Job Posting: Youth Program Facilitator

Dates: October 17 2017 – February 13 2018 (16-week contract)
Hours: Tuesdays 6-9pm, plus one paid training session
Wage: $16/hour

The Heritage Community Association has an exciting job opportunity for someone who loves working with youth. We are seeking 6 Facilitators for our Fall physical activity program Let’s Move, which aims to provide a playful, safe and supportive environment for young people aged 9 to 14. In the past, the program has included activities such as laser tag, crossfit, floor hockey, soccer, and swimming; this year’s activities will be informed by participants on the first day of the programs. The programs run out of Thomson Community School and are funded by Saskatchewan Lotteries.


Reporting to the Heritage Community Association’s Youth Programming Coordinator, and receiving direction and feedback from the Executive Director, the Youth Program Facilitators will:

– Facilitate weekly physical activities for groups of youth aged 9-14
– Attend a paid half-day or evening training session prior to the program start date
– Maintain regular and clear communication with Youth Programming Coordinator
– Actively support the inclusion, comfort and safety of all participants
– Facilitate group decision-making and relationship-building between participants
– Prevent and resolve conflicts effectively
– Report any incidents that arise in a timely manner
– Communicate clearly with participants’ parents or guardians as needed
– Maintain accurate records of weekly attendance and activities
– Provide records and feedback to the Executive Director at the end of the program for reporting purposes

Qualities and Skills Sought:

– Experience working with youth with diverse backgrounds, identities, and needs
– Ability to connect quickly and easily with young people
– Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions
– Group facilitation skills
– Comfort and experience being in a leadership or mentorship role
– Flexibility and adaptability in the context of a dynamic environment
– Strong conflict resolution skills
– Capacity to maintain detailed, accurate records
– Connection to the Heritage Community or experience growing up in an inner-city neighbourhood preferred

Successful applicants must:

– Provide a Criminal Record Check
– Be available on Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm, from Oct. 17 to Feb. 13 (excluding Dec. 26 and Jan. 2)

Please submit resume and cover letter to by Oct. 5, 2017.