Job Posting: Saint Columba House
Teen Programs Coordinator: Permanent position, 30h/week
Saint Columba House is a community ministry of the United Church of Canada, in partnership with the community of Pointe-Saint-Charles, Montréal. Our mission is to seek justice through empowerment, education and social action, which we achieve through various free and low-cost programs offered to the community. We encourage people who grew up in Pointe-Saint-Charles, people with lived experience of poverty, people of colour, and people with lived experience migrating to Canada to apply. Unfortunately, Saint Columba House is not currently wheelchair accessible.
Description of Teen Programs Coordinator Position
The Teen Programs Coordinator is responsible for the oversight and implementation of the following 3 programs, offered to youth ages 13-17:
Counselor-in-training leadership program: Youth aged 14-16 are empowered as community leaders as they learn the skills needed to work as counselors-in-training at Saint Columba House’s day camp. Goals include:
Supporting youth in building skills to help in school and in future employment.
Providing youth with a positive early work experience.
Developing leadership skills.
Gaining a deeper understanding of community and societal issues amongst youth.
Get To The Pointe! Sexual health education initiative: A sexual health education program that works with high school students in the South-West of Montreal. Goals include:
Providing students with accurate information regarding sexuality and sexual health.
Creating safe spaces for students to openly discuss issues relevant to their lives.
Using art and media to further explore topics related to sexual health and sexuality.
The Press Start Youth Co-op: A “By-youth, For-youth” project, created in response to the lack of meaningful employment opportunities for teenagers in Pointe-Saint-Charles. The co-op manages a youth-run arcade/social space, offers birthday parties for families in the neighbourhood, and organizes free events that focus on various social justice issues, including environmentalism and various anti-racist struggles. Goals include:
Building long-term solutions to youth issues such as poverty and high unemployment.
Developing leadership and project management skills.
Maintaining a culture where youth have true decision-making power.
Creating opportunities for youth to deepen their understandings about societal issues and supporting the organization of actions and events around these issues.
Experience working with youth ages 13-17, especially youth living in low-income communities, youth of colour, and migrant youth.
Strong group facilitation skills (group management, behavioural intervention, dynamic energy leading activities/presentations).
Experience offering one-on-one support (counselling, active listening, crisis intervention etc.).
Understanding of community-work approaches based on principles of anti-oppression, harm-reduction, and social justice.
Experience in program coordination (program development, program evaluation, staff/volunteer/student coordination and supervision, etc.).
Basic knowledge of themes and topics related to sexual health and sexuality (consent, safer sex, LGBTQ+ identities etc.).
Able to work collaboratively with a wide range of partners and community workers.
Very strong oral and written skills in English and French.
Hold a minimum CÉGEP diploma or equivalent experience.
Experience working in workers’ cooperatives, or collectively-run organizations.
Experience working with children ages 5-12.
Able to speak languages other than English or French (especially Spanish, Bengali, Tamil).
Experience in suicide prevention and supporting people through other mental health challenges.
Knowledge of trauma-informed approaches to community-work.
30h/week, depending on programming needs throughout the year.
Monday-Friday, often working evenings and the occasional weekend.
$15.25/h+ vacation & basic health benefits.
Position will start mid-July (exact date to be negotiated).
To apply, please send a cover letter and your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 4th 2019.
Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.