Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for the overall success, ongoing monitoring and administering of the BladeRunners program in the Courtenay region as per the ACCESS funding contract;

  • Creates community partnerships through program marketing and ongoing communication with stakeholders;
  • Conducts intakes and assessments for the selection of participants into the program;
  • Develops working relationships with youth in the program and works through issues around motivation, attendance, discipline and inspiration through re-framing, honest communication, empathy and self-understanding;
  • Assists youth in gaining job-search competencies;
  • Provides outreach activities for program participants;
  • Facilitates life skills workshops and other workshops as identified;
  • Maintains confidential client files;
  • Develops program related materials;
  • Administers participant stipends
  • Engages with NYSA staff to create, design, and produce ads and marketing flyers and communications materials to promote program, including for online and public posting (social media presence)
  • Develops working relationships with the youth in program and monitors and works through any areas that need improvement (motivation, attendance, etc.) to ensure successful completion of the program;
  • Completes monthly status reports and submits them to the BladeRunners Program Director;
  • Ensures program activities are within budget; and
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications and requirements

  • Post-secondary education in career development, education or a relevant field. An equivalent combination of experience and education will be considered;
  • Knowledge of the apprenticeship process, and vocational education processes and resources;
  • Cultural competency and sensitivity; experience working with youth from a variety of backgrounds;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the barriers faced by youth seeking employment;
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite including spreadsheet and database software and have knowledge of general office routines;
  • Excellent computer and keyboarding skills;
  • Demonstrated group facilitation skills;
  • Ability to create and write clear and concise reports;
  • Successful completion of a Criminal Record Check; and
  • A valid BC driver’s license.

The Program Facilitator will possess the following attributes:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to people at all levels and maintain effective working relationships;
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of discretion and confidentiality while functioning in an environment where time sensitive issues and projects are addressed effectively. Demonstrated skills in written and oral communication;
  • Ability to handle conflict/difficult situations in a professional manner;
  • Adaptable, flexible and quick to absorb and retain information;
  • Comfortable working with a wide variety of people exercising a non-judgmental, respectful approach;
  • Organized and attentive to detail. Ability to effectively manage time;
  • Approachable, comfortable and self-aware when communicating with youth while maintaining a professional approach both in a one-on-one and group setting;
  • Self-motivated, self-reliant with an ability to work independently yet an enthusiastic team player with proven capacity to show initiative and take responsibility; and
  • Strong understanding and ability to recognize and appreciate the diversity of cultures, ideas and opinions

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Location: Courtenay