Employment Opportunities


Employment Opportunities

Early Childhood Educator

Are you interested in working in a Reggio inspired, play-based environment? The Jewish Community Centre is looking for an exceptional early childhood educator to join our toddler daycare team.

You must have:
• An ECE and Infant/Toddler certificate or be working towards one
• First Aid
• Experience in a licensed early childhood setting
• Innovative ideas about learning through play environments and emergent curriculum
• Bountiful energy and enthusiasm

Responsibilities include:
• Providing for the safety and well-being of children
• Guiding and caring in a positive and compassionate way
• Responsive program planning, implementation and evaluation
• Developing professional relationships with parents

The starting salary is negotiable depending on experience. Full benefits are included (access to fitness centre and pool, vacation, pension, medical, dental, extended health). This full time position is 7.5 hours a day, 5 days a week. Start date is also negotiable.

If you are interested in joining a diverse team of dedicated educators who provide quality care and education with an emphasis on Judaic culture for families of all backgrounds, please email your resume and cover letter to:

Susan Hoppenfeld, Director of Early Childhood Education
Only those shortlisted will be contacted.

Youth Outreach Coordinator

Overall Responsibility: Part time (20 hours a week) youth at risk outreach worker with the skills to identify indicators or symptoms of depression, anxiety, mental disorders etc, in youth and to ensure that the appropriate referrals and supports are available. The Youth Worker will provide for youth ages 12 – 21 years of age with outreach services for empowerment, self-development, safety, health and establishing positive connections.

Key Areas of Responsibility:
• Seek out and connect with youth throughout the community.
• Work collaboratively with day schools, synagogues and other community agencies to organize and deliver community awareness and prevention initiatives.
• Plan and schedule youth activities in collaboration with other community organizations.
• Provide youth with information and assist them to access educational, employment, social and recreational opportunities that will engage and empower them.
• Respond to immediate needs of youth and develop strategies related to education, substance use issues, mental health challenges, physical health needs.
• Identify youth who are at risk or who are struggling with various issues, and provide emotional support, follow up support, and make appropriate referrals.
• Make effective referrals to other services offering supports such as housing, health services, emotional support, education, employment training, and basic supports.
• Engage youth in a trusting relationship that will provide them with empowerment tools.
• Continue and grow our chill chat program for youth to youth peer mentors.
• Engage youth as peer leaders and facilitators of information, identification and intervention.
• Create a youth advisory council with representation from the Lower Mainland youth groups.
• Maintain and update JCC Teen website with the aim to draw more teen traffic to it.
• Build bridges with mainstream programs and services to expand the range of crisis intervention and support services to Jewish youth.
• Maintain and complete necessary paperwork, including case notes, reports and statistical information.
• Work flexible hours & and provide own transportation.

• A Child and Youth Worker degree; or a degree in a related field with experience working with at-risk youth.
• Minimum 2 years of emotional support experience.
• Proven communication skills, both oral and written.
• Strong computer skills.
• Conflict resolution and advocacy skills.
• One on one emotional support.
• Supervisory skills with youth.
• Record keeping skills.
• Facilitate workshops and meetings.
• Be able to take initiative and be self-directed within a busy work environment

Administrative Duties:
• Monthly and Quarterly reports submitted to supervisor.
• Attend all meetings.
• Gather statistical data.
• Plan, schedule and promote youth, parents and community wide activities.

Reports to: Director of Children & Youth
Criminal Record Check Requirement
The successful candidate shall be subject to a Criminal Record Check, including a vulnerable sector query, as a condition of employment.

Send resume to: Shirly Goldstein Berelowitz, JCC Director of Children & Youth
950 W. 41st Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2N7
Phone: 604.257.5147or shirly@jccgv.bc.ca