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Job Number:  45140
Summer Peer Education Coach, Eleanor's House
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: Full time
Location: Calgary Salary: (not entered)

Peer Education Coach

Location:  Eleanor’s House, Calgary

8 week contract for summer students


Are you a supportive, open-minded and calm student looking to gain experience in youth work? Do you have a passion for helping vulnerable youth and providing a safe environment for them? Would you enjoy collaborating with a multl-disciplinary team?


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.


Eleanor’s House is a Voluntary Residential Transitional Community-Based program located in Calgary that provides shelter and support to young people who are at-risk of or involved in sexual exploitation.  The program serves males and females between the ages of 13 and 17 who are at-risk of or who are currently involved in sexual exploitation. Referrals are made through Calgary Region Child and Family Services.


As a Peer Education Coach, a typical day might include:

  • Ensuring youth safety with a strong focus on self- esteem, healthy relationships, financial literacy and community engagement through employment, recreation and volunteer opportunities.
  • Creating and maintaining a positive, supportive, strength based and rewarding work environment.
  • Taking an active role in providing mentorship to adolescents.
  • Providing peer mentorship while ensuring a safe and supportive environment for youth
  • Assisting youth in becoming more familiar with aspects pertaining to safe and healthy choices with a focus on fostering personal growth and development.
  • Assisting the youth in becoming more familiar with community resources and developing positive community relationships
  • Supporting the youth in becoming more familiar with culturally appropriate formal and informal supports within their community.
  • Supporting continuous community research on best practices to ensure paramount outcomes for youth and families
  • Ensuring that the Peer Education Coaching Program fosters individual living skills, social skills and group interactions with the youth.
  • Managing crisis situations effectively using problem solving and de-escalation skills.
  • Facilitating weekly educational programming for youth.
  • Ensuring that all documentation regarding the youth is completed on their present shift so the information regarding the youth is conveyed to the entire team.

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 and surrounding area.

You Have:

  • 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*

*If the checks are older than 6 months, successful applicants will begin this process during new hire paperwork.


Have we enticed you enough to want to become a Peer Education Coach with Eleanor’s House? Why not apply?! Submit your cover letter and resume now! 

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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