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Job Number:  37585
Employment Job Coach, Pursuit
Job Posted: Thursday, 24 August 2017
Closing Date: Monday, 18 September 2017
(2 days ago)
Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary
Region: Calgary area Type: Full time
Location: Calgary Salary: (not entered)
Employment Job Coach, Pursuit
1 FT, 40 hrs/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!
 
POSITION DESCRIPTION
 
With support from the Employment Program Manager, the Job Coach will be responsible for one on one employability skills training with youth and securing work placements. The Job Coach will also be responsible for developing strong working relationships with partnered employers and liaise between the employer and the youth as necessary. It is the role of the Job Coach to ensure a positive work experience placement and to help mediate any conflicts or issues that may arise during this portion of program. The Job Coach will proactively initiate partnerships with willing employers as well as work with eligible youth referred from within Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary’s Youth Housing and Shelter’s Stream. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Develop and complete program intake with youth and develop individualized work experience plans based on the needs of the youth 
  • Advocate for youth and assist them in self-advocacy
  • Assist youth in learning about strategies for job searching, creating cover letters, resumes, and interviewing skills
  • Develop and maintain a system of data collection to reflect youth attendance and performance to support evaluation activities and submit a progress report to the Program Manager 
  • Ensure that there is opportunity for every youth to have one to one time during the week
  • Support the youth in the transition to other interventions and supports when applicable
  • Convey pertinent information regarding youth to the team in a timely manner 
  • Incorporate a trauma informed perspective in the design and implementation of activities and supports 
  • Manages crisis situations effectively using problem solving and de-escalation skills
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in a related human services or social services field
  • Three to five years recent related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Experience working with one or more systems ( e.g. Youth Justice, Children’s Services, Education, Health, community agencies) 
  • Experience and enthusiasm in working with youth and communities
  • Valid Class 4 driver’s licence within 3 months of employment, acceptable Driver’s Abstract, and access to an automobile 
  • Driver’s insurance with at least a $2 million third party liability insurance with permission to carry passengers for work related purposes
  • Current certification for First Aid and CPR level C
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to the changing needs of the youth
  • Ability to work with and support people from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as work independently and be self-motivated
  • Innovative, energetic and creative with a strong desire to make a difference in the lives of young people
  • Has an extensive understanding of street youth and the multi-faceted issues they face
  • Knowledge of Calgary’s local labour market and career development strategies 
  • Criminal Record Check with vulnerable sector search and Intervention Record Check
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:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
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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