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Job Number:  41918
Youth Program Facilitator, Sirius Girls (HR254)
Job Posted: Wednesday, 14 February 2018
Closing Date: Sunday, 25 February 2018
(84 days ago)
Carya (formerly Calgary Family Services)
Region: Calgary area Type: Full time
Location: Calgary Salary: $45,774.00 - $51,211.00 annually

At carya (formerly Calgary Family Services), we know that the strength of our community is rooted in its people.


That’s why we’ve dedicated more than 100 years of service to creating healthier, more connected communities in Calgary.


With 40 program offerings for individuals and families, we provide a full spectrum of interactive counselling and development services for people of all ages — from babies to youth to older adults — and their support network.


Our highly skilled team encourages nearly 30,000 Calgarians each year to discover their full potential and build flourishing relationships with their families and community.


Youth Program Facilitator, Sirius Girls (HR254)
Full Time Temporary (37.5 hours per week, 1 Year contract)
$45,774.00 - $51,211.00

Competitive benefits package

Position Summary
Sirius Girls is a program part of the United Way’s All in for Youth (AIFY) Initiative.  It is an after school program for vulnerable girls in high school created to boost confidence and support girls to complete high school and make successful transitions into adulthood.   Sirius is a youth-directed program blending social-emotional and service learning approaches to assist girls to take action in their communities.  Working within the natural supports framework we have adult allies (Volunteer Women Leaders) partnering with us to support the girls to experience mastery, build confidence, take new risks and create a better community for all girls to thrive.


As the Program Facilitator for Sirius you will work as a member of a team in partnership with the program participants, school staff, volunteers, service providers, agency partners, and United Way’s AIFY team.  Through facilitation of an after school youth-directed group and individual outreach you will be supporting girls to develop into strong capable young women by fostering the resiliency and confidence of the participants; supporting the development of important life skills through encouraging, knowledge sharing and helping the girls to nurture healthy relationships and community connections while creating space for action with women leaders in the community. 


In addition, a key aspect of this role will be engaging women leaders to become allies in service learning projects with youth participants; this will include nurturing healthy relationships, problem solving with youth and their allies and creating space for action.  This role requires ingenuity and creativity in identification of possibilities for engagement of women leaders, the recruitment and establishment of supports that will foster the development of relationship between program participants and women allies as well as the facilitation of project activities and leadership opportunities.   


Active participation in supervision, program planning and in-service training will ensure effective and responsive service delivery together with our partners in this innovative pilot program.




  • Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with a variety of systems and partners including AIFY, Women Allies, school administration, other community partners and families in a manner which builds capacity, knowledge and resiliency
  • Facilitate program activities in a way that is youth directed and engages program participants, their natural supports as well as the volunteer allies
  • Plan and facilitate various events/opportunities that are intended to foster relationships with Allies, natural support and celebrate the participants
  • Be a positive mentor and appropriate role model for program participants
  • Assess the needs of program participants and/or families and connect them with appropriate resources and services as required in a respectful, collaborative and supportive manner
  • Manage program volunteer allies including recruitment, screening, orientation, on-going training, support and supervision
  • Through consultation, education and resourcing, support the ongoing capacity of school administration, natural supports and other community resources to foster resiliency in girls in school and community
  • Engage in program planning sessions, in-service training, various AIFY meetings and supervision to enhance effective program delivery and professional development
  • Transport program participants to events, internal Carya or community resources as necessary
  • Establish and maintain client files and other agency required record keeping accurately, in accordance with ethical standards of practice and in a timely manner
  • Ensure the accurate completion of all evaluative tools utilized in the program
  • Assist in the development of program planning and coordination
  • Follow ethical guidelines as outlined by your professional association, if not a member of any professional association, the ACSW Code of Ethics will apply
  • Report and document all Critical Incidents according to policy. Report, document and follow up on child protection as per Carya policy
  • Other tasks as assigned


Qualifications & Experience

  • An undergraduate degree in Social Work, Social Sciences, Child & Youth Care or a related field
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and an ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with community partners
  • The ability to work both as a team member and independently
  • Experience and effectiveness in program planning, implementation, group facilitation with youth and adults, youth development and family/community outreach
  • A commitment to working from a collaborative, flexible and responsive stance with youth, family, natural supports, school, volunteers and community
  • A flexible schedule to accommodate afterschool programming and occasional evening and weekend hours
  • Experience and effectiveness in community consultation and the ability to implement community engagement & development,  convene and facilitate project activities, provide ongoing programmatic and logistical support to all program participants in a manner that builds healthy relationships and supports success of the project
  • Successful completion of all required security clearances and be willing to obtain First Aid Certification, Class 4 driver’s license and business vehicle insurance


Closing Date

February 25, 2018



If you are seeking a genuine challenge in a workplace where excellence is valued and the atmosphere is supportive, please send your résumé to:  
arya Human Resources
200, 1000 8 Ave. SW
Calgary, AB T2P 3M7
Fax: (403) 205-5273 | Website:
caryacalgary.ca   |  E-Mail: hr@caryacalgary.ca

We appreciate the interest of all candidates,
but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



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If you are seeking a genuine challenge in a workplace where excellence is valued and the atmosphere is supportive, please send your résumé to:

Carya Human Resources
200, 1000 8 Ave. SW
Calgary, AB T2P 3M7

Fax: (403) 205-5273
Website: caryacalgary.ca
www:   www.caryacalgary.ca

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