Date Posted: May 3, 2021
Position Title: Support Worker, Plusone Mentoring
Location: Tong Louie Family YMCA, Surrey
Regular travel required across Surrey for meetings and events
Some work will be done remotely until further notice
Terms: Temporary, Full-Time
Hours: 35 hours per week
Shift: Monday - Friday (some evenings and weekends required for trainings and group activities)
Salary: Under review
Start Date: As soon as possible
End Date: December 31, 2021, with possibility of extension based on funding
Reports to: Manager, Youth 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 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. As the Lower Mainland’s largest independent charity, the YMCA of Greater Vancouver provides services in health & fitness, child care, camping, employment & community services to over 120,000 participants annually. The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is accredited by the Imagine Canada national Standards Program for excellence and compliance in non-profit accountability, transparency and governance.
Plusone Mentoring is a program designed to engage youth-at-risk in the community, ages 12-17 years old, to increase the protective factors that will help ensure their future success and personal well-being. Youth participants (mentees) spend 1 year in the program where they meet weekly with their mentor and are accompanied in sports and recreation, group, and capacity building activities.
Nature & Scope:
Under the supervision of the Plusone Mentoring Manager, the Support Worker is responsible for an annual cohort of 20 volunteer adult mentors and their 20 mentees at the Tong Louie YMCA, in Surrey. The Support Worker works in conjunction with a second Support worker to coordinate all aspects of the Plusone Mentoring program. Travel is required across Surrey on a regular basis for meetings and activities. Additional travel is required across Canada once per year to attend mandatory program training and development.
In addition to bringing a commitment to YMCA vision and values, the candidate should possess the following competencies:
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