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Community Association Opportunities

Youth Development Leader 3

Under the guidance of and reporting to the Youth Development Coordinator, the Youth Development Leader is responsible for leadership of youth programs within a recreation and cultural services setting. This leader will be responsible for facilitation and support services for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer) youth.

Job Location
City Centre Community Centre

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Deliver, instruct and lead a variety of programs and activities for youth\
  • Develop positive relationships with youth; create an all-inclusive welcoming environment, instill a youth involved process; facilitate group settings
  • Connect youth into programs, projects, advisory groups and volunteering
  • Outreach to other community organizations and schools to connect LGBTQ youth to the program(s) and special opportunities
  • Invite LGBTQ oriented /serving organizations for workshops and guest speakers
  • Promote the 40 Developmental Assets
  • Assist with large-scale special events
  • Recognize and acknowledge youth accomplishments
  • Responsible for supervision and mentorship of junior staff
  • Articulate boundaries governing appropriate behaviour and use of the centre
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of popular youth culture
  • Create, prepare and distribute promotional materials using mixed mediums; promotes events and programs by directly contacting youth
  • Assist with liaising with elementary and secondary schools
  • Maintain an understanding of the sensitive nature of youth and youth issues
  • Follow risk management protocols; update risk management and emergency protocols as required; complete incident and accident reports in a timely manner
  • Meet regularly with supervisors and staff
  • Provide regular updates/reports for staff, youth workers and committees
  • Keep current with trends/issues related to youth
  • Responsible to document and report child abuse to supervisors and the Ministry
  • Responsible to fill out accident report forms
  • Other related duties as assigned and may vary according to each facility

Required Qualifications

  • Grade 12 plus one year of post-secondary studies in child and youth care studies and two years’ experience working/volunteering with youth or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Standard or Emergency First Aid and CPR
  • Criminal record check
  • Strong group facilitation skills
  • Working knowledge of issues facing LGBTQ youth through lived experience
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to LGBTQ youth on an individual and group basis


  • Experience or education related to social work, counselling, addiction and drug or alcohol abuse
  • Experience with volunteer boards
  • Experience working within a program budget
  • Facilitating and mentoring experience
  • Volunteer coordination experience
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Knowledge of popular youth culture
  • Marketing and event planning skills
  • Class 4 driver's license
  • Food Safe


  • List hours of work here

Compensation and Benefits

  • 6 hours/week. Must be available twice a week from 3:30pm to 6:00pm (preferably Tuesdays and Wednesdays)
  • $18.89/hour

How to Apply
Applicant should submit a detailed resume with optional cover letter that reflects their knowledge, skills and abilities relevant to the position, no later than 5:00 p.m.,  June 15, 2017 to:

City Centre Community Centre
Usman Mushtaq, City Centre Community Association
5900 Minoru Blvd.
Richmond, BC V6X 0L9
Fax: 604-204-8589
(Adobe PDF or MS Word format only)

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest. However, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Duties may be carried out in a City owned facility, however the City is not the Employer for this position

This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.