Job Posting 70505

Youth Facilitator
Closer to Home Community Services
Calgary area
closes in 7 days (Sat, 15 May)
full time

About Us:  Closer to Home Community Services (CTH) is a Calgary and Airdrie based not-for-profit agency that delivers a variety of services designed to meet the needs of vulnerable children and their families. Be a part of an innovative team that envisions:

  • A future where every child will belong to a family and feel valued and secure
  • All families can care for their children and contribute meaningfully in their community
  • A broad array of strength-based and family-centered services that teach, coach and support families to create new possibilities and achieve better futures together

About the Position:   In this Full-Time position, the Youth Facilitator works as part of Closer To Home FRN, to focus on building skills for children and youth in the 7-14 and 14+ age cohorts. Utilizing the principles of the Teaching-Family Model, the Youth Facilitator focuses on supporting youth to learn social emotional skills that increase executive functioning and provide opportunity to strengthen their relationships with parents, other family members, other significant adults, peers and their culture. The Youth Facilitator is also responsible for completing the required program reports and documentation and participating in meetings that are relevant to their role.

About You:  You possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills and have the ability to effectively communicate with and relate to people of all ages. You are extremely detail oriented, organized and can effectively manage multiple priorities at one time. You are able to develop and maintain strong working relationships with children and youth and their families as well as with community agencies and resources. You are a compassionate individual with a positive and empathetic approach who understands how to set appropriate professional boundaries. You have experience with individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds, are sensitive to their cultural and spiritual needs and can incorporate these into planning for families. In addition, you are eager to learn and carry out the principles and philosophy of Closer to Home and the Teaching-Family Model.

A Diploma or Degree in a related field and/or previous experience working with vulnerable children and youth is required. You must be willing to work a flexible work week, including evenings and weekends when needed. The successful candidate must also have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, adequate and current insurance and be willing to provide a driver’s abstract upon hire. In addition, a First Aid/CPR, Police Information Check and an Intervention Record Check must be completed upon hire.

Required Competencies:  All positions at Closer to Home Community Services require (5) competencies: Instills Trust, Consumer Focus, Communicates Effectively, Situational Adaptability and Ensures Accountability.

Interested applicants are asked to submit their Cover Letter and Resume using the following link:
https://closertohome.bamboohr.com/jobs/

Closing Date: May 15th, 2021

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

For more information on our organization, please visit our website at www.closertohome.com.

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