Job Posting 63545

COLT Program Coordinator
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Richmond
closes in 4 days (Fri, 7 Aug)
full time  •  $1,772.40 gross bi-weekly with excellent benefits including pension

JOB OPPORTUNITY: COLT Student Parents Program Coordinator

COLT Students Parents Program Coordinator    Competition #36-20






We are a community-based, not-for profit organization with nearly 100 social services programs and 500 employees across Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. We provide counselling and other essential services to the most vulnerable people in our communities. For over 90 years, we’ve inspired and supported those who need help reaching their full potential. We work to ensure children are nurtured, youth find optimism, adults feel empowered, and parents make choices that build strong families.


Our values are:

  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Diversity
  • Optimism
  • Excellence


We provide a supportive workplace for our staff and professional, effective services for our clients, including counselling, therapy, advocacy, education and community services.



Our COLT Program in Richmond keeps pregnant teens and student parents in school and helps them to overcome the barriers that can keep them from finishing school and finding work.  These barriers include a lack of daycare for their children, economic difficulties, transportation, as well as relationship and personal issuesWhile participating in the program, their children are provided with quality daycare on campus.



The Coordinator will be responsible for the administration, supervision and co-ordination of the Richmond Student Parents Program including the day to day operations of the school program for student parents and the daycare. The Coordinator will also work to ensure the student program is operating effectively and collaboratively with the daycare.



  1. Client Support
  • Identify student participants and assist them in their entry and exit process
  • Support /assist students to obtain community day care placements and childcare subsidies
  • Provide students with on-going individual support and case management that responds to crisis, counseling and assistance to access community referrals regarding a variety of issues: housing, financial assistance, legal, health, relationship, MCFD involvement
  • Assist students with post-graduation plans
  • Organize and facilitate weekly group sessions for students covering parenting, life skills and interpersonal relationships
  1. Program Coordination and Development
  • Make recommendation to the Program Manager regarding program development and evaluation
  • Assist the Manager in the maintenance of measurable evaluation system for the program
  • Lead weekly meetings with the Daycare Supervisor and teachers
  • Liaise with the Daycare Supervisor to coordinate the school program for student parent and the daycare to ensure the delivery of quality service to the clients
  • Work with the Colt Program teacher to organize and coordinate school events
  • Make presentations about the program and engage in stakeholder events and community connection
  1. Program Administration
  • Ensure records/documentation are maintained regarding statistics, nature of services provided, outcomes and any other relevant documentation necessary to meet contractual and agency requirements
  • Assist in report and funding proposal writing
  • Organize, track and shop for the food needs of the program


Required Competencies

·        Collaborative Communication

·        Personal Effectiveness


·        Personal Leadership

·        Commitment to Excellence




Education / Experience

  • Undergraduate degree in social sciences, with a minimum of 3 years related experience; or a combination of equivalent education and experience
  • Extensive experience working with at-risk youth
  • Experience work with young parents, pregnant and parenting youth preferred and/or families with multiple barriers
  • Experience with and understanding of, MCFD role and child protection issues and willingness to work with social workers
  • Technical proficiency


Other Requirements

  • Successful completion of criminal record check
  • Work full time with some flexibility
  • Class 5 Driver’s License and use of a car


Job Specific Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Working with teen parents or related experience
  • Knowledge of Early Childhood (infant/toddler/preschool) and adolescent development
  • Working with the public education system
  • Group facilitation experience
  • Knowledge of community resources in Richmond
  • Ability to build and maintain community relationships
  • Ability to consider and construct practices which acknowledge and incorporate the experiences of persons who are marginalized on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, economic status, language, culture, age, disability, sexual orientation/identity and/or gender-identity



FSGV provides a comprehensive compensation package, with pension and generous extended health benefits for our regular staff.


FSGV supports career development and training for staff to reach their potential, offering mentorship and professional advancement in a supportive environment. We recognize the importance of work-life balance, wellness and a safe, inclusive and welcoming workplace that values diversity and respect for all.


Work Hours: Monday to Friday based on 35 hours/week 


Salary: GS9 Step 1 ($1,772.40 gross bi-weekly) with excellent benefits including pension


Location: Richmond Secondary School, 7171 Minoru Blvd. Richmond

Start Date: As Soon as possible



If this describes you, please submit your application to us through this link:


Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Thank you for your interest.


Post End Date: August 7, 2020


FSGV is committed to the principles of diversity. We encourage applications from qualified people of all genders expressions and identities, sexual orientations, visible minorities, Indigenous persons and persons with disabilities.


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