Youth Development Leader III
Thompson Community Association is accepting applications for the part-time Youth Development Leader III position. This position, under the guidance of and reporting to the Youth Development Coordinator, is responsible for leadership of youth programs within a recreation and cultural services setting.
Thompson Community Centre
Duties and Responsibilities
- Deliver, instruct and lead a variety of programs and activities for youth.
- Develop positive relationships with youth; create an all-inclusive welcoming environment, instill a youth involved process; facilitate one to one and group settings; solicits feedback on programs from youth and families.
- Connect youth into programs, projects, advisory groups and volunteering.
- Promote the 40 Developmental Assets.
- Assist with large-scale special events.
- Responsible for supervision of junior staff and/or volunteers in the absence of the Youth Development Coordinator.
- Promote understanding of youth related issues; recognize and acknowledge youth accomplishments.
- Articulate boundaries governing appropriate behaviour and use of the centre.
- Create, prepare and distribute promotional materials using mixed mediums; promotes events and programs by directly contacting youth.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of popular youth culture.
- Liaise with elementary and secondary school.
- Respond to inquiries from the public and staff.
- Deal with people in difficult situations.
- May refer youth to other agencies for information or treatment.
- Follow risk management protocols; update risk management and emergency protocols as required; complete incident and accident reports in a timely manner.
- Meets regularly with supervisors and staff/program committees; provide regular updates/reports for staff, youth workers and committees.
- Sets goals throughout the year according to the work plan.
- Keep current with trends/issues related to youth.
- Books and sets up facilities, vans, equipment and supplies as required.
- Responsible to document and report child abuse to supervisors and the Ministry.
- Responsible to fill out accident report forms.
- Other related duties as assigned and may vary according to each facility.
- Grade 12 plus one year of post secondary studies in child and youth care studies and two year’s experience working with youth or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- BCRPA High Five - Principles of Healthy Child Development Certification.
- Standard or Emergency First Aid and CPR.
- Police Information Check.
- Class 4 B.C. driver’s license.
- Food Safe.
- Experience and/or education related to social work, counselling, addiction and drug or alcohol abuse.
- Experience working within a program budget.
- Experience with volunteer boards.
- Facilitating and mentoring experience.
- Volunteer coordination experience.
- Marketing and event planning skills.
- Up to 28 hours per week for 5-6 weeks (evening work, including Friday nights is a requirement of this position).
Compensation and Benefits
- $20.54 - $21.79 per hour (As of September 1, 2021).
How to Apply
Applicant should submit a detailed resume with optional cover letter that reflects their knowledge, skills and abilities relevant to the position, no later than 11:59 pm, June 5, 2022 to:
Thompson Community Centre
Attn: Youth Development Coordinator
5151 Granville Ave
Richmond, BC, V7C1E6
(Adobe PDF or MS Word format only)
We thank all applicants in advance for their interest. However, only those under consideration will be contacted.
Duties may be carried out in a City owned facility, however the City is not the Employer for this position
This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.
The City of Richmond has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy which requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide
proof of vaccination as a condition of employment. This Policy also applies to Community Association and Society employees.