Female Support Worker
Stardale Women's Group
closes in 9 days (Sat, 10 Jun) part time
Stardale has over 25 years of experience working specifically in the areas of violence and abuse prevention with Indigenous females. In the past eighteen years in Calgary and area, Stardale has offered a holistic Life Skills and Literacy program to Indigenous girls who are at –risk for experiencing violence, sexual exploitation, and other destructive behaviours in their lives.
Our programming Model includes physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual components that engages the girls in a variety of topics that were educational, creative, and supported their overall well-being. The “discovery learning” opens new opportunities and possibilities to empowerment.
We are currently seeking a female worker who is enthusiastic, self-directed and enjoys working with girls between the ages of 10-17 years.
A range of educational backgrounds and previous work experience will be considered sociology, social work/ education, / behavioural sciences are preferred with a minimum of a college diploma or degree/ training.
Highly motivated and self-directed with excellent relationship building, time management and problem solving skills
Sound judgment and excellent observational skills; previous experience as a caregiver or support person working with Indigenous youth and communities considered an asset
Experience working with vulnerable youth and community programming
Ability to coach/mentor youth while working independently and in team
Valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and access to reliable vehicle
2 million liability insurance and Carrying Passengers for Compensation rider
Current Police Records Check and Vulnerable Record Check and/or ability to obtain prior to starting
In collaboration with program team members, facilitates the learning of life skills and teaching moments for Indigenous girls aged 10-17 years through group and one on one activities, keeping in mind the teachings of the Indigenous peoples and Stardale Model and programming goals.
Transports Stardale participants to and from weekly programming nights and special events using personal vehicles. Uses this opportunity to create positive relations and buy-in for programming activities and attendance.
Identifies and communicates individual/participant risks and communicates the same with Program Coordinator or School Liaison to determine best course of action.
Creates positive relations with participants and caregivers through open communication, collaboration, and one-on-one recreational events. Demonstrates positive role model behavior and a sensitivity to Indigenous culture.
Acts as an Ambassador of Stardale Women’s Group. Contributes to the effective programming and site-specific requirements including volunteer interaction and setup/take down of activities.
Accurately documents interactions with youth in client files and maintains confidentiality regarding youth, their caregivers, and individual circumstances.
Terms of Employment:
The work would be a minimum of 20 hours per week with additional time for events if necessary. The candidate must be available to work on Monday and Wednesday evenings at regular classes. The job will commence upon selection of the appropriate candidate.
Part time position: Wage is a fee for service $22 per hour starting. There is reimbursement for travel and other items.
Please submit resume with a cover letter detailing your interest to Helen McPhaden- Executive Director of Stardale
Only selected candidates will be contacted. www.stardale.org
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Contact Details Helen McPhaden, Executive Director
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