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Youth Mentoring Relationship Specialist
Full-time, one year term (with opportunity for renewal)
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 a full-time program staff to complete all aspects of program delivery. This position is a one year term, with potential 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. The ability to see people in context and see issues from multiple perspectives is crucial. A background/education in social work, community psychology, child development, conflict resolution and critical theories will be an 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, as well as facilitating group trainings.
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 require a minimum 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, Family Science, 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.
You ABSOLUTELY MUST be able to work a varied schedule of 37.5 hours each week, completed mainly afternoons and 3 evenings per week and some weekends in order to accommodate family and volunteer schedules. Schedules are flexible. You must have a smartphone and a valid drivers license.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. We work with diverse communities and strongly encourage Indigenous, People of Colour, members of the 2SLGBTQ* community, and individuals with lived-life experience, as it pertains to this role, to self-identify and apply.
How to Apply:
Please forward your cover letter and resume, including salary expectations, via email only, with the subject line “Youth Mentoring Relationship Specialist”, to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for applications is Friday, October 28th.
We thank all potential candidates who apply, however, we will only contact those being considered for an interview.