Job Posting 71252

Summer Worker - Early Childhood Development
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Tri-Cities, BC
closing today (Mon, 21 Jun)
canada summer jobs / summer students  •  $15.20 per hour

Division: Settlement and Family Services


Program: Multicultural Early Childhood Development (MECD)


Number of Positions: 2


About the Position:

This position will provide Early Childhood Development (ECD) programs and services to newcomer families with children 6 and under in the Tri-cities area, such as family support, parent education and outreach. The staff will also work in partnership with ECD Service providers in the area to identify ECD service gaps and provide services to meet these needs.


Reports to: Program Coordinator


Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work with the MECD/FRC staff team to deliver activities/parent support groups for parents with 0-6 years old kids in Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean or Farsi
  • Identifies the ECD service needs for newcomer families with children under 6 years old and provides programs to meet these needs
  • Promotes the service through media and other networks
  • Liaises and collaborates with other service providers, and funders in developing programs, support links and referral networks
  • Assists in the provision of services in the Multicultural Family Resource Centre
  • Fills out all documentation (group records, monthly group statistics, etc) as required in a timely manner and submit to the Multicultural Early Childhood Development Coordinator
  • Prepares program reports as and when required
  • Attends training and meetings as and when required
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Program Coordinator

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Obtained or pursuing a Bachelor degree in Social Sciences/Family Studies or Diploma/Certificate on Early Childhood Education or related discipline
  • Experience in group facilitation and family support work
  • Demonstrates knowledge on child development and knowledge of community resources

Job Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Chinese (Mandarin and or Cantonese), Korean or Farsi is an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent engagement skills in working with parents and children
  • Excellent group facilitation skills
  • Excellent team player with internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent program planning, time management and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and basic internet skills
  • Excellent multi-tasking and flexible skills

Other Requirements:

  • Works flexible schedules (able to work weekdays and/or weekends)
  • Standard First Aid Certification is an asset
  • Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector) Required

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