Vancouver Coastal Health

Child and Family Support Worker

Job ID 2024-126824
City Richmond
Work Location
Rich Mental Health Services
School Program
Home Worksite
27 - Richmond Mental Health Team
Labour Agreement
Community Subsector
306 - Community BCGEU (37.5 Hr)
Position Type
Job Status
Regular Part-Time
Standard Hours / Week
Job Category
Support Services
Salary Grade
Min Hourly
CAD $31.56/Hr.
Max Hourly
CAD $33.28/Hr.
Shift Times
0830-1500 during school year
Days Off
Saturday, Stats, Sunday
Work Schedule Details
July and August off unpaid
Position Start Date
As soon as possible


The salary range for this position is CAD $31.56/Hr. - CAD $33.28/Hr.

Job Summary

Come work as a Child and Family Support Worker with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Child and Family Support Worker to join the School Program team located at Blundell Elementary in Richmond, BC. This position will work during the school year with July and August off as unpaid leave. Apply today to join our team!


As a Child and Family Support Worker with VCH you will:

  • Be in collaboration with the elementary school classroom instructional team, clinical care team, and family/caregivers, provide behavior management support to children and families by developing positive skills that increase the child’s chance of success by assisting them in managing/stabilizing/regulating behavior and emotions.
  • Support and educates families by performing duties such as facilitating training sessions and providing instruction and demonstrations. Works collaboratively with the community to build partnerships and identify community resources.


Education & Experience

  • Grade 12.
  • Diploma in teaching assistance, educational assistance or other social science program.
  • One year recent related experience working with elementary school-aged children in a classroom or community setting or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Certificates in CPR, First Aid and Foodsafe.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License and access to a personal vehicle may be required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of child development, including the impact of trauma and early childhood experiences.
  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport with elementary school-aged children, parents/caregivers, school teachers, and other community agency partners.
  • Ability to develop and implement strategies to deal with socialization and behavioural problems with children.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Ability to work independently and in cooperation with others.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize.

Closing Statement

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

As per the current Public Health Orders, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2024.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply online via the Internal Career Portal on CareerHub, you are currently viewing the External Career Portal. Refer to the site for instructions on how to view internal job postings and how to apply as an employee. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.


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