Nakusp & Area Youth Substance Use Counsellor
Freedom Quest Youth Services is looking for a person who is passionate about supporting young people who are adversely affected by substance use. Freedom Quest is an organization that is made up of creative, team-oriented, knowledgeable and skilled individuals who have backgrounds in child & youth care, social work, counselling, psychology, and related fields. Not sure you have what it takes? Your passion and non-judgemental approach to relationships is valued here!
The Youth Substance Use Outreach Counsellor will support youth with a) one-on-one support & counselling, b) referrals, c) group facilitation, d) outreach activities, and e) community engagement. The Youth Substance Use Outreach Counsellor will actively engage with community partners by a) participating in community meetings in and around Nakusp, b) collaborating with community partners in regards to youth care, and c) educating the public in regards to youth mental wellness, harm reduction, and substance use.
Hours per week: 14 hours/week
Office Location: Nakusp (some remote work may be considered)
Posting closes: December 27, 2019 at 5pm
Interviews will be scheduled January 7th or 8th.
Job Type: Part-time, Permanent
Salary: $21.00 - $22.00 /hour
The Bike Shop Mentorship Program Coordinator
The Bike Shop Program is an activity-based therapeutic program that supports young people aged 12-19 and their adult mentors in building healthy relationships with each other, other participants, and the facilitators of the program. The program is focused on supporting youth who have been adversely impacted by, or who are at risk of being adversely impacted by, substance use. With their adult mentors and through the shared experience of mountain biking and mountain bike repair and maintenance, youth will a) be invited into a sport that may have previously been inaccessible to them, b) be introduced to programming that facilitates healthy relationships, c) participate in physical activity to promote their overall wellness, and d) learn new skills.
The Bike Shop Program Coordinator is a member of the Leadership Team and is an active member in management-level decision making within their program.
The Bike Shop Program Coordinator is anticipated to allocate their time to the tasks below, however, they have the flexibility to manage their own schedule and task list according to the needs of program participants as well as to the needs of the agency and the contract.
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