Boys & Girls Club - Welcome Centre at ISS of BC - FULL

About the organization

At Boys & Girls Clubs, we believe that every kid is amazing. And we know that by seeing them and hearing them, they’ll believe it too! That’s why, for over 80 years, BGC has been giving children and youth something they deserve: a place to belong. To kids, their Club feels like a place where they can hang out with their friends and make new ones. But it’s so much more. It’s a safe place that provides them with three of the things they need most: a sense of belonging, a sense of success, and positive relationships.

ISSofBC is today one of the largest immigrant-serving agencies in Canada, with a national and international reputation in the field of migrant issues and services for immigrants and refugees. The Welcome Centre houses newcomers for their first few weeks of settling into life in Canada.

At the Welcome Centre Club, we work in partnership with ISSofBC to provide engaging activities for children and youth living at the Welcome Centre. We aim to provide a safe and welcoming atmosphere where children are able to play and have fun while adapting to their new context. While we gear our program to kids aged 7-13, we often have younger and older siblings join us. We pride ourselves on being adaptable and flexible to the changing needs and changing dynamics of our participants. Reading more about the Boys & Girls Club here at https://www.bgcbc.ca/what-we-do/clubs/.

What you'll do

  • Help set up the room to create an engaging space for children to play, help clean and tidy at the end of the program
  • Work with staff to run a variety of programs or to supervise free-time play
  • Provide one-to-one or small-group attention to kids who might need extra support during the program

What you’ll get out of this experience

  • Experience working in a diverse and multicultural setting
  • Practice with nonverbal and cross-cultural communication
  • Experience running activities and managing a program space
  • Experience working with diverse and sometimes challenging behaviors
  • A supportive and team-oriented learning environment

Requirements

  • Must complete a Criminal Record Check
  • Must complete an Agency Orientation
  • Must undergo an additional phone screening with the organization
  • Must demonstrate a patient and creative approach to working with children
  • Previous experience working with children is an asset

Qualifications

  •  Flexible, adaptable, patient, calm and empathetic
  • Committed, reliable, and responsible
  • Knowledge of other languages - Arabic, Farsi, Kurdish, Tigrinya, Somali, Afar, etc. - a strong asset

Scheduling

Trek Program Participants will do one  shift a week from the following options:

  • Tuesdays 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Thursdays 9:00am - 12:00pm

Location

Welcome Centre at ISSofBC

Welcome Centre at ISSofBC

2610 Victoria Drive
Vancouver, BC V5N 4L2
Canada