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Young Men’s Christian Association of Stamford Inc Facilitator, Programs Full Time in Vancouver, BC

Young Men’s Christian Association of Stamford Inc

Branch Vancouver BC CA

Position:
Facilitator, Programs
Location:
Vancouver, BC

University Degree preferred or completion of Community College Diploma in Career Planning, Business, Human Resources Management, Social Services, and/or related…

Position Title: Job Developer, Youth Employment Programs Location: YMCA: Robert Lee, Vancouver, BC Hiring Range: $47,957 (pro-rated to term of contract) Ideal Start Date: November 14, 2016 Terms: Temporary, Full-time (35 hours per week). Contract to August 14, 2017 Shifts: Monday – Friday (8:30am – 4:30pm) Reports To: Manager, Youth Employment
Situation: The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is a charity dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community, by nurturing the potential of children, teens & young adults, promoting healthy lifestyles, fostering a sense of social responsibility and delivering lasting personal & social change. We are building a community in which a generation of children and families reach their full potential. Our values guide our decision-making and behaviour—we do the right thing, put people first, keep our promises and lead by example.
For over 130 years, we have been part of the community, a place where people of every age and background find the support they need to grow in spirit, mind and body. One of the Lower Mainland’s leading charities, the YMCA of Greater Vancouver provides services in health & fitness, child care, camping, employment & community services to over 120,000 participants annually.
Nature and Scope: The YMCA’s Youth Employment Programs are designed to support youth with a variety of barriers to employment in finding and keeping a job. This position has the primary responsibility for working directly with youth participants and employers in setting up employment and providing on-going follow-up supports. The position will involve working closely with the Youth BEAT and Youth Eco Internship program teams in support of program participants outreach to the community in order to promote and recruit participants, and establishing connections with businesses in order to develop job opportunities. The work environment is very fast-paced, with a high volume of program participants. The incumbent will work directly within two teams of program staff.
Major Responsibilities: ? Assists participants in assessing their job skills for employment positions ? Instructs in job seeking, application procedures, resume writing, interview preparation and job retention skills and attitudes ? Assists participants in preparing job search portfolio ? May assist in supporting Facilitators in pre-employment workshops ? Provides job search/career information workshops and presentations ? Arranges for interviews ? Provides labour market and community resource information ? Monitors participant performance on the job and counsels participants when job performance is not satisfactory; works with participants to improve job performance and gain necessary job skills, or reviews other employment options ? Maintains contact with employers during the participants’ employment and reports results to appropriate staff ? Prepares forms and reports related to placement activities ? Tracks participant activity and progress data ? Initiates and maintains on-going personal contacts with a variety of business and industry representatives and job placement/training agencies to promote programs for participant placement ? Makes cold calls to potential employers ? Explains the benefits and employment support services provided by programs to employers, including addressing employer’s needs ? Researches Internet, newspapers, agencies, and other resources for job leads ? Locates jobs for participants who have successfully completed training programs ? Collects data from employers related to job orders, including job requirements and skills ? Matches job skills with applicant qualifications ? Refers qualified applicants to employers and conducts necessary follow-up when applicants are placed in positions ? Participates in outreach and recruitment activities by coordinating and attending job fairs
Qualifications: ? University Degree preferred or completion of Community College Diploma in Career Planning, Business, Human Resources Management, Social Services, and/or related fields ? Three years’ experience in job development, with proven experience in generating job leads, developing working relationships with employers, experiencing conducting labour market research, and knowledge of ‘green jobs’ ? Three years’ experience in program support and marketing ? Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with members including businesses, participants, staff and volunteers; excellent written communication skills ? Experience working with people, preferably youth, with barriers to employment, including mental health issues, and experience and sensitivity in dealing with members of different cultural and racial backgrounds, including visible and invisible dimensions of diversity ? Ability to use Microsoft Office ? Ability to work flexible hours ? Standard First Aid and CPR-C required to be completed within the first two months of employment
Competencies: ? Commitment to Organization and Values: Ability to demonstrate and promote a personal understanding of and appreciation for mission, vision, strategic outcomes and values of the YMCA of Greater Vancouver. ? Service Orientation: Ability to deliberately identify and create opportunities to enhance each and every person’s YMCA experience. ? Teamwork: Ability to work effectively with others to achieve optimal collective results. ? Facilitation – Ability to develop workshops relevant to individual programs and their participants; create clear goal(s), objectives, methods and formats for program delivery; deliver workshops in a format that is varied and relevant for participants; prepare material and resources and evaluate workshops for relevance. ? Flexibility/Adaptability – Ability to work with ambiguity, adjust to participant needs, respond quickly to unforeseen opportunities or threats, integrate new information as it becomes available and adapt to different learning styles. ? Empathy – Ability to walk in another’s shoes, familiarity and comfort with issues, concerns and lifestyles of the program target groups, win the trust and confidence of people, and accept diversity. ? Leadership – Ability to motivate and inspire self and others to take action to achieve desired outcomes, and identify and secure resources necessary to accomplish organizational goals. ? Coaching & Development – Ability to commit to assisting participants, volunteers and staff in continuous learning and development, shares knowledge and experience, listens, hears and responds to participants. ? Self-Management – Ability to work independently within prescribed parameters, discern the relevance of issues and communicate them effectively to program and administrative supervisors. ? Planning, Organization – Ability to establish a well-defined and effective course of action for self and others toward short and long-term goals, organize work effort towards measurable results.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on: 2016-11-01
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