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Job Details

Job Number:  56432
Youth Facilitator - Community Connections Program
Job Posted: Thursday, 1 August 2019
Closing Date: Saturday, 31 August 2019
(in 7 days)
Options Community Services Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Part time
Location: Surrey, BC Salary: Competitive Wage

Temporary Part-time (10 hours per week) – Until June 2020


The Youth Facilitator works in partnership with City of Surrey staff to plan, develop, and deliver activities to improve the overall health and well-being of immigrant and refugee girls, and supervise and ensure safety of youth participants.



  • Adhere to Policies and Standards as established in OCS Policy and Program Manuals, OCS Health & Safety Guidelines, OCS Job Description(s), written Memos/Directives, funder expectations and COA standards
  • Work collaboratively with Settlement Workers to promote program activities and to recruit newcomer girls ages 9 to13
  • Work in partnership with City of Surrey staff to plan, organize, implement and supervise physical and support group activities designed to meet the needs of newcomer girls
  • Ensure program activities include skills-building, community and social connections outcomes designed to enhance self-esteem, self-confidence, and peer relationship-building
  • Establish a positive rapport and working relationship with newcomer girls and their parents/guardians while modeling positive and appropriate behavior
  • Work closely with Volunteer Support Worker to recruit, train, and supervise youth volunteers
  • Create a fun, healthy, and safe environment; set clear ground rules and expectations for program activity participants and volunteers
  • Ensure that program activities are designed to meet Funding Objectives, Goals, Outcomes, and Outputs as outlined in Contract Agreement
  • Ensure that program activity expenses incur in accordance to Program Budget as outlined in Contract Agreement
  • Ensure that Reporting Expectations are met as outlined in Contract Agreement
  • Liaise with Community Partners, OCS staff and volunteers in a positive manner. Create and promote mutually beneficial and positive working relationships where appropriate
  • Make recommendations with regard to future development of program activities
  • Contribute to PQI and Strategic Directions/Goals of Immigrant Services and being proactive in identifying areas for improvement, sector trends, potential partnerships, etc.
  • Represent OCS and participate in outreach activities/special events as required
  • Participate in meetings and training opportunities
  • Other administrative duties as required, including photocopying/faxing, taking meeting minutes, filing, room set-up/clearing for meetings and activities, etc.
  • Follow written and verbal directives from Program Manager and/or Senior Manager, Executive Director or designate
  • Perform other related duties as required

Education, Training, and Experience

  • Post Secondary Education/Certificate in Youth-related and/or Social Sciences from a recognized educational institution
  • Experience working with newcomer immigrant and refugee youth, especially girls
  • Class 5 Driver’s License and reliable vehicle an asset
  • Current Level 1 First Aid certificate an asset

Job Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated English language proficiency in written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Additional language skills relevant to populations served is an asset
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Working knowledge of settlement services, especially knowledge of issues facing immigrant and refugee youth
  • Working knowledge of and demonstrated ability to develop and deliver girls programming
  • Strong multi-tasking, organizational, and time management skills
  • Demonstrated effectiveness as part of a staff team
  • Ability to adopt problem-solving and strength-based approach to managing youth group dynamics
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities, manage multiple tasks, and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to identify sensitive issues and maintain confidentiality
  • Strong communication, interpersonal/relationship-building intercultural competency, as well as crisis intervention, conflict resolution, critical thinking, and problem solving skills/techniques
  • Strong level of computer proficiency; in particular, strong Microsoft Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel spreadsheet, database, internet/email, scanning skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multicultural and diverse environment
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities, manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Flexibility and willingness to work outside of regular work hours
  • Good team work and strong work ethics
  • Must be sensitive to and respectful of cultural and lifestyle diversity
  • Crisis Line experience an asset.
How to Apply
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Resumes will be reviewed starting [August 8, 2019] but the posting will remain open until filled and will close without notice.

Please include a cover letter clearly indicating the posting number [#A21393] and outlining your qualifications and related experience for the position.

NOTE: Options Community Services Society is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce. Applicants not selected for an interview will not necessarily be notified. An eligibility list will be maintained for up to 6 months.

No phone calls please.
Contact Details
Cindy Lee, Program Manager
Options Community Services Society

www:   www.options.bc.ca

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