OverviewPacific Community Resources Youth Worker Tutor Contract in Lower Mainland, BC
Pacific Community Resources
Branch Lower Mainland BC CA
Youth Worker Tutor
Lower Mainland, BC
Help youth access resources as necessary via research and referrals. Youth Worker Tutor….
Youth Worker Tutor
Broadway Youth Resource Centre Part Time – 6-12 hours/week; 3 months with possibility of extension
A part-time contract position is available for a Youth Worker Tutor capable of supporting a diverse range of youth in an after-school drop-in space at The Broadway Youth Resource Centre.
The preferred candidate(s) will have a background in English & Humanities and/or Math & Sciences and be comfortable tutoring English and/or Math for all high school grade levels (gr. 8 -12). The candidate will also be comfortable supporting youth in Adult Basic Education (ABE) courses, self-paced curricula, and basic literacy and/or basic math skills, as well as experience working with students who face learning disabilities, behavioural challenges, and/or mental health issues. The successful candidate will possess the skills and capacity to develop excellent rapport with young people of various socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, and possess a solid understanding of education barriers faced by youth such as housing & food security, financial precarity, addictions and mental health issues.
The successful candidate will be dynamic, articulate, non-judgmental, and passionate about working with marginalized youth. The preferred candidate will also be grounded in a strong anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and/or social justice framework and take a trauma informed approach to engaging youth.
1) Academic Tutoring:
- Tutor English and/or Math, primarily on a one-on-one basis, to youth who require academic support
- Help students with homework assignments, understanding key concepts, and studying for quizzes or tests
- Help students stay on track with self-paced coursework through comprehension checks, lesson breakdowns, exercise grading, and assignments
- Help youth prepare for assessment tests and entrance exams
- Help youth develop basic literacy and/or math skills through the development of a tailored study plan
2) Mentorship & Support:
- Make youth feel welcome in the space by greeting and checking in with them on a regular basis
- Establish connections and on-going relationships with youth
- Help youth access resources as necessary via research and referrals
- Engage in outreach and collaboration with parents/guardians/teachers/social workers/counsellors when necessary to support youth
- Highlight and celebrate academic successes of youth in the space
- Encourage youth connections with school and/or other educational institutions and initiatives
Academic and Job Experience Required:
B.A. or B.Sc. in a related field with at least 2 years of experience tutoring one of the required subject areas at a high school level; B.Ed. plus related teaching experience would be an asset. Additionally, at least 3 years of experience as a youth worker, working with marginalized youth. A combination of related education and work experience in education/tutoring/youth work/counselling will be considered.
- Criminal Records Check including the vulnerable sector
- Standard First Aid and CPR
- Knowledge of IEPs and experience developing tailored curricula & study plans
- Knowledge of the secondary and post-secondary education system in the lower mainland, including alternative education programs and supports
- Knowledge of community resources specific to youth in the areas of health, housing, food, and financial supports
- Learning Disabilities Training including ADHD, FASD, Autism, Dyslexia, and Special Needs
- Depression/Suicide/Mental Health Assessment Training
- Trauma Informed Practice
Employment Type: Freelance
Location: Suquamish, WA, US
Posted on: 2016-11-01