Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg has been providing mentoring to Winnipeg's youth for 50 years. As we diversify and grow, develop innovative programs, and serve more youth in Winnipeg through creative collaborations, we are looking for part-time program staff to complete all aspects of program delivery. This position is a term until June of 2020 (with promising opportunity for renewal.)
You will specialize and be passionate about positive youth development, and understand the crucial impact of healthy relationships between caring adults and youth.
You will work within a variety of all our youth-mentoring programs and have the keen ability to interact joyfully with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds. You will be interested in social service work that is anti-oppressive, and strength-based. Any experience in narrative or play therapy is an asset, as is an understanding of mental health. Background education in social work, community psychology, trauma-informed education, child development, conflict resolution and/or post-structural philosophy/critical theory will be an incredible asset. You will be comfortable interacting with people over the telephone, in-home, at school, and through email/text, and be able to multi-task and stay well organized. Attention to detail is absolutely required.
You will enjoy communicating one on one and in groups, and provide engaging supervision of site-based group programs at our Activity Centre.
You will be interviewing adults and children, assessing, match-making, coaching established matches, training mentors, supervising group programming, and supporting families. Documentation and case management through Microsoft Dynamics requires sound computer skills.
As required by our National Standards you must have at least a 2 year degree or diploma in an area related to human services/social work (or be in the process of completing your last year of a relevant degree program) Sociology, Psychology, Human Ecology, Social Work, and Conflict Resolution degrees are particularly relevant.
You must be a quick learner, adaptable, and very comfortable with computers; able to type quickly, and accurately. Communication (oral and written) skills are an absolute must. A love of writing is definitely helpful, as is a joyful approach to dialogue. Curiosity is critical.
We are committed to having a team that represents the diversity of our clients. Please self-identify in your cover letter.
You ABSOLUTELY MUST be able to work a mixed schedule of 30 hours, completed mainly afternoons and evenings and some weekends. Schedules are flexible. You must have a smartphone and access to a vehicle.
Benefits are available if the term is renewed into a permanent position. Salary will be negotiated based on experience.
View our website at www.bigwinnipeg.com to learn more about our programs, values and mission.
Please submit resumes with a full cover letter. (I will not consider resumes without a cover letter.)
Deadline: January 30th. No phone calls please. If you have previously applied in the last round of hiring and are still interested, please apply.
Job Type: Part-time
Job Types: Part-time, Temporary