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We are looking for casual staff to join our Youth Centre team. Must have excellent interpersonal skills, experience working with youth and be self-directed.

Youth Support Worker- Casual

Overview: The Youth Support Worker is responsible for supervising and engaging youth attending the CCSS Youth Centre. This is a casual position with no fixed hours. Successful candidate will be asked to fill in when needed. $18.03/hour.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Educational background in related field (Child and Youth Care, Social Services, Counselling, Human Services)
  • First Aid Certification (OFA Level 1 or equivalent)
  • At least one year experience working with youth aged 11 to 15
  • 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
  • Effective leadership, communication and problem solving skills
  • Ability to facilitate group discussions and handle potentially sensitive incidents
  • Crisis intervention skills
  • Ability to develop and facilitate programming based on needs and interests of participants
  • A willingness and demonstrated ability to work as a team member
  • Knowledge of available resources for youth in the Comox Valley
  • Self directed and able to work with minimal supervision

Other

  • Successful applicant must provide a criminal record clearance
  • Must be available to work evenings. Youth Centre is open Mondays and Thursdays, 2:45- 6:15 PM and Fridays 2:45- 8 PM.

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

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to ccss.coordinator@gmail.com with subject line ‘youth support worker application’. Deadline to apply is Sunday January 5th.

 

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