Youth worker: Job Description
Bilal Community and Family Centre is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Youth Worker for the Summer Program. Our programs support the healthy development of Somali Children in Winnipeg of all ages by fostering a sense of belonging, personal empowerment, personal growth and self confidence. The Youth worker works in cooperation with program coordinator, program staff, individuals in the community and members of Bilal Centre to determine the needs of children and youth. He/she is responsible for developing programs and strategies to address the identified needs.
- Bachelor’s degree in Social Science or equivalent degree in a related field
- Minimum of 3 years experience working with children and youths
- Capacity to work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds
- Capacity to work efficiently within a multidisciplinary team
- Strong ability to work independently
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Demonstrates an egalitarian philosophy and non-judgmental attitude (i.e.:
- sensitivity to diversity, poverty and minority issues)
- Strong computer skills
- Proficiency in English and Somali , written and oral
- Third language an asset (particularly Arabic)
- Available to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends
- Available to be on-call during all program hours
- 6 month valid criminal record check and child/adult abuse registry
- Valid Class 5 Driver’s License with a clear driving abstract an asset
- Must hold valid CPR and First Aid Certifications or willing to obtain before July 1st , 2017
Essential Job Responsibilities:
- Implement and deliver relevant summer programming for youth, ages 6-24 that supports the centre’s priority outcome areas of Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship and Healthy Lifestyles.
- Create a safe environment that facilitates learning and is encouraging and engaging for children.
- Leading and engaging volunteers on a daily basis as well as special events.
- Responsible for daily set-up and clean-up of all materials used during the program.
- Facilitate parent engagement.
- Monitor and evaluate, on an ongoing basis, programs, services and activities to ensure safety of youth, quality of programs and utilization of resources.
- Provide regular updates on site challenges, opportunities and best practices.
- Implement special event programs for parents, youth and the broader community.
- Maintain the centre facility and enforce all site operating expectations.
- Implement summer programming as needed.
- Keep accurate daily records of participants; assist in administrative tasks as assigned
- Maintain appropriate statistical information for monthly reporting purposes
- According to current professional standers, document significant interaction with youth and children while maintaining appropriate documentation in relevant logs, filing, and complete incident reports when required.
- Complete data entry and ensure all administration tasks are completed as assigned.
This is a full time position for month of July and August and we are looking for more than one position to fill right now so you will be hired on a contract basis only for the term of summer program grant funded. Pplease send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only successful candidates will be contacted.