Job Posting 83504

School Age Summer Camp Leader
St. Matthews Day Care Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
103 - 7355 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC
closing today (Sat, 28 May)
canada summer jobs / summer students  •  $18.00 per hour

Do you enjoy working with children between the ages of 5 and 12?  Do you like to have fun while working?  Can you demonstrate a high level of energy and enthusiasm?  Want to have the opportunity to teach, mentor and learn?  Then this role is for you.


St. Matthews Day Care is a non-profit, charitable organization providing child care for children aged 4 months through 12 years.


Our summer camp is for children who have completed Kindergarden through Grade 7.  We provide a variety of weekly activities and field trips to keep the children engaged.


As a summer camp leader, you will be on a team with four other staff members to deliver the fun and excitement.


Job Description

Will assist in both school age and preschool aged groups

Working with the senior staff member, the Summer Lamp leader will:

  • Assist in coordinating the details of the summer activities, including developing appropriate art activities and games; planning the transit / walking routes for field trips in a manner that supports and promotes the physical, cognitive, emotional and social development of children
  • Ensure the classroom space is safe, clean and attractive
    • Organizing classroom space in a functional, clean, neat & attractive way
    • Labeling materials
    • Displaying children’s work in a way that is attractive and promotes children’s self-esteem
    • Alerting director to any concerns about cleanliness, needed repairs or safety
  • Prepare field trip bagged lunches in accordance with the Centre’s policy and food safety rules
  • Serve snack, prepared by onsite chef, for non field trip days
  • Ensure records (i.e. communication log book, attendance, sign in sheets) are maintained
  • Enforce safety rules, intervene when children may injure themselves or others, and promptly complete an incident report in the event of an injury involving children or staff.
  • Practice infection control principles (i.e. proper hand-washing, cleaning and sanitizing toys, tables, etc)
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with co-workers and parents
  • Guide children’s behaviour using a range of developmentally appropriate, consistent and positive approaches

Hours of Work / Compensation


Full time summer position.

Shifts are 7 – 8 paid hours with a 1 hour unpaid lunch break.  Shifts will vary during the operating hours of 7:00 am and 6:00 pm.

Start date – June 6, 2022

End date – September 2, 2022

Hourly rate - $18.00




  • Must be 19 years of age
  • Ability to read, write and speak English at a high level
  • Valid Emergency Child Care First Aid or Standard First Aid.  Must be obtained before June 29, 2022
  • Have completed or be willing to complete, a course, or a combination of courses of at least 20 hours duration in child development, guidance, health and safety or nutrition [Responsible Adult Training],  (Time will be allotted during the training period to complete if not done prior to starting)
  • Experience working with children (may be volunteer work)
  • Comfortable in water and be able to swim
  • The following qualifications are considered an asset:  Food Safe Level 1, High-Five, Babysitter training, Early Childhood Educator / Early Childhood Educator Assistant Certificate, Education Assistant
  • Successful candidates will be require to complete a criminal record check prior to starting in the position


Canada Summer Jobs


  • This position is supported by the Canada Summer Jobs initiative and is contingent on Federal Government Grant funding.  Successful candidates must meet the criteria in the grant program, including:
  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age 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 employment
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation regulations


Interested candidates to submit their resume and references to


Only those selected for interview will be contacted.



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