PLEA Community Services is currently
seeking a Regular Full-Time Workshop Presenter for our
Children of the Street program. The proposed start date for this position
is as soon as possible. This position requires BCGEU membership.
Presenter conducts school-based prevention and early intervention
workshops throughout British Columbia, to diverse audiences, including youth
ages 10-18. Workshops are presented on topics related to sexual exploitation
including online exploitation, drugs, gangs, and peer to peer exploitation. The
Workshop Presenter will be responsible for the development, creation, and
facilitation of multiple educational prevention workshops. Children of the
Street is dedicated to combating the issue of child and youth sexual
exploitation and trafficking through awareness, prevention, and intervention
initiatives. The incumbent will have excellent public speaking abilities and
Please submit a resume and cover
letter referencing the competition number 2022110WP1. Closing date
for Internal Applications: Wednesday, September 21, at 4:30PM. If the
position is not filled internally, it will remain open until filled.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- In consultation with school personnel and community
organizations, develops, implements, conducts and evaluates school-based
prevention and early intervention workshops, such as information sessions,
classroom presentations, group discussions and educational opportunities
- Supports schools, service providers, community groups
and the general public by providing information, educational resources and
promotional materials relating to sexual exploitation.
- Provides information to youth and parents on community
resources and recommends appropriate services as required.
- Contributes to the creating, development and
performance of workshop materials, conducting in-service educational
sessions, skits, role-plays and facilitation.
- Assists in the planning of and participates in the
Youth Art Engagement Project, a 9-week program that explores topics
relating to exploitation and provides youth with the opportunity to create
social justice art pieces.
- Promotes public awareness of and support of the program
by performing duties such as producing promotional materials and attending
- Maintains related records, administers participant
evaluations, collects workshop statistics and provides reports to the
supervisor as required.
- Performs other related duties as required.
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
- Excellent interpersonal communication, counselling,
facilitation and conflict management skills, including demonstrated
ability to prepare accurate and comprehensive written reports.
- Demonstrated proficiency in teaching others and an
ability to work collaboratively with parents, partners, and stakeholders
that provide support to youth.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with others,
enjoys the company of young people and an ability to present concepts to
the youth of a sensitive nature.
- Demonstrated ability to support youth and parents who
may be reluctant to engage, and to be sensitive and understanding of their
social realities including issues of race, culture, religion, gender
identity, sexual orientation, poverty, and lifestyle.
- Ability to facilitate and work through difficult group
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively on a team with
other program staff, community professionals and other collaterals; use
good judgment; have a sound understanding of boundaries and disclosing
reported information; manage conflicts constructively; work independently
and be accountable for results.
- Knowledge of theory, principles and best practices with
respect to providing services to youth who are high risk and their
- Excellent organization, time and general management
- Drama or previous public speaking experience is an
- Experience in visual art making (i.e. painting,
drawing, etc.) is an asset.
Qualifications, Education and
- A two-year diploma from a post-secondary institution in
a related human / social services field.
- At least one (1) year work or volunteer experience in
- Direct program delivery experience in the community
social justice services sector with a demonstrated working knowledge of
facilitation skills, community-based programs and related provincial and
community support services is preferred.
- Demonstrated facilitation skills and effective
presentation and public speaking skills.
- Computer skills including: Windows, Microsoft Office,
Prezi, Social Media platforms and familiarity with database programs.
- Demonstrated ability to develop strong collaborative
relationships, work effectively as part of a team, use good judgment,
manage conflicts constructively, work with a high degree of independence
and be accountable for results.
- Ability to reflect, promote and protect the culture and
integrity of the agency and the services it provides, and to manage
situations with tact and diplomacy.
- Knowledge of government and accreditation standards,
application legislation and policies with respect to the human services
sector is considered an asset.
- Advanced proficiency in time management.
- Satisfactory Criminal Record Clearance.
- Satisfactory Centralized Services Hub screening by
the Ministry of Children and Family Development.
- Must possess a valid Occupational First Aid Level 1
Certificate or be willing to obtain one prior to hire.
- Use of personal vehicle. This position requires travel
in the Lower Mainland and the Fraser Valley.
- A valid B.C. Driver's License (Class 5 or Class 7), and
suitable driver's abstract.
- The usual hours of work in this
position are based on a Monday to Friday flextime scheduling arrangement,
including days, evenings, and occasional weekends, of 35 working hours per
- Documentation that applicant is legally entitled to
work in Canada.
- As a Public Service employer and to meet our funding
obligations, PLEA requires successful applicants to be fully vaccinated
against COVID-19 prior to their start date.
Note: PLEA conducts primary source verification of
applicant's credentials including education, training, work history, and
We thank all applicants for their
interest; however, only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.