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Facilitator, Gibsons YMCA Youth Centre - November 28, 2021

  • 17 Nov 2021 11:18 AM
    Message # 12133828

    Terms: Casual

    Shift: Shifts vary between Mon-Fri: 3:00PM – 7:00PM

    Salary: $19.00 per hour

    Placement: January 2022

    Reports To: Coordinator, Gibsons Youth Centre


    Located within the Gibsons and Area Community Centre, the Gibsons YMCA Youth Centre, also known as the Graphic Lab, is a drop in resource centre open to people 12-18 years old with a focus on art and design. We aim to provide a structure in which youth can build capacity and leadership and gain access to the tools they need to pursue personal and group projects.

    Nature and Scope:

    The Youth Centre Facilitator will work independently to host the youth drop-in as needed on a casual basis. Their main role is to welcome and support teenage participants as they make use of our resources, lounge and community kitchen.


    • · Provides a non-judgmental space for participants to engage in structured and non-structured activity as they so choose
    • · With support from the youth centre facilitator, learn to operate, maintain and orient participants around our technological resources (recording studio, sewing machine, 3D printer, vinyl cutter, laptop, printers, etc.)
    • · Supports participants in use of youth centre resources and equipment as requested.
    • · Recognizes and respects the needs of participants for independence, agency, privacy and restorative self-care time.
    • · Provides general supervision to areas frequented by participants during the opening hours and ensures smooth functioning of each day/activity.
    • · Perform related duties as require


    • · Experience in youth facilitation
    • · Experience in arts, crafting, design, or technology.
    • · Commitment to social justice and anti-oppression, especially as it relates to youth.
    • · Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish positive rapport with youth participants
    • · Experience and sensitivity in dealing with members of different cultural, racial, and socio-economic backgrounds, including visible and invisible dimensions of diversity
    • · Current First Aid/CPR certificate required
    • · Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than six (6) months preceding your start date
    • · Three professional references
    • The YMCA has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy requiring all staff and volunteers to be fully vaccinated, as per the timeline set out by the province


    In addition to bringing a commitment to YMCA vision and values, the candidate should possess the following competencies:

    Leading Self

    • Evolve in Professional Capability – Commit to being better
    • Achieve Excellence and Authenticity – Show up with the best version of you

    Leading Others

    • Develop the Potential in Others – Help people grow and lead
    • Create a Culture of Connection – Build bridges between people and partners

    Leading Mission

    • Think and Act Strategically – Make good decisions and act on them
    • Make an Intentional Impact – Advance the strength and cause of the Y

    Click Here to Apply 

    Application Deadline: November 28, 2021

    Thank you for your interest and application.

    Due to the high volume of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is committed to creating an inclusive, accessible environment where all members of our community feel valued, respected, and supported. We encourage applications from the diverse communities in which we live and serve, including but not limited to people of colour, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. We have established policies, procedures, and practices to meet accessibility standards throughout the hiring process. Should you require any accommodation throughout the recruitment process, please do not hesitate to contact our Human Resources department.   


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