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Job Number:  46296
School Aged Childcare Support Leader
Job Posted: Monday, 16 July 2018
Closing Date: Wednesday, 15 August 2018
(62 days ago)
Burnaby Neigbhourhood House
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Part time
Location: Burnaby Salary: 17.46/hour

The Burnaby Neighbourhood House serves as a community focal point – a place where families and individuals can go to get support and services; a place where new immigrants become involved in their community and can find information and resources that will help them with their adaptation and integration into the community; where seniors and youth can gather; and where all these groups can come together in activities and events that aim to link generations and cultures and create a stronger community. 


It seeks the involvement and input of community members in the development and implementation of supportive programs and services.  It draws residents together to create a healthier community through their involvement.


Job Description:

The position of School Age Childcare Support Leader requires positive, energetic, and experienced people. The support leader is there to facilitate the inclusion of children who require extra support and are responsible for engaging with and supervising children (ages 5-12) in a busy program setting. This role involves:  planning and implementing daily activities, managing behaviour, providing learning opportunities and support for participants, attending to the developmental (social, emotional, physical, and cognitive) needs of participants and their families, supporting volunteers, and providing a safe and welcoming atmosphere for participants to engage in activities.


General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Promotes Neighbourhood House program philosophy by ensuring programs have the opportunities to interconnect and achieve client integration across program areas.
  • Walk children to and from school or assist with loading and unloading children in the van.
  • Engage with children in a variety of activities: sports, games, crafts, etc.
  • Supervises participants and ensure safety in the program.
  • Performs first aid treatment.
  • Assists supervisor in planning monthly program appropriate for school-aged children.
  • Assists supervisor in training staff team on individual support guides.
  • Assists other members of the staff team in engaging and working with children who require extra support.
  • Assists children with their homework.
  • Sets-up and takes down of shared spaces.
  • Works in cooperation with staff and volunteers, to implement and evaluate programs.
  • Works within budget limits.
  • Works with and provides leadership to volunteers.
  • Talks with parents/caregivers on a regular basis.
  • Participates in regular staff meetings and training sessions.
  • Develops positive relationships with participants and act as a role model and mentor.
  • Assists with preparation and delivery of daily nutritional snack.
  • Supervises participants on trips away from the centre.
  • Assists with light cleaning and centre maintenance.
  • Performs other duties as required.



  1. Must be at least 19 years of age.
  2. Knowledge and awareness of issues surrounding diversity and multiculturalism.
  3. A high level of functional spoken and written English skills sufficient to ensure successful communication with staff, children and parents
  4. 1-2 years of experience providing care and mature guidance to school-aged children who have been diagnosed with: Autism, ADHD, ADD, ODD, OCD, Cerebral Palsy, visual impairment or other developmental delays
  5. Completion of Special Needs Early Childhood Educator Certificate, Classroom and Community and Classroom Support Diploma, Community Support Worker Certificate or completion of a course , or a combination of courses, of at least 20 hours in child development, guidance, health and safety or nutrition.
  6. Current 1st Aid and CPR certification.
  7. Current criminal record search.
  8. Current Level 1 Foodsafe certificate or Food Safety Certificate (http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/protect/food-safety-module/files/home.htm)
  9. Healthy Eating in Child Care Setting Certificate (https://learninghub.phsa.ca/Courses/6820/healthy-eating-in-the-childcare-setting-division-of-responsibility-model)
  10. Anaphylaxis in Child Care Setting Certificate (http://www.allergyaware.ca/)
  11. High 5 – PHCD Certificate (http://www.bcrpa.bc.ca/recreation_parks/recreation/high_five/overview.htm)
  12. Early Learning Framework Certificate (http://ocr.openschool.bc.ca/course/index.php?categoryid=6)
  13. Connecting with Families Certificate (http://ocr.openschool.bc.ca/course/index.php?categoryid=6)
  14. Documented compliance with BC’s immunization and tuberculosis control programs.
  15. Early Childhood Education (ECE), Child and Youth Care (CYC) or Recreation Leadership diploma (an asset).
  16. Second language (an asset).
  17. Class 4 Driver’s License (an asset).


Hours of Work & Rate of Pay:           

The support leaders hours are dependent on what is contracted by the funding agency but range from 15-27 per week (during school year), there may be opportunities for other hours as a program leader.  Hours may increase to 40 per week over school breaks. Due to the age group we work with, staff work a split shift between the hours of 7-9 am and 2:30-6 pm.  Additional hours may be available in our Preschool programs. Starting wage is $17.46 ($14.00 if you do not meet all training requirements at the time of hiring but will increase once completed) with benefits after 3 months for anyone who regularly works over 20 hours a week.  4% holiday pay will be added to pay for first year, after this time employees are eligible for 2 weeks paid holidays.



School Aged Childcare Leaders report to and are supported by the Site Supervisor and Hub Coordinator.

Positions start: August 27, 2018

Location: Burnaby

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please reply with resume and cover letter quoting the position you are applying for along with copies of training certificates to:
Hiring Committee
Burnaby Neighbourhood House

We thank all who apply however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. No phone calls please.
Contact Details:
Hiring Committee
Burnaby Neigbhourhood House

www:   www.burnabynh.ca

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