Parent Support Services Society of BC (PSS) is a provincial non-profit organization that promotes community development and a participatory approach through our self-help parenting support circles. PSS strives to empower individuals and groups of people with the skills they need to affect change and improve parenting practice. PSS trains volunteer parenting group facilitators, develops and disseminates parenting resource material, provides community education, carries out research on emerging parenting issues and operates a kinship care support line.
SCOPE OF WORK:
Major responsibility – The graphic design and lay-out of our printed facilitator training manual that is used to train volunteer facilitators. This would also entail some editing, writing, and potentially research.
Additional – Assisting PSS in hosting our first virtual Annual General Meeting – this would entail researching appropriate platforms, assisting setting the platform up, testing it, and ensuring it will be effective for our Annual General Meeting in early December.
BASIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Participating youth must:
- be between the ages of 15 and 30 at the time of intake;
- have demonstrated skills achievement at the post-secondary level (this means that you must have more than secondary school achievement);
- intend to gain ICT skills and knowledge;
- meet the job requirements of the IHO, which should included stated ICT-related activities;
- be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada and be legally entitled to work in Canada; and
- must not be in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits.
- Demonstrated graphic design skills
- Demonstrated lay-out skills
- Experience using various graphic design software
- Knowledge of webinar and web-enabled learning platforms
- Experience using webinar and web-enabled learning platforms
- Strong English language writing skills
- Strong facility with Microsoft Office and Adobe products
- Curriculum development experience
- Editing experience
- Strong verbal communication skills
- Additional languages
- Understanding of sound parenting practices and related resources
- Proven ability to work independently, and as as part of a team
- Knowledge of the non-profit /volunteer sector
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Willingness to work in a diverse and inclusive work environment
HOURS: 28hrs/wk (max 35)
INTERNSHIP DURATION: 650 hrs
Internship provided via the Vancouver Community Network Youth Internships program and funded by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), administered by Industry Canada.