After School Activity Worker (United Way School’s Out Program)
Encompass Support Services Society is an accredited, non-profit agency that provides a wide range of programs and support services in Langley and Aldergrove for over 25 years. We help to build strong, sustainable communities by offering inclusive, accessible services tailored to meet the changing needs of the individuals and community we serve.
At Encompass, we are committed to a journey towards cultural humility and safety; for the well-being of those we serve and those, we work along-side. We gratefully acknowledge that the programs, services and offices of Encompass are on the unceded, sovereign Indigenous lands of the Coast Salish People. This includes the territories of Kwantlen, Katzie, Matsqui and Semiahmoo First Nations. We also acknowledge the Métis and Inuit people who make Langley their home.
Our purpose is to strengthen the health and vitality of community by identifying and responding to community needs, collaborating to enhance the lives of those we serve, while cultivating effective and sustainable partnerships.
Our vision is to empower individuals, to connect people, and to enrich lives. We value community, integrity, excellence, accountability, dynamic leadership and culture, advocacy, diversity, empowerment and collaboration.
Programs and supports are designed to build new skills, to foster healthy, productive lifestyles and to improve access to services within our community. Services are low-barrier, all-inclusive and at no cost to participants. Annually, we provide services to over 2500 individuals and families.
We are currently looking for an engaging, fun, and creative After School Activity Worker who enjoys working with school aged children. Reporting to the Family Place Supervisor, the After School Activity Worker will provide direct leadership, facilitation and supervision to children in an after school activity program.
Join Encompass and discover a work environment where we value community, are committed to providing great services, respect and value all people that we have interactions with and work together with honesty, integrity and teamwork.
JOB POSTING: 2023-0100 ASAW
DATE: May 16, 2023
POSITION: Permanent Part-Time - Non Bargaining Unit Position
HOURS OF WORK: Monday - Friday
September – June
17.5 hours per week
After School Hours
SALARY RANGE: CSSEA Wage Grid 9 - $25.41 - $28.16 per hour
BENEFITS: not eligible
VACATION: As Per ESSS Policy
ANTICIPATED START DATE: September 2023
1. To ensure the safety and well being of children at all times by ensuring consistent supervision.
2. To assist in the planning and implementation of age appropriate activities.
3. To ensure activities within each club are focused on program goals and outcomes.
4. To ensure activities within each club are designed to generate participant interest, are age appropriate and well organized.
5. To provide guidance and behavior management strategies to children/youth engaged in the program.
6. To keep attendance records and evaluate program success.
7. To develop and maintain positive and relationships with children/youth, their families and with school personnel.
8. To respect the privacy and confidentiality of children/youth and their families.
1. Education and Knowledge
• Certificate in a relevant field
2. Training and Experience
• One (1) year recent work experience.
• Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
• Experience working with children and youth in a social/recreational capacity.
3. Skills and Abilities
• Good verbal and written communication skills
• Strong organizational and time management skills
• Effective interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrated knowledge and application of trauma-informed and culturally safe principles of care.
• Demonstrated knowledge of relevant Acts, pertinent regulations, policy, procedures and other statutory and certification requirements (such as the Mental Health Act; Adult Guardianship Act; Child, Family and Community Service Act; and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act).
• Effective listening and consensus building skills that promote communication and a cooperative approach to problem solving and decision making.
• Ability to work effectively with others in a multicultural environment, independently and as part of a team, including understanding the frameworks of other disciplines.
• Ability to maintain professional integrity, boundaries, and confidentiality.
• Ability to make effective referrals in a collaborative manner, reflecting in-depth knowledge of community resources and strong collaborative skills in working with other community partners.
• Knowledge of systemic issues and risk factors facing under represented groups including LGBTQ2S+ and Indigenous youth and young adults.
• Knowledge and respect of the diversity of the BC population.
4. Other Information
• Police Information Check (including vulnerable sector check)
• Current Emergency First Aid
• Covid-19 Vaccination Status
At Encompass Support Services Society, equity, diversity, and inclusion at the core of who we are. These principles guide us in our programs and services and in fostering an environment of dignity, respect and belonging. We encourage applications from persons with historical and/or current barriers to equity, who will work respectfully within our inclusive organization and diverse community.
Encompass Support Services Society follows the guidelines of the Public Health Officer and WorkSafeBC to ensure all our employees, contractors and volunteers are welcomed into a safe environment.
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