Casual Youth Program Leader - BC SPCA

Posted a month ago

Job Description

This casual position will coordinate with the Regional Humane Educator (RHE) to deliver youth programs, which may include: weekend youth events, school holiday workshops, after-school workshops, spring break camps, summer camps and classroom presentations.

Some specific duties:

Either independently or in collaboration with the Regional Humane Educator and/or other Youth Program [Coordinators], deliver fun and educational activities, as assigned, for youth at BC SPCA locations, schools and other community locations. Ensure the safety of participants, taking attendance and keeping track of participants at all times.

Identify potential safety hazards in advance and take quick action to prevent/deal with any safety concerns as they arise. Provide suggestions to supervisor to improve safety. Provide first aid when required. Complete incident reports if required. Must be able to provide a schedule and commit to programs once scheduled. Provide a fun and inclusive environment for youth Build relationships with participants. Be respectful, curious, and knowledgeable about diversity and wherever possible, work with participants to ensure they acknowledge/appreciate this in other participants as well. Be flexible and prepared to adapt support for participants with unique behavioural, learning and/or other needs. Work with RHE to implement strategies and solutions to create a successful experience for participants. Work with RHE and/or other team members to provide one-on-one support to participants when required; look for ways to encourage interaction in a variety of ways in educational activities. Training will be provided.

Qualifications you need to have:

Valid emergency first aid certificate
Enthusiasm for working with kids and animals; previous experience with kids and animals an asset
Is aware of and exhibits leadership qualities and instincts
Demonstrated experience in teamwork with a teachable spirit
Energetic, innovative and enthusiastic, with a passion for making a difference
Patient, positive and hardworking
Ability to communicate with a diverse audience in a respectful way; able to address conflict in a constructive and professional manner
Position is physically demanding and may include lifting (up to 25 lbs), pushing, pulling and participating in outdoor field games at camps/workshops
Excellent verbal communication skills
Excellent organizational skills
Must be willing to complete a criminal record check with vulnerable sector check
Philosophical harmony with the vision, mission, and strategic directions of the BC SPCA.

Additional: This is a casual position with occasional hours on weekends, after school or on school holidays. MUST be available for Spring Break (March 20-24). $19 per hour. Applications need to be done through the BC SPCA portal

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