The West End Community Centre Association enhances the quality of life of the residents and visitors of the West End and Coal Harbour communities by providing recreational, educational and social activities and services. The West End & Coal Harbour Community Centres are looking for two energetic, enthusiastic and responsible individuals to plan, lead and implement our Summer Day Camp programs for children ages 6 to 13 years.

Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a Day Camp setting as a leader or manager
  • Strong knowledge of age-appropriate activities & out trips for children ages 6 to 13 years
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience leading programs for children & adults, including supervision, training, problem-solving and giving feedback
  • Experience in administrative skills such as program planning, evaluation and reporting
  • Microsoft Office proficiency and marketing skills
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Ability & willingness to work within a culturally, economically and socially diverse community
  • Second language is an asset but not mandatory

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Liaising & working with the senior recreation staff at the West End and/or Coal Harbour Community Centres to ensure the efficient operation of all Day Camp programs
  • Coordinating day camp programs for children ages 6 to 13 years
  • Working with the day camp leaders to plan & implement age-appropriate activities (ie. arts & crafts, games, out trips)
  • Identifying supplies & equipment needs and replacing/purchasing necessary supplies
  • Marketing and promotion of all Day Camp programs including detailed schedules for each camp
  • Hiring, training, supervising and evaluating all Day Camp staff and volunteers
  • Providing supervision, leadership & support to day camp leaders and organizing regular opportunities for feedback and evaluation
  • Managing the budget in a responsible manner and overseeing weekly petty cash usage & reporting
  • Providing a safe, educational and engaging environment for children, volunteers and staff
  • Coordinate COVID-19 policies, procedures in accordance with the City of Vancouver guidelines, PHO, and viaSport guidelines.
  • Communicating with parents who have questions/concerns regarding the day camp programs and working with the supervisor to resolve any issues
  • Coordinating the collection of participants’ waiver forms and ensuring that the daily sign-in & sign-out of participants in conducted in a safe, efficient manner
  • Compiling program evaluations from leaders and participants and preparing an overall final report

Conditions of employment:

  • Successful Police Records clearance
  • Current First Aid and CPR C certification or willingness to obtain prior to the first day of the program
  • Currently the association’s vaccination policy is suspended and as a result, vaccination against COVID-19 is not required at this time. However, should circumstances change and the City of Vancouver deem it necessary to re-introduce such policy, candidates may be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be eligible for employment
  • As conditions of a position covered by the Canada Summer Jobs grant, the successful applicant must be between the ages of 16 and 30 years. Also must be available to work the entire duration of the dates stated below.
  • Preference will be given to those who are choosing a career in recreation, education, social services or social sciences

Terms of employment:

  • *positions, rate of pay, total hours, and start date dependent on funding from the Canada Summer Jobs Grant
  • Part time flexible schedule, up to 10 hours/week from April 22nd-June 7th, 2024
  • Full time Monday to Friday, 35-40 hours/week from June 10th-August 31st, 2024
  • $22.90 per hour including 4% in lieu of vacation pay and 4% in lieu of statutory holiday pay

Please forward your cover letter & resume, via mail or email by Friday March 8th at 5pm to:
West End Community Centre Attn: Community Youth Worker

Mail: 870 Denman Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 2L8  Email: Jessica.mccallum@vancouver.ca