Senior Drop-In Worker

Job Title:  Senior Youth Drop-In Worker

Reports to: Youth Programs Coordinator

Role:  Facilitate, plan and implement all aspects of Quadra Village Community Centre’s Youth Programs (Drop In, youth events and initiatives) in conjunction with the Youth Programs Coordinator.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Lead facilitation of all aspects of the following Launch Pad Programs: Drop In, youth events and initiatives.
  2. Approach project work utilizing community development, asset building, youth engagement and other best practice strategies.
  3. 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.
  4. Assist youth with life issues and provide support referrals and system navigation as necessary. 
  5. Identify and support young persons who are having serious social problems and work with them on useful skills through mentoring, teachable moments and activities
  6. Assist in collaboration with community, service providers, businesses, service clubs, community groups and community events to provide and sustain meaningful opportunities for youth
  7. Ensure maintenance and tabulation of attendance and statistics regarding youth drop-in, special event and other Youth programs.
  8. Write all quarterly reports required for your program
  9. Assist in the day to day operations of the Quadra Village Community Centre.
  10. Respond to general inquiries regarding Quadra Village Community Centre, and to share in the work of maintaining a responsive and inclusive community centre. 
  11. Be familiar with and implement Quadra Village Community Centre (Downtown Blanshard Advisory Committee’s) policies, procedures and practices.  As well as the Youth Programs Handbook and the Youth Programs Training Manual.
  12. Perform other related duties when required and approved by the Youth Programs Coordinator or Executive Director.
  13. Engage as needed in the Youth Program Quality Initiative and attend learning community meetings and trainings as directed by the Youth Programs Coordinator
  14. Ensure the Youth Centre and other program spaces are suitable, clean and safe for the operation of youth programs.
  15. Be familiar with and implement the work plan connected to your program
  16. Foster a connection to key family members, youth supports and other assets that can help with a youth’s life success.
  17. Ensure that ideas and plans are youth driven and empower youth and create opportunities for youth to lead and reflect each session

Drop In

  • Encourage, lead, facilitate and supervise the meaningful participation of youth in at drop-in and ensure that the program environment is interactive, respectful, fair and welcoming.
  • Plan and implement structured activities during drop in hours
  • Be familiar with opening and closing procedures
  • Plan, promote, publicize and evaluate drop-in

 

Qualifications:   

Post-secondary degree in Child and Youth Care or a relevant discipline (e.g. Social Work, Community Development, or comparable degree) or working towards.  Minimum one year experience in group facilitation, community development work, outreach work, system navigation and experience working with high risk youth and families.

Preference to candidates with one or more years’ experience working with high risk youth in a community centre setting, with knowledge/awareness of First Nations populations, diverse cultures, Class 4 license, Food Safe and YPQI training

Criminal Record Check is required.

Standard First Aid

 

Hours of Work:

Thursday and Fridays 430-8pm

Term:                                   

Our plan is to maintain this position on an ongoing basis.  All program terms dependent on funding.  Hours per week will be determined by project funding levels.  Position and hours may change due to funding.

Salary and Benefits:        

$18/hr for drop-in worker

 

Please email Tara Skobel at tara@quadravillagecc.com with your cover letter and resume with the subject line “Senior Youth Drop-in Worker”

 

Closing Date: Open until position is filled