Program Leader (Burnaby)
The Burnaby Neighbourhood House is a volunteer-driven community-based social service agency that provides programs and services in response to identified community needs. The afterschool program leaders are responsible for engaging with and supervising children (ages 7-12) 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 after school activities.
General Duties and Responsibilities:
to promote Neighbourhood House philosophy by ensuring participants have opportunities to connect across program areas
to supervise participants and ensure safety in the program
to assist supervisor in planning program appropriate for school-aged children
to assist supervisor in planning a program that supports children to develop social and emotional skills
to implement and evaluate program in cooperation with staff and volunteers
to work within budget limits
to work with and support volunteers
to set-up and take down the drop-in space
to communicate with parents/caregivers on a regular basis
to help build supportive relationships with families through special events and ongoing communication
to participate in regular staff meetings and training sessions
to develop positive relationships with participants and act as a role model and mentor
to assist with preparation and delivery of daily nutritional snack
to supervise participants on trips away from the centre
Knowledge and awareness of issues surrounding diversity and inner-city communities.
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
1-2 years’ experience providing care and mature guidance to school-aged children in a program setting.
High Five certificate (or willing to obtain)
Current First Aid and CPR certification.
Current criminal record search.
Food Safety Level 1 (free online course)
Anaphylaxis in a Childcare Setting (free online course)
Child and Youth Care (CYC) or similar diploma (an asset)
Experience working with at-risk children.
Second language (an asset).
Class 4 Driver's License (an asset).
Hours of Work: This is a term position that will run from Sept 2020 to June 2021, barring school breaks and holidays. Program Leaders will have a total of 5 to 20 hours per week from Monday to Friday
Rate of Pay: $16.46/hour
Afterschool Program Leaders report to and are supervised by the Afterschool Team Leads and Afterschool Programs Coordinator.
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