Whether you are young or young at heart, working with kids and youth is in your blood. You want to make a difference and give back to the next generation of British Columbians. As a DDA Child & Youth Worker you will ensure the provision of a fun and engaging leisure program by providing opportunities for learning and skill development for youth with special needs. DDA invites you to bring your ideas and inspiration to provide a positive impact on some very important lives. This is a permanent part-time position that will switch to full-time during school breaks and summer breaks.

Since 1952, Developmental Disabilities Association has been helping thousands of people in BC with developmental disabilities reach their full potential through support and advocacy. DDA is one of those organizations that encourages professional development, on-the-job training, community involvement, and a very inclusive work environment.

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Job Title: Child & Youth Worker
Location: Leisure Challenge (Kensington Community Centre)
Start Date: As soon as possible
Term/Status: Permanent Part Time
Hours: Mon 13:00-18:00, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 14:00-18:00 // 21 hours per week
Full time hours during school breaks and summer breaks
Hourly Wage: $23.45 per collective agreement    

What We Offer:

  • An extensive employer paid benefits package that includes healthcare and dental
  • Municipal Pension Plan
  • On-the-job training
  • Professional development
  • Community involvement
  • An inclusive work environment


  • 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 counselling 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 only open to male applicants

This position requires union membership

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Posted by human resources in: Child & Youth Programs, Department, Job Status, Part-Time