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Job Number:  35045
Multicultural Facilitator
Job Posted: Tuesday, 16 May 2017
Closing Date: Monday, 12 June 2017
(38 days ago)
Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary
Region: Calgary area Type: Full time
Location: Calgary Salary: (not entered)
FT Multicultural Facilitator
1 FT, 37.5 hours/week
Make a difference in the life of a child
Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary is a leading provider of quality programs to children and youth, with a $20 million dollar operating budget, that supports the healthy physical, educational and social development of more than 38,000 young people and their families each year.
Come join an energetic and fun team that is committed to providing deserving children and youth with hope for the future.  The Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary provide a supportive environment in which to share your experience, develop your skills, and take on new challenges.
If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of children, youth and families the Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary is the place for you!
The Multicultural Facilitator is responsible for planning and implementing opportunities and activities that focus on one or a combination of the following: education, employment, family, culture, language learning, skill development, art, recreation, or community involvement in order to promote the successful integration of immigrant youth to Calgary. The Facilitator will establish relationships with cultural, faith, and community organizations in order to partner in providing activities and opportunities for immigrant youth in their communities. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Establish partnerships with other immigrant serving agencies, community programs, faith groups, and cultural groups in order to promote or co-host activities 
  • Be present and visible in high density neighbourhoods 
  • Receive, process, and follow up on all referrals from external partners
  • Create and conduct outreach and awareness raising presentations at schools, external committee meetings, companies, and other community partners
  • Establish a working database of immigrant servicing supports including language, employment, settlement services, health services, and basic needs.
  • Design innovative, engaging, low barrier programs that encourage and support successful integration and meet the needs of immigrant youth in Calgary
  • Using community partnerships, establish multiple sites where programs can be delivered that are accessible to immigrant youth
  • Bring in guest facilitators to run specific programs periodically
  • Create a safe place to foster healing through connection and trusting relationships 
  • Deliver programs with a culturally aware and strength-based lens in order to facilitate self-sufficiency.
  • Responsible for monthly reporting including success stories, activity summaries, and all reporting required by program coordinator 
  • Responsible for the cleanliness, care, and light maintenance of the facility. Facility is to be kept clean and in good repair; to communicate any issues to building management, or to BGCC internal maintenance
  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in Social Work, Education, Child and Youth Care, Behavioral Science, Psychology, Intercultural Studies, or a related discipline with a concentration on cultural studies 
  • Teaching English as a Second Language training will be considered an asset
  • 2-4 years experience in working with immigrant youth and/or populations in a community setting
  • Experience in program design and delivery 
  • Culturally competent with an understanding of the immigration process and issues affecting immigrants and refugees including the impact of racism and discrimination of young newcomers 
  • Language proficiency in other languages an asset
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills
  • Ability to work in a variety of situations, develop and maintain relationships with other professionals within the community
  • Ability to work independently, meet reporting deadlines, and willingness to accept personal responsibility for program outcomes
  • Knowledge of local immigrant communities and experience specific to immigrants
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of basic developmental needs of youth
  • Interpersonal communication skills with children, youth and adults from diverse backgrounds and an understanding and awareness of diversity issues
  • Good understanding and able to appropriately apply behavior management skills with individuals and in group settings
  • Current Standard First Aid / Basic Rescuer CPR
  • Able to work flexible hours according to the needs of the youth, including evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Criminal Check with Vulnerable Sector Search and Child Welfare Intervention Check (prior to hire considered an asset) 
  • Use of a reliable vehicle with $1,000,000 liability, permission to carry passengers and business coverage on the vehicle.
  • Valid driver’s license and a driver’s abstract with minimal demerits.

Please Note: Successful candidates will complete criminal record check and child intervention record check at the time of new hire paperwork.  A criminal record check and child intervention record check dated within 6 months of the interview date will also be accepted.


We offer the opportunity to be part of a creative and positive work environment, a competitive salary, supports for professional development, opportunity for advancement and the chance to be part of a national organization dedicated to supporting youth to develop skills for life. We are a committed equity employer.
How to Apply:
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To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to our website for consideration. No phone calls please, only qualified candidates will be contacted. If this posting is not listed on our website then this position is no longer available.
Contact Details:
Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary
731 13 AVE NE
Calgary, AB
T2E 1C8
www:   www.boysandgirlsclubsofcalgary.ca/careers/

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