As a non-profit organization that has been serving pregnant and parenting teens in Edmonton for 50 years Terra is recognized for its leadership, innovation and collaboration.  Annually more than 1,000 young parents and their children benefit from a comprehensive range of services. Through the compassionate work of the staff, we help parents and children to develop and reach their full potential by recognizing and responding to their unique and individual needs. Terra staff are guided by the Code of Honour which supports, respects, and celebrates our families and staff (https://terracentre.ca/what-is-terra/careers/).  If you share our values and support our mission and vision, please consider joining our team.

 

Job Overview:

Reporting to the Supervisor, Services for Educational Achievement (SEA) the Youth Leadership Program Facilitator is responsible for the planning, delivery, and evaluation of the Youth Leadership program.  The Youth leadership program primary goal is to work with young parents to strengthen their leadership skills, develop employment readiness skills, and support their engagement with the wider community. The program includes delivery of the Peers-Educating-Peers program in junior and senior high schools across Edmonton with young parents as co-facilitators, delivering the Ready to Work employment readiness program and connecting participants with volunteer opportunities in the community.

 

Job Conditions:

This is a full-time position working 37.5 hours/week primarily between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, however hours of work will vary based on the needs of the position and agency. This may include working occasional evenings and weekends. The position will be working out of the Braemar School located at 9359 67A Street.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create a Youth Leadership plan with each participant that reflects their goals and identifies which components of the Youth Leadership program best supports their goal.
  • Develop and deliver group and 1:1 programming to increase leadership skills in participants with a focus on communication, public speaking, self-awareness, self-regulation, and boundaries
  • Facilitate the Ready to Work group programming on a rotational basis at Braemar School, Brentwood House, and Terra West.
  • Support participants with their volunteer activities within Terra this includes working with other units to coordinate scheduling, providing training, and day-of support.
  • Receive, respond, prioritize, and track incoming Peers-Educating-Peers for speaking engagements.
  • Develop program delivery goals and objectives and document program delivery and outcomes, annual reports, and funding reports.
  • Participate effectively in community and inter-agency functions as a Terra representative.
  • Actively seeks community connections that are appropriate for program delivery

 

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary diploma or degree in Human Services, Education, or Special Education
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ direct experience working with adolescents in a community-based service
  • Understanding and knowledge of the issues young people face when pregnant and parenting
  • Experience in public speaking, employment readiness training and group facilitation
  • Ability to work with families from diverse cultural backgrounds and develop positive, effective, professional rapport and relationships with youth

Other requirements:

  • A valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle with 2 million liability insurance
  • Current clear Drivers Abstract
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Clear Criminal Record Check and Child Intervention Check that are dated within 90 Days of the start date
  • Current Suicide Prevention/Intervention Training Certificate

 

Core Behavioral Competencies 

Terra values are core to the organization. We strive to hire individuals who possess these behavioral competencies at all levels of the organization.

 

  • Personal Leadership: Practices inclusion, communicates openly and effectively, demonstrates self-awareness
  • Productive Relationships: Develops networks, collaborates, develops self and others
  • Results Focus: Applies outcomes-based problem solving and systems thinking, demonstrates evidence-informed decision making
  • Service Excellence: Practices innovation, facilitates a culture of learning, demonstrates continuous improvement
  • Program Planning; design, plan, coordinate, facilitation of groups
  • Finance; manage allocated financial resources for program delivery
  • Communication skills; excellent both written and oral; evidenced in grant writing and reporting to funders
  • Community Relations; well developed engagement skills, strong networking

 

Diversity 

Fifty one percent of the young parents served by Terra are Indigenous.  The agency promotes and expects staff to invest in building knowledge and skills to be culturally competent in serving this population and all Black Indigenous and People of Colour.  Engaging in ceremony and cultural activities is stressed to promote experiential learning.  The Strategic Plan includes intentional actions to advance the agency efforts related to diversity, equity and inclusion.

 

As an agency we are working to build a foundation of knowledge and skills to be an antiracist organization, to understand and respond to systemic racism that creates barriers and inequality in the workplace and in society.

 

No person will be denied employment opportunities or benefits for reasons unrelated to their abilities. Recruitment and advancement will not discriminate on the grounds of any protected characteristics under Alberta Human Rights or Canadian Human Rights legislation.

Individuals will be recruited to positions based on their skills, qualifications and attributes required for employment and alignment to agency core values.

 

Vaccine Policy 

As a condition of employment, all Terra employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID 19 or regularly undergo COVID 19 testing before entering the workplace.  Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of their COVID 19 vaccination prior to commencement.  If you are the successful applicant and cannot be fully vaccinated on the basis of a protected ground under human rights legislation you may request an accommodation that will be reviewed by Terra

 

Compensation: The salary for the position is $44 850 – $48 750/year. Upon completion of a probationary period, we offer a comprehensive, competitive, extended health benefits package including RRSP contribution.  A Wellness Fund is allocated to staff to support their ongoing well-being.  Staff have three weeks vacation, and, in addition, the agency is closed between Christmas and New Years.

As a learning organization, Terra supports ongoing professional development among employees through formal training, informal mentoring, and personalized growth plans.  Terra is continuing to grow our programming and there are anticipated opportunities for further professional growth within the agency.

To Apply: Please email your résumé and cover letter to: Human Resources, hr@careersforcommunity.ca.  Please include the “22-009TERRA Youth Leadership Program Facilitator” in the Subject Line of the email.

 

Closing Date: This position will be open until a suitable candidate is found