Careers

WE ARE HIRING! 

BGC Cochrane & Area has been supporting children, youth and families in Cochrane and the surrounding area for nearly 30 years through our Out of School Care program, KinderCare program, Day & Summer Camps, Youth programs, BGC Day Homes and community events. Our mission is to provide a safe and supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life.

 Child Development Mentor

Full Time (Monday to Friday, 30-40 hours a week)

Part Time (Monday to Friday afternoons, 20-25 hours a week)

BGC Cochrane & Area is seeking passionate, dedicated, energetic and creative team members for in our Out of School Care Program. The ideal candidate will be driven by professionalism and the delivery of outstanding developmental and relationship-building activities to children. Alberta Early Childhood Educator Certification is preferred, with Level 2 or 3 being an asset.

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:
• Committed team player and accountable for the team’s dynamic
• Strong relationship-building capabilities and outstanding communication skills
• Ability to multi-task in an ever-changing environment
• Alberta Child Development certification
• Standard First Aid certification

EXPERIENCE & KNOWLEDGE:
• Experience in child program development & delivery of developmentally-appropriate activities, preferably in a licensed setting
• Child supervision, safety monitoring and interaction with children at all times
• Able to uphold licensing and accreditation standards at all times and during all activities
• Snack preparation and serving in line with certification and H&S requirements
• Constructive and collaborate communication with parents and colleagues
• Program-related cleaning duties
• Ability to have fun and play!

The successful candidate must complete and provide a clean Criminal Record with Vulnerable Sector check and Intervention Record check. Please submit your cover letter and resume to amccabe@bgccochrane.ca to apply for this opportunity. We appreciate all applicants but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

BGCCA values diversity and is committed to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We offer a professional and engaging team atmosphere and a competitive benefits package.

Youth Worker

Full Time (30 hours a week)

Full Time (40 hours a week)

Reporting to the Manager of Youth Programs, the Youth Worker is an essential part of the Youth Program delivery team. They will work together with the Manager & the Youth Team as well as independently to provide quality, prevention-based programs aimed at youth 12 to 22 years old. The Youth Team has a strong commitment to delivering programs inclusive of LGBTQ2S+ as well as those facing life challenges with bullying, homelessness, mental health disorders as well as Indigenous youth.

The Youth Worker will provide a variety of opportunities for youth of all backgrounds and socio-economic status (in schools and at the Club) that ensure a respectful and safe environment for youth. The Youth Worker participates in a wide range of programs focused on leadership, friendships, relationship building, experiencing and learning new skills. Programs and services are based on community needs across Western Rocky View County and require flexible hours that include evening and weekend work. Our team at BGC Cochrane & Area is professional, skilled and dedicated. Our priorities are the safety, well-being and inclusion of children and youth.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Act as a Youth Advocate, fostering Youth Leadership & Development, at a local level
• Seek opportunities to engage with youth and promote youth voice and youth issues in Cochrane, Western Rocky View County and Morley communities
• Develop creative ways to attract youth from Bearspaw, Bragg Creek, Springbank and Westbrook and engage them in Club programs and activities
• Build and foster relationships with appropriate stakeholders and work collaboratively with other youth service providers in the community
• Plan and deliver the approved program suite as well as specialised programs to groups and individuals as needed
• Coach youth through introductory cooking techniques, basic kitchen functions, how to make healthy ingredient selections, read a recipe and cook from scratch! Through this program, youth gain confidence in self and abilities, communication, teamwork, relationship building and independence/responsibility.
• Plan and deliver Junior Chef (Kid Food Nation, National BGC programs, etc.)
• Plan and deliver youth Leaders in Training program over the summer
•As a part of the Youth Team, coordinate special events such as Youth Day, Chess Tournament and themed parties Support the delivery of the Teen Drop-In at The Club, marketed as a barrier-free and inclusive-to-all space and supervise youth in our fun and informal space.
• Be active and innovative on social media platforms to ensure program messages reach a targeted audience
• Evaluate programs and produce reports as required including qualitative and quantitative outputs and outcomes
• Participate in organizational events and fundraising activities
• Upholding the Mission and Core Values of the Boys and Girls Club; Belonging, Respect, Encouragement, Working Together and Speaking Out

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
• Degree or Diploma in the Human or Social Services field, or equivalent work experience
• Knowledge of youth culture and current youth issues
• Experience working with youth (12+) in a variety of settings and across cultures, and with Indigenous youth in particular, is an asset
• Demonstrated passion and commitment to youth engagement and youth culture
• Flexibility to work in a structured and non-structured program setting
• Intuitive relationship-building and outstanding communication skills
• Strong ability to work independently and in a team setting
• Strong organizational skills and comfort working in a dynamic, evolving setting
• Excellent judgment and decision-making ability
• Enjoy being in the kitchen and comfortable with basic food preparation and cooking techniques
• Must have reliable personal vehicle and be able to provide clean driver’s abstract
• Current standard first aid certification is required in this role
• The successful candidate must complete and provide a clean Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector and Alberta Child Welfare Intervention Record check.

BGC Cochrane and Area values diversity and is committed to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We offer flexibility, a professional and engaging team atmosphere and a competitive benefit package. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume
and cover letter to amccabe@bgccochrane.ca by 27th August 2021.

Youth Outreach Worker

Full Time (37.5 hours a week)

Reporting to the Manager of Youth Programs, the Youth Outreach Worker is an essential part of the Youth Program delivery team. They will work together with the Manager & the Youth Team as well as independently to provide quality, prevention-based programs aimed at youth 12 to 22 years old. The Youth Team has a strong commitment to delivering programs inclusive of LGBTQ2S+ as well as those facing life challenges with bullying, homelessness, mental health disorders as well as Indigenous youth.

An integral part of the Outreach Worker position is working with schools and other community agencies to implement awareness and prevention strategies around homelessness, mental health, family violence and bullying. Planning and promoting community events and public awareness campaigns that increase awareness of the effects of violence and bullying is also a focus of this position.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Act as a Youth Advocate, fostering Youth Leadership and Development, at the local, provincial and national level
• Seek opportunities to engage with youth and promote youth voice and youth issues in Cochrane, Western Rocky View County and Morley communities
• Engage youth in volunteer opportunities at BGC Cochrane and Area
• Build and foster relationships with appropriate stakeholders and work collaboratively with other youth service providers in the community
• Plan and deliver the approved program suite as well as specialised programs to groups and individuals as needed
• Promote, advertise and deliver programs to youth in the greater rural community of Western Rocky View County, including Cochrane and Morley communities
• Offer support, referrals, training opportunities, guidance, etc. to youth in need
• Work one-on-one with youth who are identified as needing support
• Plan and deliver public workshops and events raising awareness of approved programs
• Support the delivery of the Teen Drop-In at The Club, marketed as a barrier-free and inclusive-to-all space
• Be active and innovative on social media platforms to ensure program messages reach a targeted audience
• Support the management of program budget in conjunction with Program Manager
• Evaluate programs and produce reports as required
• Contribute to funding applications and sources
• Participate in organizational events and fundraising activities
• Upholding the Mission and Core Values of BGC; Belonging, Respect, Encouragement, Working Together and Speaking Out

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
• Degree or Diploma in the Human or Social Services field, or equivalent work experience
• Knowledge of youth culture and current youth issues
• Experience working with youth (12+) in a variety of settings
• Experience in working across cultures, and with Indigenous youth in particular, is an asset
• Experience working with individuals, families and groups and in a collaborative community-based approach
• Intuitive relationship-building and outstanding communication skills
• Strong ability to work independently and in a team setting
• Strong organizational skills and comfort working in a dynamic, evolving setting
• Excellent judgment and decision-making ability
• Must have reliable personal vehicle and be able to provide clean driver’s abstract
• Current standard first aid certification is required in this role
• The successful candidate must complete and provide a clean Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector and Alberta Child Welfare Intervention Record check.

BGC Cochrane and Area values diversity and is committed to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We offer flexibility, a professional and engaging team atmosphere and a competitive benefit package. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume
and cover letter to amccabe@bgccochrane.ca by 27th August 2021.

"I would like to start off with how wonderful BGC summer camp has been, my spouse and myself have been blown away by the programming and the friendly staff. So grateful to be apart of this family! Our daughter talks non-stop about how much fun she’s having! Please pass on our high fives."

- BGC Cochrane Parent

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