Surrey Youth Services - Surrey
Term One Year Full Time (35 hours/week)
PCRS is a long-standing, award-winning not-for-profit that serves the most vulnerable people in the Province of B.C. We believe that helping the most marginalized individuals and families will raise the health and well-being of the communities we serve. Our vision is to see everyone thriving in strong, healthy communities, and our mission is to inspire healthy and inclusive communities through leadership and collaboration. We value advocacy, diversity and inclusion, empowerment, service excellence, stewardship, and well-being. We have been recognized for placing a high value on work-life balance.
PCRS seeks an experienced leader for our Newton Youth Hub. The Coordinator is responsible for creating a welcoming, safe, inclusive, and vibrant space for youth to access the supports and services they need to achieve their goals. This person is a natural network-builder who sees potential in youth, community, and partnerships. They develop and enhance relationships with all staff, partners and community. The NYH Coordinator works closely with the City Centre Youth Hub coordinator and shares activities, budgets, and planning for all Surrey Youth Services.
The Coordinator develops, implements and leads programming in the centre. They supervise volunteers and practicum students and work with the manager, and other program leads to create a welcoming space for youth and families. The Coordinator is responsible for seeking out funding opportunities and grants writing to augment programming. The Coordinator brings leadership knowledge as well as a solid background in youth engagement and community development. The drop-in space provides both brief one-on-one support and some longer-term case management, so the Coordinator is an experienced youth worker who can quickly build rapport with a wide variety of youth.
As a hub for youth services and agencies, the Coordinator is integral in the co-creation of culture and collaboration at NYH; this position requires working flexible hours into the evenings and weekends. This successful applicant is also expected to participate in activities with youth such as sports, art, music etc.
• Develop and coordinate programming and special events in the resource room to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for youth.
• Provide advocacy and support to assist youth and their families to access information and support services.
• Work with the manager to facilitate program expansion and partnership development with other local youth service providers.
• Create and distribute monthly programming calendar.
• Responsible for the day-to-day program operational budgets and assist with reports.
• Fulfil financial, statistical, and other progress reporting requirements.
• Coordinate and co-chair centre and OSH staff meetings with a multi-agency team.
• Seek out and write grants/RFP’s and other funding sources to augment programming
• Communicate regularly with partners, and develop and maintain positive working relationships.
• Supervision and support of volunteers and practicum students.
Academic and Job Experience Required:
Bachelor’s degree in Child and Youth Care or relevant discipline, or diploma in Child and Youth Care or related field plus two years of direct experience working with diverse youth. A combination of experience and education may be considered. Two years of related leadership/supervision experience. Understanding of youth engagement and psych-social development. Certification in recreation, arts and youth engagement is an asset.
• Criminal record check including the vulnerable sector
• Standard first aid and CPR
• Second language
• Class 4 Drivers license
• Bronze Cross for swimming and beach activities
• Crisis intervention and de-escalation training
• Trauma-informed practice training
• Training to address depression/suicide/mental health assessment an asset
• Certification in recreation, arts, and youth engagement an asset
Manager, Surrey Youth Services, South
Hours Of Work: Flexible hours between 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. with occasional weekends
Salary Range: $27.40/hour - $30.31/hour, plus a comprehensive benefits package
Closing Date: May 10, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.
Apply at: https://pcrs-external.scouterecruit.net/jobs/PCRS156
“PCRS fosters an environment that ensures a sense of belonging, dignity, and respect. We welcome applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and all abilities.”
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