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Pacific Community Resources Youth Worker Tutor Contract in Lower Mainland, BC

Pacific Community Resources

Branch Lower Mainland BC CA

Position:
Youth Worker Tutor
Location:
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.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

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.

Basic Requirements:

  • Criminal Records Check including the vulnerable sector
  • Standard First Aid and CPR

Desired Requirements:

  • 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

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