YMCA of Northern BC Facilitator, Youth Employment Program Contract in Prince George, BC

YMCA of Northern BC

Branch Prince George BC CA

Facilitator, Youth Employment Program
Prince George, BC

You have a sound understanding of other employment service providers and community services available to clients….

Position Title: Facilitator, Youth Works Employment Program
Status: Part- Time- 28 hours/week
Placement Date: November 2015 (dependant on confirmation of funding)
Term: November 2015 to November 2016 (with potential of extension with contract renewal)
Wage: $18.00-$19.00 per hour (dependant on experience)

Organization Profile
The YMCA of Northern BC serves 20,000 people of all abilities, backgrounds, and stages of life in Prince George and Northern British Columbia. We are a growing, multi-service association that offers health, fitness and recreation, licensed childcare, childcare referrals, rehabilitation services, community support services, and summer camp. The YMCA offers the opportunity to join a strong and exuberant team in a workplace that embraces respect, honesty, caring, and responsibility. We offer a competitive salary, benefits to full time staff, a complementary family membership and discounts on some programs.

Purpose and Objective
Responsibilities of the Program Facilitator will include reporting to the Coordinator, Employment Programs. You will be a critical point of contact for participants accessing group services and therefore you have tremendous people skills and a positive attitude. You will play an integral role in the development and delivery of group modules in the areas of work skills and life skills. You will ensure a quick turnaround on all telephone, in person and email inquiries from participants and colleagues. You work proactively to develop positive relations with participants, staff and volunteers to encourage personal growth. You have a sound understanding of other employment service providers and community services available to clients. You will be skilled at creating an environment that minimizes any physical, procedural, and bureaucratic barriers. You will demonstrate sensitivity to the diverse needs of clients such as literacy, age, emotional, social, behavioural and cultural differences to ensure clients receive efficient and easy access to service.

Key Responsibilities (not limited to)
- Using developed program content (and creating additional and interactive program content when required), facilitate a highly interactive employment program that will cater to various learning styles of program participants
- Teach participants in the area of resume and cover letter writing, interview skills, networking skills, internet research and effective job search strategies
- Tracks, monitors and ensures accuracy of client timesheets
- Prepares client binders, handouts, facilitation schedules prior to upcoming group
- Schedules Certifications for all groups in conjunction with facilitation schedule and Microsoft Office training
- Delivers effective in-class Classroom Management i.e. group rules, time and attendance, general behaviors of clients
- Monitors and ensure clients have completed networking tasks and informational interviews
- Schedules and provides lead training in Microsoft Office Suites as well as creates learning plans for computer training courses based on individual assessments.

- Coordinates and supports referrals to community resources for clients
- Other duties as set out in full job description

Required Competencies

  • C ommunication/Interpersonal Skills - Able to speak, write, listen and secure information in a variety of settings. Ability to cooperate with others to achieve results. Ability to create and build relationships inside and outside the organization.
  • * Planning/Organizing* – Ability to establish a clearly defined and effective course of action for self and others to accomplish short and long term goals.
  • * Problem Solving* – Ability to identify an issue, gathers and processes relevant information, determine possible solutions, selects appropriate responses and implements and evaluates them.

Service Strategy – Ability to identify the needs and wants of members/participants as a priority and respond in an effective and timely manner to enhance every person’s YMCA experience.

  • * Initiative/Enthusiasm/Innovation* – Ability to manage and lead in order to achieve and exceed identified goals.
  • * Community Awareness and Understanding* – Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the vision, mission and values of the organization.


  • Certification, Diploma or Degree in related field such as Employment Counselling or Business Administration


  • Minimum 1 year experience teaching, providing training or facilitating workshops
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  • Minimum 1 year experience in an Employment Counselling related role
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  • Physical ability to complete the tasks
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  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check and Clear Vulnerable Sector Search
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  • Three satisfactory professional references
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  • Class 5 drivers licence with ability to use own vehicle


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Detail oriented, self starter


  • Excellent time management and teamwork abilities
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  • Excellent proven written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
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  • Proven computer skills and ability to work with Microsoft Office
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  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures
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  • Excellent customer service principles and practices


Working Conditions

  • Office environment


  • Occasional evening or weekend work


  • Occasional participation in community events involving children, families, seniors and childcare programs


  • Flexibility required to meet changing demands


How to Apply
Please apply with an application form (found on our website) cover letter and resume by 4:00pm on September 30, 2015 at 4pm:

P l ease apply in writing with an application form (found on our website), cover letter and resume to:
Cheryl Wallace – Director of Association Services
YMCA of Northern BC Box 1808
Prince George, BC V2L 4Z7
Fax: 250 562 2954

T_ _h e YMCA of Northern BC thanks everyone for their applications. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Type: Contract

Salary: $18.00 /hour

Required experience:

  • career counselling, facilitation, customer service,: 1 year

Required education:

  • Diploma/Certificate

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Freelance
Location: Prince George, BC, CA
Posted on: 2015-09-23
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