Summary of Responsibilities
Reporting to the Club Coordinator, the Youth Mentor delivers quality educational and social recreational programs for youth aged 13-18. The Youth Mentor provides support, mentorship and tutoring to youth in grades 8-12, to help them achieve their goals and meet their full potential throughout high school and beyond.
- Plans, prepares, and leads programs that promote critical thinking, leadership skills, and educational development, while following BGC program standards, guidelines, and policies.
- Develops and fosters positive relationships with participant youth while role modelling to volunteer mentors on setting boundaries and providing support where needed.
- Mentors and guides youth to help them succeed in their academic achievements.
- Maintains up-to-date knowledge of new trends in youth programming.
- Monitors and records the progress of program participants, to create a clear understanding of each individual young person.
- Maintains awareness or any problems (medical, behavioral, or other) experiences by participants and informs the Youth Programmer or Coordinator as applicable.
- Works with all staff and volunteers to provide a safe and inclusive space for all youth and volunteer tutors.
- Monitors and supervises the youth spaces within the Club, to create boundaries and ensure a safe space for all participants.
- Adheres to program policies, procedures, and other protocols from training sessions and staff meetings.
- Ensures that the facility is safe and clean during all activities.
- Cooperates and works with the Club Services Staff in carrying out safety/emergency procedures.
- Other related duties as required.
- Clean Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector).
- Experience working with a diverse range of young people as a mentor (experience providing academic support and guidance to youth preferred).
- Education/training working with youth or similar field preferred.
- Valid Emergency First Aid (8 hr. course) and CPR certification (must be obtained within 3 months).
- Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (CPI) training (must be obtained within 3 months).
- Participates in BGC Agency training.
- Motivated, enthusiastic, flexible attitude, and an ability to work as a team player.
- Must be over the age of 21.
- Excellent interpersonal behaviour and communication skills.
- Good written and verbal communication skills.
- Proven organization and time management skills.
- Second language, Class 4 driver’s license, and lifeguard certification are considered assets.
- Ability to work a range of hours/shifts including evenings.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
This position will remain open until filled.
Thank you in advance to all persons who apply for this position. Please note that only those selected for interview will be contacted.
BGC recognizes the value and importance of building and sustaining a culturally diverse environment and commits to intentional efforts to reflect that (along with our values) in all that we do. BGC has always been committed to diversity, and we believe that articulating our commitment to it in this way will support the ongoing evolution of this in our work going forward.
For employees, participants, volunteers, donors, and the community, we demonstrate that commitment through:
- Recruitment, employment, development, and promotion practices that are barrier free
- Encouraging representatives of diverse identities (race, national or ethnic origin, language, spiritual beliefs, age, gender, sexual identity, marital status, family structure, political beliefs, mental or physical ability, or socioeconomic status) to apply for available positions, participate in programs, and/or engage with BGC
- Making decisions based solely on an individual’s qualifications, merit, performance, and organizational needs