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Job Number:  37586
Experiential Lifestyle Mentor, Eleanor's House
Job Posted: Thursday, 24 August 2017
Closing Date: Saturday, 23 September 2017
(60 days ago)
Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary
Region: Calgary area Type: Full time
Location: Calgary Salary: (not entered)

Experiential Lifestyle Mentor, Eleanor’s House

1 FT, 40hours/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!




In addition to completing the responsibilities of youth worker , the Experiential Lifestyle Mentor will promote, plan, implement and facilitate intentional recreation and leisure opportunities for youth aged 13- 17 and their family members/ supports when appropriate. The Experiential Lifestyle Mentor will also facilitate the development and implementation of creative learning opportunities for life and living skills for youth who reside in our Residential Programs and assist staff members with implementation of strategies for youth engagement in experiential programming. The Experiential Lifestyle Mentor will ensure that the programming and services provided are relevant to the needs and goals of the residents individualized Case Plans and consistent with the Vision, Mission and Values of BGCC. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Promote healthy living, creativity and wellness both with the youth and in the community
  • Work collaboratively with the youths Case team, Caregiver, youth and family members/supports to develop the youth’s Individual Service Plans 
  • Develop program opportunities to enhance relationships between the youth and their family/natural supports through engagement in recreational mediums and volunteerism
  • Develop and facilitate weekly life and living skills programming to encourage self-sufficiency and successful community living.Ensure for the safety and well-being of all the persons who participate in an activity 
  • Is an effective, mature and appropriate role model for the youth and family members
  • Manage crisis situations effectively using problem solving and de-escalation skills
  • Design and develop experiential programming for the Community Based Care and Support (CBCS) Stream, and support CBCS staff to implement this learning into stream programs


  • Degree or Diploma in Recreation, Human Services or related field. Equivalencies will be considered. 
  • Minimum of 2 years recent related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. 
  • Experience developing and implementing experiential learning opportunities for youth and families
  • Skills and experience in a variety of specific recreation activities such as wall climbing, arts, photography, yoga, outdoor/wilderness activities, swimming, dance and music is an asset
  • Experience and enthusiasm in working with youth, families and communities
  • Valid class 5 driver’s license and acceptable Driver’s Abstract, and access to automobile 
  • Use of a reliable vehicle with $2,000,000 liability, permission to carry passengers and business coverage on the vehicle
  • Current certification for First Aid and CPR and clear security clearances
  • Innovative, energetic and creative with a strong desire to make a difference in the lives of young people
  • Crisis intervention and crisis management experience
  • Extensive understanding of at risk youth and families and their multi-faceted issues


* 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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