Recreation Leader 2 - PLAYcare & Preschool Registered Programs

Requisition #: 23/157
Job #: J0823-0759
Job Type: Casual
Job Category: Recreation & Parks
Positions: 2
Department: Recreation & Parks
Location: 400 Campbell Road

Cultivate your Career

As Alberta's 'Botanical Arts City', St. Albert is a community renowned for its botanical arts, its commitment to a green lifestyle and the cultivation of activities that provide for a well-rounded quality of life. Our employees provide over 70,000 residents with high-quality programs and services and are proud to contribute to making St. Albert one of the best places to live in Canada.

The Opportunity

The City of St. Albert Recreation and Parks department offers a number of high-quality programs to residents of our community, and we are currently accepting applications for Instructors to deliver our PLAYcare service where children play, craft, dance, and make friends under our supervision, and preschool registered parented and unparented recreation programs.

As a PLAYcare Instructor you will be responsible for the safety and care of children between the ages of 1 year and 9 years old. Duties include checking participants in/out, providing exceptional customer service, leading children in various activities, light cleaning duties and adhering to Health & Safety legislation, guidelines, and procedures.

As a Preschool Instructor, you will be responsible for planning and implementing weekly recreational and PLAY-based parented and unparented programs preschool (aged 0-6Y). You will manage small class sizes utilizing different areas within Servus Place and outdoor spaces, allowing you to offer a variety of fun activities safely and creatively.


• Experience working with children in a childcare facility and/or planning and leading children in recreational and play based programming is required.
• High Five and Early Childhood Educator certifications are an asset.
• Current Standard First Aid and CPR C with AED certification is required prior to starting.
• Excellent customer service, communication and problem-solving skills are necessary.
• A passion for creating a fun environment and delivering excellent service is essential.

Hours of Work

Shifts available starting September 5, 2023:

PLAYcare shifts Monday to Sunday 8:45a.m.-12:15p.m.

Preschool registered programs run weekday morning and afternoon and are based on registrations.


Starting at $16.53 per hour.

Conditions of Employment

• The successful applicant will be required to obtain/maintain a satisfactory vulnerable sector police information check.
• The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of educational and professional credentials.

Application Information

• Please upload a cover letter and a resume when applying for this opportunity. These will need to be uploaded as two separate documents.
• Applications will only be accepted to 10:00 p.m. MST on the closing date.
• Please note that the City conducts most interviews via video conference and will provide a link and instructions to applicants selected for an interview.

Closing Statement

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. The City of St. Albert will no longer accept applications in person, via fax, email or by post.

Please answer all of the following questions before applying

* Question numbers in red and with an asterisk indicate mandatory questions (answer is required).

*1. Are you legally eligible to work in Canada?
*2. Do you have a Standard First Aid?
*3. Do you have any Early Childhood Education certifications or training?
*4. Do you have HIGHFIVE certification?
*6. Are you available to work PLAYcare daytime hours between 8:45am-12:15pm, Monday- Sunday?

If you encounter issues with the City's employment portal, from Monday to Friday between 6am - 6pm MST (excluding holidays), you can request assistance by emailing or calling 1-877-427-7717.