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Youth Engagement Facilitator

Job Title:  Youth Engagement Facilitator

                *Primary focus on Social Connections for Girls and Boys Program and Drop In

Reports to: Youth Programs Coordinator

Role: Coordinate and implement all aspects of Quadra Village Community Centre’s Youth Programs (Girls and Boys Group, Youth Centre Drop-ins/Programs and Youth Oriented/Driven Special Events) in conjunction with the Youth Programs Coordinator.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist and/or lead facilitation of all aspects of the Launch Pad Program including Drop In, Girls & Boys Group, and new youth events and initiatives.
  • Approach project work utilizing community development, asset building, youth engagement and other best practice strategies.
  • Facilitate life and social skills development (eg: pro social behavior, communication and life skills), individual action plans, employability enhancement and self-esteem development for youth.
  • Assist youth with life issues and provide support referrals and system navigation as necessary. 
  • Identify and support young persons who are having serious social problems and work with them on useful skills through mentoring, teachable moments and activities
  • Assist in collaboration with community, service providers, businesses, service clubs, community groups and community events to provide and sustain meaningful opportunities for youth
  • Transport youth as appropriate.
  • Ensure maintenance and tabulation of attendance and statistics regarding youth drop-in, Girls & Boys Group, special event and other Youth programs.
  • Write all quarterly reports for Drop-in and Girls and Boys Group
  • Assist in the day to day operations of the Quadra Village Community Centre.
  • To respond to general inquiries regarding Quadra Village Community Centre, and to share in the work of maintaining a responsive and inclusive community centre. 
  • Be familiar with and implement Quadra Village Community Centre (Downtown Blanshard Advisory Committee’s) policies, procedures and practices.
  • Perform other related duties when required and approved by the Youth Programs Coordinator or Executive Director.
  • Engage as needed in the Youth Program Quality Initiative and attend learning community meetings as directed by the Youth Programs Coordinator

Drop In:

  • Encourage, lead, facilitate and supervise the meaningful participation of youth in Launch Pad, youth drop-in, special events, community and other youth program activities and ensure that the program environment is interactive, respectful, fair and welcoming.
  • Plan and implement structured activities during drop in hours
  • Ensure the Youth Centre and other program spaces are suitable, clean and safe for the operation of youth programs.
  • Plan, promote, publicize and evaluate Launch Pad, special events, youth drop-in and other youth programs.
  • Foster a connection to key family members, youth supports and other assets that can help with a youth’s life success.

Social Connections for Girls & Boys Program:

  • Coordinate, facilitate and implement our Social Connections for Girls and Boys Program
  • Coordinate self-worth, wellness and self-car workshops and provide creative, social and recreational experiences that empower the girls and boys to help them make healthy choices in their lives while building a sense of belonging and community
  • Plan and implement healthy activities in the community such as rowing, hiking, horseback riding and other activities the youth request
  • Foster a connection to key family members, youth supports and other assets that can help with a youth’s life success.

 

Qualifications:

Post-secondary degree in Child and Youth Care or a relevant discipline (e.g. Social Work, Community Development, or comparable degree).

Minimum two years’ experience in group facilitation, community development work, outreach work, group work, system navigation and experience working with high risk youth and families.

Preference to candidates with a Class 4 Driver’s License

 Criminal Record Check is required.

Standard First Aid and Class 4 Driver’s License required within 4 weeks of start date.

Hours of Work:                

18.5 hours per week – Wed-Sat.  It is the expectation that many of the hours required for this position will consist of late afternoons, evenings and weekends with varied start and finish times. Within that expectation there is also the ability to collaborate about the ultimate work schedule chosen and provide flexibility.

Term:                                   

Our plan is to maintain this position on an ongoing basis.  All program terms dependent on funding.  The term for girls & boys group is April 2017-Mar 2018.  Ongoing for drop-in.  Hours per week will be determined by project funding levels.  Position and hours may change due to funding.

 

Salary and Benefits:      

8 hours per week at $20.00

10.5 hours per week at @16.00

 

Closing Date: 

Monday March 20, 2017 by 9am

 

Please submit cover letter and resume attention to Tara Skobel to tara@quadravillagecc.com with subject line: Youth Engagement Facilitator