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Youth Centre Worker

Home Base YK (SideDoor)
Published
June 13, 2021
Location
Yellowknife,
Category
Job Type
Base Salary
26/hour

Description

The Youth Centre Worker is responsible to mentor, interact with and supervise youth (ages 12-24). The position will also assist to plan and facilitate activities and complete general cleaning/maintenance duties as assigned.

Job start date is early July 2021. 20-40 hours / week - This position is seasonal (during summer 2021) with potential to extend into a permanent position.

Duties

  • Demonstrates positive example through leadership, skill building and role modeling
  • Mentor and coach youth to make good choices
  • Take Initiative and complete assigned chores without reminders. Asks for further direction and clarification
  • In cooperation with the youth centre manager, will plan, facilitate and supervise recreation programs including arts and crafts, theme nights, etc.
  • Interacts with the youth, demonstrate skills, build relationships, and problem solving
  • Enforce rules and guidelines for the Resource Centre as determined
  • Clean the Centre by sweeping/mopping/vacuum and removing garbage
  • Perform seasonal duties including snow clearing, lawn maintenance, etc.
  • Refill dispensers, prepare recycling and organize cabinets/storage
  • Meal preparation and clean up, store groceries and donations
  • Conduct perimeter safety and security checks hourly (removing debris)
  • Ensure youth complete the sign in process and adhere to expectations
  • Engage in general maintenance repairs/replacement including painting, replacing bulbs, etc.
  • Avoid distractions from personal conversations or devices
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Supervise youth in common areas to ensure that boundaries are adhered to at all times
  • Provide supervision that is appropriate to the youth’s developmental age
  • Recognize potential emergency situations and intervene
  • Analyze situations accurately to mitigate risks
  • Develop strategies to deal with potentially dangerous situations; i.e., suicide threats, youth’s aggressive behavior
  • Ensure safety risks are identified and the appropriate intervention is applied
  • Complete safety plans with youth where appropriate
  • Actively support the mission, vision and goals of Home Base YK (Sidedoor)
  • Determine with the team, all objectives of the program
  • Work collaboratively with other staff within the organization
  • Actively participate in team meetings, professional development activities, staff retreat and other Centre activities
  • Work in partnership with other community organizations
  • Work in close partnership with other youth workers and program workers at Home Base YK

Qualifications

  • Punctual and reliable
  • Strong social and emotional skills
  • Strong communication skills necessary to confidently communicate with youth, coworkers, supervisors, people in the community, professional people, law enforcement, court workers, education workers, etc.
  • Experiencing working with youth, youth who are experiencing homelessness, youth who have experienced varying levels of trauma, and youth with disabilities(ies)
  • An understanding of homelessness in Canada, homelessness interventions, and factors that lead to homelessness
  • An understanding of racism, sexism, transphobia, homophobia, and various forms of descrimination
  • An understanding of the history of Northwest Territories including impacts of colonization and residential schools
  • Prioritize cultural safety and cultural humility
  • Basic computer skills, the ability to read and write on software including Microsoft Word and Google Docs
  • Experience writing case notes
  • Ability to collaborate well with others
  • Ability to respond with empathy
  • Organizational skills, ability to multitask
  • Skills to manage conflicts between individuals and groups
  • High level of adaptability
  • Confidence in crisis and emergency situations
  • An equivalent combination of relevant education (college diploma in youth work, social work, or university degree in social work related field) and/or relevant life experience (lived experience or previous work experience in this field)
  • Speak and write in English

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