Vancouver Coastal Health

Child and Family Support Worker

Job Description

Job Title: Child and Family Support Worker
Work Site: School Program, Richmond Mental Health Services - Richmond, BC
Status: Regular Part Time (0.80 FTE)
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $26.42 - $28.63 per hour


Days off: Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays

Reference#: 151247-atr


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 Richmond Mental Health Services School Program 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:

  • 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 educate families by performing duties such as facilitating training sessions and providing instruction and demonstrations.
  • Work 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 & 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.

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.


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

Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work. At VCH, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff and medical staff (both current and prospective) have the opportunity and are supported to thrive.

To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture. We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities.

VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.

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

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. 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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