Are you good with people and have an interest in human resources? Are you a rock star at being organized and have an unwavering desire to be part of a team that makes a difference in others’ lives?
The Developmental Disabilities Association (DDA) is looking for a skilled Department Assistant to help the association’s Employment services department meet their goals for 2023.
DDA offers a competitive wage, amazing benefits, a pension, and a really relaxed atmosphere and corporate culture. All with the mission of supporting those who need it most in Richmond and Vancouver.

A little about us: The Developmental Disabilities Association is a leading employer in B.C.’s social services sector. With over 50 community-based programs and services for children, youths, and adults in Vancouver and Richmond, we offer superior programs and services to enable people with developmental disabilities to reach their full potential.

JOB TITLE: DEPARTMENT ASSISTANT (Employment Services) | #1677
SERVICE AREA: Vocational & Day Services
LOCATION: Vancouver
START DATE: January 23, 2023
TERM/STATUS: Permanent Full Time
SCHEDULE/HRS: Monday to Friday 8:00-16:00 // 37.5 hours per week
HOURLY WAGE: $22.42  as per collective agreement

THE ROLE:  Provides administrative support to the Employment Services department – Jobs West and Starworks


Education & Experience:

  • Post-secondary diploma.
  • Recent office experience working with Word, Excel and variety of computer software and able to type accurately at a minimum of 60 w.p.m.
  • 2 years of administrative experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in the English language.
  • Ability to respond/communicate with public and staff in a positive, professional and courteous mature manner.
  • Ability to work independently and maintain strict confidence.
  • Experience with non-profit sector and mid-sized organization in a unionized environment.

Standard requirements include:

  • Criminal Record Clearance
  • Medical Clearance
  • Demonstrated competency in English
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Eligible to work in Canada


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

*This position requires Union Membership.

For more information, please visit our website at

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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Posted by dda-editor in: Administrative / Head Office, Employment Services, Full-Time