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Do you love working with youth and supporting the community? Are you a creative who is keen to develop fun activities and programs? Do you want to be a part of an amazing team?

The Cumberland Community School Society (CCSS) is looking for a self-motivated individual to join the team as a Youth Support Worker this fall. Working as a part of a team, the Youth Support Worker is responsible for supervising and engaging youth attending our drop-in Youth Centre.  The Youth Support Worker will also develop and facilitate drop-in programming and activities on an ongoing basis.

What we offer:

  • Part-time and casual positions
  • $22.29/hour
  • Employees who work a minimum of 4 hours per week are eligible for the CCSS Wellness Fund, which provides reimbursement for health related expenses
  • Supportive environment to try new ideas and learn together
  • Training and education

What we are looking for:

  • At least one year experience working with youth aged 11 to 15
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish positive relationships with youth
  • Ability to work with youth in a respectful, non-judgmental, and consistent manner
  • Ability to develop and facilitate programming based on needs and interests of participants
  • Knowledge of available resources for youth in the Comox Valley
  • Effective leadership and communication skills: ability to facilitate group discussions, handle potentially sensitive incidents and resolve conflict
  • A willingness and demonstrated ability to work as a team member
  • Self-directed and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Must be available to work late afternoon/early evenings

Core Responsibilities

  • Provide supervision and meaningfully engage youth attending Youth Centre
  • Develop and facilitate drop-in activities (ie. pool tournament, games night, arts & crafts, skills workshops)
  • Evaluate and adjust programming based on needs of participants
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with youth
  • Provide “next steps” information and/or referrals to youth seeking extra support
  • Maintain daily records as required
  • Attend any training or meetings as designated by the Executive Director
  • Maintain cleanliness of Youth Centre

Education & Training

  • Educational background in a relevant field of study
  • First Aid (OFA Level 1 or equivalent)
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training

 Other Information

Successful applicants will be required to provide a criminal record clearance.

We recognize that our different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives allow us to find better ways to approach challenges and champion new ideas. Excited by this opportunity? If your previous experience doesn’t perfectly match the listed requirements, we encourage you to still apply.

How to Apply

Please email resume and cover letter to ccss.coordinator@gmail.com with subject line ‘Youth Support Worker Application’. The cover letter should clearly articulate why you are a good fit for the position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Position will remain open until filled. Our sincere appreciation to all those expressing interest, however, only those applicants invited for an interview will be contacted.

The hiring process at CCSS can take anywhere from 2-4 weeks. The HR Committee will review applications and contact those that have been shortlisted for the position. Interviews may take place via zoom or in person.