Career & Student Opportunities
Open Career Opportunities
Available permanent positions are open to all qualified applicants and offer flexible schedules, access to benefits and potential for growth. Our office is located in Victoria West and many employees are able to work both in office and from home. Click the + below to view position details and apply.
In-School Mentoring Coordinator - Sooke and the West Shore
Contract, Part-Time (September 5, 2023 to June 30, 2024)
Closing Date: August 17, 2023
The successful candidate will support volunteer intake and coordinate School Based Programs within multiple school settings in Sooke and across the West Shore. Tasks will include, but are not limited to:
-Liaising with multiple schools, coordinating program delivery and student referrals
-Supporting, training and mentoring program volunteers
-Completing required administration to ensure safety of program participants and compliance with national standards
-Assisting children, families and schools through referral, in-take and match-monitoring processes and facilitating access to other resources
-Assisting in volunteer recruitment, screening, interviews, recognition, and retention
-Leading program development, promotion and evaluation
-Engaging as a strong member of the team – modeling enthusiasm, flexibility, a belief in the power of mentoring, etc.
Qualifications and Requirements:
-Min 2 years post-secondary education in social work, child and youth care, education and/or human services. Completion of a 4 year post-secondary degree considered an asset
-Experience working with children, families and volunteers
-Experience working with volunteers and leading programs for children considered an asset
-Exceptional time management and organizational skills;
-Excellent interpersonal, coaching, and problem solving skills
-Strong communication skills and computer skills
-Police criminal record check including vulnerable sectors check will be required of successful applicant
-Reliable vehicle and valid driver’s license
Terms of Employment:
Hours: 10 hours per week (Monday to Friday during school hours with occasional after-school interviews/training sessions). Renewable 10-month contract from September to June. 40 hours per month maximum but hours can vary from 5 to 15 hours each week depending on time of year and work-plan.
Wage: $22.00 per hour
Contract Dates: September 5, 2023 to June 30, 2024
To Apply please email your resume to email@example.com before the closing date.
Open Opportunities for Students
We work with both practicum and co-op students from a variety of local post-secondary programs. Students are mentored by our team to provide a learning experience tailored to individual goals, needs and skills. Click the + below to view position details and apply.
B You: Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Practicum
Our B You: Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds program team is seeking a highly motivated and experienced student this Winter or Spring semester to help us achieve our goals. We are looking for someone who cares about making a difference in our community to join our compassionate and motivated team.
B You: Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds is a group mentoring program for female-identifying and gender-diverse youth aged 10-15. Young people learn about mental and physical wellness, healthy relationships and self-compassion.
We are seeking a practicum student who is currently enrolled in an undergraduate (third or fourth year) or graduate program in the schools of social work or child and youth care at any accredited post-secondary institution within Canada.
ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES
Reporting to our B You Coordinator, the responsibilities of the
position will be:
- Complete B You facilitator training
- Plan and facilitate B You sessions for youth
- Assist with updates to program materials and resources
- Maintain digital and hard files while maintaining confidentiality and upholding agency guidelines
- Shadow and co-facilitating volunteer screening interviews
- Assist with writing volunteer screening assessments and interview summaries
- Attend, shadow, and co-facilitate volunteer orientation and training sessions
- Assist with gathering data and program reporting
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
- 2 years of post-secondary education in social work or child and youth care
- Vulnerable sector background check
- Caring and committed, strong work ethic, strong team player, strong communication skills
- Creativity and adaptability
- Multi-tasking and problem-solving
- Efficiency and organization