Job Posting 76545

Youth Leader, Alternative Suspension
YMCA of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Tong Louie YMCA (14988 57 Ave Surrey, BC)
closed 2 days ago (Sun, 24 Oct)
part time  •  $15.75 per hour


*** This posting and position are pending receipt of funding, terms are subject to change ***


Position Title:    

Youth Leader, Alternative Suspension


Permanent, Part-Time



Tong Louie YMCA 14988-57 Ave Surrey, BC


Hours of Work:  

0 to 24 hours per week



Monday – Friday, between 8AM – 3PM   

Program follows the school calendar, with no shifts over the summer, winter and spring breaks

Shifts are based on program needs and referrals, no shifts when there are no students



$15.75   0 – 500   Hours Worked

$16.30   After 501 Hours Worked

$16.87   After 1001 Hours Worked

$17.46   After 1500+ Hours Worked


Start Date:        

To Be Determined (expected as soon as end of October)

Reports to:        

Program Leader and Supervisor Youth Programs - Alternative Suspension



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 and 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 over 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. One of the Lower Mainland’s leading charities, the YMCA of Greater Vancouver provides services in health, fitness & aquatics, childcare, camping, employment & community services to over 120,000 participants annually.


Nature & Scope:                 

The Youth Leader is an important member of the local team supporting this program in their respective Alternative Suspension service site. Reporting to the Supervisor Youth Programs-Alternative Suspension as well as the Program Leader, the Youth Leader will provide homework support, workshops, recreational support and activities during break times and help create a safe space for teens struggling with school or emotional distress.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Ensures that the program operates smoothly at the service site and ensures that the service provided to schools is of excellent quality
  • Supports youth referred to the Alternative Suspension program and monitors outcomes.
  • Ensures that all development and program service targets are met by implementing the programs work plan
  • Delivers flexible programming based on the participating students needs in the framework of a comprehensive, preventative approach
  • Build rapport and provide 1-1 coaching to program participants during a 3-5 day intervention
  • Provide one to one support during academic work
  • Able to manage and facilitate small groups of youth
  • Maintain confidential case notes regarding students participation in the program
  • Collaborates closely with the Program Leader to ensure consistency in program delivery



  • A Diploma in Social Services, Child and Youth Care, Counselling and/or a combination of related education and experience
  • Experience working with youth (Middle/High School) in a school setting and/or preventative approach
  • Well developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with youth participants, staff and volunteers; excellent written communication skills
  • Strong communication skills and experience working with a variety of cultures and family dynamics
  • Experience and sensitivity in dealing with members of different cultural and racial backgrounds, including visible and invisible dimensions of diversity
  • Must be available for shifts between 8AM – 3PM on Monday - Friday
  • 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.
  • Current Emergency First Aid/CPR-C certificate required
  • 3 Professional References
  • The YMCA has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy requiring all staff and volunteers to be vaccinated as per the timelines set out by the province - one dose by September 13 and second dose by October 24.   


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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