Date Posted: June 10, 2015
Position Title: Youth Centre Assistant, Gibsons YMCA Youth Centre
Terms: Part time
Shift: 15-25 hrs/wk
Salary : $13.50-$15.00 per hour, based on experience
Reports To: Facilitator, Gibsons Youth Centre
Situation: The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is a charity dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community, by nurturing the potential of children, teens & young adults, promoting healthy lifestyles, fostering a sense of social responsibility and delivering lasting personal & social change. We are building a community in which a generation of children and families reach their full potential. Our values guide our decision-making and behaviour—we do the right thing, put people first, keep our promises and lead by example.
For over 125 years, we have been part of the community, a place where people of every age and background find the support they need to grow in spirit, mind and body. One of the Lower Mainland’s leading charities, the YMCA of Greater Vancouver provides services in health & fitness, child care, camping, employment & community services to over 95,000 participants annually.
Function: The youth centre assistant will be an important member of the Gibsons Youth Centre team, providing effective leadership and support to the YMCA Youth Centre located at the Gibsons and Area Community Centre. This position will work directly with the Facilitator of the Youth Centre, planning and designing programs and delivering flexible programming based on the participants needs.
Ensures that the program operates smoothly and ensures that the service provided to youth is of excellent quality.
Provides general supervision to areas frequented by participants during the opening hours, and ensures smooth functioning of each day/activity.
Collaborates closely with Facilitator, Youth Centre to ensure consistency in program delivery.
Delivers flexible programming based on the participating students needs in the framework of a comprehensive, preventative approach.
Perform related duties as required
Required Skills and Knowledge:
Able to manage and facilitate small groups of youth
Strong communication skills and experience working with a variety of cultures and family dynamics
Knowledge of physical activity guidelines for youth, children and teens
Experience leading recreational activity for youth
Diploma or Degree (or pursuit of) in Social Services, Youth work, Career planning and/or related fields
Experience working with youth in a preventative, harm reduction approach
Well developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with youth participants, staff and volunteers; excellent communication skills
Experience and sensitivity in dealing with members of different cultural and racial backgrounds, including visible and invisible dimensions of diversity
Current First Aid/CPR certificate required
Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than six (6) months preceding your start date
3 professional references
Commitment to Organization and Values: Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for mission, vision, strategic outcomes and values of the YMCA of Greater Vancouver.
Service Orientation: Deliberately identifies needs and wants of members/participants as priority, and creates opportunities to enhance each and every person’s YMCA experience.
Teamwork: Ability to work effectively with others to achieve optimal collective results.
Communication: Ability to speak, write, listen, and secure information in a variety of settings
Outcomes Oriented: Ability to lead, manage, and achieve identified goals.