School Aged Childcare Program Leader

Job Description:

The position of School Age Program Leader requires positive, energetic, and experienced people. The leaders are responsible for engaging with and supervising children (ages 5-12) in a busy program setting. This role involves:  planning and implementing daily activities, managing behaviour, providing learning opportunities and support for participants, attending to the developmental (social, emotional, physical, and cognitive) needs of participants and their families, supporting volunteers, and providing a safe and welcoming atmosphere for participants to engage in activities.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Promotes Neighbourhood House program philosophy by ensuring programs have the   opportunities to interconnect and achieve client integration across program areas.
  • Walk children to and from school or assist with loading and unloading children in the van
  • engage with children in a variety of activities: sports, games, crafts, etc.
  • Supervises participants and ensure safety in the program
  • Performs first aid treatment .
  • Assists supervisor in planning monthly program appropriate for school-aged children.
  • Works with teachers to plan and monitor homework goals for participants.
  • Assists children with their homework.
  • Sets-up and takes down the drop in space.
  • Works in cooperation with staff and volunteers, to implement and evaluate programs.
  • Works within budget limits.
  • Works with and provides leadership to volunteers.
  • talks with parents/caregivers on a regular basis.
  • Participates in regular staff meetings and training sessions.
  • Develops positive relationships with participants and act as a role model and mentor.
  • Assists with preparation and delivery of daily nutritional snack.
  • Supervises participants on trips away from the centre.
  • Assists with light cleaning and centre maintenances
  • Performs other duties as required.




  1. Must be at least 19 years of age.
  2. Knowledge and awareness of issues surrounding diversity and multiculturalism.
  3. Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
  4. 1-2 years experience providing care and mature guidance to school-aged children in a daycare or recreational setting.
  5. Completion of a course , or a combination of courses, of at least 20 hours in child development, guidance, health and safety or nutrition.
  6. Current 1st Aid  and CPR certification .
  7. Current criminal record search.
  8. Documented compliance with BC’s immunization and tuberculosis control programs.
  9. Child and Youth Care (CYC) or Recreation Leadership diploma (an asset).
  10. Second language (an asset).
  11. Level 1 Foodsafe certificate (an asset).
  12. Class 4 Driver’s License (an asset).

Hours of Work & Rate of Pay:          

Staff work up to 25 hours during a typical work week, and up to 40 hours during school holidays.  Hours are allotted based on a person’s availability, needs of the program and a person’s performance.   Due to the age group we work with, staff work a split shift between the hours of 7-9 am and 2:30-6 pm.  Starting wage is $15.06 with benefits after 3 months for anyone who regularly works over 20 hours a week.  4% holiday pay will be added to pay for first year, after this time employees are eligible for 2 weeks paid holidays


School Aged Childcare Program Leaders report to and are supported by the SACC Coordinators/Supervisors at each centre.

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

Manager of Childcare

Fax:  604 431-9499     Email:  wanas@burnabynh.ca

Closing date: September 6, 2014

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