Job Posting 70539

Child and Youth Worker
Capilano Community Services Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
North Vancouver, BC, Canada
closed 4 days ago (Fri, 7 May)
canada summer jobs / summer students  •  $19/hour gross for 35hrs/wk

Capilano Community Services Society (CCSS)


Job Title: Child and Youth Worker

Location: North Vancouver, BC

Type of Position: Temporary (10 weeks), Full-Time; partially funded by Canada Summer Jobs Program

Wage Rate: $19/hour gross, for 35 hours per week

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4:30pm – flexible hours may be required

Start Date: June 21, 2021

End Date: August 27, 2021

About Capilano Community Services Society

For 50 years, Capilano Community Services Society (CCSS) has connected residents of the North Shore to their communities by providing support services, resources, and out-reach programs that address the current and emerging needs of at-risk youth, and frail and isolated seniors. Our programming is designed to support and enhance social connections, health and well-being, and resiliency. Our goals are to foster vibrant, inclusive and caring communities where residents feel a sense of belonging and can thrive. Our geographical reach covers communities in and around the Capilano area of North Vancouver with programs designed to meet the needs of this population.

 Our summer youth outreach programming is designed for potentially at-risk youth, in the following age demographics: Middle Years (Grades 6 and 7), high school students (Grades 8 to 12) and older youth (18 to 24 years of age). We offer a wide variety of activities that include music, arts, cooking, sports, along with out-trips to local attractions. Our fun, engaging and structured programs promote social and emotional learning, and pro-social behaviours.

COVID-19 Response Plan: Child and Youth Worker Job Tasks

Providing a safe work environment is our priority. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CCSS may adjust, or change job tasks (described below), in alignment with advice from local and provincial health authorities. Job tasks for the Child and Youth Worker may involve providing in-person and/or online programs and services, either in our office and/or from an employer-approved off-site/remote location. All CCSS activities have approved safety plans in place, which are updated as needed.


Job Description

The Child and Youth Worker will report to the Program Manager and Youth Program Coordinator.

  • Assist CCSS Youth Outreach Workers in planning, developing, coordinating, and implementing summer program activities and out-trips for children and youth ranging in age from 11 to 24 years old.
  • Provide leadership, guidance, facilitation, and supervision for children and youth in CCSS programs.
  • Actively participate in all aspects of the summer programs such as: indoor/outdoor games/sports, crafts, music, cooking, and life skills and leadership-building activities.
  • Engage children and youth in new adventures and experiences to assist program participants to develop new skills and increase independence and resiliency.
  • Encourage and model positive behaviour within the group setting and when visiting public spaces.
  • Ensure a safe, supportive, inclusive, healthy, educational and fun environment for children and youth.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity, understanding, and respect for our program participants and their families, who may have varying facets of vulnerability (low income, learning disabilities, social isolation, trauma, newcomers, etc.), while maintaining professional boundaries.
  • Demonstrate respect for diversity, and identify and enhance opportunities for inclusion for participants who identify as LGBTQ2S+ youth or, children and youth who are from other cultures (new immigrants), and/or Indigenous children and youth who hold other world views/other ways of knowing.
  • Liaise with families/guardians, and third-party service providers, in relation to communications, marketing, coordinating and implementing summer programs.
  • Provide information about other available community services and resources.
  • Write program reports, and/or accident/incident reports, and complete program statistics.
  • Work collaboratively with staff and management to ensure high-quality programming.


  • A bachelors’ degree in social work, community development, family counselling, child development, psychology, social services or a related field is preferred. A relevant combination of education and experience will also be considered.
  • Work and/or volunteer experience in child, youth, and/or family programming.
  • Experienced using a variety of online platforms such as Zoom.
  • Highly proficient in creating, curating and using engagement strategies to post content on social media platforms.
  • Excellent computer literacy in standard office software programs (MS Office) and other applications for the purposes of word processing, spreadsheets, and design applications (for posters, etc.).
  • Ability to speak a second language other than English is an asset.

Applicant Criteria

This job is partly funded by the federal government’s Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program and therefore applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment,
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment,
  • have a valid Canadian Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and,
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

 For this role, CCSS also requires applicants to have:

  • a regular unrestricted (no “N”) class 5 driver’s license,
  • access to a reliable vehicle to use daily for work, and
  • a successful criminal record and vulnerable sector check will be required prior to the start of employment.

How To Apply

To apply for this job, please forward your cover letter and resume, by 4pm on Friday, May 07, 2021 to Maralyn Wild, Program Manager at:

No phone calls please.

We thank all candidates for applying and will only be contacting shortlisted candidates.

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