Job Posting 94435

Youth Development Coach
Boys and Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area
Edmonton area
closes in 3 days (Fri, 2 Jun)
full time  •  $51,922 -$54,570 annually

Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area is an organization that believes in the promise of all children.  Our team works with community volunteers, partners and other supporters to create safe environments for children to be between school and home and to provide caring mentoring relationships for children and youth. Now, more than ever, the kids in our community need us and we are looking for great staff to join our team. 


Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters is seeking individuals interested in the following position(s):


Competition Number:   YDF0523

Position(s) Available:      One (1)

Status:                                  Full-Time contract (37.5 hours per week)

Salary Range:                     $51,922 -$54,570 annually


The key responsibilities of this position will include:

  • Providing support and monitoring to youth in care mentoring matches to ensure that children and youth are in safe, constructive, satisfying relationships that are having a positive impact.
  • Working to create and foster constructive, strength based and satisfying relationships between youth and volunteers.
  • Providing support to youth who have experienced challenges involving marginalization, addictions and circumstances that have required child and family services involvement.
  • Offering youth an opportunity to engage in indigenous traditions and experiences as a part of their mentoring.
  • Working with youth ages 6 to 24 years to provide positive role modeling and mentorship to achieve outcomes.
  • Facilitating extended volunteer training
  • Working as a team to communicate the needs of youth who are participating in the program.
  • Fulfilling program standards and expectations from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada and the agency to support these matches.
  • Delivering training sessions to volunteers to provide information and knowledge around supporting youth who have been in care.
  • Maintaining up-to-date electronic casework notes, statistics and other required reporting in compliance with relevant standards, policies and processes.
  • Building relationships with other service providers and resources to further assist the children, youth, families and the volunteers who support them.


The successful candidate will have:

  • A degree or diploma in the areas of child and youth care, criminology and/or social work.
  • A minimum of 5 years combined experience in a role involved with at risk child and youth, programming, case management and partnership development.
  • The ability to work effectively with children and youth ages 6-24 years and has a solid understanding of the circumstances facing children and youth who are in care.
  • Prior experience working with indigenous communities, high risk youth, the youth justice system and children and youth services are key components.
  • An understanding of indigenous practices and awareness of these resources for young people.
  • Experience working with volunteers and an understanding of volunteer processes.
  • Knowledge of resources and programs supporting families in the city and surrounding areas is an asset.
  • Demonstrated good communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Ability to exercise good judgement and sound decision making.
  • Demonstrated creativity and innovation in working with youth.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule of evenings and some weekends to accommodate clients.
  • A valid driver’s license and vehicle.


Candidates must be capable of performing independently as well as part of a team environment and have excellent interpersonal skills.


Boys and Girls Club Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area really is “a great place to be”.  In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a supportive work environment, excellent benefits package and rewarding career opportunities. 


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