The Youth Programmer works with the Youth Coordinator to ensure youth ages 14-18 have the training and experience needed to become the next generation of community leaders. The Youth Programmer is responsible for supporting the Youth Services Coordinator to revitalize and maintain the Building a Safer Environment Program (BASE), Scholarship & Bursary Program, and Youth Advisory Committee.
We are a driven and creative team that provides social and skill development activities for youth in the Hastings-Sunrise neighbourhood. Our work is centered around inclusion and equity, to build social connection and to break down discrimination through community building. We strongly encourage applications from Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC), individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQIA2S+ communities.
Position: Youth Programmer
Hours: 17.5 hours per week (including evenings, weekends)
Wage: ANHBC Band 7 $19.87 - $23.50/hour
Contract Date: ASAP – March 2021 (with possibility of extension)
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Conduct community outreach and engage local youth to participate in all programs
- Plan and co-facilitate leadership, inclusion, and anti-oppression workshops for groups of up to 20 youth
- Support the Coordinator to convene and chair Youth Advisory Committee meetings as required
- Assist the Coordinator in facilitating programs online and/or in-person at Vancouver Technical Secondary School
- Provide a physically and emotionally safe environment for all program participants, staff and volunteers
- Mediate, counsel, and act as a role model for participants/volunteers
- Communicate with local teachers, counselors and administrators to ensure we are meeting the needs of local youth
- Empower youth through actively encouraging their involvement in program planning
- Ensure the safe keeping and proper use of FHNH facilities and equipment, as well as host facilities, and equipment
- Maintain excellent program standards; conduct program evaluations and monitor targets
- Adhere to funder reporting requirements by completing activity reports and purchasing equipment and supplies within program budgets
- Additional duties as assigned by supervisor
- Post-secondary education in child and youth work, recreation, social work, or similar discipline
- At least 2 years of experience working with youth ages 14-18
- Experience working directly with youth from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds
- Passion for youth engagement and community development
- Excellent workshop facilitation skills
- Demonstrated skills in outreach, program planning, implementation and evaluation
- Broad knowledge of community resources available for youth, and working relationships with local youth service providers and grassroots organizations
- Class 5 and/or Class 4 driver’s license or willingness to obtain is an asset
- Current First Aid and CPR certification or willingness to obtain
- Second Language is an asset
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