YOUTH WORKER I (unionized position)
The Youth Worker will develop, plan and facilitate activities for GirlSpace, an after school drop-in program for girls 12-16 years; promote participation; support youth in building helping relationships, fostering self and community advocacy skills, facilitate problem solving and acting as a positive role model Programming follows a youth-led model and focuses on self-esteem, anti-violence, body-image, advocacy, life skills, leadership, civic engagement, physical activity and other topics relevant to girls attending the program.
- Degree or diploma in the area of social work, social justice, women’s studies, child and youth worker, recreation or other relevant field of study.
- Work experience with youth, developing and facilitating youth-led programming.
- Awareness of issues and community resources relevant to pre-teen and teenage girls.
- Creativity and skill in researching relevant activities to provide diversity in programming.
- Working knowledge of program evaluation.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work with and liaison with multiple stakeholders, including program participants, parents, community centre staff, guest facilitators, etc.
- Tolerance of Ambiguity and the ability to be able to change tasks or directions with ease, make back up plans, and explore new ways of delivering programming.
- Self-motivated with the ability to complete planning and facilitation work independently
- Current first aid and C.P.R. certification.
Rate of Pay: $19.381 per hour, with an additional 2% in lieu of benefits
17 hours per week (In program Mon to Fri 4:00 p.m. -6:00p.m., three locations; 7 hours of program planning time per week. This position follows the school schedule which breaks in December, March Break and summer.
Please respond in writing, indicating how you became aware of this job posting, by Aug 6, 2014 to:
153 Frederick Street
Kitchener, ON N2H 2M2
The YWCA is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from individuals of all races, colour, ethnic origin, religions, abilities, gender identity, and sexual orientations, and are committed to ensuring equal and full participation for all applicants during the recruitment and selection process.
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.