PLEA Community Services is currently seeking a Regular Full-Time Program Facilitator for our Children of the Street program. This position will start as soon as possible. This position requires union membership.
Children of the Street is dedicated to combatting the issue of child and youth sexual exploitation and trafficking through awareness, prevention, and intervention initiatives. Program Facilitators oversee the development, scheduling, facilitation and administration of the educational prevention programs at Children of the Street. This includes delivering workshops to various community groups, age levels, and learning abilities. The goal of the workshops will be to provide children and youth information and practical tools to provide helpful resources for victims of sexual abuse. Prevention and education measures will also be aimed at adults who care for, or work with young people, such as parents, caregivers, educators, service providers, and allied professionals. This position will be responsible for developing and delivering the Redefining Masculinity workshop, which educates male students on topics related to human trafficking, sexual assault, toxic masculinity, the issue of “Locker Room “talk and positive masculinity. These workshops are intended to encourage male youth to start challenging toxic gender norms and to re-evaluate their views on sexual violence in their communities. The incumbent must have excellent public speaking abilities and skills.
Please submit a resume and cover letter referencing competition number 2020076PF1. Closing date for Internal Applications: Friday, October 2, 2020 at 4:30 PM. If the position is not filled internally, it will remain open until filled.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Plans, implements, and oversees the day-to-day activities of a program. Participates in program development and contributes to the development of operational policies and procedure for the program.
- Plans and implements activities and special events for the program.
- Oversees the development of curriculum associated with the day-to-day operation of the program by ensuring that the necessary facilities and equipment are in place, program guidelines and policies are adhered to, and program standards are met.
- Teaches presenters the key messages of the program that build on their strengths and develop their interpersonal skills and support their ability to educate the recipients of our presentations that instill safety and protection from exploitation and harm.
- Provides support to presenters of the curriculum to enhance their ability to connect to constituents.
- Schedules presentations in accordance with program requirements.
- Promotes public awareness of and support for the program by performing duties such as producing promotional materials and attending community events.
- Liaises with community service providers and other professionals to coordinate service provision, facilitate referrals to the program and represent the organization or program in external events.
- Maintains related records, statistics and produces reports as required.
- Monitors and authorizes program expenditures and maintains financial records in accordance with established procedures. Provides input to the program manager in the preparation of the program budget.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications, Education and Experience:
- A Bachelor of Arts in the social sciences or human services or a related discipline is preferred; alternatively, a combination of equivalent education and work experience will be considered.
- At lease one (1) year relevant experience working in programs with vulnerable or sexual exploited youth.
- Work or volunteer experience in school-based programs. Direct program delivery experience in the community social justice services sector with a demonstrated working knowledge of facilitation skills, community-based programs, and related provincial and community support services is preferred.
- Demonstrated facilitation skills.
- Computer skills including Windows, Microsoft Office, Social Media platforms and relevant apps, and familiarity with database programs.
- Demonstrated ability to develop strong collaborative relationships, work effectively as part of a team, use good judgment, manage conflicts constructively, work with a high degree of independence and be accountable for results.
- Ability to reflect, promote, and protect the culture and integrity of the agency and the services it provides, and to manage situations with tact and diplomacy.
- Knowledge of government and accreditation standards, application legislation and policies with respect to the human services sector is considered an asset.
- Advanced proficiency in time management.
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
- Excellent interpersonal communication, facilitation and conflict management skills, including demonstrated ability to prepare accurate and comprehensive written reports.
- Demonstrated proficiency in teaching others and an ability to work collaboratively with parents, partners, and stakeholders that provide support to youth.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with others, enjoys the company of young people and an ability to present concepts to the youth of a sensitive nature.
- Demonstrated ability to support youth and parents who may be reluctant to engage, and to be sensitive and understanding of their social realities including issues of race, culture, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, poverty, and lifestyle.
- Ability to facilitate and work trough difficult group dynamics effectively.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively on a team with other program staff, community professionals and other collaterals; use good judgment; have a sound understanding of boundaries and disclosing reported information; manage conflicts constructively; work independently and be accountable for results.
- Knowledge of theory, principles and best practices with respect to providing services to youth who are high risk and their families/caregivers.
- Excellent organization, time and general management skills.
- Satisfactory Criminal Record Clearance.
- Must possess a valid Occupational First Aid Level 1 Certificate or be willing to obtain one prior to hire.
- Use of personal vehicle. This position requires travel in the Lower Mainland.
- A valid B.C. Driver's License (Class 5 or Class 7), and suitable driver's abstract.
- The usual hours of work in this position are based on a Monday to Friday flextime scheduling arrangement of 35 working hours per week.
- Documentation that applicant is legally entitled to work in Canada.
Note: PLEA conducts primary source verification of applicant's credentials including education, training, work history, and licensure. PLEA's Youth Services programs require candidates to complete the Centralized Services Hub screening by the Ministry of Children and Family Development.