Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

Inspiring & Promoting Excellence in Child Care & Early Learning

Playroom Coordinator - 18 Month Contract

Facility: West Side Family Place
City: Vancouver
Type of Child Care: Other

The Family Drop-In Facilitator is a member of the staff team responsible for planning, delivering and evaluating a stimulating, creative early learning play based environment in a drop-in program in a busy multicultural family resource program for children from birth to five and their parents/ caregivers.  This position reports to the Executive Director.

Qualifications: Basic ECE

Required Experience:

  • Post-secondary education in Early Childhood Education and/or a combination of education and related experience working in the field
  • Working knowledge and understanding of issues and concerns affecting young children and their families
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good organization and time management skills
  • Ability to work comfortably in a cross-cultural, multi-lingual setting
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to ethnic, cultural and socio-economic diversity
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative in projects
  • Valid First Aid Certificate
  • Second language an asset

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with staff team to plan, coordinate, deliver and evaluate a full range of developmentally and age appropriate playroom activities
  • Maintain Family Place’s emotionally safe, respectful and inclusive environment
  • Work flexibly as part of Family Place’s team to support parents/caregivers in caring for their children and in enhancing their parenting skills
  • Provide information about local resources and user services with participants as appropriate
  • Maintain administrative requirements including sign-in, membership, donations and statistics
  • Active involvement in program evaluation
  • Organize and maintain the playroom’s physical layout
  • Maintain appropriate health and safety standards in the playroom
  • Maintain appropriate supplies and resources as for the playroom
  • Participate actively in Family Place special events and fundraising activities as required

Salary & Benefits:


Additional Notes:

West Side Family Place is an affordable, accessible and inclusive family resource program offering a daily drop in for children and their caregivers, as well as parent education on Vancouver's West Side. 

Due to the evolving COVID 19 situation and its impact on family programs, the day-to-day job requirements will require flexibility and adaptability. Development of online content and physically distanced outdoor programming is anticipated until regular programming can safely resume.

Basic Details

Position Start Date:
June 8th, 2020
Position End Date:
November 26th, 2021
Position Notes:
18 Month Maternity Leave Cover
Employment Type:
Part Time
Employment Term:
Hours Per Week:

Contact Information

Contact Name:
Diane Elliott-Buckley
Phone Number:
2819 West 11th Avenue Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 2M2

Application Information

Application Closing Date:
May 29th, 2020
Application Instructions:
Email Application
Other Application Instructions:

Submit Resumes by: May 25, 2020

Diane Elliott-Buckley, Executive Director

West Side Family Place

2819 West  11th Avenue

Vancouver, BC  V6K 2M2


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