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SEFFY Program Support Worker – Canada Summer Jobs

Aunt Leah’s Place is a registered charity that has been helping kids in foster care and teen moms achieve a better future for over twenty-five years. Aunt Leah’s Place helps prevent children in foster care from becoming homeless, and mothers in need from losing custody of their children. To support them on their journey to adulthood, we provide housing, education & training, and life skills.

Job Summary: The SEFFY Program Support Worker provides drop-in support services for participants around their educational goals under the supervision of the SEFFY Coordinator. This role assists with youth support and provides administrative support specific to the SEFFY program.

 Eligibility: In compliance with the Canada Summer Jobs guidelines, to be eligible, youth must be:

  • between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of the employment;
  • 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;
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

**International students are not eligible. Recent Immigrants are eligible if they are a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident **

Reports to: SEFFY Coordinator

Compensation: $17.50/Hour

Job Mentor: Program Director


Skills and Knowledge

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Awareness of and ability to set professional boundaries
  • Possess problem-solving/conflict-resolution skills
  • Organized, flexible, and possess strong time-management skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment
  • The ability to work semi-independently will be an asset
  • General computer skills, familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • Knowledge of B.C. K-12 Education system and post-secondary education/training/ opportunity is an asset



  • Undergo and maintain satisfactory Criminal Record Check
  • Agrees to the Society’s Code of Ethics
  • Follows Aunt Leah’s Practice Guidelines
  • Flexibility to work between Aunt Leah’s New West and/or Vancouver offices


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Offers support to youth in exploring appropriate education and/or training opportunities
  • Assists youth with making contact with community resources and obtaining education
  • transcripts
  • Assists with the coordination of referrals to community agencies, professional services,
  • other stakeholders, and internal Aunt Leah’s programs
  • Informs participants through multiple communication channels of events and activities
  • Participates in planning and attending ALP and/or SEFFY program-related events and activities on and off site (off site events may involve summer connections with program participants at outdoor locations in Metro Vancouver. Past examples included picnic at a park near the main office in New West, a youth award event in a community centre in New Westminster, and a beach party for program participants at Kitsilano beach in Vancouver).
  • Tracks attendance and service requested of participants drop-in at the office
  • Maintains written and computerized records, compiles reports, and completes other
  • program documentation
  • Helps ensure that drop-in/resource area is organized and maintained for Health and
  • Safety Standards
  • Preforms program-related administrative duties as required that do not affect the nature of the work
  • Assists with organizing and distributing food for participants, as needed


Physical Demands:

This position requires safely lifting objects up to 40lbs


COVID-19 Vaccination Policy:

As of January 4, 2022, Aunt Leah’s Place has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination policy. Aunt Leah’s Place strongly encourages all employees to be fully vaccinated (two doses) for COVID-19. Rather than a mandatory vaccine policy, we are implementing a voluntary disclosure of vaccination. Employees will fill out a “voluntary disclosure” form indicating their vaccination status. Employees that do not wish to voluntarily disclose their vaccination status will be considered unvaccinated for operational planning purposes. The voluntary disclosure form will be included in the hiring process.

Work Schedule: 30 hours per week for 9 weeks (Mondays to Thursdays 7.5 hour days).  Ability to work from our New Westminster office (Monday and Tuesday) Seymour office in Vancouver (Wednesday and Thursday).

Tentative start date: June 2023

Living Wage Employer: As a certified living wage employer, we are committed to compensating our employees a living wage that allows working families to support the healthy development of their children and participate in the social, civic, and cultural lives of their communities. Embracing a living wage policy aligns with our Strategic Goals and provides our staff a great place to work.

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter, quoting SEFFY Program Support Worker in the subject line, to [email protected] . Short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

We encourage qualified people of all gender expressions and identities, sexual orientations, visible minorities, Indigenous persons, and persons with disabilities to apply if you are interested in supporting our mission and mandate.