Job Posting 83639

Family Worker - Early Years
Capilano Community Services Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
North Vancouver
closing tomorrow (Tue, 24 May)
part time  •  $21 to $24 per hour

Job Title: Family Worker

Employer: Capilano Community Services Society (CCSS)

Location: North Vancouver, BC

Type of Position: Permanent, Part-Time

Hours of Work: 25 hours, Monday to Friday, with shifts between the hours of 9am-5pm. Flexible hours may be required based on operational requirements.

Wage Range: $21/hour - $24/hour

Benefits: An extended health benefits package is available following 3 months of consecutive employment and successful completion of a 3-month probationary review.

Vacation: 15 working days per year prorated for part-time employees.

Training:  In-house professional development.

Start Date: May/June, 2022 (negotiable)

 

About Capilano Community Services Society

CCSS is a registered, not-for-profit charitable society with a mission to foster safe, inclusive, and healthy communities where individuals and families can thrive. CCSS provides engaging, low-cost and no cost family, youth, and seniors’ programs and support services for North Shore residents. Our programming enhances social connectedness, wellbeing, resiliency, and promotes a sense of community belonging.  In March 2022, CCSS  moved to a brand-new community centre in Lions Gate Village where we will be delivering expanded programs and services for all ages.

CCSS supports Continued Education for all staff.

 

Overview of Family and Children’s Program

Our Family and Children’s Program opened in Spring 2022 and supports families with children aged newborn to11 years old. To start, we will be offering an early years program.

We will offer a variety of activities that foster social-emotional learning, offer opportunities to experience and explore indoor and outdoor spaces and strengthen parenting knowledge and skills.

We provide opportunities for children and adults to come together to learn and connect in a welcoming, inclusive, and culturally safe environment.

 

Early Years Program

We welcome families of children ages newborn to 5 years old.  Our programs are designed for family members to be in attendance with children, participating and learning together in a fun, play-based environment. Our program focuses on all the areas of early childhood development with an emphasis on social-emotional learning. We offer structured and unstructured play that includes activities such as songs and story time, music, arts/crafts, imaginary play, fine and gross motor, along with parent education, resources, and referrals. We do not offer childcare or daycare programs.

 

Overview of the Family Worker Role

The Family Worker is a frontline role, initiating and leading activities for family and children who attend our drop-in and registered programs. You will be facilitating a high-quality program that provides a caring and stimulating environment which promotes intellectual, physical, and social and emotional learning.  You will be working with a team of volunteers and staff to create a safe and inclusive environment for all the families. Your role entails being a support to families when participating with their children and building relationships and responding to needs. This position reports to the Family and Children’s Program Coordinator.

 

Responsibilities

  • Work with a team to plan and implement a quality program for young children, maintain healthy. relationships and communicate effectively and respectfully with children, families, and colleagues.
  • Supervise children and families to ensure a safe environment.
  • Creates and maintains a welcoming, emotionally safe, respectful, and inclusive environment.
  • Models positive adult-child interactions that promote intellectual, healthy social and emotional development.
  • Ensures sign-in sheets contain the required information and communicate with all staff members important information from families such as allergies.
  • Works with both families and children in small groups and/or one-to-one as appropriate, to encourage engagement in activities and interactions with peers, to enhance social, emotional, motor, and cognitive development.
  • Creates opportunities for families to acquire and practice positive parenting skills in a safe supportive environment.
  • Maintains outlined health and safety standards.
  • Works with staff team to maintain appropriate supplies and resources for the programs.
  • Liaises with the Program Coordinator in making referrals to community resources and in promoting and supporting parent-helping-parent initiatives as appropriate.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of special events as required.
  • Fulfills other duties as required to support day-to-day program operations. 

Qualifications and Experience

  • ECE, ECE Assistant or Responsible Adult Certificate required, or an equivalent accreditation or certification.
  • Infant Development and Supported Child Development (IDSC), or Family Resource Practitioner (FRP) is an asset.
  • A minimum of 1 year of recent experience in program delivery and facilitation in a frontline role, working with children newborn to 5 years old and their families, in a play-based, family-centred setting.
  • Experience working with diverse cultural groups including Indigenous children and families is preferred.
  • Current Emergency First Aid and CPR Certificate with infant/toddler certification.
  • FoodSafe Level 1 Certificate an asset.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Energetic and passionate about working with young children and families.
  • Displays a combination of care with nurturing and educational skills.
  • Creativity in programing in relation to the needs of children and families.
  • Ability to work in a multi-tasking, fast-paced environment within a quick turnover program.
  • Demonstrates an academic understanding of age and developmental needs for children newborn to 5 years of age.
  • Knowledge of Early Childhood Education BC Standards and principles such as BC Early Learning Framework and ECEBC Code of Ethics.
  • Professional and tactful in communicating with both children and adults.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrates initiative in making informed and clear decisions when situations arise with children and families.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changes in programming.
  • Ability to manage a small and large group learning activity/circle.
  • Knowledge and commitment to the principles and best practices of the family resource programs.
  • Ability to model and support conflict resolution with children and adults.
  • Ability to use good judgement, and demonstrate sensitivity, when working with vulnerable individuals and when making referrals.
  • Demonstrated awareness, understanding and sensitivity in all issues related to diversity and inclusion (such as financial status, social isolation, learning ability, gender and sexual identity, language, cultural identity, and migration status).
  • Ability to speak another language in addition to English is an asset.
  • Ability to carry up to 20 lbs and move furniture as required for room set-up/clean-up.

Applicant Criteria

Must be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial legislation.

As a condition of hire and ongoing employment, we require all employees to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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 email your cover letter and resume by 4:00pm on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, to: Jenn Townsend, Family and Children’s Program Coordinator at:

No phone calls please.

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

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