Breakfast Club Assistant

Resource Centre for Suicide Prevention - Grande Prairie, AB (30+ days ago)

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The Breakfast Club Assistant, assists with the organization and implementation of youth mental health educational programs, specifically one day workshops and follow up sessions for youth in grades 2-3 and 4-6. Other responsibilities include assisting the Program Coordinator in promoting and coordinating the Breakfast Club Youth Program, including the teen program as well as assisting with general office duties.

The suitable candidate must be available for some evening and weekend hours.

The Breakfast Club Assistant Program Coordinator is a part-time, hourly position.


  • A degree in the social sciences or an equivalent level of experience and education
  • Experience in mental health
  • Knowledge of depression and suicide
  • Skills in crisis intervention and risk assessment
  • ASIST certificate
  • OR a combination of relevant experience and willingness/ability to learn
  • Experience in group facilitation
  • Ability to work well with youth ages 7 -11 in a group environment
  • Experience with youth would be an asset
  • Organizational and administrative skills
  • Written and oral communication skills
  • Standard First Aid & CPR or equivalent
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • CYIM and Criminal Record clearance


Workshop Operation

  • Organize workshops and follow-up sessions for youth in grades 4-6 and grades 2-3
  • Organize meals and supplies for workshops, including set up/clean up
  • Once referral is received, initiate contact with the parents/guardians and other referral sources to determine youth eligibility for program as well as providing some support to families including referring to appropriate community agencies
  • Coordinate attendance of existing facilitators for one day workshops
  • Help facilitate educational sessions
  • Supervise and work with facilitators during workshops
  • Monitor individual participants
  • Handle any problems/crises that may arise at the workshops with facilitator assistance

Program Promotion

  • Distribute information about the program utilizing social media platforms, networking, displays and potential referral sources
  • A strong understanding of community resources would be valuable but not required

Staff Development

  • Attend selected training sessions or conferences dealing with topics related to the target group and program content
  • Meet with the Breakfast Club Program Clinical Supervisor regularly for debriefing, consultation and support

Other Responsibilities

  • Assist in weekend teen retreat preparation and facilitation
  • Share SPRC responsibilities which could involve handling crisis calls and walk-ins
  • General office duties, including answering the phone, filing, photocopying
  • Plan and facilitate monthly, social/recreational support meetings for adolescents unless otherwise designated
  • Attending a weekend retreat is beyond the scope of regular duties, and unless otherwise arranged, employee will be compensated outside of her regular salary at the same rate as contracted support staff.

Job Type: Part-time


  • Social Work: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's Degree (Preferred)