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Positive Space Network Halton

JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION: Drop-in Coordinator for 2SLGBTQ+ Youth (PSN)
ISSUING AUTHORITY: CEO
RESPONSIBLE TO: Manager of Community & Youth Development
DATE REVIEWED: May 2018
HOURS: 1 FTE

The Positive Space Network is on a mission to ensure a future where diverse 2SLGBTQ+ youth, individuals, and families live in a welcoming and supportive community. PSN began in 2012 to fulfill a crucial gap in services; we exist to cultivate safer and supportive spaces for 2SLGBTQ+ youth. And we have an epic fun time doing it.

As part of our PSN team, you would be working with our tight-knit and supportive team. You would have creative freedom and flexibility to host themed drop-in nights and curate heartfelt community-building activities. You would be organizing a vital service in our community by building genuine relationships with 2SLGBTQ+ youth, and helping them to build positive relationships with one another.

We are looking for someone who is driven, compassionate, and enjoys the ebb and flow of doing sincere community-based work. Our ideal candidate will be both an active member of our working team, and be self-directed enough to take PSN drop-in programming to the next level.

The LGBTQ+ Youth Drop-in Coordinator is responsible for managing LGBTQ+ youth (ages 12-25) drop-in programs across the Halton region (Burlington, Oakville, Milton, Georgetown, Acton).

SPECIFIC POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate and facilitate weekly LGBTQ+ youth drop-ins (including QTBIPOC programming) across the Halton region
  • Attend and facilitate evening drop-in programming on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, between the hours of 2pm to 9pm, with some flexibility
  • Maintain youth-adult partnerships in the creation and development of all youth programming
  • Coordinate with GSA’s (gender and sexuality alliances) within Halton high schools
  • Coordinate with the Halton District School Board Equity Advisory Council on the annual GSA Conference
  • Coordinate with youth drop-in participants to ensure collective wellness, safer space guidelines, and anti-oppressive practices for all PSN events
  • Facilitate occasional programming, such as educational workshops within drop-ins
  • Coordinate with volunteers and community partners to encourage involvement from other youth-relevant initiatives
  • Coordinate with the LGBTQ+ Youth Action Committee leading up to Halton Pride
  • Represent the Positive Space Network on community youth committees and coalitions as necessary
  • Work with PSN’s other programs and facilitators to encourage a wide cross-section of youth resources and programming
  • Attend PSN team meetings
  • Abide by the specific requirements of Section 28 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act as well as any further health and safety responsibilities as outlined in the Agency’s Policy and Procedure document
  • Other duties as may be reasonably assigned

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS

  • Lived experience in the LGBTQ+ community
  • College diploma and/or equivalent experience
  • Strong commitment and knowledge of anti-oppression practices and youth engagement
  • Understanding of current issues, struggles and strengths of 2SLGBTQ+ communities
  • Demonstrated youth program coordination and facilitation skills
  • Experience in community development and community relationship building
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to lead and work within a collaborative environment
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours (approx. 1-2 evenings per week and some weekends)
  • Must be willing to travel and have reliable transportation
  • Experience creating quality social media and web content considered an asset
  • Must obtain and maintain a valid CPR, First Aid Certificate
  • Ability to lead and collaborate as part of a team to ensure the Positive Space Network of Halton operates in a democratic and mutually supportive manner
  • Possession of a clear, current (within 3 months) Criminal Reference Check with vulnerable sectors screening

The Positive Space Network is committed to representing the diverse communities in which we serve. We therefore welcome and prioritize the unique contributions of historically underrepresented peoples, such as people with disabilities, Black, Indigenous, and people of colour, trans peoples, and folks with lived experience of these intersections. In your cover letter, please outline your views on some of the most pressing issues facing LGBTQ+ youth and community today.

To apply, please send your resume to Kelly Giuliani at kellyg@rockonline.ca. This job will remain posted until it is filled.