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Job Number:  42679
Programmer - Community Schools Team
Job Posted: Monday, 12 March 2018
Closing Date: Monday, 9 April 2018
(74 days ago)
Britannia Family of Schools
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: $15-$20 per hour

Ideally you bring extensive knowledge of issues facing inner city families and children. A degree / in process in Child & Youth Care, Social Work, other social service focused degree or a strong background of work / on the job training.


As the community Schools Team programmer you lead a small team of dedicated staff and volunteers to provide Monday - Friday after school programming at one Inner City School.  This program operates daily from 3:00 - 6:00 pm and you will have up to 25 kids per day attending.  programming duties include planning and preparation for all aspects of this position - snack, recreation, social / emotional learning, out trips to local activities in the community, leadership of the team. report writing as needed seasonally and other ongoing day to day tasks.  

This position offers 35 hours per week of employment - depending on the school holiday closures, pro d days, etc.  

You will thrive in this position where you will be allowed to demonstrate excellent support to our students - many of whom face daily challenges that may include poverty, food security issues and family issues.  This position is challenging yet highly rewarding once relationships with the children are established.  An excellent opportunity for the right candidate who has plans to work with children / youth as a career.  


Community Schools Team – Programmer

Britannia Community Schools Team – Vancouver, BC

Job Description:

An exciting opportunity to support vulnerable elementary and secondary students after school with the Vancouver Board of Education. Our large, urban and multicultural school district provides programs to over 50,000 students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 and over 2,000 adults in adult education programs. Serving our diverse district in 110 facility sites, our programs and services are designed to address both complex challenges and extraordinary opportunities.

You report to and work closely with the Community Schools Coordinator to ensure that the program is implemented in a physically and emotionally safe environment and aligns with the program goals. Your effective communication and organizational skills will assist the Community Schools Team to provide excellent service to students in the community.


  • Provide vulnerable children with after-school programming that includes a safe and structured environment, academic support, healthy physical activity, skill-building activities such as cooking and arts, and healthy snacks.
  • Program planning, program promotion, registration, supervision of children,
  • Food procurement and preparation,
  • Liaise directly with high school students, providing them with training and volunteer placements in CST programs,
  • Liaise with school staff, parents, and other community partners in the development and implementation of programs,
  • Assists in the design of program evaluation methods to ensure that programs meet the needs of the community and ministry funding criteria



  • Degree or diploma in any of the following areas: Child and Youth Care, Recreation Leadership, Human Kinetics, Community Development, Social Work or Social Sciences, Education, and/or equivalent work experience
  • Experience / understanding working with vulnerable / Inner City children and families
  • Minimum 1-year experience working with vulnerable children in a recreational setting
  • Demonstrated proficiency in team leadership
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Demonstrated proficiency in responding to challenging behaviours
  • Current first aid and CPR certification or willing to obtain
  • HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development and/or QUEST2 certification or willing to obtain

The job is approximately 35 hours per week during the school year. Commencement of employment is conditional upon a successful criminal records check ($28 fee).


This position offers an hourly wage of $16.83 to $22.26 (+ 10.67% in lieu of benefits) depending on experience.


Application deadline: April 9, 2018


Please send cover letter and resume, with 3 professional references to:

 Ron Scott, Community Schools Coordinator

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please send a current resume and 3 professional references electronically to
Contact Details:
Ron Scott
Britannia Family of Schools
1001 Cotton Drive
Vancouver, BC, V5L 3T4

Tel: 604.713.8273

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