Anti-Violent Youth Program Coordinator and
Co- facilitator/ Child and Youth Support Worker - Robson Valley Support Society
Last Updated: July 2015
Hours: Temporary position from August 17, 2015 to July 10, 2016; 15 hours per week. Wage Grid Level 12
Job Summary: The Coordinator is responsible for creating a framework in which to deliver the school-based
curriculum. This involves liaising with school staff in order to deliver the anti-violent peer to peer model and learning, create program delivery schedules, potentially recruit Youth Team members, program evaluation and program reporting, and provide general support and assistance. All program concerns are brought to the Coordinator, either directly or through school administration.
The Coordinator is responsible for supporting his/her co-facilitator and ensuring program delivery is seamless. The coordinator is also co-facilitator and will be delivering anti-violent curriculum, expanding on the "Respectful Relationships" program in the classroom setting. This program delivers social justice, mental health, and emotional regulation concepts within the curriculum using a peer to peer mentorship model. Facilitators train and mentor youth to deliver valuable messages to their peers and younger children; Facilitators guide workshops in the classroom with or without youth team members.
Responsible to: Executive Director.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: Establish a good working relationship with school administration and involved
teaching staff. Meet with teachers to discuss program delivery and exchange information as needed. Liaise with teaching staff to develop a delivery schedule or amend as necessary, and elicit feedback once classroom delivery is complete. Acquire letters of support to assist with ongoing program funding.
Conduct regular meetings with the facilitation team, to ensure team is working cohesively and are on top of evidence based practices.
Recruit senior students for the program's Youth Team and provide orientation around the roles and expectations of the Youth Team. Oversee and assist with training and mentoring the Youth Team in curriculum delivery and the intent of social justice work.
Make presentations and attend public relations meetings to promote the program.
Liaise with and participate in knowledge exchange with other anti-violent/stopping the violence services.
Deliver psycho-educational groups to high risk youth and children as identified by the schools and other service providers.
May support youth and children one-on-one.
Complete all reporting as required by the funder.
Participate in curriculum review ensuring updated concepts are utilized.
Ensure program evaluation is conducted and completed.
Performs other job related duties as required.
Qualifications: Education, Training, and Experience:
High School Diploma and 6 months related social justice experience.
Completion of Child and Youth Support Worker Certificate and/or a combination of education and experience.
Completion of, or willingness to complete with the support of RVSS, SWOVA's Respectful Relationships (R+R) Program Facilitation Training.
Skills and Abilities:
Ability to establish and maintain good interpersonal relations and a high degree of professionalism.
Ability to operate all equipment associated with the duties of the position.
Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision.
Physically able to perform the duties of the position.
Ability to communicate effectively in English and follow written and verbal instructions.
Reference #: 1141
Date Posted:July 16, 2015