Kensington Prairie Community Centre, 16824 32 Avenue, Surrey BC, V3S 0L5
We are looking for a new creative, empathetic, dynamic individual to join our team as a
Family Place Facilitator
Are you a creative spirit with a passion for igniting family connections, nurturing resilience, and empowering families to thrive? As a Family Place Facilitator for SFP, a cherished non-profit family resource and drop-in center in South Surrey, you’ll be the guide for creating moments of joy and resilience. As part of a dynamic and passionate staff team, the Semiahmoo Family Place Facilitator plays a pivotal role in contributing ideas, skills, and enthusiasm to further the mission of Semiahmoo Family Place. Your role is to design and lead engaging activities, inspire lifelong learning, and foster an inclusive and supportive community where all feel welcome. Our facilitators provide essential support to families by offering information, referrals, education, and fostering strong attachment & play between caregivers and their children. We also are passionate about creating a sense of community and belonging for our communities’ families.
At Semiahmoo Family Place (SFP), we’re more than just a place; we’re a vibrant and welcoming community dedicated to nurturing, supporting, and empowering families. Our mission is to connect families through play, learning, and to provide a safe and nurturing environment where the extraordinary within the ordinary is discovered. As a Family Place Facilitator, you’ll be the catalyst for joy, creativity, connectivity and resilience, weaving stories of empowerment for our families. For over 28 years, SFP has been a cornerstone of our community, connecting families through play. We’re located in the heritage building at Kensington Prairie Community Centre, where we offer a variety of programs to help children develop their social, emotional, and physical skills while parents and caregivers connect, share experiences, and access resources.
- Infuse Creativity: Be the spark that ignites creativity in our programs, creating and leading activities, crafts, imaginative play and playgroup sessions that inspire both children and caregivers.
- Community Building: Cultivate an atmosphere of inclusivity and support, where families from diverse backgrounds come together to connect, share, and grow.
- Empower and Support: Offer a compassionate ear, provide support, and empower parents and caregivers in their journey of nurturing their children.
- Offer referrals for families where needed (depending on facilitator’s education/experience level) and/or refer to colleagues or the ED.
- Foster Lifelong Learning: Encourage a love for exploration, curiosity, and continuous learning, for children and their caregivers alike.
- Collaborate: Work closely with our team to develop, coordinate, and deliver innovative programs that reflect the evolving needs of our community, both on-site and at satellite locations throughout the community including (but not limited to) literacy programs, creative arts, special events and outdoor play.
- Provide valuable assistance to families accessing our services and drop-in programs, offering information, education, and modeling appropriate behaviors and interactions towards children.
- Maintain strong working relationships with community partners and agencies.
- Maintain accurate registration information for our families.
- Ensure the cleanliness of the playrooms, office, and storage spaces.
- Early Childhood Education diploma or Family Resource Program certificate preferred however we will also consider applicants with formal education in the following areas: Creative Arts, Education, Social Services & other relevant education/experience
- Experience working with parents/caregivers and their children from birth to twelve years of age, with a solid understanding of child development and attachment theory.
- Proficiency in creating trusting and meaningful relationships with families and their children.
- Experience working in and promoting a multicultural setting.
- Proven working knowledge of community resources and referral processes.
- Ability to establish professional boundaries with clients.
- Flexibility and the ability to multitask effectively.
- Capacity to remain calm under stress and take initiative in identifying and addressing needs.
- A passion for family well-being, community building, and creative play.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to create trusting relationships.
- A flair for creativity and the ability to design and lead engaging activities.
- A thirst for learning and an enthusiasm for encouraging it in others.
- Strong teamwork and communication skills.
- First-aid training and certification (or willingness to acquire).
- Willingness to provide or submit to a criminal record check.
- Ability to speak a second or multiple languages is an asset.
Please email your resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
We appreciate all applications, but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
Job Type: Part-time
Wage: $17 – $22 per hour starting wage (depending on relevant experience/education, ECE certification preferred)
Hours: initially Saturday mornings 9-30–12.30 plus on-call hours, with more hours & days potentially available in 2024.
What We Offer:
- An inspiring, inclusive, and creative work environment.
- Opportunities for professional growth and development.
- The chance to make a meaningful impact on the lives of families in our community.
- A vibrant and supportive team.
If you’re a passionate advocate for families, a creative spirit, and a community builder, we invite you to join us in creating moments of joy and enduring resilience. Apply today and be a part of writing the next chapter of extraordinary stories at SFP.