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Job Number:  37138
Youth Services Leader
Job Posted: Wednesday, 9 August 2017
Closing Date: Tuesday, 31 October 2017
(21 days ago)
Parkgate Community Servcies Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Casual
Location: North Vancouver Salary: $15.00

JOB POSTING: Youth Services Leaders
Casual (varied); Five Openings

Who are we?
Parkgate Community Services Society (PCSS) is a registered, not-for-profit charitable society providing programs and services to our friends and neighbours at Parkgate Community Centre and satellite locations east of the Seymour River. PCSS exists to serve the community and our team works in partnership with more than 350 volunteers to develop and deliver responsive programming that meets community need leveraging community resources. We provide services to youth and seniors. We operate an extensive child care and family services program. With more than 90 people on staff over the course of the year, we are a diverse and welcoming team committed to making this a great place to work, play and live. We value innovation, teamwork, excellence, collaboration, inclusiveness and accountability, and pride ourselves on being community-driven, community-inspired and community-supported.

What’s the job?
We are looking for engaging and proactive Youth Services Leaders to work at our Youth Centre Drop-Ins and Preteen Dances. The main objective is to connect and support youth in a safe environment. This is ideal for an individual’s looking for more experience/opportunities to work with youth. The ages of youth range from preteen (10yrs-12yrs) to teenagers (13yrs-18yrs).

What will you do?
• Plan and carry out programming within the drop-in space;
• Be open connecting with youth whether listening to what is going for them or providing them with resources;
• Support the Youth Centre Coordinator and follow staff and volunteers with creating fun and interactive place;
• Connect with youth: through basketball, skateboarding, crafts, games and other relevant youth interests;
• Prepare snacks and general maintenance of Youth Centre;
• Be part of our team: Be an active, participating member of our staff team, engaging debriefs, and attending staff trainings.


Who are we looking for?
Here’s what you bring to our awesome team:
• Willingness to connect and mentor youth between the ages of 10 – 18 (prefer applicants with experience);
• Able to work Friday and Saturday nights from 6:45pm-10:45pm: a minimum of two shifts per month
• A people person with an outing personality;
• Organizational skills: prepare sign in sheet and return Youth Centre keys at the end of your shift;
• Exceptional communications skills: willing to reach out to youth without formal introductions and open to give and receive feedback;
• Previous learning that demonstrates interest in and knowledge of best practice in the field of Child & Youth Care: a understanding of confidentiality;
• A demonstrated passion for youth and youth-related issues;
• Current First Aid (with CPR) & Foodsafe are all valuable assets; a willingness to get all of the above in the first 90 days of employment is required. A willingness to take Nonviolent Crisis Intervention training (course is paid for by employer). .

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please forward your resume and a brief bio by email to ongoing. We thank all candidates for applying, and will contact potential applicants through a phone call shortly after the above closing date.
Contact Details:
Rachel Lynch
Parkgate Community Servcies Society
3625 Banff Court
North Vancouver , BC, V7H2Z8

Tel: 604-783-5754
www:   www.myparkgate.com

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