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Company Name:
Calgary Catholic Immigration Society
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Calgary, Alberta
Social Services
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
Less than 2 years
Education level:
Some College Coursework

Summer Program Leader II, Children & Youth Program

Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS) is a nonprofit organization that provides settlement and integration services to all immigrants and refugees in Calgary and Southern Alberta. With over 30 years of solid community experience, 70 active programs, and comprehensive wrap around support, CCIS ensures that our services respond to the needs of ethnically diverse communities within Calgary and area.


The Summer Program Leader position is to help engage recently arrived newcomer youth (ages 13-18) in a 2- week summer program. Possibility to work up to 8 weeks if children program is also worked (6 weeks, ages 6-12).


Terms of Employment: Approximately 35 hours a week, Monday- Friday (August 19th – 30th, Monday- Friday 9:30am- 4:00pm) for a 2-week period. With Wednesday Weekly Staff Meetings 4:45pm-6:45pm. Summer Program Leaders will also participate in mandatory training dates on June 16th, 22nd and 24th. *May also be considered to work as Summer Program Leader I (see separate posting).


Location: Program Leaders for the Youth Program will be located at Calgary Islamic School, OBK Campus, at 225 28th St. SE.



•                     Lead and supervise youth (ages 13-18) through daily activities in a safe and positive environment

•                     Encourage positive behavior and learning experiences in a developmentally appropriate manner

•                     Plan and facilitate a variety of daily games, crafts and other leadership activities

•                     Work closely with program partners to ensure consistency throughout the program

•                     Supervise youth during off-site field trips



•                     Be between 18 and 30 years of age at the start of employment (due to grant requirements)

•                     A current criminal record check and vulnerable sector search (or willing to attain check)

•                     Hold a current Standard First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) level "C", and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certifications (or willing to attain certification)


Assets to the Position:

•                     Fluent in a second language i.e. Arabic, Kurmanji, Tigrinia, Karen

•                     Experience working with youth in recreation programs, summer camps or a similar setting

•                     Experience working with newcomer youth and/or youth with trauma

•                     Has a background in or is pursuing a degree/ certificate in: Social Work, Education, Social Services, Recreation or similar

•                     Has a genuine interest and experience in working with youth

•                     The ability to form caring, responsive relationships with youth

•                     The ability to work in a team environment


Please send resume and cover letter by May 24th, 2019 to Vicky Sinnott:  [email protected]


CCIS thanks all applicants, however, only those selected to compete further for this position will be contacted.