Job Posting 101760

Workshop Facilitator
PLEA Community Services Society of BC
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Port Coquitlam, BC
closes in 22 days (Fri, 5 Jul)
full time  •  $27.54 to $31.61 per hour

PLEA Community Services is currently seeking a Regular Full-Time Workshop Facilitator for our Children of the Street program. The proposed start date for this position is as soon as possible. This position requires BCGEU membership.

The Workshop Facilitator develops, implements, conducts and evaluates school-based prevention and early intervention workshops. They educate youth, parents, school personnel and the public on issues related to sexual exploitation, including online exploitation, drugs, gangs, and peer-to-peer exploitation.

Position Type: Regular Full-Time
Location: Port Coquitlam, BC
Hours of Work: The usual hours of work in this position are based on a Monday to Friday flextime scheduling arrangement of 35 working hours per week, which includes days and evenings. The mandatory core hours of work each day are from 9AM to 3PM. Occasional weekends may be required to meet departmental needs.

Minimum Requirements: a two-year diploma in a related field, and one (1) year of recent, related experience.

Who We Are:

PLEA is an accredited, not-for-profit, charitable community services agency that has operated throughout BC for more than 40 years. We deliver high quality, innovative services to children, youth, adults, and families facing significant challenges in their lives. PLEA is an ally in reconciliation. The organization is committed to providing culturally safe programs and continuing to work towards breaking down the barriers that cause harm to Indigenous people and communities.

What You Will Do: 

  • In consultation with school personnel and community organizations, develop, implement, conduct and evaluate school-based prevention and early intervention workshops, such as information sessions, classroom presentations, group discussions and educational opportunities for youth.
  • Support schools, service providers, community groups and the general public by providing information, educational resources and promotional materials relating to sexual exploitation.
  • Provide information to youth and parents on community resources and recommend appropriate services as required.
  • Contribute to the creation, development and performance of workshop materials, conducting in-service educational sessions, skits, role-plays and facilitation.
  • Assist in the planning of and participate in the Youth Art Engagement Project, a 9-week program that explores topics relating to exploitation and provides youth with the opportunity to create social justice art pieces.
  • Promote public awareness of and support of the program by performing duties such as producing promotional materials and attending community events.
  • Maintain related records, administer participant evaluations, collect workshop statistics and provide reports to the supervisor as required.
  • Protect and uphold confidentiality.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

What You Will Bring:

  • Effective interpersonal communication, facilitation and conflict management skills, including demonstrated ability to prepare accurate and comprehensive written reports.
  • Strong facilitation, presentation and public speaking skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach others and work collaboratively with parents, partners and stakeholders that provide support to youth.
  • Demonstrated ability to present concepts to youth of a sensitive nature.
  • Demonstrated ability to support youth and parents who may be reluctant to engage.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate and work through difficult group dynamics effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively on a team with other program staff, community professionals and other partners; use good judgement; have sound understanding of boundaries and protocols for disclosing reported information; and manage conflicts constructively.
  • Effective organization, time and general management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, take initiative, make sound decisions and be held accountable for results.
  • Demonstrated ability to be sensitive and understanding of individuals’ social realities including issues of race, culture, religion, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, poverty and lifestyle.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues and trends related to the program.
  • Knowledge of theory, principles and best practices with respect to providing services to youth who are high risk and their families/caregivers.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and database systems.

PLEA Benefits and Perks:

  • Eligibility to enroll in health/welfare benefits on the first day of the month following the completion of the probation period.
  • Education and Training Fund*
  • Physical Activity Fund*
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP): confidential and voluntary counselling support services and wellness resources.
  • Discounted Membership Fees for Club 16 Trevor Linden and She's Fit.
  • Employee Recognition Program (i.e., long service awards). 
  • Agency-Sponsored Social Events (i.e., summer barbecue, annual holiday party, and team days).
  • Perkopolis Membership - exclusive managed discount, reward, and benefits programs.

*these benefits are available to employees who are eligible for PLEA's health and welfare benefits.

Additional Requirements:

  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Clearance.
  • A valid Class 5 or 7N B.C. Driver's License, and suitable driver's abstract/claims history for work-related travel. This position requires travel in the Lower Mainland, the Fraser Valley, and British Columbia.
  • Documentation that the applicant is legally approved to work in Canada.

Please submit a resume and cover letter referencing the competition number 2024074WF1. Closing date for Internal Applications: Monday, June 10, 2024 at 4:30PM. If the position is not filled internally, it will remain open until filled.

Note: PLEA conducts primary source verification of applicant's credentials including education, training, work history, and licensure.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

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