Job Posting 79467

Youth Program Facilitator
Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 30 days (Tue, 15 Feb)
canada summer jobs / summer students  •  $16.50 - $18.50, DOE

Key Details 

  • Location: Coquitlam, Delta and South East Vancouver 
  • Dates: May 16 - August 19
  • Pay Rate: $16.50 - $18.50/hour, DOE. 
  • Work hours: Average work hours are 40/week.
  • Remote work and use of a personal computer will be required
  • No time off will be granted during July and August.
  • We are hiring 6 positions total across the 3 locations above


The Position 

If you are passionate about working with teens (Grades 9 to 12), and cultivating personal growth and community leadership through food, this could be the job for you! As a SOYL Program Facilitator, you will work to inspire and engage SOYL youth at one of our schoolyard farms! As a SOYL Program Facilitator, you will work as a team to inspire and engage youth by leading workshops, assisting with logistics and communications and delivering the program itself. A key part of the SOYL program is getting youth participants involved in working on the farms. In this role, you will assist the Farm Manager in growing food on school grounds including leading youth in taking part in crop production (seeding, weeding, transplanting), harvesting and perennial/landscape care. 

This is a 14 week Full-time Canada Summer Jobs position, that runs from May 16 to August 19, 2022. From May to July, working hours will be Monday - Friday, 9 am to 5 pm with work locations including our program sites in Vancouver, Coquitlam and/or Delta, or home-based work. July through mid-August working hours will be 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at your program site.


About SOYL

The SOYL (Sustainable Opportunities for Youth Leadership) program will engage with ~45 high school youth across the lower mainland in 2022. Youth receive a stipend for participation in the program, which includes work on the farms, at markets, in preparing food for shared meals, and engagement in workshops, field trips and activities. The program focuses on collaborative work, practical skills, food-systems thinking, and social-emotional development.  SOYL runs for 6 weeks during the summer (summer school dates) at three locations: Coquitlam, Delta & Vancouver. Each SOYL location is situated on a Fresh Root’s schoolyard farm, with two SOYL facilitators at each location, who work collaboratively on that site with the Farm Manager to lead youth. 

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  • Must meet Canada Summer Jobs Requirements.
  • High school diploma or equivalent a must.
  • Experience working with youth (Grade 9-12) as a tutor, teacher,  camp counsellor, or similar position required. Experience working with youth from diverse backgrounds and complex learning and life challenges strongly preferred.
  • Experience with farming, gardening and/or outdoor leadership. 
  • Willingness and excitement to work outdoors in ALL weather conditions for up to 8 hours a day, rain or shine!
  • Strong organizational capacity & with good attention to detail; able to prioritize and balance many different tasks.
  • Confident in event planning and managing complex logistics.
  • Leadership capacity; able to work with a team and independently.
  • Outgoing, energetic, responsible, and mature.
  • Able to follow and establish policies and procedures to ensure youth and staff health and safety.
  • Current First Aid including Child and Infant CPR will be required before the position starts.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, with access to a personal vehicle an asset 
  • Must pass a criminal record check to be able to work with children and vulnerable populations
  • Second language an asset 

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