FBCYICN – Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks

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FBCYICN staff members are responsible for maintaining and overseeing FBCYICN programs and services. All staff members support FBCYICN mission and values and its role in supporting youth (1424) in and from government care. They must be knowledgeable about issues facing youth in and from care and committed to on-going and long-term support for these amazing and diverse young people.

Our staff team and contract staff are made up of individuals who are each passionate and knowledgeable about the issues facing young people in/from care in BC who bring a variety of professional skill sets and anti-oppression and youth-engagement lenses to the table.

Because of the Network’s fundamental and unique commitment to supporting youth in and from government care, and because the majority of young people in care have Aboriginal ancestry, in-care experience and Aboriginal ancestry will be an asset for positions in the organization.

FBCYICN Job Posting: Youth Coordinator

Who We Are

The Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks is a youth-driven provincial non-profit organization, with charity status, that provides services to youth in and from government care between the ages of 14 and 24.  Our work includes coordinating youth retreats, preparing Power Pages a provincial magazine for the voices of youth in and from care and setting up local youth in and from care networks across BC amongst other activities.  We believe strongly in positive youth development, meaningful youth engagement and creating a safe and inclusive space for everyone involved with the organization.

The Role’s Focus

The Youth Coordinator position offers an excellent opportunity to develop facilitation, event coordination and leadership skills. The successful applicant will assist in supporting a team of their peers to organize and implement youth retreats (SCMs) for youth in and from care between the ages of 14 and 24 from across BC. SCMs are a place where young people and supportive adults come together in a fun, informative and safe environment.

This position will also assist in supporting a team of young people to do outreach in the community. The outreach group (OG’s) help develop and facilitate presentations for other young people, professionals working with youth in care and the community to raise awareness on what programs and services we provide, as well as, the top issues youth in care are currently experiencing. You can review a full job description here: Youth Coordinator

Minimum Qualifications Required

Education & Experience

  • Education, work or volunteer experience working with youth
  • Experience facilitating small groups of youth is an asset
  • Experience planning events is an asset
  • Attendance at least one Steering Committee Meeting and/or being on the OG team is an asset.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Must have an understanding of, and commitment to, the values and mission of the Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks (FBCYICN)
  • Strong Leadership skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to engage different personalities and learning abilities
  • Ability to follow through on tasks and office environment requirements (being at work when scheduled, on time, dressing appropriately, etc.)
  • Competent in reading and writing skills
  • Basic computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Basic typing skills.

Application Deadline is Thursday, July 28, 2016

Send a cover letter, resume and a reference letter (as separate documents) to chris.buchner@fbcyicn.ca or by fax: 604-527-7764 with your full name and “Youth Coordinator Application” in the subject line. All interest is appreciated. Due to the high volume of applications we will review only those application that include a cover letter that succinctly summarizes:

  • In bullet form, two examples of relevant key accomplishments that show how your training and/or work experience fits any of the “Minimum Qualifications Required.”
  • The reason why you want to join the Federation and be considered for this role.
  • Where you saw the job ad (Federation of BC Youth in Care website, Facebook, Indeed, Charity Village, FCSSBC website or personal referral).

Applicants must have or be willing to get a criminal record check for working with vulnerable people and First Aid Level 1.

Contract: 1 year, 19.5 hours per week.  9 AM to 4 PM Monday to Friday & Some Weekends
Pay Range: $14.50-$16.50 per hour dependent upon experience
Location: New Westminster – 5/10 minute walk from the SkyTrain
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