Early Years Bridging Project ECE Qualified Family Support Worker

Richmond Family Place Society is a Family Resource Program that serves families with children 0 – 12 years old.

We have a mission to ‘Ensure Every Child in Richmond Reaches Their Full Potential’. We facilitate this by empowering & strengthening children & families through innovative prevention & support programs.

Part Time (Permanent):
28 hrs per week:
Mondays: 9am-4.30pm
Tuesdays: 1.30pm – 7.30pm
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 10am – 4pm


Please note: This position IS NOT eligible for the government ECE wage enhancement

Reports to:

Early Years Bridging Project Team Leader


Job Description:

As part of a dynamic staff team, the Family Support Worker participates as a team member contributing their ideas, skills and enthusiasm to further the mission of Richmond Family Place.

This position works as a Family Support Worker in the Early Years Refugee Project, to coordinate, implement & deliver family resource programs & supports families through information sharing, referrals and education to refugee families and their children 0-6 years old.


  • Responsible for assisting and supporting the delivery of the Early Years Refugee Project
  • Provides family support, employing early Childhood Development principals, in the Early Years Refugee Project programs including information, education & modelling appropriate behaviour & interactions for caregivers while facilitating age appropriate play between caregivers & children.
  • In conjunction with the staff team provides Early Childhood expertise to help develop, coordinate and deliver programs including literacy programs, special events and outdoor play
  • Provides assessment, referral and one to one support for families as needed.
  • Provides support & guidance to new families wanting to access the Early Years Bridging Project.
  • Maintains and develops good working relationships with community partners & agencies.
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate statistics and report on all family support programs.
  • Fundraising as determined by Executive Director
  • Attends Richmond Family Place annual events as required
  • Other duties as required.


  • Early Childhood Certification/Diploma. Early Childhood Assistant certification may be considered with a minimum of 2 years practical experience with children 0-6 years old.
  • Second Language an asset.
  • Experience working with parents/caregivers & their children birth to twelve years of age & an understanding of child development for this age group an asset
  • Ability to create trusting & meaningful relationships with community partners & families with children 0-12 years old.
  • Experience working in & promoting a multicultural setting.
  • Experience working in community partnerships.
  • Proven working knowledge of community resources & referral processes.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, both verbal & written.
  • Ability to create professional boundaries with clients.
  • Flexible & able to organize workload.
  • Strong ability to manage stress.
  • Takes initiative: sees what needs to be done.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Up to date First Aid & Criminal Record Check.
  • Must be available for some evenings & weekends
  • Must have valid drivers license & use of own vehicle during work hours

What we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • 100% paid extended Health Benefits
  • Matching RSP Contribution
  • 3 weeks paid Vacation
  • 12 Statutory Holidays per year
  • Winter closure days in December (paid)
  • 12 paid Sick Days a year
  • Employee Wellness Spending ($100/year)
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Annual Staff Retreat day. .

Please submit your resume and cover letter to info@richmondfamilyplace.ca. The posting will remain open until filled.

Thank you in advance for your interest but only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

Richmond Family Place Society is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability or age.

Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered


If you wish to join our organization but cannot see any suitable position, please consider taking a look at our Volunteer positions.