Recreation Leaders 2 - PLAYcare Educator

Requisition #: 24/56
Job #: J0224-1100
Job Type: Casual
Job Category: Recreation & Parks
Positions: 2
Salary/Wage: 16.53 - 20.12/Hour
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 we are proud to contribute to making St. Albert one of the best places to live in Canada.

The Opportunity

The City of St. Albert is recruiting an individuals to join our Recreation and Parks department as an Educators in our PLAYcare program.

PLAYcare is a drop-in child-minding service available at Servus Place throughout the year for members and public. It is an active childcare program focussing on a variety of PLAY opportunities for kids during their stay.

As a PLAYcare Educator you will be responsible for the safety and care of children 1-9 years old. Your duties will include ensuring participants are signed-in and out; setting up and ensuring the play space is safe, inclusive, and fun; playing and interacting with, and supporting participants; providing exceptional customer service, light cleaning duties, and adhering to Health & Safety legislation, guidelines, and procedures.

Please visit our website for more information on our programs.


• Level 1 Early Childcare Educator Certificate is required; Level 2 or 3 are assets.
• Minimum 1 year experience working with children in either a childcare capacity or program is required.
• Experience working in a childcare facility is an asset.
• Current Standard First Aid and CPR C with AED certification is required prior to starting.
• Applicants must possess strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
• Excellent customer service and problem-solving skills are necessary to address and resolve customer inquiries and concerns.
• Reliable, takes initiative, and thrives in working in a diverse environment.

Hours of Work

Shifts available starting in April 2024.
Weekday and weekend shift include:
Monday-Sunday 8:45 am - 12:45 pm, and some weekday evenings 4:15 pm - 8:00 pm.


Starting at $16.53 per hour based on qualifications and experience.

Conditions of Employment

  • The successful applicant will be required to obtain a clear 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.
  • Equivalent combinations of experience and education may be considered.
  • Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary.
  • This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, at the same or lower classification level.
  • 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. Applications will only be accepted to 10:00 p.m. (Mountain Time Zone) on closing date.

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 hold a valid Standard First Aid & CPR Level 3 certificate?
*4. Are you able to work weekends?
*5. Do you have experience with inflatables or bouncy castles?

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.