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.
Team building, leadership, and behaviour management skills
Knowledge and application of the Principles of Healthy Child Development: High Five®
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