*** This posting and position are pending receipt of funding, terms are subject to change ***
Date Posted: October 13, 2021
Position Title: Employment Coach, YCafe Training Program
Location: Tong Louie YMCA (14988 57 Ave, Surrey, BC V3S 7S6)
Terms: Term, Full-Time
Hours: 35 hours per week
Schedule may vary between 8AM – 8PM, as per YCafe operational and program needs
Start Date: Anticipated for mid-November 2021
End Date: March 29, 2024
Salary: Under Review, includes benefits
Reports To: Manager, Employment Program – YCafe Training
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 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, child care, camping, employment & community services to over 120,000 participants annually.
Nature and Scope:
The YMCA of Greater Vancouver has delivered employment programs for over 35 years. Over this period, the organization has become one of the leading service providers in the provision of youth-oriented employment services and other underrepresented groups in the labour force. These programs are designed to support a wide range of job seekers, from youth with multiple barriers to employment attempting to land their first ever job, to newcomers to Canada looking to land their first job in their new home. The YMCA of Greater Vancouver has assisted thousands of job seekers in developing vital skills, acquiring vocational certification, building confidence and securing sustainable employment.
This position has the primary responsibility of working directly with participants of the program to deliver pre-employment and employment skills training in the classroom. This position will also supervise participants’ placements in the YCafe and Training Kitchen and provide on-going follow-up supports. The position will also involve assisting in setting up structure and process for the delivery of the program, outreach to the community in order to promote and recruit participants, and establishing connections with businesses in order to develop job opportunities as participants move towards employment. Additionally, the position will facilitate, improve, and evaluate workshops related to life, social, and employability skills. The work environment is very fast-paced, with a high volume of program participants.
In addition to bringing a commitment to YMCA vision and values, the candidate should possess the following competencies:
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