Job Posting 96712

Youth Leadership Program Facilitator
Terra Centre
Edmonton area
closed yesterday (Sun, 1 Oct)
full time  •  $45,000 – $47,857

Mission:          Empowering Teen Parents to Succeed

Vision:             Teen Parent Families Thrive and Enrich our Community

Job ID:             23-008TERRA

As a non-profit organization that has been serving pregnant and parenting teens in Edmonton for 50 years Terra is recognized for its leadership, innovation and collaboration.  Annually more than 1,000 young parents and their children benefit from a comprehensive range of services. Through the compassionate work of the staff, we help parents and children to develop and reach their full potential by recognizing and responding to their unique and individual needs. Terra staff are guided by the Code of Honour which supports, respects, and celebrates our families and staff (  If you share our values and support our mission and vision, please consider joining our team. 

Job Overview:

Reporting to the Supervisor of Collaborative Services, the Youth Leadership Program Facilitator is responsible for the planning, delivery, and evaluation of the Youth Leadership Program.  The Youth Leadership Program’s primary goal is to work with young parents to strengthen their leadership skills, enhance their sense of identity and belonging, and support their engagement with the wider community. The program includes delivery of the Peers Educating-Peers program in junior and senior high schools across Edmonton with young parents as co-facilitators, developing and delivering group programming, and connecting participants with volunteer opportunities in the community.

Job Conditions:

This is a full-time position working 35 hours/week primarily between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, however hours of work will vary based on the needs of the position and agency. This may include working occasional evenings and weekends. The position will be working out of the Braemar School location (9359 67a Street NW), however regular travel to our West Office and Brentwood location will be required.

Key responsibilities:

The Youth Leadership Facilitator provides coaching, mentorship and skill-building opportunities to Terra participants engaged in the Youth Leadership Program.

  • Seeks to build supportive and responsive relationships with participants utilizing a trauma-informed and resiliency perspective.
  • Develop and deliver group and 1:1 programming to increase leadership skills in participants with a focus on communication, public speaking, self-awareness, self-regulation, and boundaries.
  • Works with participants to create personalized leadership goal plans that align with the components of the Youth Leadership program.
  • Co-facilitate Peers Educating Peer presentations in junior and senior high schools with Youth Leadership participants.
  • Support participants with accessing volunteer activities within and outside of Terra. This includes working with community resources and other Participant Program staff to coordinate scheduling, provide training, and day-of support.
  • Engage participants in opportunities to represent Terra internally and within the community.

The Youth Leadership Facilitator seeks to improve the knowledge and responsiveness of community institutions, groups, and individuals regarding Terra Centre. 

  • Build awareness of the Peers Educating Peers presentation within Edmonton junior and senior high schools.
  • Participate effectively in community and inter-agency functions as a Terra representative.
  • Serve as a strong advocate on behalf of Terra and its young parents.
  • Seek opportunities for collaboration and other methods of working cooperativelywith other community agencies and partners to meet the needs of participants.
  • Develop and maintain an effective community referral network and resource 

The Youth Leadership Facilitator ensures professional skills used to provide services and supports to participants reflect best practices by engaging in a process of continuous learning and professional development.

  • Adhere to Terra’s policies and procedures and to the professional code of ethics of applicable professional associations. 
  • Contribute to the development of team and agency-wide knowledge and skills.   
  • Work to build an integrated service team and consult with the team as needed to ensure participant needs are addressed. 
  • Consult with supervisor as needed to ensure participant needs are addressed.  
  • Participate in on-going professional development and the performance review process. 
  • Actively seek opportunities to enhance personal/professional knowledge and skills. 
  • Learning from and to share knowledge with colleagues. 
  • Participate in self-evaluation, peer evaluation and volunteer and student evaluation. 
  • Conduct interaction with participants in a professional manner, maintaining healthy professional boundaries in all participant interactions. 
  • Expand personal sensitivity and knowledge regarding different cultures. 


Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Post-secondary diploma or degree in Human Services, Education, or Special Education
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ direct experience working with adolescents in a community-based service or equivalent experience
  • Understanding and knowledge of the issues young people face when pregnant and parenting
  • Experience in public speaking, employment readiness training, curriculum development and group facilitation
  • Ability to work with families from diverse cultural backgrounds and develop positive, effective, professional rapport and relationships with youth 
  • Experience and understand the importance of Experiential Learning and different ways to engage youth in programming

Other requirements: 

  • A valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle with 2 million liability insurance
  • Current clear Drivers Abstract
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Clear Criminal Record Check and Child Intervention Check that are dated within 90 Days of the start date
  • Current Suicide Prevention/Intervention Training Certificate
  • Current First Aid Certification
  • Individuals with a Social Work degree or diploma must be registered with Alberta College of Social Workers at the start of their employment.

Core Behavioral Competencies

Terra values are core to the organization. We strive to hire individuals who possess these behavioral competencies at all levels of the organization.

  • Personal Leadership: Practices inclusion, communicates openly and effectively, demonstrates self-awareness 
  • Productive Relationships: Develops networks, collaborates, develops self and others
  • Results Focus: Applies outcomes-based problem solving and systems thinking, demonstrates evidence-informed decision making 
  • Service Excellence: Practices innovation, facilitates a culture of learning, demonstrates continuous improvement 
  • Program Planning; design, plan, coordinate, facilitation of groups
  • Finance; manage allocated financial resources for program delivery
  • Communication skills; excellent both written and oral; evidenced in grant writing and reporting to funders
  • Community Relations; well-developed engagement skills, strong networking

Intention Statement

Terra recognizes that it operates within a society and systems shaped by white supremacy and colonization and institutionalized discrimination and the exclusion, exploitation, and marginalization of Indigenous, Black, and people of color.

Terra strives to understand and be accountable for how white supremacy continues to impact its work at an organizational and systemic level and to address harm; implicit and explicit biases

Our intention is:

To build a foundation of awareness, knowledge, and skills to be an anti-racist organization. To respond to systemic racism that creates barriers and inequality in the workplace and in society. To be an organization that embeds the principles of equity and anti-oppression to everything it undertakes. 

Our goal is to actively promote diversity, equity, and inclusion through an antiracism lens through policies processes and practices.

Vaccine Policy

As a condition of employment, all Terra employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or regularly undergo COVID-19 testing before entering the workplace.  Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencement.  If you are the successful applicant and cannot be fully vaccinated on the basis of a protected ground under human rights legislation you may request an accommodation that will be reviewed by Terra

The starting salary for the position is $45,000 – $47,857 a year depending on experience and expertise. There is an opportunity for yearly increases in salary based on job performance.

Upon completion of a probationary period, we offer a comprehensive, competitive, extended health benefits package including RRSP contribution. Staff have three weeks of vacation, and, in addition, the agency is closed between Christmas and New Years.

As a learning organization, Terra supports ongoing professional development among employees through formal training, informal mentoring, and personalized growth plans.  Terra is continuing to grow our programming and there are anticipated opportunities for further professional growth within the agency.

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