Coordinator - After School Program

Burnaby Neigbhourhood House - Lower Mainland, BC (30+ days ago)

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After School Program Coordinator

The Burnaby Neighbourhood House serves as a community focal point – a place where families and individuals can go to get support and services; a place where new immigrants become involved in their community and can find information and resources that will help them with their adaptation and integration into the community; where seniors and youth can gather; and where all these groups can come together in activities and events that aim to link generations and cultures and create a stronger community. It seeks the involvement and input of community members in the development and implementation of supportive programs and services. It draws residents together to create a healthier community through their involvement.

We are currently seeking a Coordinator for our targeted after school programs.

Responsibilities:
Creates and facilitates after school programming that is inclusive, dynamic and engaging for elementary school aged children who face barriers to being included in mainstream programming (ie/ behaviour, income, ability, etc.).
Works respectfully and therapeutically with participants and their families.
Leads and evaluates staff team
Takes an active role in professional development for self and staff team
In consultation with staff team, establishes a program which meets the individual needs of the children
Takes an active, hands on role in all areas of the children’s program
With staff team, assists children in developing positive self-concepts and healthy problem-solving skills
With the staff team, works to understand and implement best practices in the field
Ensures the physical and emotional environments are safe and positive places for children
Keeps staff team up-to-date on children’s unique needs particularly concerning allergies, medical, custodial agreements, etc.
Ensures staff understand the philosophies and goals of the program and comply with all BNH policies and procedures
Ensures the daily program is reflective of the children attending, promotes sound nutritional principles, and allows for development in all areas (physical, emotional, etc.)
Demonstrates leadership qualities and role models best practices for staff
Acts as a resource person to parents by being aware of community resources
Connects families with other BNH programs and events
Ensures accurate records of enrollment are kept
Ensures all children’s files are kept up-to-date and any changes are conveyed to the staff team in a timely manner
In collaboration with staff team ensures volunteers feel welcomed and part of the team
In collaboration with staff team ensures volunteers needs are being met and they are provided with opportunities to integrate their skills and talents into the program
Participates in community dinners and other BNH events as required
Other duties as required

Qualifications:
Knowledge and awareness of issues surrounding diversity and multiculturalism
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
2-3 years experience providing care and mature guidance to school-aged children in a daycare or recreational setting
1-2 years supervising and supporting staff
Current 1st Aid and CPR certification
Current criminal record check
Experience in administration and management in a community based non-profit
Class 4 Driver’s License an asset
Current Level 1 Foodsafe certificate or Food Safety Certificate (can be attained post-hire)
High 5 – PHCD Certificate (can be attained post-hire)
Experience monitoring budgets
2nd language an asset

Direct Report:
Program Director

Hours of Work:
35 hours per week, some evening and weekend work. The duration of this position will be September to June with the possibility of summer program hours being available.

Starting Wage:
Starting wage is $20.74-$22.00 (depending on experience) with benefits after 3 months. 4% holiday pay will be added to pay.

Please reply with a resume and cover letter (quoting the position you are applying for) to:

Hiring Committee

Burnaby Neighbourhood House

Email: simoneg@burnabynh.ca

Closing date: Until the position is filled

Position start date: A.S.A.P.

Location: Burnaby