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Child Minding

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The Canada Games Centre serves the community and the province’s athletes for generations to come. It is a first class multi-purpose sport and recreation facility, provides a new centre for the community promoting healthy and active living for citizens and is a major new sports training and competition facility in Atlantic Canada.

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The Canada Games Centre is committed to serving the community with quality recreation, fitness and wellness programs. The Canada Games Centre Child-Minding Staff will have a goal to provide developmentally appropriate skills to children in the community while keeping sport and recreation as a continuous theme.

Position Summary:

Child-Minding Staff at the Canada Games Centre are responsible for the daily supervision of children ages 2 months to 11 years. They must ensure the development and safety of all participants while keeping fun at the heart of the child’s time with us. The Child-Minding Staff must be respectful of all children and parents and ensure that equipment and facilities are clean, safe and well maintained.


  • Plan and implement activities to meet the physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of the children taking part in the program.
  • Be familiar with emergency procedures, Policies and Procedures of the Canada Games Centre.
  • Help develop culturally appropriate programs and activities.
  • Ensure children are supervised at all times.
  • Provide various experiences and activities for children including songs, games and storytelling.
  • Comfort children when necessary, establish routines and provide positive guidance.
  • Communicate effectively in a manner that children understand.
  • Integrate special needs of children in a positive and respectful manner.



  • Experience caring for multiple children ages 2 months and older
  • Valid Criminal Records and Child Abuse Registry Check (employment conditional on satisfactory completion of both)
  • Current First Aid and CPR


  • AED Certification

Knowledge & Education: 

  • Experience working with children in either a community or sport setting
  • Analytical and Problem Solving Skills
  • Good Decision Making Skills
  • Be compassionate, patient and understanding

Working Conditions:

  • Hours for this position are flexible schedule, flexible number of days per week with a minimum of two as a commitment.
  • Currently, we are seeking people available on weekday mornings between 9am and 1:15pm.
  • Work environment includes physical, emotional and mental demands on infrequent occasion.
  • Safe lifting, carrying and first aid techniques must be adhered to.
  • Exposure to loud noises and ability to concentrate in a busy environment.

Criminal record & Child Abuse Registry checks will be required as part of the hiring process.

Wage will be $10.70/hour.

What’s in it for you?

  • Free facility membership
  • Free parking and close proximity to metro transit
  • Amazing team environment


To apply, please submit a covering letter and résumé, outlining how you meet the specific qualifications listed in the job posting to Zach Fralick, Human Resources Generalist at before 4:00pm on Friday, December 16, 2016. Please include position you are applying for in the subject line.

 We are a welcoming and supportive workplace and applicants from the following groups are encouraged to self-identify when applying for this opportunity: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, African Nova Scotians and other racially visible persons.


This opportunity is now closed