Summer Youth Program Leader

June 8, 2021
Job Type
Ministry Unit/Dept:
Boundless Vancouver
Entité/Service :
Boundless Vancouver
Salary Range:
3213 Fraser St
Posting Expires:
June 22, 2021
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June 22, 2021
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JOB PURPOSE: During the summer, families are stressed to find supervision and meaningful activities for their children. We will support families and nurture their children in holistic programming to know the love of God.

The Summer Youth Program Leader is responsible for leading summer programs for children ages 7-12 years old.

The Summer Youth Program Leader is required to perform their duties in a manner consistent with The Salvation Army Boundless Vancouver’s core values and to ensure neighbours’ safety and well-being. The job requires leadership skills, patience and a high level of enthusiasm to work with children from a variety of backgrounds.

Candidate is highly organized, an effective leader and a go-getter with the ability to work with minimum supervision. Candidate is creative, full of energy and willing to provide children with an engaging summer camp experience.



  • Temporary Full Time – 35 hours/wk
  • Monday – Friday, June 28th, 2021, to September 3rd, 2021
  • Start date is flexible


  • Plan, coordinate or lead skills workshops to camp participants (i.e. programming - drama, sports, cross-cultural understanding, spiritual practices, volunteering/community service.)
  • If applicable, work alongside food security programs, through interaction with families in need, for registration referrals.
  • If applicable, work with team to lead children and youth to respond to the gospel through presentation and prayer.
  • Develop relationships with children, using empathy and active listening to encourage happy and well-developed children and youth, living in peace with themselves and others.
  • Working with chaplains, provide emotional care and spiritual care to enrich their lives and allow them to reach their full potential and the welfare of the city.
  • Participate in staff training and development.
  • Know and act in accordance with policies and procedures of The Salvation Army to ensure the safety and confidentiality of participants and information.
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned (set up, clean up, communication).


Education & Experience:

  • Due to the nature of Canada Summer Jobs Grant, applicants must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment, who is 30 years of age or under
  • Demonstrated experience with children and youth, with general knowledge of children’s behavior and developmental stages
  • Able to handle difficult situations with maturity and with the ability to adapt
  • First Aid/CPR Certificate
  • Clear and current Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening


  • Passionate for building loving relationships with youth and children inspired by the positive values of the Bible, The Salvation Army (Hope, Service, Dignity, and Stewardship), and Boundless Vancouver (relationships and transformation).
  • A demonstration of openness to and respect for spiritual disciplines and participation in community faith practices.
  • Able to problem solve on the spot, be resilient and flexible.
  • Ability to take a leadership role and communicate in a group setting.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work cooperatively, patiently and effectively with other leaders.
  • A desire to be creative and innovative showing initiative with limited supervision.
  • Excellent administrative, organizational, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Digital skills with Google Apps, Slack, and social media are an asset.
  • Teaching skills in subjects for day camp participants is an asset.

Working Conditions

  • Both indoor and outdoor work environment
  • Physically and emotionally demanding workday
  • Carry a cell phone

Successful candidates, prior to hiring, may be required to provide

  • Background check consent
  • A clear vulnerable sector screening
  • Completion of online Armatus Abuse Prevention Training and required Health and Safety training


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