Youth Engagement Facilitator

*Primary focus on Social Connections for Girls and Boys Program 

Reports to: Youth Programs Coordinator, Tara Skobel

Role: Facilitate, plan and implement all aspects of Quadra Village Community Centre’s Youth Programs (Social Connections for Girls and Boys Program - SCGBP, Drop-in, youth and QVCC 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: SCGBP, 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 (e.g..: pro social behavior, communication and life skills, and self-worth 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 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 and family 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

 Launch Pad Program Descriptions

Social Connections for Girls and Boys Program

  • Coordinate, facilitate and implement our Social Connections for Girls and Boys Program
  • Coordinate self-worth, wellness and self-care 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, visiting local skateboard parks, horseback riding and other activities the youth request
  • Transport youth as appropriate.  Class 4 license may be required and is asset.
  • Track work on tracking sheet

There are three groups connected to SCGBP:

Junior Girls ages 8-11
Senior Girls ages 12-16
Boys Group ages 9-14

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 two years’ experience in group facilitation, community development work, outreach work, system navigation and experience working with high risk youth and families.
  • Preference to candidates with two or more years’ experience working with high risk youth in a community centre setting, knowledge/awareness of First Nations populations, diverse cultures, Class 4 license and YPQI training
  • Criminal Record Check is required
  • Standard First Aid is required
  • Food Safe is an asset 

Hours of Work:

Hours required for this position consist of afternoons, late afternoons, evenings and weekends.

Program Hours: 32 hours bi-weekly - There is some flexibility in work schedule but MUST be available during times marked with *.

Mondays (*545-745pm) – Staff Meeting - Bi-weekly meeting
Tuesdays (1130-630pm) – Boys Group runs *430-6pm
Wednesdays (12-8pm) – Junior Girls Group runs *4-530pm and Senior Girls Group runs *6-730pm. 

Possible Additional Hours: Casual Drop-in – Thursday/Friday’s 5-8pm

Term:

The term of this position is Sept 2020 - March 2021, with the plan to have this as an ongoing program.  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:

$20/hr for Youth Engagement Facilitator

$17/hr for Casual Drop-in Worker

6% Vacation Pay

Closing Date: Monday, August 17, 2020 at 12pm

Successful candidates will be contacted for an interview the week of  Aug 18th to the 21st

QVCC is committed to employment equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applicants who increase the diversity of our staff team and have the ability to engage diverse communities in a safe and supportive way.

Please send cover letter and resume to hr@quadravillagecc.com with Subject Line: Youth Engagement Facilitator