Program Staff-Permanent Full-time Employment Opportunity

Westminster Children's Afterschool Society (WCAS) - New Westminster, BC (30+ days ago)

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** Internal/External Posting - Employment Opportunity **

Westminster Children’s After School Society (WCAS)

Initial Work Site Location: Griffins Alley (701 Park Crescent New Westminster)

Position: Program Staff

Salary: $15.69 -$17.52 per hour

Extended Health & Dental benefit package (after completion of probationary period)

All WCAS staff are members of the BCGEU

Placement: January 6, 2020

Terms: Permanent Full-Time 30 hours per week- Monday to Friday: 7:00-9 am and 2:00-6 pm

Additional hours as required on Non-Instructional days and School breaks up to 40 hours per week

Closing: December 12, 2019 or until filled


Westminster Children's Afterschool Society (WCAS), a non-profit society, envisions New Westminster as a community in which safe, quality; affordable childcare is available to all families. WCAS operates in a cooperative, mutually respectful atmosphere with families, trustees, staff, and administration of the schools which are WCAS' primary base of operations. WCAS is a provider of and advocate for childcare; a strong voice for allocation of space and funding for childcare; and actively works together with community partners.

WCAS is the largest provider of licensed child care in New Westminster and serves over 280 children per month between the ages of 5 and 12 years old at our 9 licensed school aged child care facilities.

Nature & Scope:

Reporting directly to the Team Coordinator and Director the Program’s, Staff will work directly within the school age program facilitating activities for children ages 5 to 12.

Major Responsibilities:

  • To read, understand and follow all Provincial and WCAS requirements and standards.
  • To interact directly with the children.
  • To assist with the planning and implementing of a consistent child centered program in accordance with WCAS standards.
  • To establish and maintain positive daily communication with parents and staff teams.
  • To maintain a neat, orderly, and clean environment, including all activity
  • To ensure that all safety and supervision standards are implemented and areas and washrooms. Maintained per licensing and WCAS requirements.
  • To ensure all Policies & Procedures are met and maintained
  • To maintain regular attendance, punctuality and to be appropriately dressed and well groomed.


  • First Aid certificate Level B or higher
  • Completion of Grade 12 - Minimum age is 19
  • Must have Responsible Adult, ECE, ECEA, School Age certificate or equivalent Courses/Degree/Certificate in child growth and development (minimum 20 hours)
  • Experience working with children in a childcare/ recreational setting
  • Experience working with children with special needs with an emphasis in Autism is an asset

Competencies: In addition to bringing a commitment to WCAS’s vision and values, and an orientation to service, the candidate should possess the following competencies:

Leadership: Motivates and inspires self and others to act to achieve desired outcomes.

Communication: Communicates in a thorough, clear, and timely manner.

Creativity: Develops new ways or adapts existing ideas to improve programs and service.

Teamwork: The ability to work effectively with others to achieve optimal results.

Product Knowledge: Thorough understanding of the components required in providing quality care

Internal/External applicants please apply by Fax or Email with a cover letter and resume to:

Director of Programs

Fax: (604) 540-1683

WCAS is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $15.69 to $17.52 /hour


  • Child Care: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Secondary School (Required)


  • First Aid (Required)
  • Responsible Adult/ECE/ECA or Equivalent (Required)