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 2022092WP1.R.
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 for youth.
- 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 community events.
- 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
- 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 dynamics effectively.
- 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 families/caregivers.
- Excellent organization, time and general
- Drama or previous public speaking experience
is an asset.
- 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 school-based programs.
- 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
- 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 week.
- 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.
conducts primary source verification of applicant's credentials including
education, training, work history, and licensure.
We thank all applicants for their
interest; however, only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.