SUMMER JOB: Social Services Assistant

This position is being advertised under the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) initiative. To be eligible for this position, you must be between 15 and 30 years of age on the start date of the job. You also must be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or a refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. You must also be legally entitled to work according to relevant provincial legislation and regulations.

Mission, Vision and Core Values

Our Mission is to enable life-changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential of young people.

Our Vision is that all young people realized their full potential

Our Core Values are:

  • We Champion Potential
  • Every Connection Counts
  • Showing Up Matters

Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland ( is a non-profit society and proud member agency of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada Federation. We are committed to enhancing the confidence, self-esteem and well-being of: female, female-identifying, non-binary, gender fluid, transgender, and Two Spirit youth. Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland is a leader in mentoring youth and providing ongoing support through a variety of engaging programs. Our organization is committed to diversity and inclusion and we encourage applications from those who identify as Indigenous, a person of colour, 2SLGBTQIA+, a person with a disability or other community that experiences additional barriers. Join us and make a positive difference in the lives of others in the community.

Is this You?

You are a thoughtful person with a welcoming and approachable nature who holds a strong commitment to our mission. You will be reporting to the Director of Programs and will be responsible for assisting with a variety of programs and administrative tasks and projects to support the agency’s efficient and smooth functioning. This position will assist the Programs and Office Administrator. Programs Team Leads, and the Senior Leadership Team.

You have some experience working with children and youth and / or adult volunteers and an understanding of social services offered in the Lower Mainland. You have a willingness to learn, an
interest in expanding your knowledge in the non-profit sector, and the ability to work independently and meet deadlines.

Position Summary:

The Social Services Assistant will create and / or update program materials, including training manuals, best practices guide, workplans, and other resources. Additionally, the Social Services Assistant will conduct a review and assessment of previous years’ program activities. When applicable, the Social Services Assistant will accompany the Volunteer Coordinator to volunteer recruitment fairs.

What you will be doing:


  • Survey existing Program materials (training manuals, program guides, best practices guides, workplans, How-Tos and FAQs) for relevance and completion
  • Conduct a review of digital Programs folders, create and implement an improved system (folder architecture, naming conventions, etc.)
  • Create training modules to support onboarding processes in these areas


  • Create priority lists to create and/ or update Program materials
  •  In consultation with Programs leadership, write/ revise/ update all resources
  • Restructure digital filing system, provide training & coaching on its use
  • Review & assess prior years’ activities


  • Accompany Volunteer Coordinator to recruitment events, as requested


  • Attend all Programs team & staff meetings as required
  • Assist in other Programs & Agency projects/ events/ activities as requested
What you bring:
  • Looking to enter post-secondary, currently enrolled or a graduate in the social services field
  • Previous experience working with children and youth an asset
  • Highly organized, mature, self-starter, detail orientated and able to prioritize tasks
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and work independently
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite and databases an asset
What we offer:
  • An opportunity to do meaningful work and make a positive impact in the community
  • A supportive, positive and engaging work environment
  • A commitment to work/life balance for employees
  • An hourly salary of $22.00
This Position:

This position can be full-time, up to 35 hours, or part-time, between 9-12 weeks, we are flexible on the number of hours per week. A Criminal Records Check (including a vulnerable sector search) is required as this is a condition of employment required by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada. Applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date. Expected start date of June 17th.

If this position sounds like you, please let us know why by submitting your resume and cover letter to

Please use the Subject Line: Social Services Assistant
Applications will be reviewed as they are received so we encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible.
If your background and qualifications match the position requirements, we will contact you.
Please note that minor changes to this job posting may be required by our funder.