Playcare Leader I – Childminding – District of West Vancouver (West Vancouver, BC)

Playcare Leader I – Childminding  


West Vancouver is an attractive community on the North Shore! It is home to some of the region’s best parks and recreation locations: Whytecliff Park, Lighthouse Park, Cypress Provincial Park and ski area, and Ambleside Beach. At the District of West Vancouver, we’re looking for employees that have a passion for public service and strive to make a difference. Our team of dedicated staff deliver services, operate facilities and run the programs that make West Vancouver a great place to live. Be part of our team!

The West Vancouver Community Services Department is currently seeking casual Childminding Playcare Leaders to join our highly qualified team. The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Guiding, engaging, and caring for infant and pre-school aged children while providing a safe and welcoming environment for both children and parents
  • Organizing activities for children of varying ages and stages of development. This involves: implementing themes; preparing and choosing related materials such as books, songs and puppets and identifying required materials and supplies
  • leading and instructing various activities for children
  • Preparing and serving snacks and lunches
  • Ensures safety of children in the centres and in outside areas; monitors and corrects behaviour; enforces centre policy; administers minor first aid; follows accident and emergency procedures
  • Cleaning the centres including tables and floors; washes and tidies toys; washes and folds clothes; tidies the kitchen; prepares the centre for the planned theme and various activities
  • Explaining the registration process and centres activities; responds to questions and raises concerns to the supervisor who refers parents/families to community resources
  • Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with parents, children, other staff, and volunteers

The successful candidate will have: completed a grade 12 education, Grade 12; courses related to the work and sound related experience in Child Minding or Day Care operation; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. The successful candidate must have a valid First Aid Certificate and current C.P.R.C. training.

This posting does not list all the duties of the position, nor does it fully detail the required skills, knowledge and abilities, licenses and certificates required of candidates. For details please refer to the Class Specification which is available for inspection in the Human Resources Department or on Westnet.

We want to thank all applicants, however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

The successful candidate will be required to supply a police information check and a copy of their credentials.

Position Status:
Union (WVMEA) –Casual

Hours of Work:
Hours and days of work will vary

Rate of Pay:
$19.90 to $21.29 per hour plus 12% in lieu of benefits (2020 Rates)

Closing Date:
Open until filled

To Apply:
Please visit the District of West Vancouver’s Career Centre at to apply for this position.

We want to thank all applicants, however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.


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