Based at: Waterloo, Guelph, Toronto, Ottawa, London

Position Description

Ensure that overall program design and delivery, parent communications, and program evaluations are all supportive of the HIGH FIVE® Principles and Design Guidelines, and SkateABLE’s standards for program delivery.

Organizational Status

The Head Coach is responsible for overseeing each coach’s lesson plans, conduct, and perform leader evaluations throughout each season.

The Head Coach will provide on-going training and mentoring in the form of pre-session “ice-breakers” and coaches meetings, and post-session debrief/reflection exercises.

The Head Coach will report directly to the Executive Director at SkateABLE™.

Work Performed

 Oversee program quality immediately above the point of direct delivery of services

 Ensure all lesson plans and evaluations are supportive of HIGH FIVE® principles

 Assign skaters to groups based on ability, and ensure appropriate ratios

 Conduct equipment checks and recommendations

 Manage all program equipment and supplies

 Motivate and mentor coaches to provide high quality lesson plans

 Assess, evaluate, and provide opportunities for all coaches to have a voice

 Conduct HIGH FIVE® ice-breakers daily, and conduct coaches meetings as required

 Provide constructive feedback in a positive way to skaters, coaches, parents/guardians, and visitors in-person and via email

 Conduct leader appraisals and monitor attendance

 Some administrative duties will be required (update bulletin board, newsletters, prepare theme days, record skater progress, equipment inventory, coach interviews and reference checks, distribute and file paperwork)

 Enforce all SkateABLE™ policies and procedures

 Keep Emergency Action Binder updated and coaches informed of medical details for each skater

 Conduct and/or assign a coach to perform the warm-up and lead game time

 Distribute marketing materials

Supervision Received

The Head Coach must be able to work independently and possess strong time management, organizational, problem-solving, and decision making skills. Proven leadership skills required.

Supervision Given

The Head Coach must be able to effectively supervise up to twenty-five (25) other coach volunteers and up to twenty (25) skaters in one class. In most cases, the Head Coach will have assign an assistant head coach .

Education/Work Experience

Requirements

 (1) NCCP certification required (recommend: MED, FMS, Teaching, & Learning)

 HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development certificate

 3+ years coaching experience

 Valid First Aid/CPR certificate

 Recent Vulnerable Sector Police Check

Recommendations

 HIGH FIVE® Quest 1 Training

 HIGH FIVE® Quest 2 certificate

 HIGH FIVE® Trainer Training

Skills

 Interest in and experience working with children

 Express a caring attitude when working with children

 Interest in and experience mentoring adults

 Proven leadership skills

 Communicate positively and effectively, in a caring and respectful manner to everyone involved in our programs (skaters, coaches, parents, facility staff)

 

 

Mandatory orientation for Head Coaches will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at SkateABLE™ home office in Kitchener.

 

To apply as a volunteer coach, please send your expression of interest to Lisa Himmelman at lisa@skateable.ca

 

Applications will be accepted until August 19, 2016