Job Posting: Workshop Youth Peer Leader

Job Posting: Workshop Youth Peer Leader

Type of Position: 8.5 Month Contract, 31.5 hours/month

Start and End Date: December 10, 2018 – August 30, 2019

Compensation: Living Wage: $20.91/hr

Perks: Professional development opportunities, flexible work hours

Location: Regular in-person check ins at our office located at Fraser St and Broadway at the Broadway Youth Resource Centre, flexible work location otherwise

Our Organizational Culture: Collaborative, passionate, curious, reflective, nurturing

Working closely with the Education Program Coordinator, you will be responsible for coordinating our Peer Facilitator team and their facilitation of all our workshops.

Responsibilities:

  • Recruit Youth Peer Facilitators;
  • Coordinate facilitation of workshops – schedule Peer Facilitators, facilitate or co-facilitate workshops if no Peer Facilitators are available;
  • In collaboration with the Education Program Coordinator, train Peer Facilitators;
  • In collaboration with the Education Program Coordinator, lead mandatory in-person monthly meetings for Peer Facilitators, including additional training and curriculum development;
  • Participate in on-going program assessment and evaluation efforts;
  • Flexible work hours, need to have access to your own computer and cell phone.

We provide:

  • Training on facilitation, coordination, and scheduling.
  • Support and mentorship in growing your skills.
  • Networking and learning opportunities with other organizations, social justice groups and campaigns.

This position is for youth (under 30) who:

  • Have excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Have experience and/or a desire to work with their peers
  • Have a passion for social change and believe in educating, activating, and empowering young people to engage in social, environmental and economic justice movements to create a more equitable, democratic and sustainable future.
  • Are able to work independently, but also enjoy working in a team and have a sense of humor
  • Are available during school hours (9am-3pm, Mon-Fri), and some availability on evenings and weekends, for 31.5 hours/month
  • Are able to lead a MANDATORY two day training weekend in February
  • Will lead monthly evening meetings
  • Are willing to complete a criminal record check

We are committed to having a team that reflects the diversity of the youth population in the Lower Mainland.  We encourage applications from people of colour, indigenous individuals, newcomers and immigrants, members of the LGBTQ2+ community, people of all genders and abilities, and members of other underrepresented communities.

To apply: Please email your application as one PDF file to emily(at)checkyourhead.org in the following format:

  • Subject heading: Workshop Youth Peer Leader
  • Attached file name: firstname_lastname_WYPL.pdf
    • Cover letter
    • Resume outlining relevant skills and experience

Deadline to apply is November 22nd, 2018.

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