Are you looking for a rewarding, creative career working with children and youth, educating them on how to keep themselves safe from sexual exploitation, both in real life and while online? If so, here is an amazing opportunity for you! This position requires BCGEU membership and is open to all genders.
The closing date for internal applications is Friday, December 30, 2022, at 4:30PM. If the position is not filled internally, it will remain open until filled.
Who we’re looking for
We’re looking for three (3) Regular Full-Time Workshop Presenters who are talented, creative and have a passion for working with children and youth, educating them on ways to stay safe. Making a difference in the lives of children and youth is important to you! This is an entry-level position, based in Port Coquitlam, with many opportunities to grow your professional network and get yourself known to others in the youth and community services sector.
Why work at PLEA?
We’re a stable organization offering opportunities to learn and grow, a fast-paced work environment, supportive teammates, and great benefits.
It’s an exciting time to join us! We are expanding our ‘Children of the Street’ workshop presentation staff so that we can reach and educate more children and youth through our workshops.
What you bring to the table:
- a flare for public speaking.
- excellent facilitation and presentation skills.
- you’re a clear communicator and can build strong, collaborative relationships.
- you’re a natural at connecting and relating to young people and are comfortable presenting concepts that can be sensitive.
- you demonstrate good judgement, act with tact and diplomacy and can manage conflict as well as group dynamics effectively and constructively.
- organizing and managing your time does not faze you.
- you’re a team player.
- you want to support youth who may be reluctant to engage and will be sensitive and understanding of their social realities including issues of race, culture, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, poverty, and lifestyle.
- you’re a whiz with MSWord, Office, PowerPoint, Excel, and Teams.
- familiarity with Zoom, social platforms, Prezi and/or Canva is a plus.
- you have a valid Occupational First Aid level 1 certificate (or are willing to obtain one prior to hire) and are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
- you have access to a personal vehicle, a class 5 or 7 BC driver’s license and a suitable diver’s abstract and claims history.
- develop, implement, and evaluate school-based prevention and early intervention workshops, such as information sessions, classroom presentations and group discussions to youth on the issue of child/youth sexual exploitation, using a variety of methods including video, quizzes, skits, and role-plays.
- support schools, service providers, community groups and the public by providing information, educational resources and promotional materials relating to sexual exploitation.
- provide information to youth and parents on community/educational resources and recommend appropriate services as required.
- assist in the planning of and participate in the Youth Art Engagement Project, a 9-week program that explores topics relating to exploitation and provides youth with the opportunity to create social justice art pieces.
- promote public awareness of and support of the program by performing duties such as producing promotional materials and attending community events.
- maintain related records, administer participant evaluations, collect workshop statistics, and provide reports as required.
- travelling to various locations throughout the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley and British Columbia is required. Mileage is reimbursed as per the agency’s mileage policy.
A few more details:
The minimum requirements for education and training:
- a two-year diploma in human/social services, or a related field.
- at least one (1) year of recent related experience.
A career at PLEA means you’ll enjoy:
- an hourly rate between $23.10 to $26.91 per hour
- a 35-hour flexible, working week (usual hours of work are Mon-Fri with occasional evenings and weekends)
- 15 days annual vacation
- Municipal Pension Plan enrollment (as per the plans enrollment criteria)
- dental and extended health coverage *
- access to short-term disability, long-term disability, and group life insurance *
- social events including a summer barbeque, annual holiday party and team days
- get to travel BC with your colleagues
- education, training, and wellness allowances *
- free employee and family assistance program
- gifts and awards for long service
*These benefits come into effect the first of the following month upon successful completion of a three months’ probation period.
What are you waiting for? Apply now and see what’s possible…!
Submit your resume with a cover letter that showcases your fit for this role.
We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Note: PLEA conducts primary source verification of applicant's credentials including education, training, work history, and licensure. Offers of employment are subject to documentation that the applicant is approved to work in Canada, satisfactory criminal record clearance and satisfactory reference checks.