Youth Move Specialist
City of Thunder Bay - Recreation and Culture
Kinsmen Youth Centre
As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Thunder Bay encourages applications from Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.
ONTARIO HUMAN RIGHTS CODE: It is a contravention of the Human Rights Code of Ontario to discriminate on the basis of: race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, age, record of offences, gender identity or gender expression. Therefore, a resume submitted to the City must not include references to any of the above characteristics. Do not include:
Any certificates that have photo identification
Police records checks
Note: The above documentation will be requested by the Human Resources & Corporate Safety Division should you be the successful applicant. If a Criminal Record Check is required it will be requested by Human Resources should you be the successful applicant. Please do not submit your Criminal Record Check with your application.
ACCOMMODATION: Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process.
PRIVACY: Personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, c. 302, as amended, and will be used to determine eligibility for employment. Questions about this collection of personal information should be directed to the Human Resources & Corporate Safety Division, 125 Syndicate Ave Suite 42, Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7E 6H8, Telephone: 625-3866
Application forms must reference the competition number and be submitted to Human Resources by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date.
Please ensure you indicate your availability in your application.
POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Youth Move Program Coordinator, the Youth Move Specialist is responsible for the planning, coordination and execution of youth activities within their designated area of responsibility as well as the fulfillment of assigned administrative duties.
Develops and implements youth activities for drop-in, special events, and virtual programming.
Acts as a special skill resource person for other departments and community partner programs as required.
Assists the Program Coordinator in administrative duties such as planning of program activities, development of work schedules, a requisition and purchase of supplies, equipment/supplies control, etc.
Receives and answers public inquiries in an enthusiastic and positive manner, which enhances the image of youth in the Youth Move Program and the department.
Abides by and enforces all Youth Move rules and regulations with respect to staff and participants.
Implements safety procedures and ensures standards are met in all phases of Youth Move operations.
Ensures sites are clean and organized ahead of participant arrival by sanitizing, conducting a site check, and cleaning the space.
Assists the Program Coordinator in supporting those who volunteer in or with the Youth Move Program.
Actively supports and encourages youth who have disabilities to participate in Youth Move programming.
Attends and participates in monthly staff meetings.
Plans and attends professional development training sessions.
Updates and develops the Youth Move Manual in co-operation with the Program Coordinator.
Develops and maintains positive working relations with other Youth Move Staff as well as with all community contacts.
Plans and attends special events and actively participates in activities.
Assists the Program Coordinator upon request in the resolution of the Youth Move Program problems.
Assists in promoting Youth Move via social media and conducting public relations activities i.e., school visits, flyer distribution, etc.
Assists in the development of promotional materials including newsletters, flyers and posters to be distributed to participants and community members.
Supports in mentoring youth participants through means of one-on-one rapport building and providing referrals to services.
Meets with and reports to the Program Supervisor of Children, Youth & Strategic Initiatives as required.
Compiles photos of participants, events and other Youth Move activities for the use of promotion.
Completes daily administrative duties which include overseeing Youth Move emails, monitoring phone calls, entering statistics, filing, filling out incident/accident reports and other admin tasks as directed by the Youth Move Program Coordinator.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Secondary school diploma;
Two years’ recent experience in community recreation programming;
Proven leadership experience;
Proven leadership experience in area of specialization, for example, youth work, special events, arts, sports and games, and outdoor recreation
Ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing
Self-starter with proven organizational and time management skills
Ability to analyze, problem solve and make required decisions
Responsibility, enthusiasm, creativity, initiative, motivation and willingness to learn
Proven ability to function and contribute as an effective team member
Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Must undergo a successful Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC)
Must have and maintain a Standard First Aid and CPR-C certificate
Must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination at point of conditional offer
Will be required to travel to various work locations and provide own transportation
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Part-time in nature
Irregular hours (includes weekends and evening work)
Minimum 10 hours per week up to 35 hours