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Community Association Opportunities

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).

Job Location

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.

Required Qualifications

  • 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

Assets

  • 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

Hours

  • 3-6 hours/week. Must be available between 3:00 – 6:00pm two days a week.

Compensation and Benefits

  • $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 pm, 
June 22, 2017
 to:

City Centre Community Centre
Usman Mushtaq, City Centre Community Association
5900 Minoru Blvd.
Richmond, BC V6X 0L9
Fax: 604-204-8589
E-mail: Usman.Mushtaq@richmond.ca
(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.