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Job Number:  39798
Iiyika’kimaat Programmer, Indigenous Initiatives
Job Posted: Thursday, 16 November 2017
Closing Date: Friday, 15 December 2017
(in 3 days)
Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary
Region: Calgary area Type: Full time
Location: Calgary Salary: (not entered)
Iiyika’kimaat Programmer, Indigenous Initiatives 
Location: Calgary – Mahmawi-atoskiwin 2323 32 Ave NE
 
Are you a passionate and creative individual looking to implement culturally relevant programs for Indigenous male youth aged 12-21?  Are you ready to make a positive impact in the community?
 
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 for 20,000 young people and their families each year.
 
As the Iiyika’kimaat Programmer in the Indigenous Initiatives stream, a typical day might include:
  • Planning and implementing age-appropriate activities based on assigned core program area with a focus on the Circle of Courage framework, self-esteem, leadership, identity and social skills
  • Working with other Indigenous Initiatives staff to provide appropriate referral supports to Indigenous youth and their families
  • Working with the club teams, elders, schools, families, and community partners to  create innovative programs
  • Reaching out to Indigenous youth or youth programs to garner participation in programming
  • Maintaining specific program and member statistics and ensuring client records are regularly maintained, as well as performing other administrative duties as required including monthly reporting of program statistics and qualitative content
  • Training, supporting, supervising, and evaluating the work of the volunteers and practicum students assigned to the program
We Have:
  • Fun and energetic work environment filled with creative, compassionate, open minded people. 
  • A fantastic total compensation package.
  • Great support for work-life balance and flexibility in the workplace.
  • The opportunity to professionally develop your skills and coach others.
  • To work in an agency that has incredible impact in communities in Calgary.
You Have:
  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in Social Work, Education, Child and Youth Care, Recreation, Kinesiology, or a related discipline; equivalencies will be considered
  • 2-3 years’ experience in delivering social, educational and/or recreational programs to at risk children, youth, and/or families in an urban or rural Indigenous setting
  • Knowledge of Indigenous community, culture, and protocols; community resources and supports in Calgary and Area; basic developmental need of children and youth
  • Interpersonal communication with children, youth and adults from Indigenous backgrounds and an understanding and awareness of cultural issues
  • Strong communication skills with ability to adhere to safety protocols and a strong ability to multitask 
  • Good understanding and able to appropriately apply behavior management skills with individuals and in group settings
  • Class 4 Driver’s License also preferred or Class 5 (non GDL) will be considered with plans to obtain a class 4
  • Current Standard First Aid/Basic Rescuer CPR certificate, cleared Criminal and Child Welfare Intervention Checks
Have we enticed you enough to want to become the Iiyika’kimaat Programmer with Indigenous Initiatives at BGCC? Why not apply?! Submit your cover letter and resume to our website now!  Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted, no phone calls or emails please.
 
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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