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Community Association Opportunities

Youth Development Leader 1

Under the guidance of and reporting to the Youth Development Coordinator and AllWays Program Leader, the YDL1 is responsible for support of youth programs within a recreation and cultural services setting. This leader will support facilitation and support services for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer) youth along with the Program Leader

Job Location
City Centre Community Centre

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the development and implementation of 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
  • Support outreach to other community organizations and schools to connect LGBTQ youth to the program(s) and special opportunities
  • Promote the 40 Developmental Assets
  • Assist with large-scale special events
  • Recognize and acknowledge youth accomplishments
  • 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
  • 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 working towards post-secondary studies in child and youth care studies or one year experience working/volunteering with youth or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Standard or Emergency First Aid and CPR
  • Police Information 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


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

Compensation and Benefits

  • $10.85/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 pm,  Friday, June 16, 2017 to:

City Centre Community Centre
Usman Mushtaq, City Centre Community Association
5900 Minoru Blvd
Richmond, BC V6X 0L9
Fax: 604-204-8589

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.