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Job Number:  45129
Summer Recreation Connector
Job Posted: Saturday, 2 June 2018
Closing Date: Monday, 2 July 2018
(43 days ago)
Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary
Region: Calgary area Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Calgary Salary: (not entered)

Summer Recreation Connector, Avenue 15

1 Position

All applicants must be returning to full time studies in the Fall


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!



Avenue 15 provides youth experiencing homelessness with temporary shelter and basic needs, as well as a comprehensive support system to assist them in reuniting with their families or finding alternative living arrangements. Avenue 15 provides 2 programs (Link & Launch) to support youth with the opportunities to gain the skills and stability to reunify with family or be successful in other living arrangements.


Reporting to the Program Coordinators of Avenue 15, the Summer Recreation Connector position provides a great learning experience for post-secondary students looking to explore the human services field.  The Summer Recreation Connector will be implementing meaningful opportunities for the youth at Safe House.  The Summer Recreation Connector will ensure that the program and services provided are relevant to the needs of the clients and that all shelter components are effectively integrated with other BGCC programs and are consistent with the mission, values, vision, and business plan of the agency. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Implements routines and activities to provide a safe milieu that fosters resolution to the crisis the youth is experiencing 
  • Provides support to youth in the program and assists youth in developing and implementing a goal plan, including connecting youth with appropriate resources
  • Encourage and assist child/youth to develop skills needed to attain higher levels of functioning by helping them to set and achieve their goals
  • Assists children/youth in developing problem solving, conflict resolution and communication skills. 
  • Ensuring all basic needs and programming expectations are being fulfilled while fostering personal growth and development
  • Manages crisis situations effectively using problem solving and de-escalation skills
  • Assist residents in learning life skills, such as cleaning, laundry, meal planning and preparation, shopping, budgeting and yard work
  • Documentation  of case notes and critical incidents
  • Recognizes the importance of natural supports in each youth’s life and therefore ensures the inclusion of appropriate natural supports in case planning whenever possible  
  • Provide and organize weekly programs such as recreation and life skills 
  • Participation in professional meetings
  • Recreation programming for youth: on site and in the community that promote healthy lifestyles and choices
  • Acts as a liaison as needed between families, social workers, school representatives, doctors and other professionals involved with the child/youth
  • Trainings as required.


  • Must be enrolled in full time post-secondary studies in the fall
  • Current certification for First Aid and CPR 
  • 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.


To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume for consideration. No phone calls please, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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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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