The Burnaby Neighbourhood House is a volunteer-driven community-based social service agency that provides programs and services in response to identified community needs. The Youth Program Coordinator will design two Youth Leadership programs that promote belonging, community engagement, life skills development, employment readiness training while providing them with the opportunity to build confidence with a strong base of theoretical and practical leadership skills.
General Duties and Responsibilities:
- Promote BNH Youth Leadership programs within the Burnaby community, including agencies, schools and community partners
- Liaise with high school staff to recruit youth and place them in supportive and practical learning experiences within BNH programs.
- Plan and coordinate Future Leaders program for youth in grades 10-12, providing training and opportunities for students to develop employability skills and the necessary work experience/volunteer hours for graduation.
- Plan and implement Foundation's leadership program for youth in grades 8-9.
- Provide opportunities for and encourage youth to participate in ongoing community events such as community dinners, birthday parties, festivals and fairs.
- Engage youth leaders in developing community initiatives and fundraisers.
- Support the integration of newcomer youth into programs.
- Support the planning and delivery of birthday parties utilizing youth in leadership roles.
- Support and work with the Youth Supervisor to administer programming.
- Promote Neighbourhood House program philosophy by ensuring programs have the opportunities to interconnect and achieve client integration across program areas.
- Maintain statistics and files as required by the Neighbourhood House.
- Perform other duties as required.
- Diploma or certificate in related field or equivalent experience.
- Experience supporting youth in a social-recreational setting.
- Experience supporting children with additional behavioural needs.
- Experience with program planning, curriculum development & implementation.
- Experience training and supervising staff
- Strong workshop development and facilitation skills
- High Five trainer certification (or willingness to obtain)
- Class 4 Driver’s license (or willingness to obtain)
- Current First Aid certification.
- Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a community-based social service agency supervising programs and staff.
- Understanding of community development processes and practice.
- Knowledge and awareness of issues surrounding diversity, accessibility and multiculturalism.
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week
Rate of Pay: $22.00 to $ 23.34 dependant on experience plus benefits