About the school
Located in East Vancouver, David Thompson Community School Team, located at David Thompson Secondary School; works to provide programs and activities that are both nurturing and challenging. Students are encouraged to realize their creative, intellectual, and physical potential and develop the personal and social skills necessary for responsible citizenship in a diverse society. David Thompson CST’s central goals are to foster and support community and school engagement, literacy and social and emotional development within their family of schools. This unique placement with the David Thompson Community Schools Team focuses on creating a close mentor relationship between the high school students and UBC students and creates a valuable connection all while developing and facilitating quality OST programs for elementary students within the community. Read more about David Thompson Community School Team
What you’ll do
Design, implement and evaluate your own Out of School Time (OST) program which will be delivered once per week for a period of 6-8 weeks per term in the program areas of, Food/Nutrition and Creative Arts. This placement will span two terms so some students may implement a different program in the second term
You’ll work with a team of high school students and will work together to develop and deliver quality afterschool programs for elementary school students.
You’ll be responsible for marketing, delegation of duties, lesson planning, preparation, facilitation and site supervision for the designed programs with the support of the DTCST Programmer.
What you’ll get out of this experience
Requirements for this placement
The David Thompson recruitment process has two steps. In addition to attending the Trek placement matching session you must be available to attend an interview with David Thompson staff – Sept 16th at 1pm or Sept 23rd at 1pm @ David Thompson.
Must be able to commit two terms (September – April) – please note that this is placement is a time-intensive placement
Must be able to allocate up to 4 hours per week for program preparation, in addition to being present during your workshop times/dates
Some knowledge in the domain/area that you wish to run your program in (ex. a Science student would have to have the knowledge to set-up and run experiments)
Interest in education, child and youth care and leadership
Ability to work independently
Mobile within the community
Must complete a Criminal Record Check prior to starting your placement in October
Qualifications that would be helpful to this placement
Speak a second language
Experience working with children and youth
Previous experience in organization/team leadership
Scheduling ( role requires one day per week during one of the following timeslots)
Mondays 2:30pm – 5:00pm
Tuesdays 2:30pm – 5:00pm
Wednesdays 2:30pm – 5:00pm
Thursdays 2:30pm – 5:00pm
Fridays 2:30pm – 5:00pm
David Thompson Secondary School
1755 - 55th Avenue, East
Vancouver, B.C. V5P 1Z7
After school program delivery will take place at the following schools; each UBC students will be responsible for one school location
David Oppenheimer Elementary School
2421 Scarboro St.
Vancouver, BC V5P 2L5
Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith
6901 Elliott St.
Vancouver, BC V5S 2N1
Sir James Douglas
2150 Brigadoon Ave.
Vancouver, BC V5P 3Z7
Sir James Douglas Annex
Address: 7668 Borden St.
Vancouver, BC V5P 3E1
Sir Sandford Fleming
1401 E. 49th Ave.
Vancouver, BC V5P 1S2
1850 E. 41st Ave.
Vancouver, BC V5P 1K9
1551 E. 37th Ave.
Vancouver, BC V5P 1E4