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Job Details

Job Number:  56646
High Risk Youth Facilitator
Job Posted: Saturday, 10 August 2019
Closing Date: Friday, 23 August 2019
Boys and Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area
Region: Edmonton area Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Edmonton Salary: $47,000-$49,000 annually

The key responsibilities of this position will include:
• Working to create and foster constructive, strength based and satisfying relationships between youth and volunteers.
• Providing support to youth who have experienced challenges involving marginalization, addictions and circumstances that have required child and family services involvement.
• Engaging in assessments of youth who are looking to access the program in order to determined need and program fit.
• Providing support and monitoring to youth in care mentoring matches to ensure that youth are in safe, constructive, satisfying relationships that are having a positive impact.
• Offering youth an opportunity to engage in indigenous traditions and experiences as a part of their mentoring.
• Working with youth ages 10 to 24 years to provide positive role modeling and mentorship to achieve outcomes.
• Facilitating group programming for youth ages 10-24 years with topics focusing on junior high to high school transition, high school completion and post-secondary engagement.
• Working as a team to communicate the needs of youth who are participating in mentoring programs.
• Fulfilling program standards and expectations from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada and the agency to support these matches.
• Delivering training sessions to volunteers to provide information and knowledge around supporting youth who have been in care.
• Maintaining up-to-date electronic casework notes, statistics and other required reporting in compliance with relevant standards, policies and processes.
• Building relationships with other service providers and resources to further assist the youth and the volunteers who support them.

The successful candidate will have:
• A degree or diploma in the areas of child and youth care, criminology and/or social work.
• A minimum of 5 years combined experience in a role involved with at risk child and youth, programming, case management and partnership development.
• The ability to work effectively with children and youth ages 10-24 years and has a solid understanding of the circumstances facing children and youth who are in care.
• Prior experience working with indigenous communities, high risk youth, the youth justice system and children and youth services are key components.
• An understanding of indigenous practices and awareness of these resources for young people.
• Experience working with volunteers and an understanding of volunteer processes.
• Demonstrated good communication skills (both written and oral)
• Ability to exercise good judgement and sound decision making.
• Demonstrated creativity and innovation in working with youth.
• Ability to work a flexible schedule of evenings and some weekends to accommodate clients.
• A valid driver’s license and vehicle.

How to Apply
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please forward your resume quoting the competition number listed by August 23, 2019 to:

Attention: Human Resources
Contact Details
Kim Collister
Boys and Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area
9425 109A Ave
Edmonton, AB, T5H 1G1

Tel: (780)822-2542
www:   bgcbigs.ca

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