Practicum Student - All in for Youth - JANUARY 2020
Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary
Calgary, AB
Practicum Position – All In for Youth
Calgary AB
Make a difference in the life of a child

Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary is a leading provider of quality programs to children and youth, with a $20 million dollar operating budget, that supports the healthy physical, educational and social development of more than 38,000 young people and their families each year.
Come join an energetic and fun team that is committed to providing deserving children and youth with hope for the future. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary provide a supportive environment in which to share your experience, develop your skills, and take on new challenges.
If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of children, youth and families the Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary is the place for you!

POSITION DESCRIPTION

All In for Youth is a city-wide initiative focused on school completion. The initiative aims to reduce the high school dropout rate in Calgary. This is a United Way led initiative involving community partners, corporate partners and philanthropic investors. The key focuses of All In for Youth are to keep Calgary’s youth in school, bring youth back to school and set up youth for success to continue their education. All In for Youth strives to connect youth to positive adults, remove barriers to success and to continue to change attitudes and behaviours.

With support and direction from the All In for Youth Coordinators, responsibilities of an All In for Youth Practicum Student include but are not limited to:

  • Building a positive relationship with students and staff of identified schools
  • Facilitating and strengthening school engagement for identified students
  • Assisting with program documentation, preparation of reports, and supporting evaluation activities where deemed appropriate.
  • Possessing an understanding of services for youth and referral processes
We Have:
  • Fun and energetic environment filled with creative, compassionate, open minded people.
  • Great support for work-life balance and flexibility in the workplace.
  • The opportunity to professionally develop your skills and coach others.
  • The opportunity to volunteer in an agency that has incredible impact in communities in Calgary and surrounding area.
You Have:
  • Strong interpersonal communication with youth and adults from diverse backgrounds and an understanding and awareness of diversity issues
  • Resourceful, energetic, creative, and self-directed
  • Knowledge of basic developmental needs of youth
  • Availability during school hours, Monday to Friday
  • A Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Search Sector and Intervention Record Check (will be completed upon acceptance into the program.)
No phone calls please. We try our best to accommodate as many practicum students as possible (we love it!!) but please note that we receive many applications for placements so cannot respond to all applicants. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive a phone call from us. Thanks so much for your interest in BGCC!