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Job Number:  39037
Youth Space - Youth Program Worker
Job Posted: Friday, 20 October 2017
Closing Date: Saturday, 18 November 2017
(3 days ago)
Alexandra neighbourhood House
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Part time
Location: Surrey Salary: $16.20/hour

 

 

   

 

YOUTH PROGRAM WORKER

 

Purpose:

Alexandra Neighbourhood House is seeking an experienced activity worker to plan and facilitate group programs, projects and events in collaboration with the young people who access the Youth Space.  The Youth Space is a safe, sober and inclusive space for youth aged 10-24 to create, connect and innovate, by youth for youth, in partnership with supportive, inclusive and diverse adults, just like you!

The youth engagement worker will have insight, awareness and skill in building respectful relationships and effective partnerships with vulnerable youth including LGBTQ/2S+ youth

This is an hourly, contract position, serving youth in the South Surrey/White Rock area.  The contract runs from November to March 2018, for 15 hours per week. The position requires late afternoon/evening work, including Friday evenings.

 

Accountability:

Reports to the Youth Space Organizer in collaboration with the Youth Collective

 

Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of a team including Youth Intern, Youth Collective, adult staff and youth participant volunteers, in the development, implementation, and delivery of programming
  • Honour the wisdom of youth, listening to youth ideas and actively valuing their input
  • Support youth of varying skills and abilities in trying new activities and running programs
  • Provide direct supervision to ensure the safety and well-being of participants
  • Bring passion, and diverse ideas and skills to the Space
  • Maintain positive working relationships and partnerships with other community youth service providers
  • Be ready to have fun!

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

We are looking for a well-rounded individual who can work with youth and share their joys, passions, and help build their skills in a safe and supported environment. The following is a list of preferred experience and skills but we recognize there are many different ways for an individual to have gained or work towards building these skills:

 

  • Proven ability to connect with youth
  • Understanding of the diverse needs of youth including marginalized youth struggling with mental health, addictions, and social challenges.
  • Deal confidently with complex & difficult issues / behaviours
  • Empathic and non-judgmental attitude when interacting with youth
  • Knowledge of anti-oppressive and harm reduction practices
  • Artistic, culinary, and/or advocacy passions and skills
  • Ability to share information in different ways and meet youth “where they’re at”
  • Social media and blogging
  • Experience working with individuals with substance use and mental health issues.
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible
  • Proven sound judgement, ethical decision making, ability to stay calm under pressure

Qualifications

  • Certificate, diploma, degree or attending education in Child and Youth Care Counseling, Rec and Leisure, Education or a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum one year experience working with youth in a recreation setting

 

The successful candidate must have or ready to acquire:

  • Criminal record clearance
  • Valid first aid and CPR certification
  • Have a current driving license and access to a car
  • Youth Space training provided on site
  • Other as required

 

Salary: The hiring range is Band 5A - $16.20/hour 

 

Application details:

 

Deadline: Monday October 30, 2017 4:00 p.m. Position will also remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

 

Send cover letter and resume and cover letter by email to:

                Eva McMillan, Youth Space Organizer

               

 

The Youth Space is located at 1845 154 Street in Bakerview Park, Surrey

 

APPLICATIONS MAY ONLY BE SENT BY EMAIL

 

Association of Neighbourhood Houses of BC (ANHBC) is an equal opportunity employer. We place a high value on diversity, and encourage qualified individuals from all backgrounds and identities to consider applying for the position. As such, you are welcome to self-identify as a member of a minority group knowing this information will be held confidentially. 

 

We acknowledge that we live, work, and play on the unceded, occupied, ancestral and traditional lands of the Coast Salish peoples; locally the Semiahmoo First Nation.

 

ANHBC/Alexandra Neighbourhood House is an equal opportunity employer.

We regret that we can only contact those candidates invited to an interview.

 

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please apply by email
Contact Details:
Eva McMillan
Alexandra neighbourhood House
2916 McBride Ave
Surrey, BC, V4A3G2

cell: 604-376-0582
E-mail:
www:   www.alexhouse.net/youth-collective


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