Job Posting 74755

Youth Leader, Youth Leadership Development
YMCA of Greater Vancouver
Fraser Valley
Chilliwack YMCA (45844 Hocking Ave, Chilliwack)
closed 6 days ago (Mon, 20 Sep)
part time - term / contract  •  $15.75 per hour

 

Position Title:                       Youth Leader, Youth Leadership Development

Location:                               Chilliwack YMCA (45844 Hocking Ave, Chilliwack, BC V2P 1B4)

 

Terms:                                   Temporary, Part Time

Hours of Work:                    4 hours per week

 

Shift:                                      Thursday evenings 5:30PM – 8:30PM

                                               Shifts may change based on program needs with notice

                                               Weekends occasionally for events, field trips, or conferences

                                               Program follows the school year September to June (no hours during July and August).

 

Rate:                                      $15.75 per hour

               

Start Date:                            September 11, 2021

End Date:                              June 30, 2022

 

Reports To:                           Program Leader, Youth Leadership Development

 

Situation:

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 nonprofit accountability, transparency and governance.

 

The YMCA’s Youth Leadership Development (YLD) programs help youth ages 10-18 to reach their potential. The program runs during 2-hour weekly evening sessions throughout the school year from September to June. The YLD Program’s goal is to build the potential of young people so that they have the skills to positively impact the community as a young professional. The Youth Leader will aid in building curriculum and program manual for the YLD Program.

 

Nature & Scope:

The Youth Leader, Youth Leadership Development delivers and develops youth focused programming. Activities include team building, social events, volunteer opportunities, fundraising, training, and special events. The YLD Youth Leader reports to the Program Leader, Youth Leadership Development and works collaboratively with other program staff and volunteers to provide a safe and fun environment.

 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Organize, plan and support in-person programming
  • Actively facilitate and interact with youth and lead programs in a positive and professional manner
  • Build meaningful relationships through positive interaction with YMCA program participants
  • Ensures that the program operates smoothly and ensures that the service provided to communities is of excellent quality
  • Assist in outreach, recruitment and implementation of Youth Council
  • Research and build Youth Leadership Development flexible and adaptive curriculum in the framework of YLD learning outcomes
  • Collaborate with Program Lead, Youth Leadership Development
  • Model appropriate behaviour in line with the Mission, Vision, and Values of the YMCA
  • Create and maintain a positive atmosphere and work to build positive self-esteem and confidence
  • Ensure the safety of all members, participants, staff, and property by following YMCA standards/policies/ procedures
  • Maintain an atmosphere of achievement that inspires self and others to succeed at the highest levels
  • Maintain a neat, orderly, and clean environment, including all program areas, common spaces, and washrooms
  • Attend staff meetings, planning sessions and training events as required

 

Qualifications/Experience: 

  • High School Diploma
  • 19 years of age or older
  • Working towards post-secondary degree in youth work field an asset
  • Experience working with youth ages 10-18
  • Able to manage and facilitate small groups of youth
  • Current Standard First Aid certificate with CPR level C & AED (can be obtained before starting)
  • Experience and sensitivity with members of different cultural and racial backgrounds, including visible and invisible dimensions of diversity
  • Well developed interpersonal and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with youth participants, staff, and volunteers
  • Demonstrated high level of customer service skills
  • Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than six (6) months preceding your start date
  • 3 professional references

 

Competencies:

In addition to bringing a commitment to YMCA vision and values, the candidate should possess the following competencies:

Leading Self

  • Evolve in Professional Capability – Commit to being better
  • Achieve Excellence and Authenticity – Show up with the best version of you

Leading Others

  • Develop the Potential in Others – Help people grow and lead
  • Create a Culture of Connection – Build bridges between people and partners

Leading Mission

  • Think and Act Strategically – Make good decisions and act on them
  • Make an Intentional Impact – Advance the strength and cause of the Y

 

 

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