Summer Program Worker – Residential | Temporary Full time – 1871

April 4, 2024
Are you looking to initiate your career in a field where you help others? Then, this position is for you. Summer community service workers will assist in the enrichment of the Residential programs and services.
Since 1952, Developmental Disabilities Association has been helping thousands of people in BC with developmental disabilities reach their full potential through support and advocacy. We create extended networks of support, invest in individual needs, and strive for an inclusive and safe community. Come see what we are about. Go to for all of our latest blogs and podcasts and scroll to the bottom of the page to connect with us on social!

This position is subject to funding by Canada summer jobs. Position is conditional based on approval of application request by Service Canada. 
Job Title: Program Worker (RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS) 
Location: Vancouver
Start Date: 22 April 2024, ending 31 August, 2024
Term/Status: Temporary Full Time
Schedule/Hours:  Monday – Friday 08:30 – 16:00// 37.5 hours per week
Hourly Wage: $20.00
These positions involve recreational programming, instruction, and assisting with activities of daily living.  It involves representing the Association by participating in community events. These positions are subject to funding by Canada Summer Jobs.


  • Experience in assisting individuals in all aspects of daily living (total personal care, feeding, bathing, dressing, etc.)
  • Knowledge of and ability to work with challenging behaviours
  • Knowledge of and ability to deal effectively with behaviours associated with mental health, an asset
  • Post-secondary education or training in a related field
  • Must be between ages of 19-30 at intake time, not hold another full time (30 or more hours) summer job
  • Minimum one year direct experience with people with developmental disabilities
  • Training in behaviour management techniques
  • Criminal Record Clearance
  • Medical Clearance
  • Demonstrated competency in English
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Must be Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold Refugee status

*This position requires Union membership.

*This position is open to female applicants only.

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

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