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Job Number:  45134
Summer Community Youth Liaison, Group Homes
Job Posted: Saturday, 2 June 2018
Closing Date: Monday, 2 July 2018
(86 days ago)
Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary
Region: Calgary area Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Calgary Salary: (not entered)
 Youth Community Liaison
Group Homes
8 week Contract
 
Our Mission 
 
To provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships, and develop confidence and skills for life.
 
Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary Group Homes provide children and youth with..
  • Safe and positive places to learn and grow
  • Meaningful relationships that change lives
  • Hope for a positive tomorrow
Position Summary 
 
The Summer Community Youth Liaison is responsible for planning, implementing and participating in programming for youth in care. The student will work with the Experiential Lifestyle Mentor to develop and facilitate intentional recreation and life skills programming and will be required to liaise between program youth and community agencies or businesses to provide long term opportunities. Programming will include recreation, life skills, employment and/ or volunteering. This employment opportunity will be a 16 week position and will require evening and weekend availability.
 
Responsibilities
  • Plan, organize, and liaise between program/youth and community agencies/business for 6 youth residing in group care.
  • Ensure that the youth’s basic needs have been met with a focus on fostering personal growth and development.
  • Connect with youth in the program to determine their strengths, interests, challenges, and goals.
  • Identify and build working relationships with agencies and business in the community that are a fit with the youth’s needs and interests.
  • Support youth in being successful in their individual and group summer programming opportunities– driving to placement/ activity, supporting youth to be on time and prepared to begin on time, ensuring youth have the equipment/required tools for the position/ activity, liaise with placements as needed to ensure youth success.
  • Recognizes the importance of family and other youth identified supports and strengthening those relationships through supervised activities.
  • Supports the youth in culturally appropriate formal and informal supports within their community.
  • Encourages and assists youth to further develop life and living skills associated with self sufficiency and successful community living.
  • Ensures that all program information is collected and compiled in the database.
  • Assists youth in developing and practicing problem solving, conflict resolution and communication skills. 
  • Ensures that all documentation regarding the youth is completed on their present shift so the information regarding the youth is conveyed to the entire team.
  • Manages crisis situations effectively using problem solving and de-escalation skills. 
Education and Skill Requirements
  • Attending post-secondary studies in the Human Services field
  • Must have been enrolled in full-time studies during the previous school year and returning to full-time studies in September 2018
  • Experience working with at-risk youth is an asset
  • Current Standard First Aid/CPR certification
  • A  current Criminal Record Check with vulnerable sector search and Child Welfare Intervention check prior to starting work
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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