TLC is an exciting adaptive recreation based program for lower support needs youth with autism and developmental disabilities. Within this variety recreation program, the participants have the opportunity to further develop and build upon their life and social skills while doing fun recreational activities and outings. Youth have an opportunity to learn independence while forming long lasting friendships in a safe inclusive environment.


  • Works jointly with another staff person to provide safe activities, leadership & supervision for youth (13-18yrs) in a variety recreation setting.
  • Organizes, leads and supervises activities and outings.
  • Encourages positive behaviour through teaching, encouragement, modelling/mentoring and natural/logical consequence methods.
  • Maintains proactive and responsive communication with parents, youth, co-workers and volunteers.
  • Responds effectively to emergencies, first aid needs and unusual incidents, combined with appropriate documentation and follow up.
  • Maintains designated program storage space and cleans up after program room use.
  • Assists with reports and administrative needs of the TLC program.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


  • A certificate or diploma related to special needs and/or youth, or equivalent combination of education and experience is an asset
  • Previous experience working effectively with youth with special needs in a group setting.
  • Demonstrated effective organizational, supervisory, inter-personal and communications skills.
  • Diverse knowledge of suitable activities and outings.
  • Understands effective approaches and strategies to assist and support the participants.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with emergencies, unusual incidents and behaviour challenges.
  • Ability to work effectively as a positive team member.
  • Demonstrates high levels of initiative and prudent judgment.
  • Current emergency first aid & CPR certification required.
  • Current Food Safe certification is an asset

 Required conditions for consideration

  • Subject to successful clearance of police record check including vulnerable sectors search.
  • Must be eligible to work in Canada.

 Terms/Conditions of Employment

  • $20.00-$23.60 per hour, which includes 4% holiday pay. Hours per week may vary depending on program needs.

Program hours are Monday-Friday, 3:00pm-6:00pm or 9:00am-3:00pm. Pro D days & Spring Break, Summer 7 hrs/day.

 Please indicate which position you are applying for and send your resume and cover letter by May 23rd2024 to: Sydney Cumpstone Kitsilano Community Centre, 2690 Larch Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6K 4K9 Or to (EMAIL Subject line: TLC Program Leader Application)