2819 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6K 2M2       604-738-2819



Temporary Full-Time Position (30 hrs/week)

June 7 to August 27, 2021

West Side Family Place is looking for a dynamic and compassionate 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.

Due to the evolving COVID 19 situation and its impact on family programs, the day-to-day job requirements will require flexibility and adaptability. Development of online content and physically distanced outdoor programming is anticipated until regular programming can safely resume.


  • 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 to other families, community resources and the community at large.
  • Participate fully in all Family Place functions, including a variety of administrative duties, as required.


  • 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 24, 2021

Diane Elliott-Buckley, Executive Director

West Side Family Place

2819 West  11th Avenue

Vancouver, BC  V6K 2M2


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