Youth Worker Tutor

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  • Vancouver

Broadway Youth Resource Centre (Job #6230 – 1001)

Contractor (April 2, 2018 to June 28, 2018)

 Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) is an award-winning, accredited not-for-profit that has served the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley for over 30 years. Our participants are often vulnerable or marginalized from society. PCRS is committed to integrated service delivery that is people-centred, inclusive, collaborative, and evidence-based. PCRS has an annual operating budget of approximately 24 million, employs nearly 350 staff, and engages over 200 volunteers.

Position Summary:

 A part-time contract position is available for a youth worker tutor capable of supporting a diverse range of youth in an after-school drop-in space at The Broadway Youth Resource Centre.

The preferred candidate will have an educational background in English/Humanities and be comfortable tutoring English, literacy and reading and writing skills (and preferably additional subjects) for all high school grade levels (grades eight through 12). The candidate will also be comfortable supporting youth in Adult Basic Education (ABE) courses, self-paced curricula, and basic literacy. Experience working with students who struggle with learning disabilities, behavioural challenges, and/or mental health issues would be a strong asset. The ability to develop excellent rapport with young people of various socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, as well as a solid understanding of education barriers faced by youth is required.

The successful candidate will be dynamic, articulate, non-judgmental, and passionate about working with marginalized youth. The preferred candidate will also be grounded in a strong anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and/or social justice framework and take a trauma-informed approach to engaging youth.

 Primary Duties:

 1)Academic Tutoring:

  • Tutor English and other humanities subjects, primarily on a one-on-one basis, to youth who require academic support.
  • Help students with completing homework assignments, understanding key concepts, and studying for quizzes or tests.
  • Help students stay on track with self-paced coursework through comprehension checks, lesson breakdowns, exercise grading, and assignments.
  • Help youth prepare for assessment tests and entrance exams.
  • Help youth develop basic literacy and/or math skills through the development of a tailored study plan.

 2)Mentorship & Support:

  • Make youth feel welcome in the space by greeting and checking in with them on a regular basis.
  • Establish connections and on-going relationships with youth.
  • Help youth access resources as necessary via research and referrals.
  • Highlight and celebrate academic successes of youth in the space.
  • Encourage youth connections with school and/or other educational institutions and initiatives.

Academic and Job Experience Required:

BA or BSC in a related field with at least two years of experience tutoring one of the required subject areas at a high school level or a BEd plus related teaching experience would be an asset. Experience as a youth worker working with marginalized youth is required. A combination of related education and work experience in education/tutoring/youth work/counselling will be considered.

Basic Requirements: 

  • Criminal Record Check including the vulnerable sector
  • Standard First Aid and CPR

Desired Requirements:

  • Knowledge of IEPs and experience developing tailored curricula and study plans
  • Knowledge of the secondary and post-secondary education system in the Lower Mainland, including alternative education programs and supports
  • Learning Disabilities Training including ADHD, FASD, Autism, Dyslexia, and Special Needs
  • Depression/Suicide/Mental Health Assessment Training
  • Trauma Informed Practice

 Immediate Supervisor:    

Lily Han, Education Support Worker

Salary Range:     $30/hour – $36/hour, depending on experience

PCRS fosters an environment that strives to ensure a sense of belonging, dignity and respect. We welcome applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and all abilities.

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