BC Local Government Job Posting Service



Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, West Vancouver is a vibrant community on the North Shore and home to parks, beaches, and to sports, recreation and arts amenities. We are seeking employees with a passion for public service who share our commitment to creating a complete, inclusive and livable community. Our dedicated staff deliver services, operate facilities and run the programs that enhance the well-being of our community.

The West Vancouver Community Services Department has openings for casual Playcare Leader I (Childminding) positions to begin in the summer, which are 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;
  • overseeing snack time;
  • ensuring safety of children in the centres and outside areas;
  • monitoring and correcting behavior and enforcing centre policy;
  • administering minor first aid and following accident and emergency procedures;
  • cleaning the centres including tables and floors, washing and tidying toys, washing and folding clothes, tidying the kitchen;
  • explaining the registration process and centres activities; responds to questions and raises concerns to the supervisor when necessary; and
  • establishing and maintaining effective relationships with parents, children, other staff, and volunteers.

The successful candidates will have: completed a grade 12 education, courses related to the work and/or sound related experience in childminding or daycare operation; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. The successful candidates must have a valid First Aid Certificate and current CPR-C training.

The successful candidate is required to supply a police information check with vulnerable sector and a copy of their credentials.

This posting does not list all the duties of the position, nor does it fully detail the required skills, knowledge and abilities, licences and certificates required of candidates. For details please refer to the class specification which is available for inspection on WestNet or contact Human Resources to request a copy. 

Position Status:
Union (WVMEA) – Casual

Hours of Work:
Up to 20 hours per week. Hours and days of work will vary.

Starting Rate of Pay:
$22.51 per hour plus 14% in lieu of benefits.
This position has a pay structure with two steps which increases based on the number of hours worked.

Closing Date:
11:59 p.m. on May 31, 2024

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

Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Parks & Recreation, Recreation Intructor/Leader
Posted: April 17, 2024, 12:20 pm
Expires: May 31, 2024, 11:59 pm
Employment Type: Part Time
Employment Length: Casual
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: Experience an asset
Rate: $22.51 Hour