West Side Community Navigator

  • Job posted by : Archway Community Services

Job Description

JOB POSTING #2022-188-02

Family Centre

West Side Community Navigator

Wage: $23 per hour

Part Time: 12 hours, 3 days per week

Temporary until March 31, 2023 with the possibility of an extension


Support families in the Early Years with the team at Archway

Come Help Us Help People 

Location:  Abbotsford

Job Summary:

The position of Community Navigator will support the well being of children ages 0 to 6, and their families, and serve as a barrier-free access point to a system of early years services in our community, particularly for families facing vulnerability.  The position will offer further support to local StrongStart programs in the Abbotsford School District and will work alongside StrongStart Facilitators at various locations to provide information, resources and family support to parents and children attending the programs.   The ability to speak Punjabi is a requirement for this position.

Information about the StrongStart Program can be found here:

StrongStart BC - Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)

Your Role:

Archway’s West Side Community Navigator with the Family Centre contributes by:

  • Working alongside local StrongStart facilitators in the Abbotsford School District within their programs and assisting with daily routines.
  • Providing resource and referral information that support families and their social, emotional, mental and physical health and well being, including Child and Youth Mental Health supports.
  • Offering support and direction to families in the area of parenting and parenting issues.


This position is a great fit for someone who works well as a part of a team, enjoys working with diverse populations and has a passion to work with children and families!

Our Offer

  • $23 per hour.
  • A part-time position at 12 hours per week, needing flexible availability from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, with some evening and weekend work.
  • The position is from November 2022 to March 31, 2023, with the possibility of extension as contract funding permits.  School vacation breaks will be time off.
  • Benefits include:
    • Great in-house training opportunities.
    • Rewarding work in a positive and supportive environment.
    • Opportunity to network with Archway staff and community partners.
    • Opportunity to apply to internal job postings.
    • Opportunity to further your career at Archway!

Getting an Interview – you will be considered if you have:

  • 20 Hour Responsible Adult Training, with Early Childhood Education or Social Services Diploma being an asset.
  • 1 year of previous childcare experience.
  • 3 years of facilitation experience in a Family Resource Program or Early Years program.
  • Knowledge of early childhood development, age-appropriate group processes and positive parenting practices.
  • The ability to digitally track, record and report on statistical and anecdotal information on a weekly basis.
  • The ability to speak Punjabi is a requirement.


The Job Requires you to have:

  • Exposure to a high level of noise and distraction.
  • The ability to pay close attention to family needs.
  • Moderate physical activity.
  • The ability to work some evening and weekends.
  • Access to transportation to move between locations.
  • The ability to digitally track, record and report on statistical and anecdotal information on a weekly basis.

Closing date is November 06, 2022


Interested applicants are to reference Posting #2022-188-02 in the subject line.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to:

Email: jobpostings@archway.ca 

        Subject: Job Posting #2022-188-02


No phone calls please. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Your resume may also be forwarded to other Programs for their consideration for their job vacancies.  If you do not wish for your application to be shared with other Programs, please send an e-mail to jobpostings@archway.ca with DO NOT FORWARD TO OTHER PROGRAMS, in the subject line of the e-mail and the job reference number to which you applied, in the body of the e-mail.

Archway's goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Equity and diversity are essential to excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

We invest in the mental health and wellbeing of our employees.


Job # : 141228
 October 25, 2022 - November 19, 2022
Job category : Social Services
Vacancy : 1
Location : Abbotsford - BC, British Columbia, CANADA