• Youth Connection/Early Years

    Posted: 09/04/2022

    Youth Connection/Early Years

    Desert Sun Counselling and Resource Centre Society is a Canadian non-profit providing comprehensive services to the communities of the South Okanagan in partnership with multiple public and private sector partners. We are a dynamic organization, constantly seeking to ensure that our programs serve the needs of our communities. In recent years our organization has seen significant growth. We are currently seeking a Youth Connection/Early Years team member.

    Description: The Youth Connection program is a part of the umbrella of services offered by Desert Sun Counselling and Resource Centre in partnership with the United Way Southern Interior BC. The program’s aim is to build and enhance the participant’s social, and emotional connection skills. The Youth Connection/Early Years worker will have two components to the job. Early Years component will be two mornings per week planning, facilitating and executing play-based activities with children 0-5 as well as we are looking for an after school Youth Connection worker to work with students after school. This person should be a self-motivated and compassionate individual to join our team.


    • Provide a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment for students
    • Initiate and plan enrichment activities, curriculum, and program quality
    • Follow all Desert Sun’s policies and procedures
    • Maintain safe conditions for students
    • Communicate effectively with School District, Desert Sun, and family contacts.

    Qualifications and Skills Required:

    • ECE qualifications preferred
    • Musical and creative play experience is an asset.
    • Social media experience
    • Effective interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
    • Clean Criminal Record Check
    • Some knowledge and/or experience working with children and youth
    • Attitudes and values which are compatible with the Mission and Vision of Desert Sun Counselling and Resource Centre

    Job Types: Permanent, Part-time

    Salary: From $23.80 per hour

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