David Thompson Community School Team

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David Thompson Community School Team

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

  • Experience working within a large school district

  • Learn about project management, including project design, lesson planning, implementation and evaluation

  • 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

  • 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

  • First-aid certification

  • 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
Phone: 604-713-827

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
Tecumseh Annex

1551 E. 37th Ave.

Vancouver, BC V5P 1E4

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