Rec and Read Programmer

Rec and Read is a Vancouver School Board early intervention literacy program for students who are currently in grade 1 (ages 6 and 7). The 3-week program is delivered at a satellite location – Nightingale Elementary School. In partnership with the Vancouver School Board, Little Mountain Neighbourhood House Society (LMNHS) is seeking an organized individual with strong leadership skills and experience working with children in the Riley Park/Mount Pleasant community. As the Rec and Read Programmer, you will be enthusiastic, driven, responsible, and prepared to provide program planning, supervision, and direct leadership to the recreational component.

Days: Monday to Friday Hours: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Rate of Pay: $18.45 + 6% vacation
Start Date: Training date, Friday July 2, July 5 - 23, 2021


  • Previous experience working with children ages 6 - 12 years old.
  • Previous experience working in a day camp setting as a Junior or Senior Leader.
  • At least one year of practical experience working with children and planning programs.
  • Strong leadership, communication, organizational, administrative, supervisory, interpersonal, and planning skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to work independently and in a team environment, takes initiative and is resourceful.
  • Demonstrates ability to manage emergencies, unusual incidents, and behavioral challenges.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite: Outlook, Word, Publisher, and Excel.
  • Post-secondary education in a related field is desirable.
  • Valid First Aid & CPR/AED Level C Certification.
  • Fluency in a second language is an asset.

Examples of Specific Duties and Tasks:

  • Program planning, program delivery, hands on supervision, provide social/emotional support and learning opportunities and build strong connections with students.
  • Administer age-appropriate programming, conduct registration follow-up, purchase/identify supply and equipment needs and manage staff hours.
  • Positive team member and work in collaboration with other team members and community schools team staff.
  • Liaise and communicate with parents and/or guardians who have questions/concerns regarding the program.
  • Programmer/Community School Team staff to resolve any issues.
  • Actively ensure safety of children and staff through following safety guidelines from WCB, Public Health Authorities, communicating risk management procedures.
  • Complete other tasks as required.

Necessary Conditions for Consideration:

  • Be 19 years of age or older at the start of the employment.
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
  • Successful completion of a Police Record Check vulnerable sectors search prior to the program start date is also necessary.

Please send cover letter and resume by Friday.May.7th to:

Tanya Findlater, Manager of Child and Youth
3981 Main Street Vancouver, BC, V5V 3P3