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Developmental Disabilities Association (DDA)
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Child & Youth Worker

Reference ID: CYPP16-31
Community and Social Services
Education and Training
Part Time
Vancouver, BC     

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Developmental Disabilities Association (DDA) is a leading employer in BC’s social services sector. With over 50 community-based programs and services for children, youths, and adults in Vancouver and Richmond, we offer superior programs and services to enable people with developmental disabilities to reach their full potential. 


SERVICE AREA:  Child & Youth Services

LOCATION:  Vancouver

START DATE:  As soon as possible

TERM/STATUS:   Permanent Part Time

SCHEDULE/HRS:  Mon 13:00-18:00, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 14:00-18:00  // 21 hours per week.   Full time hours during school breaks and summer breaks

HOURLY WAGE:  $18.23 - $19.18


The Child & Youth Worker ensures the provision of an enriched after school program by providing opportunities for learning and skill development to school aged children, including participants with special needs. The position ensures that activities being offered are designed to promote individual growth.

Education & Experience:

  • Certificate or minimum of 3 years in related studies toward a degree such as Therapeutic Recreation, Leisure Studies, Child Care, Social Sciences, or Education.
  • Early Childhood education or Infant and childhood education/knowledge
  • Minimum 1 year direct experience with youth in a recreational setting.
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills.
  • Formal training in the area of counselling and behavior management.
  • Requires physical strength, good balance, mobility and endurance for recreational activities. 


Standard requirements of the Child & Youth Worker include:

  • Criminal Record Clearance
  • Medical Clearance
  • Clean Driver’s Abstract
  • Able to obtain Class 4 Driver's License
  • Valid First Aid/CPR
  • Non-violent Crisis Intervention Certification
  • Demonstrated competency in English written and verbal communication
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Eligible to work in Canada


  • A fully employer-paid, comprehensive health and welfare benefits plan 
  • Municipal Pension Plan 
  • Educational and training opportunities  

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION: Quote CYPP16-31 in subject line of your email, attach an up-to-date resume & cover letter and send ‘Attention DDA Human Resources’ to [email protected] 

For more information, please visit our website at

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.


Posted: November 26, 2016
Closes:January 25, 2017
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About Developmental Disabilities Association (DDA)

Developmental Disabilities Association (DDA) is a non-profit association which supports children and adults with developmental disabilities, enabling them to realize their full potential through ne...

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