Job Opportunities

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. Visit us at


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 12 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 Standard First Aid, CPR Level C, & AED


  • Early Childhood Education or similar certification an asset

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 commitment of two shifts weekly
  • 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 $11.00 per 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, June 15, 2018.

Please include position you are applying for in the subject line.  Failure to properly identify your application or attach working documents will result in your application being omitted.

 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