Is shaping the minds of the next generation part of your life’s calling? The Developmental Disabilities Association has an immediate opening for a Child and Youth Worker position. This role ensures the provision of an enriched leisure program by providing opportunities for learning and skill development. The Child and Youth Worker ensures that the activities being offered are designed to promote an inclusive program within the community.

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JOB TITLE: Child and Youth Worker | #1635
SERVICE AREA: Child & Youth Services
LOCATION: Leisure Challenge (Kensington Community Centre)- Vancouver
START DATE: October 31, 2022
TERM/STATUS: Permanent Part  Time
SCHEDULE/HRS: Monday, 13:00 to 18:00; Tuesday to Friday 14;00 to 18:00 // 21 hours per week

HOURLY WAGE: $23.45 as per collective agreement


The Child & Youth Worker ensures the provision of an enriched leisure program by providing opportunities for learning and skill development for youth with special needs. To design educational and recreational activities that promotes individual growth.

• A fully employer-paid, comprehensive health and welfare benefits plan
• Municipal Pension Plan
• Educational and training opportunities

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Certificate or minimum of 3 years in related studies toward a degree such as Therapeutic Recreation, Leisure Studies, Child Care, Social Sciences, or Education.
  • Minimum 1 year direct experience with youth in a recreational setting.
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills.
  • Formal training in the area of counseling and behavior management.
  • Requires physical strength, good balance, mobility and endurance for recreational activities.
  • Criminal Record Clearance
  • Medical Clearance
  • Satisfactory Driver’s Abstract
  • Class 5 Driver’s License/ able to obtain Class 4 Unrestricted License preferred
  • Valid First Aid/CPR
  • Non-violent Crisis Intervention Certification (training provided if needed)
  • Demonstrated competency in English written and verbal communication
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Eligible to work in Canada

This position is open to male applicants

This position requires union membership

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Posted by human resources in: Child & Youth Programs