Job Posting: Youth Program Facilitator

Dates: September 20 – December 13 2016 (13-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 programs, which aim to provide a playful, safe and supportive environment for young people aged 9 to 14. In the past, the programs have 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.

Responsibilities:

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 and 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 Sept. 27 to Dec. 13

Please submit resume and cover letter to heritage.director@sasktel.net by Noon on Thursday, August 18, 2016.

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