • Creates long-term and daily lesson plans.
  • Applies Red Cross Swim Program progressions and the ability to evaluate participant performance.
  • Plans culturally-appropriate activities for the age group, ability level of participants and employs a holistic teaching philosophy.
  • Ensure teaching space is clean and safe for program delivery.
  • Follow all procedures found in the Aquatic Safety Plan.
  • Maintains safety (physical, cultural and emotional) and ensures supervision of participants at all times.
  • Prepare and pack needed supplies for courses and ensure all supplies and equipment are decontaminated, washed or replaced when putting away.
  • Delivery of injury prevention programming under drowning prevention, home fire prevention, fall prevention, and First Aid.
  • Delivery of additional CRC programming as needed.
  • Attend one week of paid professional development, including cultural awareness components, before programming begins (provided by Red Cross).

Responsibility 2 - Administration and Reporting

  • Track and submit participants' performance in your swim class.
  • Write mid and end- term Red Cross Swim Program report cards.
  • Track and submit expenses and hours worked using the appropriate resources and tools.
  • Daily documentation and communication to supervisor including safety reports and incident reporting.

What we are looking for:

  • A minimum of 1-3 years of job-related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must hold a current LSS Swim for Life Instructor certification or higher.
  • Current Standard First Aid and Lifeguard Qualifications or higher.
  • Experience working with a diverse population and an understanding of Indigenous culture is an asset.
  • Have the ability to travel and stay in remote communities.
  • Valid full/unrestricted driver license is required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; fluency in a second language an asset.
  • Some computer skills and experience (Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook).
  • Strong customer service, training, problem solving, and interpersonal skills required.
  • Able and willing to work as a team member.
  • Able to adhere to confidentiality.

Working conditions:

  • Evening and weekend work required.
  • Overtime hours may be required.
  • Working and living on or near a First Nations community during scheduled teaching (travel and housing provided).
  • Most locations may require teaching lessons in open water or outdoor classrooms.
  • Eligibility to work in Canada: At this time, we welcome applications from candidates eligible to work in Canada. If you are not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, we encourage you to carefully review your visa to find out whether you are eligible to work in the job you are considering applying for. Refer to our FAQ for more information.
  • If you are selected for this role, you will be required to complete a successful pre-employment screening process which includes a satisfactory Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC).

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible - those who apply after the selection process has started may be held for a second review if needed OR reviewed for alternative roles. We appreciate the time and effort it takes to apply and thank you in advance.

If you require accommodation measures during any phase of the hiring process, please notify us as soon as possible. All information received in relation to accommodation requests will be kept confidential.

The official languages recognized within the Canadian Red Cross are English and French however demonstrated skills and ability to communicate in an or multiple Indigenous language(s) or ability to communicate and adapt within Indigenous protocol is highly desirable.


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Competition Number: 12810
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About Canadian Red Cross

The Canadian Red Cross is one of the most inspirational not-for-profit organizations in Canada and around the world, and the leading humanitarian organization through which people voluntarily demonstrate their caring for others in need.

We are guided by our Fundamental Principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality. We help people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need and support them in strengthening their resilience.

Why join the Canadian Red Cross?

Be part of a team that shares your passion.
Our organization is made up of diverse and dedicated individuals who share one common goal: to help people in times of need.

Use your skills for the greater good.
The Canadian Red Cross mission has never been more crucial than it is today. From field nurses to software and web developers, we are always looking for new talent with a wide range of skills to help us advance our humanitarian efforts.

Work for one of Canada’s top employers.
We value our employees as much as we value their work. That’s why after surveying over 10,000 Canadians, Forbes selected the Canadian Red Cross as one of Canada’s best employers.

Respectful and Inclusive Work Environment.
The Canadian Red Cross is deeply committed to its humanitarian mission and creating respectful and inclusive work environments for the people we serve and our personnel. We strive to develop a diverse organization that is representative of the people it serves and fosters a culture of inclusion and belonging.

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