Youth Program Leader May 2016

Job Description: 

Permanent Part-Time
(30 Hours per Week)


Under the direction of the Education Department Coordinator, the Youth Program Leader will oversee the operation of SFN’s Youth Program which focusses on fun, learning, and healthy socializing in order to create and maintain a positive, interactive and safe environment for Snuneymuxw First Nation youth.

1. Designs and implements social, recreational and outdoor activities for school aged children and youth of Snuneymuxw First Nation.
2. Supervises SFN Youth Workers and promotes a positive team atmosphere.
3. Plans, purchases, prepare and serve nutritious snacks for all program participants.  
4. Ensures youth are supervised at all times and engaged in safe activities.
5. Develops and teaches youth anti-bullying strategies.
6. Maintains effective relationships with participant’s parents and caregivers.
7. Completes the attendance log each day at both youth centers and complies with safety and emergency procedures.  A copy of this should be handed in bi-weekly.
8. Cleans and tidies the Youth Centre at the end of each shift including washing dishes, disposing of garbage, ensuring supplies such as art work, paper, beads, etc., are stored and the computer area is orderly.
9. Develops weekly team meetings, provides up-dates and brings forward any recommendations to the Education Coordinator.
10. May assist with other SFN programs including Graduation, Back to School BBQ and the Summer Program BBQ Kick Off.
11. Other duties as assigned.

Education and Qualification requirements:
• Child Youth Care Diploma/Degree and/or relevant experience working with children and youth.
• Valid Community Care Emergency First Aid Certificate, CPR & Fire Extinguisher Certification
• Class 4 Drivers’ License ( or willing to get one within 3 months employment).
• Must successfully pass a Criminal Record Check.

Key Competencies:
• Excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.
• Extremely detailed oriented.
• Ability to exercise good judgement, show initiative and be proactive.
• High standards of ethics and confidentiality to handle sensitive information.
• Strong work ethics in youth wellness and activity for health.

Please submit your current resume and cover letter to:

Snuneymuxw First Nation
668 Centre Street, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 4Z4

Fax: 250-753-3492

Deadline Date: May 12, 2016 @ 4:30 p.m.

For more information contact Nancy Seward @250-740-2315 or
By email

Please note only those applicants who are short-listed will be contacted


Application Deadline: 
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Job Type: 
Employment (Part Time)