Job Posting 74625

Youth Program Lead / Youth Team Facilitator (Project Leader)
Katimavik
Vancouver Island & Coastal areas
One of our French, English, or bilingual communities across the country
closes in 43 days (Mon, 1 Nov)
full time - term / contract

WHO ARE YOU?

  • Are you a natural team leader and a creative problem-solver?
  • Do you enjoy giving back to the community?
  • Do you enjoy inspiring others?
  • Do you lean into the difficult moments and conversations knowing that will create long-term benefits for you and for the youth in your charge?
  • Do you enjoy setting your own schedule, based on the needs of the job?

Katimavik is looking for open-minded, resourceful individuals to lead youth development groups. This challenging and rewarding position provides leadership for up to 11 youth at a time, guiding them through an intense six-month experience of volunteerism, learning, discovery, growth, and accountability. The Project Leader resides in-house with the group.

 

WHO ARE WE?

 

Katimavik has been offering development and leadership activities to Canada's youth since 1977. Our approach is based on the development of long-term, mutually-beneficial, relationships between our Participant volunteers and local communities. Katimavik programs offer life-changing opportunities to Canada's youth through experiential learning that allows them to gain life and career skills to thrive in today’s world. Katimavik's vision is to inspire youth to build inclusive and accepting communities comprised of people from all backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and religions. This vision includes collaboration with other organizations to foster understanding, respect, and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.

 

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Oversee the continuous development and program activities of a group of 11 youth.
  • Build strong community partnerships.
  • Use Katimavik's competency-based learning modules, tools, and resources to facilitate group learning.
  • Lead group discussions, activities, and reflection exercises.
  • Foster meaningful partnerships with local Indigenous communities and organizations to facilitate Truth and Reconciliation learning and activities.

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO BE A SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE

  • Previous leadership experience working directly with youth and/or groups.
  • Experience in crisis management and the personal judgement to identify and refer youth with high-risk behaviours to the appropriate support.
  • A strong understanding of equity issues, and the ability to support youth from historically under-serviced communities, including Indigenous, newcomer, and 2SLGBTQ+ communities.
  • An open-minded and respectful character that embraces diversity and adapts to competing needs and interests.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English, and the ability to communicate in both official languages.
  • The ability to manage a house and the house inventory, manage a budget, and perform various administrative duties.
  • A Driver's license is required.
  • A positive and fun attitude.

The salary is $34,000 per year and Katimavik will cover living expenses (rent, utilities, food, travel to/from training and to/from the Project location at the beginning and end of the placement).

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