SEFFY Program Support Worker – Canada Summer Jobs 2022

Aunt Leah’s Place is a registered charity that has been helping kids in foster care and teen moms achieve a better future for over twenty-five years. Aunt Leah’s Place helps prevent children in foster care from becoming homeless, and mothers in need from losing custody of their children. To support them on their journey to adulthood, we provide housing, education & training, and life skills.

Job Summary: The SEFFY Program Support Worker provides drop-in support services for participants around their educational goals. This role assists with youth support and provides administrative support specific to the SEFFY program.

Eligibility: In compliance with the Canada Summer Jobs guidelines, to be eligible, individuals must meet the following requirements:

  • (a) Is between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
  • (b) Is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act*; and
  • (c) Is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.

 

Reports to: SEFFY Coordinator

Job Mentor: Program Director  

 

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Awareness of and ability to set professional boundaries
  • Possess problem-solving/conflict resolution skills
  • Strong creative skills
  • Organized, flexible, and possess strong time-management skills
  • Ability to work semi-independently within a team environment with some direct supervision
  • General computer skills, familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • Knowledge of B.C. K-12 Education system and post-secondary education/training opportunities is an asset

 

Requirements:

  • Undergo and maintain satisfactory Criminal Record Check
  • Agrees to the Society’s Code of Ethics
  • Follows Aunt Leah’s Practice Guidelines

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Offer support to youth in exploring appropriate education and/or training opportunities
  • Assists youth with making contact with community resources and obtaining education transcripts
  • Assist with the coordination of referrals to community agencies, professional services, other stakeholders, and internal Aunt Leah’s programs
  • Inform participants through multiple communication channels of events and activities
  • Participate in planning and attending events and activities
  • Tracks attendances and service requested of participants drop-in at office
  • Maintain written and computerized records, compile reports, and complete other program documentation
  • Preform program-related administrative duties as required that do not affect the nature of the work
  • Ensures that drop-in/resource area is organized and well maintained
  • Assist with organizing and distributing food for participants, as needed

 

Physical Demands: This position may be required to safely lift objects up to 40lbs

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy: As of January 4, 2022, Aunt Leah’s Place has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination policy. Aunt Leah’s Place strongly encourages all employees to be fully vaccinated (2 doses) for COVID-19. Rather than a mandatory vaccine policy, we are implementing a voluntary disclosure of vaccination. Employees will fill out a “voluntary disclosure” form indicating their vaccination status. Employees that do not wish to voluntarily disclose their vaccination status will be considered unvaccinated for operational planning purposes. The voluntary disclosure form will be included in the hiring process.

 

Compensation: $17.00/hour

Work Schedule: 30 hours per week for 10 weeks; generally, 7.5 hours a day (9:30 am – 5:00 pm) between Monday to Friday with some flexibility in scheduling

Anticipated Start Date: June 20, 2022

 

How to apply: Please email an updated copy of your resume and cover letter to [email protected]

We encourage qualified people of all gender expressions and identities, sexual orientations, visible minorities, Indigenous persons, and persons with disabilities to apply if you are interested in supporting our mission and mandate and like what we have to offer.

Preference will be given to current and former youth in and from care with lived experience. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview. Thank you for your interest in this position.

Every dollar counts

Your support helps kids in foster care and young mothers
achieve a better future.