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Temporary Full-Time Position (30 hrs/week)

June 6 to August 31, 2022

West Side Family Place is looking for a dynamic and caring individual to join our team as a Family Program Assistant.

West Side Family Place is an accessible and inclusive family resource program offering play-based programs for children and their caregivers on Vancouver’s West Side.

The Family Program Assistant is a member of the staff team responsible for delivering a stimulating, early learning program for children from birth to five and their parents/ caregivers. This position reports to the Executive Director.


  • Work collaboratively with staff to provide an enriched, stimulating outdoor family program in a culturally diverse community for families with children birth to six.
  • Assist staff to plan and implement a full range of developmental and age-appropriate activities in a physically distanced outdoor setting.
  • Play an active role in the support of the parents and other adults who attend the drop-in.
  • Assist in linking families with other families, community resources and the community at large
  • Participate fully in all Family Place functions, including a variety of administrative duties, as required.
  • Plan, deliver and evaluate multicultural summer event(s).


  • Previous experience working with children, birth to five years an asset.
  • Previous experience working with parents and caregivers an asset.
  • Good organization and time management skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work comfortably in a cross-cultural, multi-lingual setting.
  • Second language an asset.

Application Process:

Employment type: Temporary full-time
Salary: $17.00

As this is Canada Summer Job Position (an initiative of the Canadian Government’s Youth Employment and Skills Strategy) all candidates must be aged between 18 to 30 years of age, 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 the employment

In addition, a police information check (criminal record check) will be required.

Submit Resume and Cover Letter by: May 13, 2022

Diane Elliott-Buckley, Executive Director

West Side Family Place
2819 West  11th Avenue
Vancouver, BC  V6K 2M2