Children's Activity Leader - Out of School Care

Requisition ID: 33314 


Britannia Community Services Society has an exciting opportunity for a Children Activity Leader in the Out of School Care program. 


Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Vancouver has a commitment to becoming a City of Reconciliation. Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities and is working towards being the greenest city in the world. Named among Canada's Top 100 Employers, BC's Top Employers, and Canada's Greenest Employers, the City of Vancouver seeks colleagues who can help shape and embody our core commitments to sustainability, decolonization, equity and outstanding quality of life for all residents.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.


Main Purpose & Function

Reporting to the Child Care Supervisor, Children’s Activity Leader will plan and implement programming development appropriate for a group of 50 to 70 children ages between 5 and 12.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Reporting to the Child Care Supervisor, Children’s Activity Leader will plan and implement programming that is developmentally appropriate for children ages between 5 and 12; support the diverse needs of children, in an inclusive Out of School Care program in a multicultural community; and work with a team of childcare workers ensuring safety and licensing requirements as directed by the Senior Supervisor and Management.


Education and Experience

  • School Age Childcare certificate or Early Childhood Education or Responsible Adult certification (a minimum of 20 hours of training in “Child Growth and Development”, “Health & Safety” and/or “Guiding and Caring”).
  • Food Safe
  • Current First Aid Certificate – Emergency Child Care first aid / cpr level b
  • Previous experience in an Out of School Care Program or similar children’s recreation program


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Sound knowledge of the fundamentals of instruction in a child care program.
  • Sound knowledge of the policies, regulations and rules applicable to the work performed.
  • Working knowledge of the principles, practices and objectives of a licensed community child care program.
  • Working knowledge of the fundamentals of program leadership.
  • Working knowledge of crafts, arts and other pursuits related to children’s programs.
  • Some knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.
  • Ability to coordinate and lead program activities for children of various ages and development levels, and to participate in program planning and assessment.
  • Ability to maintain control and exercise discipline with tact and consistency.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with parents, staff and a variety of external contacts such as social workers and therapists.
  • Ability to provide training and work direction to substitutes and volunteers.
  • Ability to assist in identifying developmental problems in children.
  • Ability to provide support and encouragement to families in crisis situations and to recommend appropriate referrals.
  • Sound knowledge of Child Development
  • Understanding and experience working with special needs and behaviour of children requiring extra support in an inclusive program is important.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with a class 4 driver’s license. The license must not include any restrictions that would affect the ability to legally and safely carry out job responsibilities. Local area travel and transportation arrangements


This is a Regular Part Time position. Candidates must be able to work split shifts and full-time hours on school closures. The shift schedule for this position: Monday to Friday from approximately 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with some 7:15 9:00 a.m. split shifts each week. On school holidays, non-instructional days and during the summer holidays, the position involves full day shifts, Monday to Friday.


A Criminal Record Check is a requirement of this position. A clearance requires the absence of any criminal charges or convictions related to this position.


Business Unit/Department: Britannia Community Centre

Affiliation: CUPE Local 15 - Bargaining Unit - Britannia

Employment Type: Reg. P/T Benefits 

Position Start Date: October 2021

Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-014: $25.25 to $29.70 per hour


Application Close: October 22, 2021

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, LGBT2Q+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion


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