Choices for Youth Inc. (“Choices”) is a dynamic, progressive organization that empowers homeless and at-risk youth with innovative options and tools to move from street life to more stable, healthy living situations. We are currently hiring 1 Program facilitator on a 6-month contract. The Momma Moments Program is a peer-to-peer support and strengths-based group for young parents or pregnant mothers. It provides moms and their children with wrap-around support to navigate the challenges of motherhood, which they often face in addition to social isolation, financial demands, and limited social and family support. Momma Moments currently operates in St. John’s, Conception Bay South, and Paradise locations where groups meet once a week for programming that emphasizes overall wellness - mental, physical, spiritual, and social - for both mother and child. Young mothers have access to healthy recreational activities, as well as resources and discussions on topics of family building, income support, mental health, education, nutrition, and more. We are seeking a Program Facilitator to provide support within the Momma Moments program. These individuals will report to the Program Coordinator and together, will work to ensure effective program delivery.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES · Facilitate weekly groups and implement strengths-based support plans for participants. · Create space for positive family relationships, predictable structures, and clear expectations. · Provide advocacy, accompaniment, and referral services to Moms and children · Intervene effectively and appropriately to crisis and conflict through the use of supportive counseling, problem-solving, and clear communication · Ensure that services provided reflect the needs of clients and their children · Ensure documentation of relevant client information and that documentation is in accordance with CFY’s policy on the security and maintenance of client information · Nurture and contribute to the unique culture of the organization · Commit to helping CFY achieve the goals of its strategic plan
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE · Bachelor of Social Work or related field
· Minimum 3 years of experience working with young families
· Advanced knowledge and understanding of issues pertaining to the homeless, street-involved, and at-risk-youth
· Advanced understanding of the systems affecting families and children
· Ability to work independently and within a team while supporting and achieving the overall goals of the program
· Thorough knowledge of community resources and support for youth and families
· Excellent communication, interpersonal, and facilitation skills are essential
· Experienced group facilitator and workshop leader
· Demonstrated experience in using trauma-informed practice would be an asset
· Valid First Aid
· Valid ASIST Training
· Valid Driver’s License and access to a personal vehicle are required.
· Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination is required
The position will work 35 hours per week and flexibility in work hours will be required including evening and weekend work to accommodate group and family work and to accommodate higher work volumes and organizational requirements.
The starting salary for this position is $48,976.20 - $54,418.00 annually. Choices for Youth offers a competitive compensation package, including a health and dental program, employer-matched RRSP, and four weeks’ vacation to qualifying employees.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit your cover letter and resume by April 5, 2022, using reference ID #MMPF03-2022 explaining how you meet the criteria.
Jeannie Piercey, Program Coordinator
Choices for Youth appreciates all applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Equity in employment is essential to a just society.
Choices for Youth enthusiastically welcomes applications from all qualified people, including racialized people, people of all sexual orientations, women and trans* people, Aboriginal and First People those with disabilities, mental illness, and from all social strata.