Youth Development Leader 3 - Homework Club
Under the guidance of and reporting to the Youth Development Coordinator, is responsible for leadership of youth programs within a recreation and cultural services setting. This leader will be responsible for coordinating high school youth volunteers in connecting, encouraging and mentoring preteens (grade 4 - grade 7).
City Centre Community Centre
Duties and Responsibilities
- Instruct and lead a variety of programs and activities for preteen.
- Develop positive relationships with youth and preteens; create an all-inclusive welcoming environment, instill a youth involved process; facilitate group settings.
- Foster the development of preteen academic, recreational, social and life skills.
- Promote the 40 Developmental Assets.
- Mentor high school youth in helping elementary school students with their homework in one-on-one or group setting.
- Encourage, model and cultivate positive social behaviours for preteen
- Engage, interact, enhance, enrich and reinforce preteens’ positive experience in program activity
- Collaborate with the volunteer/staff team and, explore and strategize innovative ways to facilitate preteens’ academic competency, self-image, community relationships and life skills
- Assist with fundraising and pro-d day hangouts.
- Recognize and acknowledge youth accomplishments.
- Articulate boundaries governing appropriate behaviour and use of the school.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of popular youth culture.
- 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 coordinator.
- Keep current with trends/issues related to youth and preteens.
- Responsible to document and report child abuse to Youth Coordinator.
- Responsible to fill out accident report forms.
- Other related duties as assigned and may vary according to each facility.
- Grade 12 plus one year of post-secondary 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.
- Demonstrated understanding of issues facing preteens on an individual and group basis.
- Enjoys working with kids in a school setting
- Energetic and is comfortable dealing with stress
- Understands team working dynamic and able to function independently as well
- Comfortable in communication and building positive/healthy relationships
- Experience or education related to social work, youth work, counselling, addiction and drug or alcohol abuse.
- Facilitating and mentoring experience.
- Volunteer coordination experience.
- Conflict resolution skills.
- Knowledge of popular youth culture.
- Class 4 driver's license
- Food Safe
- 3-6 hours/week. Must be available between 3:00 – 6:00pm two days a week.
Compensation and Benefits
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,
June 22, 2017 to:
City Centre Community Centre
Usman Mushtaq, City Centre Community Association
5900 Minoru Blvd.
Richmond, BC V6X 0L9
(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.