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Job Title: Early Childhood Educator/ Fundamental Movement Camp Leader 

Location: Vancouver 

Ages: 5-7 years

Start Date: June 22, 2020

End Date: July 10, 2020

Are you an enthusiastic and energetic elementary teacher that has a passion for physical literacy and working with young children?

Summer Smash Tennis in Vancouver is looking to hire an enthusiastic and energetic elementary teacher for summer camps starting at the end of June. The role of the teacher is to lead and coach morning and afternoon half day tennis camps for ages 5-7 for three weeks, focusing on physical literacy and fundamental movement. A background in physical education is mandatory. Experience in tennis is an asset.

About Summer Smash: Since 2012, Summer Smash Tennis has provided high quality tennis programs and classes to community centres and schools across Vancouver. Our coaches are certified instructors who have worked with hundreds of students to inspire a passion for tennis and sport. We share a common goal of creating safe, fun, and challenging learning environments for all students. Through the use of the Progressive Tennis teaching method, students are given the foundation to excel as players for life.

Our primary objective is to promote and maintain an interest in the game of tennis within the Vancouver community. Our mission is to create an environment that fosters safety, maximum participation, skill development and enjoyment through social, casual and competitive tennis.

Job Description: The teacher will be available for the 2020 outdoor tennis season and will report to the Directors and Head Coach for the season beginning in late June and ending in mid July. They will be an important part of the coaching team and must be able to follow instructions, work as part of a team, and learn the Summer Smash Tennis progression. Throughout the season the instructors’ main duties will involve children’s camps. 

Summer Smash Tennis is seeking a BC Ministry Certified Teacher with Primary/Elementary qualifications to fill the Fundamental Movement Camp Leader position for the 2020 summer camp season that runs from late June to mid July.

 

Responsibilities

  • Attend weekend training sessions for coaches taking place in May and June

  • Learn and master the Summer Smash Tennis weekly camp progression

  • Teach fundamental movement and basic tennis to preschool and kindergarten age students, following our progression

  • Work closely and cooperatively with the coaching team to ensure safe and productive lessons

  • Teach safety, fair play, respect and sportsmanship during all activities 

  • Ensure equipment and work spaces are left tidy for the next teacher

  • Maintain a positive learning environment using age-appropriate and effective classroom management techniques.

  • Maintain open, positive and consistent communication with students’ parents by providing feedback and keeping them up-to-date on student progress.

  • Maintain a high degree of professionalism when communicating with parents and administrative staff 

 

Qualifications

  • B. Ed with elementary qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Physical & Health Education or Kinesiology an asset

  • BC Ministry Teaching Certification or equivalent

  • 2-3 years of full-time primary physical education teaching experience an asseet

  • National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Fundamental Movement Skills Certification an asset

  • Coaching background an asset

  • Up to date Criminal Record Check

  • First Aid/CPR preferred but not mandatory

  • Friendly, caring, hardworking, high-energy, punctual, reliable, and willingness to learn

 

Additional Information

  • Dates: June 22 to July 10th

  • Hours:  9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday 

  • Location: West Point Grey Academy

 

Compensation

  • $30/hr - $45/hr

Please send your CV as well as any references to info@summersmastennis.ca as these positions will be filled ASAP. Compensation will be based on certification/experience. We thank you for your interest, only those who are being considered will be contacted.

Application Closes: June 8th