Date Posted: October 16, 2020
Position Title: Employment Coach, Youth BEAT Vancouver (Breakthrough to Employment & Training)
Location: Robert Lee YMCA (955 Burrard St Vancouver, BC)
Terms: Full-time, Term
Shift: 35 hours per week
Start Date: As soon as possible
End Date: March 31, 2021, possibility of extension contingent on funding
Salary: Under review
Reports To: Manager, Youth Employment Programs
The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is a charity dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community, by nurturing the potential of children, teens & young adults, promoting healthy lifestyles, fostering a sense of social responsibility and delivering lasting personal & social change. We are building a community in which a generation of children and families reach their full potential. Our values guide our decision-making and behaviour—we do the right thing, put people first, keep our promises and lead by example.
For over 130 years, we have been part of the community, a place where people of every age and background find the support they need to grow in spirit, mind and body. One of the Lower Mainland’s leading charities, the YMCA of Greater Vancouver provides services in health & fitness, child care, camping, employment & community services to over 120,000 participants annually.
Nature and Scope:
The Youth Breakthrough to Employment & Training (BEAT) program is an employment and training program designed to support youth living with mental illness in developing fundamental life, social and employability skills. This occurs through a multi-phased program beginning with a series of workshops and training sessions followed by practical work experience and on-going employment and mental health support.
This position has the primary responsibility for facilitating workshops, working directly with participants of the program, supporting with work placements and providing on-going follow-up support. The position will involve assisting in setting up structure and process for the delivery of the program with appropriate consideration of the varying mental health and other needs of program participants. Furthermore, this position includes community outreach in order to recruit participants; a strong clinical understanding of mental health and substance use including concurrent disorders is required in order to assess suitability for program applicants. The work environment is very fast-paced, with differing mental health needs for a high volume of program participants. The incumbent will work directly within a team of three staff.
In addition to bringing a commitment to YMCA vision and values, the candidate should possess the following competencies:
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