Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

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Library Advisor

Facility: Westcoast Family Centres
City: Vancouver
Type of Child Care: Other

We are proud and honoured to offer services on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Seḻ ̓ílwitulh ̓ (Tsleil-Waututh), Kwikwetlem

(kʷikʷəƛ ̓ əm) First Nations.

 

Opportunity:

Westcoast is looking for a permanent part-time Library Advisor to work 21 hours a week for 3 days which includes Wednesdays, Friday and Saturday(including evenings for all 3 days). The Library Advisor reports to the Manager, Programs & Services and is responsible for planning, implementing, and overseeing the day-to-day activities of the library program and service; participating in program development, policies and procedures formulation, program evaluation, and resource acquisition budgets; and providing workshop hosting duties as required. 

Qualifications: Other

Additional Qualifications:

Skills You Bring:

  • Ability to work independently, set priorities, manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work well under pressure.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness as part of a staff team.
  • Competency in languages in addition to English an asset.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency with productivity software such as Gsuite or Microsoft including word processing, spreadsheets, email, internet search, and other related applications.

 

Requirements:

  • Current Early Childhood Education Diploma or related certification.
  • Two (2) years of recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check.

 

Key Responsibilities:

Job Responsibilities:

  • Consistently provides a high degree of customer service.
  • Oversees the day-to-day operation of the service by ensuring the necessary resources are in place, program guidelines and policies are adhered to, and program standards are met.
  • Circulation desk duties, including but not limited to:
    • Checking-in, checking-out, renewing and reserving library materials, shelving o Registering and updating patrons
    • Assisting patrons looking for materials on the shelves or needing assistance at the public computer
  • Repairs or reconditions library materials.
  • Works proficiently with basic computer software and the Sitka computer program specifically.
  • Provides technical and reference assistance to Library patrons and Westcoast staff as needed.
  • Provides general child care/child development, and family support information, resources, and referral services to families and other caregivers.
  • Maintains the general appearance of the public areas of the library.
  • Provides vacation coverage for Library Staff as needed.
  • In consultation with the Manager and Library staff, develops strategies and plans for community outreach with the intent of increasing the participation of such programs in the Early Learning Library program.
  • In consultation with the Manager and other staff, promotes the public profile of the Library by producing promotional materials and attending community events.
  • Liaises with the community and other professionals to facilitate service provision and referrals to the program and represent the organization at external events/meetings.
  • Participates in and contributes to program development, policy and procedure formulation, and program evaluation.
  • Maintains related records and statistics and produces reports as required.
  • Provides workshop hosting support as needed, including technical and logistical assistance, troubleshooting, and problem-solving as required.
  • Assists with agency opening and closing duties as required.
  • Represents the program and Westcoast in child care and broader communities.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Salary & Benefits:

$28.32/hr

Additional Notes:

Why Work for Westcoast:

 

Be part of a community-based agency committed to developing and strengthening our community together. As a Westcoast employee, you will benefit from:

  • An opportunity to be a part of a hands-on mentoring experience, through role-modeling and coaching.
  • Making a difference in your local community.
  • A chance to do meaningful work with a committed team of professionals.
  • Contribute to our commitment to being an inclusive and culturally safe environment for all.
  • Join us in being allies to Indigenous peoples, on our journey to reconciliation.

 

About Westcoast:

Westcoast Family Centres Society ('Westcoast’) is a multi-service community-based non-profit organization delivering child-centered, evidence-based programs and services to children and families in the Lower Mainland. Our mission is to strengthen and develop healthy relationships between children, their families, and their communities. Our programs and services aim to address the unique and varied challenges faced by vulnerable families.

 

Joining the Westcoast team is an opportunity to be a part of a team where your skills and knowledge will make a positive impact in the lives of children and families. Westcoast takes pride in creating inclusive spaces, where its diverse workforce can thrive.

 

Westcoast Family Centres Society is committed to creating employment equity and providing all candidates with accessibility throughout the recruitment process. Westcoast encourages applications from people of all gender identities and expressions, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and racialized peoples. 

 

Should you require assistance or accommodation at any time throughout the application or recruitment processes, please email the please email Human Resources Department for confidential support.

 

Basic Details

Position Start Date:
As soon as possible
Employment Type:
Part Time
Employment Term:
Permanent
Hours Per Week:
21 hours per week. Includes Wednesdays, Friday and Saturday(including evenings for all 3 days)

Contact Information

Application Information

Application Closing Date:
until filled
Other Application Instructions:

To apply: go to: 

https://westcoastfamily.bamboohr.com/careers/299

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