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Join our Youth Centre team. Both part-time and casual positions available. Must have excellent interpersonal skills, experience working with youth and be self-directed.

Overview

Under the supervision of the CCSS Executive Director, the Youth Support Worker is responsible for supervising and engaging youth attending the CCSS Youth CentreThe Youth Worker will also develop and facilitate drop-in programming and activities on an ongoing basis.

Qualifications and Requirements

Education & Training

  • Educational background in a relevant field of study
  • First Aid (OFA Level 1 or equivalent)
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training

Experience

  • At least one year experience working with youth aged 11 to 15
  • Experience developing and facilitating programs and workshops

A combination of experience and education may be considered.

Knowledge and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish positive relationships with youth
  • Ability to work with youth in a respectful, non-judgmental and consistent manner
  • Knowledge of available resources for youth in the Comox Valley
  • Effective leadership and communication skills: ability to facilitate group discussions, handle potentially sensitive incidents and resolve conflict 
  • Ability to create and facilitate programming based on needs and interests of participants
  • A willingness and demonstrated ability to work as a team member
  • Self directed and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Must be available to work late afternoon/early evenings 

Other

  • Successful applicants will be required to provide a criminal record clearance

Responsibilities

  • Provide supervision and meaningfully engage youth attending Youth Centre
  • Develop and facilitate drop-in activities (ie. pool tournament, games night, arts & crafts, skills workshops)
  • Evaluate and adjust programming based on needs of participants
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with youth
  • Provide “next steps” information and/or referrals to youth seeking extra support
  • Maintain daily records as required
  • Attend any training or meetings as designated by the Executive Director
  • Maintain cleanliness of Youth Centre

Wage & Benefits: $19.57/hour. Employees who work a minimum of 4 hours per week are eligible for the CCSS Wellness Fund. 

How to Apply

Please email resume and cover letter to ccss.coordinator@gmail.com with subject line ‘youth worker application’. The cover letter should clearly articulate why you are a good fit for the position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Position will remain open until filled. Our sincere appreciation to all those expressing interest, however, only those applicants invited for an interview will be contacted.

The hiring process at CCSS can take anywhere from 2-4 weeks. The HR Committee will review applications and contact those that have been shortlisted for the position. Interviews may take place via zoom or in person.