Program Assistant III – Youth and Children’s Programs – City of Vancouver

29 June 2023

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Program Assistant III – Youth and Children’s Programs

Requisition ID: 39047 

Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples, Vancouver has a commitment to becoming a City of Reconciliation. Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities and is working towards being the greenest city in the world. Named among Canada’s Top 100 Employers, BC’s Top Employers, and Canada’s Greenest Employers, the City of Vancouver seeks colleagues who can help shape and embody our core commitments to sustainability, decolonization, equity and outstanding quality of life for all residents.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

Main Purpose and Function
Ray-Cam Co-operative Centre is looking for enthusiastic and experienced Program Assistant Ill to assist the Community Youth Worker in the coordination and participation of social recreation, educational and support activities and resources for children and youth living in the downtown eastside of Vancouver. This is an auxiliary position assisting with summer programs with potential for ongoing seasonal auxiliary work

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Responsibility of this position includes:

  • Actively leading a variety of youth activities with the emphasis on socialization, support, cultural, education and outreach
  • Assisting in the coordination of leadership and capacity building opportunities for youth (through workshops and mentorship)
  • Reviewing and supervising leaders and volunteers
  • Following established Centre procedures and protocols to ensure safety of program participants and staff;
  • Building and fostering positive and healthy relationships with youth, children, partner organizations and staff
  • Liaising and networking with a variety of social service agencies and makes referrals to appropriate agencies;
  • Providing outreach in the community to youth and their families; dealing with safety and emergency situations, and;
  • Completing miscellaneous clerical work, in addition to other related work as required.

Education and Experience:

  • Completion of an approved diploma course in recreation, social service, child and youth care and some related experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Education in recreation, social service, family support plus 2 years’ experience working in a community resources or community centre setting in at least 2 agencies would be preferred.
  • Previous experience planning, delivering and leading multi-faceted programs.
  • A current first aid Level 1 Certificate is required.
  • A Class 5 Driver’s License is required. Class 4 driver’s license is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of behaviours, needs and interests of children and youth
  • Good understanding of the value of creating and supporting community capacity building models and ability to facilitate parents to take leadership roles.
  • Knowledge and ability of group dynamics and leadership as related to children and youth and to effectively monitor activities and behaviours of participants, lead groups and provide basic instructions in various activities.

To apply: email resume and cover letter to subject line to read “PA III – Youth and Children’s Programs”

The City’s COVID-19 vaccination policy is currently suspended and as a result, vaccination against COVID-19 is not required at this time. However, should circumstances change and the City deem it necessary to re-introduce such policy, you may be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be eligible to continue performing your duties.

Business Unit/Department: Ray-Cam Co-operative Centre 

Affiliation: CUPE Local 15 Bargaining Unit (VMECW) 

Employment Type: Auxiliary/Casual 

Position Start Date: July, 2023 

Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-016: $27.98 to $32.87 per hour

Application Close: July 23, 2023

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Indigenous peoples, people of colour, 2SLGBTQ+ persons including all genders and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion

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