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Available Position: Part –Time Program Facilitator

Organization Overview

Founded in 1993, Leave Out Violence (LOVE) BC is an award winning grassroots youth organization with branches in Montréal, Toronto, Vancouver, and Halifax. LOVE works to reduce violence in the lives of young people and in our communities by building a team of youth leaders who communicate a message of anti-violence.

For more information and examples of some of our work, please visit our BC website, www.bc.leaveoutviolence.org.

Position Overview

LOVE BC is a small and dynamic charity. We are seeking a part-time Program Facilitator (PF) to work in our Media Arts Program (MAP), Outreach and Violence Prevention work.

The role of the PF is to support youth during times of crisis and transition as well as deliver quality programming to multi-barriered youth. The PF will work with Program Dirtector, other PFs and Leadership youth to co-facilitate a thirty week Media Arts Program as well as community outreaches on violence prevention/intervention and coordinate 3-8 week long Violence Prevention Committees. One of the key roles for this position is for the PF to connect with and be a role-model for youth, particularly Indigenous, newcomer, racialized youth, and ensure they feel safe, included and connected to the LOVE space and programs.

The PF must be self-motivated, adaptable, a strong and energetic facilitator, and trained in anti-oppression models/theory. The PF must also be flexible, able to work irregular hours, and enjoy the challenge and excitement of working in the non-profit sector.

If you think this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply.

The Program Facilitator is accountable to the Program Manager and Executive Director.

Required Qualifications/Experience 

A minimum of 2 years experience in facilitation

Peer-support/counseling training and experience

Extensive experience working with at-risk/multi-barriered youth

A strong understanding of anti-oppression frameworks and creating safe and inclusive spaces

Valid First Aid/CPR certification

Asset Qualifications

Direct experience collaborating with members of different cultural communities 

Strong technical media skills (e.g., photography, journalism, film, spoken word, visual arts etc.)

Non Violence Crisis Intervention Certificatrion and /or ASSIT Certification

A Class 5 or 4 driver’s license (valid in BC)

Areas of Responsibility

Priority Area of Responsibility

Supporting youth through crisis/difficult transitions and experiences; connecting with youth, particularly youth who self identify as Indigenous, racialized, LGBTQ2S/ non binary; and creating a safe and inclusive space for young people.

Programming

Manage and deliver programming, both alone and as a team, including supporting youth in media making; supervise and support youth; deliver outreaches and lead Violence Prevention Committees in tandem with youth leaders, supporting their development as facilitators; attend LOVE camp as staff; attend team meetings and assist with events.

Community Development/Public Relations

Act, along with youth, as a spokesperson of LOVE BC; establish new relationships with potential partners and youth; provide outreaches to the community; and ensure youth have adequate training to do outreaches or media interviews

Reporting

Report to the Program Manager and /or Executive Director

Maintain accurate records for programming; maintain accurate records and reporting for youth; completion of time sheets and other administration, and complete program expense information.

Working Conditions 

Open (shared) office, casual working environment, team approach, flexible hours to accommodate attendance at weekend and evening events

Salary

$15,600/year for 15 hours a week (with the possibility of increased hours dependent on funding)

Criminal Record Check

As an organization working with youth, the successful candidate’s position will be conditional on an acceptable criminal records check.

Anticipated Start Date

Monday September 17 or 24th, 2018

To Apply
Please forward your PDF or Word format resume and cover letter to jobs.lovebc@gmail.com with subject line “Program Facilitator Position”.

Applications due by Thursday August 30th , 2018 at 12pm (noon) Pacific Time

Due to the volume of applicants, only individuals selected for interviews will be notified. Interviews will be held on September 7th, 2018. Further information about us can be found at www.bc.leaveoutviolence.org

LOVE BC’s hiring practices reflect the communities we serve. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous people, people of colour and others facing systemic barriers to employment.

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Available Position: Youth Alumni Co-facilitator

LOVE BC’s hiring practices reflect the communities we serve. We strongly encourage applications from indigenous people, people of colour, LGBTQ2S++/non-binary, and youth facing systemic barriers to employment. LOVE is committed to creating and maintaining an anti-oppressive workplace.

Organization Overview

Founded in 1993, Leave Out Violence (LOVE) is an award winning grassroots youth organization with branches in Montréal, Toronto, Vancouver and Halifax. LOVE works to reduce violence in the lives of young people and in our communities by building a team of youth leaders who communicate a message of anti-violence through media arts and various forms of creative expressions. LOVE BC was founded in 2000.

For more information and examples of some of our work, please visit our BC website, www.bc.leaveoutviolence.org

Youth Alumni Co-facilitator position overview:

LOVE BC is a small and dynamic charity seeking 2 Youth Alumni Co-facilitators for MAP (Media Arts Program).

The role of the Youth Alumni Co-facilitator is to support the lead facilitators and to deliver LOVE’s Media Arts after school programming. This position is an opportunity to learn new facilitation tools and techniques. The program lead facilitators will guide the Youth Co-facilitator through the process of facilitation. As the youth co-facilitator you will be supporting the lead facilitators with the creation of the agenda, delivering activities, check-in with the youth and daily logistical preparations. There may be opportunities to participate in weekend programming.

The Youth Alumni Co-facilitator must be self-motivated, adaptable, a strong and energetic facilitator, and has an understanding or willing to learn anti-oppression models/theory. The Youth Alumni Co-facilitator must enjoy working with youth from all different backgrounds; accept challenges and being part of a small team.

LOVE uses inclusive, youth-driven, strengths-based and harm reduction approaches, and is guided by an anti-oppression practice.

Youth Alumni Co-Facilitator is accountable to the Executive Director and Program Lead Facilitators.

Required Qualifications/Experience 

  • Graduated at least one year ago from the LOVE Leadership program. 
  • Under employed or unemployed. 
  • An understanding of Anti-Oppression frameworks.
  • Strong understanding of creating a safer and inclusive space for everyone.
  • Able to commit two of the following days: 

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 2:30pm-6:30pm (prepping and closing included)

Asset Qualifications

  • Completion of secondary school and/or currently enrolled in school.
  • Direct experience working or collaborating with different communities.
  • Strong media, creative skills (e.g. Photography, writing, drawing, paintings, film, poetry etc.)

Areas of Responsibility

  • Co-facilitate and be present at all required MAP sessions.
  • Contact the lead facilitator a day prior to an absence and provide the reason for your absence.
  • Support lead facilitator with logistical preparations for the session.
  • Keep track/record of hours and meet deadlines.
  • Support lead facilitator with youth attendance for MAP.
  • Support lead facilitator and peers during one on one check-ins with youth.
  • Clearly communicate and bring forward any concerns or conflicts to the lead facilitator and/or to the Executive Director.
  • Communicate needed support to lead facilitator and to the Executive Director.
  • Attend all required check-in meetings with the lead facilitator, including attendance at staff team meetings.
  • Complete the PR (Performance Review) with the lead facilitator and with the ED at the end of the programming cycles.

To Apply
Please forward a PDF of your resume and cover letter to jobs.lovebc@gmail.com with subject line “Youth Alumni Co-facilitator Position”.

Applications deadline by: Thursday August 30th 2018, 12pm noon.

Please Note: Due to the volume of applicants, only individuals selected for interviews will be notified.

Interviews will take place Sept. 6th, 2018.

Expected start date: week of Sep 17, 2018

See PDF Posting here.

Volunteer with Us!

Volunteer positions:

Please let us know if you are interested in any or all of the following positions. Often volunteers like to combine the food preparation position with the session support positions for a total of 5 weekly volunteer hours:

  1. Food preparation
  2. MAP and Leadership session support to the Lead Facilitators
  3. Facilitating creative workshops with LOVE youth (Film, Photography, Spoken Word, Painting etc.)
  4. Event Support
  1. Food Prep 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Helping the Broadway Youth Resource Centre kitchen Manager/staff with preparing food for Leave Out Violence BC programs.

Starting September 25 2017 (Mondays) LEADERSHIP
Leadership sessions take place at the Broadway Youth Resource Centre (2455 Fraser St) every Monday 4:30pm-7:00pm

Starting October 12 2017 (Thursdays) MEDIA ARTS PROGRAM
Leadership sessions take place at the Broadway Youth Resource Centre (2455 Fraser St) every Thursday 4:00 pm-7:00 pm

  1. Program support

Leadership (Mondays) 4:30pm – 7:00pm at the Broadway Youth Resource Centre (2455 Fraser St)

This will include helping the Lead Facilitator/s with prepping for the session, getting all materials organized and help support to set up and clean up. Volunteers are welcome to take part in activities during the session.

  1. Creative workshop Art/Media

If you are skilled in Photography, Art, Poetry, Spoken words, Film productions, Graphic Design etc. and would like to volunteer your time to run workshops please contact us!

  1. Event Support

Support us during our public community events. There will be a wide range of tasks including setting up gallery space, helping with food prep, and welcoming guests.

Program Description

MAP
MAP is the program for young people entering their first year of LOVE. Young people spend the sessions making connections with each other and LOVE staff, they develop media arts skills, and are introduced to ideas and concepts on Anti-Violence, Anti-Oppression and Non-Violent Communications. Young people must complete 70% of the program before graduating on to Leadership. At the end of the programming year, young folks will showcase their work in an art exhibition. (details to be determined with young folks and facilitator).

Leadership
Leadership Programs build on the themes, concepts, and skills introduced in MAP and open to young people who have successfully completed/graduated from MAP. In addition to the media arts skills developed through MAP, young people develop facilitation skills and lead workshops and Violence Prevention Committees in community. Young people often spend about 2-3 years in the program, increasingly developing youth-driven projects/initiatives and working toward graduating and transitioning out of LOVE as young leaders already connected and engaged in communities.

If volunteers cannot stay for the full length of programming please let the Lead Facilitator or the Program Director know ahead of time.

Interested in Volunteering? Call (604-709-5728) or email vancouver@leaveoutviolence.org