Temporary Full-Time Position (30 hrs/week)

June 6 to August 31, 2022 – or sooner

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


OVERVIEW: 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.


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 20, 2022

Diane Elliott-Buckley, Executive Director
West Side Family Place
2819 West 11th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6K 2M2