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Company Name:
Calgary Youth Justice Society
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Calgary, Alberta
Social Services
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Not specified

In the Lead Program Facilitator

Calgary Youth Justice Society – Part time or Full time Position Opening 

Hours: 20 to 35 hours per week 

For 20 years the Calgary Youth Justice Society has been serving young people in Calgary. 

We help young people to find what is strong in their lives through programs proven to build resilience, reduce risk and nurture community connections. Our approach is always strength focused, seeing beyond what’s wrong to nurture what’s strong. Our impact is young people who feel valued and supported to be a part of our community in a meaningful way. 

In the Lead Program

In the Lead is an innovative leadership and character-building program for overlooked young leaders. In the Lead reaches young people in our city who are struggling to see and use their natural leadership ability in beneficial ways. Where others might see deficits and risk, we see strengths and possibility. With added encouragement from caring adult volunteers who provide one-on-one mentorship, youth transform their views of themselves, their communities and their futures.  

In the Lead has proven to increase resilience in young people, increase self-esteem and connection to the community and reduce the likelihood of risk-taking behavior.

In the Lead is a 4-month program delivered in traditional and outreach school settings as well as in the community. It involves weekly leadership classes for young people, a one-on-one connection with a trained volunteer Coach and group volunteer in the community.

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for facilitating In the Lead classes with youth and working with the team to deliver and support all aspects of the program. This role requires a significant amount of direct youth work and engagement as well as basic program support work. You will be joining a passionate and dynamic team within a positive and strengths-based work environment. We are looking for an exceptional person to invest themselves in the work that we do and bring passion and energy to our team and be ready and willing to learn.

 Experience and Attributes Required:

-       Related post-secondary education

-       Minimum 2 years experience with group facilitation

-       Experience with and passion for working with diverse youth including LGBTQ2SA+ youth, youth involved in justice and youth experiencing homelessness, mental health and addictions

-       Others would describe you as a relentless seeker of strengths and positive qualities in others

-       Ability to work from client-centered and anti-oppressive perspectives

-       Flexible, adaptable and dedicated when supporting youth

-       Clear Police Check including Vulnerable Sector Check, Child Intervention Record Check

-       Ability to work independently and as part of a team

-       Valid Driver’s License

-       Reliable transportation

Key Responsibilities:

-       Participates in facilitator training and engages in ongoing professional development

-       Delivers and supports the delivery of the leadership curriculum

-       Supports the coordination and execution of program events

-       Builds and maintains relationships with youth, adult volunteers and community partners

-       Supports and executes required administrative tasks

-       Contributes to the development and continual improvement of the program

If interested, please direct your cover letter and resume indicating “Job Opening – In the Lead” in the subject line of your email to:

Tina Clem

[email protected]

Deadline: August 9, 2019

We thank all applicants who are interested in this position; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.