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North Vancouver Walking School Bus Leaders (2 positions)

Title: Kid Commute: A Walking School Bus Leader (North Vancouver)

DASH seeks responsible, personable, active, and caring individuals with experience and/or interest in working with and cultivating safe and healthy habits among children.

We are looking for the incumbents to be located in North Vancouver.

Position Summary

  • Job Type: Part time, 10 hours/week (most hours are weekdays before and after school, approximately 8:00-9:00AM and 3:00-4:00PM) **NOTE: We have two positions available:
    • Position 1: BOTH AM & PM shift  (This position travels to three different school communities throughout the year).
    • Position 2: PM only (This position works in the Queen Mary Elementary School community only).
  • Term: October 2021-June 30, 2022
  • Location: This position will take place in various neighbourhoods in North Vancouver
  • Salary: $22-$23/hour

A Walking School Bus (WSB) is an organized group of students who walk to and from school together with the support of an adult leader or leaders. Kid Commute: A Walking School Bus is a pilot program taking place in school districts across the Lower Mainland during the 2021-2022 school year to encourage active transport. The incumbent will follow the Kid Commute: A Walking School Bus manual, to cultivate awareness, recruit participating families, and introduce and practice safety skills while walking a group of elementary school children to and from school every school day.

This position involves communicating with school administration, children, and families; daily outdoor physical activity; and informal education skills.

Preferred Knowledge and Skills

  • Informal and/or formal experience working with school aged children
  • Experience in relationship building, particularly in a school setting
  • Strong verbal and listening communication skills
  • Friendly demeanor
  • Physical fitness, ability to walk or self-propel at a moderate pace for approximately 2km, or 30 minutes, twice daily
  • 20/20 Vision (with or without corrective lenses) and adequate depth and peripheral vision
  • Respect for people of all ages, races, cultures, abilities, and sexual identities
  • Ability to dress appropriately for and work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Ability to work without direct supervision
  • Familiarity with the school community and/or school neighbourhood is preferred

Responsibilities

  • Liaise with school administration, Parent Advisory Committee (PAC), families, and children to raise awareness of and interest in the WSB and recruit participants
  • Communicate with prospective participants to introduce yourself, pass along relevant information, and answer questions.
  • Assist in creating the WSB schedule
  • Collect and maintain up-to-date emergency contact information
  • Participate in staff training (program training and First Aid)
  • Be on time and prepared for shifts
  • Walk participating children to and from school along a designated route every school day
  • Teach and promote pedestrian safety as outlined in our program manual
  • Ensure students arrive at school safely and on time
  • Collect and submit daily program data reports
  • Participate in program evaluations

Working Conditions & Expectations

  • Participation in a one-day training session with DASH
  • Completion of First Aid Training
  • Commitment to daily shift hours (weekdays before school, approximately 8:00 to 9:00am and/or after school, approximately 3:00 to 4:00pm, October 2021-June 2022)
  • Ability to transport self to and from the school location
  • Successful completion of a Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check (completed within 6 months) is required
  • Double-vaccination against Covid-19 (as per our Communicable Disease Prevention Policy)

To Apply

These positions are located in North Vancouver neighbourhoods. Please send resume and cover letter to sfriedman@dashbc.ca. Please include your last name and “WSB  Leader”  in the subject line.

**NOTE: We have two positions available:

  • Position 1: BOTH AM & PM shift  (This position travels to three different school communities throughout the year).
  • Position 2: PM only (This position works in the Queen Mary Elementary School community only).

Please indicate your location, position preference, and availability (mornings, afternoons, or both) in your cover letter.

 

Board of Directors

  • Do you have a passion for working on behalf of children and youth?
  • Are you interested in the good health and learning of all students in British Columbia?
  • Would you like to support school communities to be optimal places for health and learning?
  • Are you a team player?

If so we invite you to consider joining us on the DASH Board of Directors. We are looking for individuals who would be keen in helping to provide leadership, oversight and strategic direction to DASH and it`s initiatives by becoming part of the board team. We currently have a particular need for individuals with a fundraising background and individuals that are or have been involved in the education sector. See here for more information on becoming a board member

Please send your resume with a cover letter summarizing what interests you in becoming a DASH Board Director to info@dashbc.ca

For more information or to discuss this opportunity further please contact info@dashbc.ca