COMMUNITY SCHOOL TEAM (CST) PROGRAMMER: PERSON OF RAPPORT
An exciting opportunity to support vulnerable elementary and secondary students after school with the Vancouver Board of Education
The Vancouver Board of Education’s Windermere Community Schools Team is currently seeking a Programmer to support vulnerable elementary and secondary students during out of school time (OST) in schools located in the Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood. Our large, urban and multicultural school district provides programs to over 50,000 students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 and over 2,000 adults in adult education programs. Serving our diverse district in 110 facility sites, our programs and services are designed to address both complex challenges and extraordinary opportunities.
As a Programmer with the Windermere Community Schools Team, you will work collaboratively to provide exceptional youth-led OST program opportunities to children in the Windermere Secondary family of schools (Windermere Secondary and its 6 neighbouring elementary schools).
In particular, the Person of Rapport role supports the After School Sports and Arts Initiatives (ASSAI) Sportball and Theatre program. The Person of Rapport acts as a liaison and program support staff to the Program Instructors from Sportball and Arts Umbrella.
The responsibilities include:
- Providing and administering healthy snacks for the participants
- Check in and check out
- Staff must contact absent student's family to find out why they are absent
- Ensure that all participants have been picked up by documented caregivers or have permission to walk home independently
- Contact family if pick up is late
- Have on site, the emergency contact information and medical information for each participant
- Responsible for first aid needs including having a first aid kit on site
- Supporting the transition and participation of the children in the programs
- Working through social emotional and behavioural concerns during program time with assistance of ASSAI Partner staff
- Support the ASSAI Partner staff in the delivery of the program and ensuring inclusivity of all children
- Assist ASSAI Partner staff in the dismissal of students and stay with children when pick-ups are late
- Assist in the clean-up of the program space
- Sportball 2:30pm-5:00pm Mondays January 6 – March 9 (excluding January 13 and February 17)
- Theatre 2:30-5:00pm Tuesdays January 7 – March 10
- Staff meetings and trainings as scheduled
- Possibility of extending into the Spring if interested(April – June)
- Degree or diploma in any of the following areas: Child and Youth Care, Recreation Leadership, Human Kinetics, Community Development, Social Work or Social Sciences, Education and/or equivalent work experience
- Min 2 years of experience working with children and youth in a recreational setting
- Current first aid and CPR certification or willingness to obtain
- HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development and/or QUEST2 certification or willingness to obtain
Hours and Remuneration:
The job is approximately 5 hours per week, Monday and Tuesday between 2:30pm-5:00pm plus additional time as required. This position requires travel from Windermere Secondary to an elementary school within the neighbourhood, by foot, bike or vehicle.
The position offers an hourly wage of $20.00 - $25.00 per hour (plus 10.67% in lieu of benefits) depending on experience. The successful candidate will be required to complete and pass a criminal record check (cost $28)
Please send your cover letter, resume and three professional references to Ms. Chelan Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Interviews will commence as soon as possible. Start date January 6.
**Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview**