Family SOS Children & Youth Program Coordinator Contract in Halifax, NS

Family SOS

Branch Halifax NS CA

Children & Youth Program Coordinator
Halifax, NS

Accountable for the financial management of the children and youth programs. Children & Youth Program Coordinator*….

Job Summary

Job Title: Children & Youth Program Coordinator

Job Description: Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Coordinator will implement and facilitate all children and youth programs of Family SOS.

Key Responsibilities:

Program Administration

  • Supervise and manage the Healthy Kidz/Teenz staff and volunteers.
  • Deliver and or facilitate direct programming such as the after-school children’s program, all school based programs, summer programming and other activities as required.
  • Maintain the physical upkeep of the all program sites (Halifax, Dartmouth & Spryfield).
  • Employ best practices in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention and coinciding reporting.
  • Effectively mediate with staff, participants, parents/guardians and community members.
  • Complete documentation as required; this may include case notes, registration for programming, statistical records, assist with grant writing.
  • Engage in community development within the Healthy Kidz/Teenz neighbourhoods, including the participation in and organization of community events.
  • Coordinate and facilitate regular Healthy Kidz/Teenz staff meetings.
  • Interview, hire and dismiss part-time staff, students and volunteers.
  • Effectively manage time and resources between programming locations.
  • Accountable for the financial management of the children and youth programs.
  • Must possess a high level of organization and time-management skills.
  • Must be able to model a healthy lifestyle.

Client Servicing

  • Provide crisis intervention as required.
  • Provide clients with advocacy, information, resources and referrals to other community agencies as required.
  • Understand the systemic barriers, including discrimination that affect the clients we serve.
  • Knowledge of childhood development and “at-risk” factors.
  • Understanding the responsibility of reporting any suspected abuse or neglect against a child to the Department of Community Services.

Status: 37.5 hours a week .

Duration: February 1st 2018 – June 2018 The successful candidate will be covering the remainder of a maternity leave.

Responsibilities and Duties

Other Duties

  • Participation in supervision and staff meetings.
  • Participation in committees external to agency as required.
  • Participation in various other community initiated events.
  • Prompt attention to incident reporting.

Qualifications and Skills

Personal qualifications

  • 3 years’ relevant experience considered an asset.
  • Ability to be flexible in terms of hours of work to meet the needs of programming.
  • Ability to maintain positive and professionally appropriate relationships with colleagues, other professionals/partners and supervisor.
  • Ability to contribute in a positive manner to the functioning and health of the organization.
  • Good problem solving and conflict management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Must have a valid Class 5 Drivers License and daily access to a dependable vehicle.
  • Must be available Monday-Friday between 10:00am-5:30pm.

Job Type: Contract

Required experience:

  • considered an asset: 3 years

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Employment Type: Freelance
Location: Halifax, NS, CA
Posted on: 2018-01-10
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