Newcomer Women's Clinic

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The Newcomer Women's Health Clinic (NIWH) clinic is for women 18 years or older, new to Canada in the past 5 years and do not have a regular health care providers. Women (not families) are eligible for the clinic for up to 2 years and the clinic (via cultural brokers) will assist in transitioning women to another health care provider in their community. It is run by nurse practitioners with access to other health care providers if needed. Yes you can share the information, it is very new but the clinic is accepting new women... To book call 604-875-3137:)

Job Posting! Lead Hand - School Aged Child Care at UBC - Part time

Monday, October 06, 2014

UBC Child Care Services is hiring for a new Lead Hand at their Chinook location... UBC's newest facility!

Type Of Child Care: School Age 

Qualifications: School Age Certificate

Other Qualifications Required: This position requires either School Age Child Care certification or relevant training and skill in recreational programs for children

Required Experience:
  • Have training and or experience with children from 5 to 10 years of age.
  • Be skilled in communication and have the ability to supervise and inspire staff.
  • Be skilled in exploring and implementing the goals of the BC Early Learning Framework.
  • Model the goals of Best Practice in a quality school age child care program.
  • Show documented evidence of ongoing learning and self reflection skills.

Key Responsibilities: 
The successful candidate will report to the Coordinator of School Age Child Care Programs at UBC Child Care Services and work with team member(s) to plan and implement a quality, responsive curriculum for a group of children from 5 to 10 years of age. You must have a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and develop strong relationships with children, parents and colleagues.

Region Vancouver City/Town: UBC West Point Grey Campus- within new Norma Rose Point Elementary School

Employment Terms: Part-Time / Permanent Position 

Start Date: October 15, 2014

Position End Date Hours of Work Typically 2 to 6 PM Monday to Friday with longer days on school closure days Salary & Benefits Retention bonus of $1,100. per quarter ( prorated to part time hours) in addition to an hourly rate of $19.29-20.07 per hour . Bonus is paid out every three months (equal to an average of $2.25 Per hr) PLUS a generous Employer Paid Benefits Package that includes: 8% holidays, Pension Plan, Paid Sick Leave, Employer Paid Coverage for: BC Medical, Comprehensive Dental Coverage and a Comprehensive Extended Health Plan. Paid professional development of up to 20 hrs per year. Great/Supportive working environment.

Application Closing Date: October 13, 2014

Additional Notes: UBC Child Care Services is a progressive employer that values the work of care giving and the skills required to do the best job possible. If you have a vision of providing quality services for the children in your care and want to work with like-minded and committed people, be excited about going to work every day and are engaged in making your work matter to those you work for and with then this is the place for you. Please feel welcome to ask any of our staff what it is like to work here and then apply for the position(s) you are interested in.

Contact Information:

Diane Tannahill 
604-822-9195 (fax) 
2881 Acadia Road
Vancouver BC 
V6T 1S1

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YMCA Strike Camps

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Should the teacher's strike continue, the YMCA is working to provide just under 1,200 spaces for day camp style YMCA Strike Camps at five locations across the Lower Mainland: Vancouver, Surrey, Chilliwack and the Sunshine Coast.

For more information please visit the YMCA Website at

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