Indigenous Program Assistant II

Requisition ID: 38794 


Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples, 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 and Function
This is routine recreational work involving responsibility for overseeing a specific recreational area or program segment.  An incumbent works alone or as a team member and monitors the safety and behavior of participants in facility programs or activities, plans, leads and oversees games and activities, assists in planning and carrying out special events, leads groups in providing basic skills instruction, and performs a variety of routine clerical and reception duties.  The work of this class is differentiated from that of the Program Assistant I by additional responsibility for assisting in the planning and carrying out of special events and programs and the broader scope of clerical duties performed.  Some independence of judgement is exercised in day to day activities but any unusual problems or issues are referred to the supervisor.  The work is checked by a supervisor and performance is evaluated in terms of attainment of desired results and services rendered.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities            

  • Sets up rooms including tables, chairs, audio-visual equipment.
  • Assists in planning, carrying out and supporting special events or programs such as Indigenous Cultural Workshops, Recreational activities and events in the Arts. 
  • Ensures participants adhere to rules and regulations.
  • Collects fees and issues receipts for memberships, programs or admissions; balances cash, takes and reports attendance.
  • Answers inquiries over the phone or in person and provides routine information regarding programs, facilities, and takes reservation for racquetball or other courts or rooms.
  • Responsible for building security and lock-up; implements emergency procedures, as required.
  • Performs related work as required

Education and Certification:

  • Completion of a post-secondary diploma or degree in recreation or related discipline plus some related experience OR an equivalent combination of training and experience;
  • Driver’s License for the Province of British Columbia;
  • First Aid – Level I preferred.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of the behavior, needs and interests typical of participants of all ages including adults.
  • Working knowledge of the practices, procedures and equipment used in playground recreational programs and activities.
  • Working knowledge of the safety practices, policies, regulations and rules applicable to the work performed.
  • Some knowledge of the fundamentals of program leadership.
  • Some knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.
  • Ability to effectively monitor activities and the behaviour of participants. 
  • Ability to assist in the planning and carrying out of special events or programs.
  • Ability to lead groups and provide basic skills instructions in various activities.
  • Ability to collect fees, issue receipts and balance cash.
  • Ability to render basic first aid as required.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationship with other facility staff and with parents.


Resumes can be mailed to:
Raquel Lu
Britannia Community Services Centre 1661 Napier Street
Vancouver, BC V5L 4X4

or emailed to:
or faxed to: 604-718-5858, attention: Raquel Lu


We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


The City’s COVID-19 vaccination policy is currently suspended and as a result, vaccination against COVID-19 is not required at this time. However, should circumstances change and the City deem it necessary to re-introduce such policy, you may be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be eligible to continue performing your duties.


Business Unit/Department: Britannia Community Services Centre Society 

Affiliation: CUPE Local 15 Bargaining Unit 

Employment Type: Auxiliary/Casual 

Position Start Date: June, 2023 

Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-012: $23.86 to $27.98 per hour


Application Close: June 16, 2023

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, 2SLGBTQ+ 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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