Young Carers Initiative – Powerhouse Project Program Facilitator Contract in Hagersville, ON

Young Carers Initiative – Powerhouse Project

Branch Hagersville ON CA

Program Facilitator
Hagersville, ON

Proof of current 2 million in liability insurance for policy on vehicle being used to transport members. Post-secondary education (college diploma or university…

Job Title: Program Facilitator Job Location : Haldimand-Norfolk Hours: Approximately 28 hrs/week, flexible and vary depending on program needs
Mission : The Young Carers Initiative serves caregiving children, youth, young adults and their families through social, recreational and educational programs intended to foster resilience, self-esteem, and life skills.
Organizational Values : Community, Partnerships, Strength, Courage, Caring, Support, Compassion, and Integrity.
Job Summary: Recognizing the unique needs of caregiving families, the Program Facilitator must be a motivated and flexible individual, operating from a family systems approach, and will be responsible for delivering quality educational, social, and recreational therapeutic programs offered at various locations throughout the Haldimand-Norfolk Regions. The Program Facilitatator must be able to provide quality care, role modelling and dynamic, interactive programming in a manner to build resilience, increase self-esteem and decrease isolation for each member. All programs and support must be designed and led in a safe, fun and developmentally appropriate manner for Young Carers and their families.
Responsibilities: Program

  • Deliver social and recreational therapeutic programs for Young Carers and their families including special events, life skills programs, daily programs, family events, joint events and one-to-one visits.
  • Meet the wellbeing of our members, including emotional, social and physical needs.
  • Transport members to programs, events and activities as required with strict adherence to the transportation policy.
  • Maintain inventory of all program supplies, including healthy snacks, and purchase required items when needed.
  • Develop and build healthy relationships with our members and their families while promoting their accomplishments, building their self-esteem and offering a supportive attitude. Provide referrals to other agencies and supports when needed.
  • Be informed on the whereabouts of all members during all programs, outings and activities.
  • Conduct continuous program evaluation and suggestions of new programs to ensure member needs and trends are being met.


  • Work to meet the goals and timelines of the Family Communication Strategy, as determined by the supervisor.
  • Assist with the intake process of new members, including the accurate completion of all forms, data entry and follow-up with the family.
  • Maintain accurate records, including data entry, case note documentation and all other database requirements.
  • Record accurate attendance records, statistics, and travel/expense logs as required by funders and as outlined in the Human Resources manual.
  • Contribute to the newsletter as requested by the supervisor including articles, pictures and program details.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of social media, as requested by the supervisor.
  • Using the database, maintain and update contact information associated with programming and engage with community contacts in a professional and appropriate manner.
  • Follow all program plans accurately and professionally.
  • Monitor appropriate budgets and MasterCard expenses.
  • Contribute to monthly board reports.

Health and Safety

  • Maintain a safe, organized and clean personal work space.
  • Contribute to a clean, organized and safe office space.
  • Know and follow all emergency protocols at all locations, including location of First Aid Kits, emergency contacts, emergency exits, fire extinguishers and potential risks.
  • Ensure the safe and appropriate use of all equipment and facilities.
  • Be familiar with legislation, policies and procedures related to the organization and job requirements.


  • Ensure best/informed practices are followed and/or continuously being sought.
  • Ensure all actions are in-line with the Mission, Values and strategic direction of the Young Carers Initiative.
  • Effectively engage volunteers and placement students to ensure a rich experience that will meet their goals.
  • Treat each member, co-worker, volunteer/student and community partner with respect and care while emulating appropriate role modelling.
  • Communicate in a professional manner.
  • Work as an effective team member while being positive, professional and cooperative as we work towards achieving MAPLE.
  • Demonstrate a dedication to the position, to caregiving families, and to the communities we serve while upholding the expectations, values and mission of the organization.
  • Actively participate in professional and personal development to ensure knowledge and skills are updated and meeting the needs of our members and organization, for example booster seat installation and use.


  • Inform the supervisor of opportunities for community engagement such as health fairs, committees and partnerships.
  • Promote programs and opportunities to Young Carers and their families, and to the community at large.


  • Post-secondary education (college diploma or university degree) in social services, therapeutic recreation, child and youth studies, social sciences, or related field.
  • Three years or more previous experience with successful and effective program
  • Proof of current First Aid and CPR certification (Emergency Level C minimum).
  • Experience in effectively communicating with families and community agencies.
  • Experience with accurate data entry.
  • Cultural competency – awareness, sensitivity and respect.
  • Non-judgemental approach to families experiencing complex situations of a very personal nature.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize a number of projects while meeting member and organizational needs.
  • Police records check for the vulnerable sector dated within six months.
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and reliable vehicle.
  • Proof of current 2 million in liability insurance for policy on vehicle being used to transport members.
  • Motivated, enthusiastic, and flexible attitude with ability to work as a team player.
  • Effective listening, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be flexible and willing to work according to program needs which includes days, evenings and weekends throughout the calendar year.
  • Computer skills, including use of Microsoft Office programs, email, internet and Publisher.

Physical and Environmental Working Conditions:

  • Program delivery will occur at locations across Haldimand and Norfolk Regions including various indoor and outdoor spaces, and at different times of the year.
  • Potential hazards include any that may be reasonably expected during all recreational, physical and therapeutic activities that may include sports, use of paints and hot glue guns, hiking, swimming, etc.
  • Varied physical requirements that may include sitting or standing for long periods of time, computer work and participating in physical activities.
  • Programming requires driving throughout the Haldimand and Norfolk Regions, and in other areas as needed, while transporting members throughout the different weather seasons.
  • Must be prepared to deliver First Aid/CPR if needed.

Required experience:

  • Child and youth program delivery: 3 years

Job Type: Contract

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Employment Type: Freelance
Location: Hagersville, ON, CA
Posted on: 2016-06-03
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