Job Posting 72070

Summer Youth Program Facilitator
Archway Community Services
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley
closes in 2 days (Wed, 16 Jun)
canada summer jobs / summer students  •  $18.00 per hour

Job Posting # 2021-38-02
Immigrant Youth Services
Summer Youth Program Facilitator – 2 positions available
 Wage: $18 per hour
Full Time: 35 hours/week
Temporary Term: July 5, 2021 – August 13, 2021

·     This position is provided in partnership with Canada Summer Jobs. Eligible applicants must:

o  Be between 15 and 30 years of age;

o  Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment;

o  Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment;

o  Be legally entitled to work in Canada


Archway Community Services has been helping people since 1969. We provide more than 85 programs and services to clients at every stage of life. Our vision for the future is justice, opportunities and equitable access for all. We strive toward that goal by fostering community well-being and social justice through positive action and leadership. Come help us help people.


The Summer Youth Program Facilitator will plan, organize and facilitate a 5-week summer literacy program for immigrant youth ages 10 to 18 with varying language abilities in small groups. Topics may include, but are not limited to: English, literacy, math, life skills, goal setting and team building as well as a recreational component. This position works independently alongside a second Summer Youth Program Facilitator and volunteers, with support and training from Immigrant Youth Services Program Coordinator and Youth Workers.


  • Prepare and design creative lessons and activities to engage participants in learning and recreation
  • Facilitate a 5-week literacy program
  • Assess the strengths and needs of program participants and adjust lessons and activities as needed
  • Ensure all client intake forms and attendance records are complete with information clearly and precisely documented and all agency confidentiality policies and guidelines are followed
  • Inform participants of the youth services available at Archway Community Services and in Abbotsford
  • Transport participants, as needed


Education and Certification:

  • Completed secondary education
  • At least some post-secondary education (Teacher Education Program, B.Ed., Child and Youth Care, Social Work, or related)


  • At least 2 years’ experience in working with youth and/or people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Proven experience planning lessons and facilitating group sessions


Knowledge and Skill Set

  • Lesson and activity planning; able to adapt plans to meet group needs
  • Strong group facilitation skills
  • Able to engage and form relationships with youth
  • Able to communicate effectively with youth who are not fluent in English and are from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, accurate record keeping
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong computer and internet skills
  • Valid Class 5 Driver's License
  • Ability to speak, read, and write in a language other than English (especially Punjabi or Arabic) is an asset



  • Willingness to work in a classroom with approximately six students as well as volunteers in compliance with government regulations and agency health and safety policies regarding COVID-19.
  • This position includes driving clients to their home on occasions in compliance with government regulations and agency health and safety policies regarding COVID-19.

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