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1. fYrefly Program Coordinator

2. Community Support Advocate

 

1. fYrefly Program Coordinator

The fYrefly Coordinator will be responsible for the ongoing development and successful delivery of the fYrefly in Schools program throughout the school year, and will work with a local volunteer committee to provide leadership and direction for the annual Camp fYrefly during the summer. This job is a partnership between fYrefly in Schools, Camp fYrefly and OUTSaskatoon. The position will be located at OUTSaskatoon.

Duties and responsibilities
1. Plan, organize, and deliver the fYrefly in Schools program to students, teachers, and administrators in Saskatchewan schools.
2. Ensure the program is pedagogically sound, age-appropriate, and professionally delivered.
3. Liase with schools to make bookings and deliver presentations.
4. Recruit, select, and train student workshop presenters.
5. Ensure and plan for effective program evaluation, tracking, and reporting on a monthly basis and as needed by funders.
6. Develop outcome measurement tools for GSA networking, Camp fYrefly, and fYrefly in Schools.
7. Attend weekly staff meetings and other team meetings as required.
8. Coordinate and run Camp fYrefly, a 4-day, overnight camp for LGBTQ2S youth
9. Attend monthly camp fYrefly planning committee meetings
10. Assist with development of programming, training, and scheduling of camp
11. Assist with recruitment, application processes, and selection of campers for camp

Qualifications
- A Bachelor of Education or Social Work degree, or equivalent educational background
- Experience working as an educator, facilitator, or presenter
- Extensive knowledge of and/or experience working with the LGBTQ2S community, with a particular focus on queer and two spirit youth
- Experience with event planning, partnership building, and fundraising
- Experience using Prezi, Microsoft word, excel, publisher, PowerPoint, and G Suite programs
- Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
- Demonstrated skills in critical analysis and report writing
- Demonstrated leadership skills
- Strong communication and team work skills
- Ability to work independently and task-focused
- Commitment to anti-oppressive and social justice philosophy and practices
- A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle

We are dedicated to building an organization that reflects the diversity of all we serve. This includes encouraging applicants that are diverse in gender identity, sexuality, culture, ability, and race. Please use your cover letter to tell us about yourself and your interest in working with OUTSaskatoon. Preferential consideration will be given to First Nations, Metis, and Two Spirit applicants. We rely on section 48 of The Saskatchewan Human Rights Code for this measure.

Deadline to Apply: Friday, March 29th, 2019, 5pm

For the full posting click here

 

2. Community Support Advocate

We are looking for a community-minded, compassionate, and eager individual to fill our position of Community Support Advocate. The Community Support Advocate provides support to survivors of gender based violence (GBV) through frontline crisis support and case-management, as well as navigational and advocacy support for LGBTQ2S individuals as they interact with various systems, familial, and relational contexts.

Tasks:

  1. Provide case management and navigational supports to clients, as well as advocacy work in relation to improving the access to care and gender-inclusive policies
  2. Develop community awareness, knowledge, and skills in response to gender based violence through community based trainings and workshops
  3. Provision of workshops and trainings to LGBTQ2S survivors of GBV
  4. Build expertise and capacity for victim support service providers around gender based violence for gender and sexually diverse people
  5. Provide front-line crisis support services, community based support services and outreach
  6. Facilitate and lead group processes
  7. Supply phone-line and drop-in peer counselling, referrals and information services
  8. Develop strong collaborative working relationships with community service providers
  9. Field calls and messages on multi-line phone system, including the 1-800 line, providing immediate assistance where appropriate and forwarding calls when necessary
  10. Participate in key events put on OUTSaskatoon (Pride, GLITTER, AIDS walk, etc.)
  11. Complete monthly statistical record-keeping and reporting
  12. Participate in evaluation activities related to position and overall grant reporting requirements
  13. Undertake special assignments as required e.g. helping to facilitate OUTSaskatoon’s support and social groups, supporting youth at Pride Home, speaking about LGBTQ2S communities at various community organizations

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), Bachelor of Indian Social Work (BISW) or an equivalent certificate (CISW or CSW); a Bachelor of Sociology (BA); or a Child & Youth Care degree or recognized diploma and/or recognized human service diploma and demonstrated related working experience;
  • Two years + of experience working in a human services field in a counselling/support services/peer support capacity
  • Knowledge of queer issues and gender identities
  • Demonstrated knowledge of health care systems, social services and legal systems
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of community partners
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • Proficiency in software applications such as MS Word, Excel, Desktop Publishing, Access and PowerPoint are essential
  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills
  • Independent decision making regarding day-to-day operations and strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability and self-reflexivity to work in a team environment
  • Organization and time management skills (able to multi-task and re-assess priorities)

We are dedicated to building an organization that reflects the diversity of all we serve. This includes encouraging applicants that are diverse in gender identity, sexuality, culture, ability, and race. Please use your cover letter to tell us about yourself and your interest in working with OUTSaskatoon. Preferential consideration will be given to First Nations, Metis, and Two Spirit applicants. We rely on section 48 of The Saskatchewan Human Rights Code for this measure.

Deadline to Apply: Friday, March 29th, 2019, 5pm

For the full posting, click here

 


 

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