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Strengthening Families Program Group Leader

Strengthening Families Program (SFP) Group Leader Full Time (40 hrs per week) – Weekdays and Evenings, Weekends When Required Starting at $19.50/hour.
Deadline to submit a cover letter and resume is Wednesday August 7th 2019 at 5:00pm
Please submit a cover letter and resume to
Our Mission To provide a safe, supportive place where youth and their families/natural supports can come to build healthy relationships, discover their hopes and dreams, learn valuable skills for life, and ultimately achieve their goals through structured preventative programming. Our Vision Our vision is that all youth and their families/natural supports have the skills necessary to overcome life’s challenges and achieve their goals with strength, resilience, love and support. Our Movement We are committed to providing opportunities that allow youth to explore their interests in a safe and supportive environment. We strive to inspire positive change in our community by engaging young people and their families/natural supports in programs designed to meet their needs. We provide the tools necessary to help our members make positive life choices and set realistic attainable goals. Our trained and dedicated staff team have adopted a strength based approach in their work, which focuses on our members’ skills, interests, and support systems to achieve positive outcomes. At the Youth Engagement Centre, our members can connect to the entire community and are encouraged to reach their full potential. Position Summary The SFP Group Leader’s primary role is to provide support with all aspects of program delivery, safe environment for the youth and their families and encourage self sufficiency and successful community living. Producing and offering high quality programming is fundamental in this role. Further, the Group Leader will be responsible for case management of youth and their families, as appointed by the Site Coordinator. They work with the entire program team to ensure that the youth’s and family’s goals are being achieved during their journey towards completion of the program. This role also ensures that the youth is connected to resources and healthy activities within their own community so that after completion of the program they can maintain those connections and relationships. Program Development • The primary goal is youth safety and improving the outcomes for youth and their families • Creates and maintains a positive, supportive, strength based and rewarding work environment • Works effectively with other members of the team to meet the individual needs of the youth and their families in the program • Resolves conflict or disagreements with teammates professionally and appropriately, seeking the support of the Site Coordinator if necessary. • Takes an active role in supporting and role modeling to new team members, including volunteers • Implements and guides the weekly Strengthening Families Program • Attends and participates in weekly staff meetings • Attends all required trainings, maintains certifications including Class 4 as directed by the Site Coordinator • Submits all financial paperwork by cut-off dates to the Site Coordinator Group Leader responsibilities • Provides a safe and supportive environment for youth and their families • Must be creative and flexible when meeting the needs of the youth and families served • Encourages and assists the youth to further develop life and living skills associated with self sufficiency and successful community living • Supports continuous community research on best practices to ensure paramount outcomes for youth and their families • Assist the youth in exploring arts and recreational programming or other identified supports within their community. • All case management will be completed professionally and within a timely manner. This includes reviewing program referrals, intakes, parent and youth surveys, risk assessment tools, and other reports as directed. Will also ensure that all documentation is kept current, complete and professional and all pertinent information will be conveyed to the program team. • Provide information, articles, books, and other materials needed to assist families in learning more about parenting, adolescent development, and other applicable topics • Ensuring that all youth information is collected and compiled in the agency database • Supports the youth and their family in identifying culturally appropriate formal and informal supports within their community • Provides transportation to youth and their families for program activities as necessary • Provides make-up sessions for families who have missed the weekly program curriculum prior to the next program curriculum session, either on-site or in the family’s home. • Assists youth and their families in developing and practicing problem solving, conflict resolution, and communication skills • Assists in rebuilding relationships within families and other significant supports in the youth’s life • Will develop and facilitate and weekly arts, recreation and life skills programming to participating youth to further youth engagement in the Strengthening Families Program and assist youth in exploring positive activities of their interest. • Encourages and assists youth to further develop life and living skills associated with self sufficiency • Supports youth in reducing barriers to employment and education. Will also help youth maintain or improve their grade level. • Manages crisis situations effectively using problems solving and de-escalation skills • In conjunction with the staff team, organizes celebrations for youth and their families including but not limited to birthdays, religious holidays, and graduations. • Assist with BGCS programming where needed as directed by the Site Manager/Program Director. Site Maintenance • Manages and facilitates weekly Strengthening Families Program Curriculum • Manages and facilitates weekly arts, recreational and life skills activities with the youth • Ensures the Youth Engagement Centre is safe and welcoming • Ensures that the Youth Engagement Centre and grounds are kept clean and in good repair. If the repairs exceed the staff ability, they must report to the Site Coordinator • Completes additional housekeeping maintenance duties as directed by the Site Coordinator Community Development & Liaison • Responsible for forming and maintaining positive professional relationships with the Boys and Girls Clubs on Prince Edward Island, as well as other community resources and supports that will benefit the youth and their families • Seeks out culturally appropriate community supports the youth and family will benefit from • Promote and research community programming and resources for youth and their families Job Behaviours • Arrives prepared and on time for every shift • Work will be conducted in a respectful, ethical and strength based approach • Adhere to agency policy and procedures • Assist the team in maintaining a clean and tidy work environment • Participates in monthly supervisions with the Site Coordinator • Maintains a high level of professionalism at all times, including the use of personal electronic devices and personal conversations Education and Skill Requirements A degree or diploma in Human Services field or a minimum of 2 years experience working with at-risk youth. Class 4 driver’s license with acceptable drivers abstract is required. Current Standard First Aid/CPR certification is also required. A cleared criminal check with vulnerable sector search must be completed prior to starting work and is to be maintained. Reporting Relationship Reports to the Site Coordinator