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Mentoring Coordinator - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre Wellington

Oct 05, 2021
Fergus, Ontario

Description

Our Mission is to enable life-changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential of young people.

Our Vision is that all young people realize their full potential.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre Wellington is a non-profit agency. We are committed to enhancing the social emotional competence, mental health and well being and educational engagement and employee readiness. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a leader in mentoring youth and providing ongoing support through a variety of engaging programs. Join us and make a positive difference in the lives of others in the community.

Why it’s great to work with us

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre Wellington is a friendly, inclusive and committed team who offers their employees vacation days and paid health days and provide a health care spending account after one year. As well, we provide our employees with a professional development allocation and various learning opportunities. Ignite your full potential with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre Wellington!

Is this you?

You are passionate about seeing measurable outcomes in areas of social emotional competence, mental health and wellbeing and educational engagement and employment readiness. You believe it’s your mission to help build strong client relationships and support each match so they can work towards helping a youth achieve their goals. You are a positive person who demonstrates self-awareness and has strong case management skills as a Mentoring Coordinator. You understand the importance of ensuring safe and healthy mentoring relationships take place by monitoring and instilling trust between volunteer mentors and our youth (ages 5-17).

What you will be doing:

  • Develop your leadership skills as you support families, children and youth
  • Maintain ongoing contact with the volunteer mentor, youth and parent/guardians to ensure accountability, support and healthy relationships where youth safety is upheld
  • Build collaborative relationships with volunteer mentors and the youth by performing one-to-one screening interviews and providing continued support throughout their involvement with the agency
  • Maintain accurate confidential case files with accordance with National Standards and monthly reports
  • Monitor service delivery and ensure that program standards are met
  • Provide support, guidance and additional services/resources to the match as needed
  • Accept and document application of potential volunteers and clients (including parent, guardian, child, youth, etc.) and match volunteer mentors with Littles
  • Facilitate volunteer training sessions and workshops as required
  • Provide volunteer recruitment support
  • Provide administrative program support as required
  • Provide community engagement support as required
  • Attendance at evening and weekend events that support relationship building between the client, volunteer, mentoring coordinator and agency

What you bring:

  • You have a minimum 2-year post-secondary diploma in social work or a bachelor’s degree in social sciences or humanities.
  • You have a valid driver’s license and access to a car for out-of-office appointments (required)
  • You have at least 3 years’ direct program delivery experience working with children and families
  • You are a well-organized, mature, self-starter with the ability to work independently and in a team
  • You are comfortable and confident leading others on the team and also being led at times
  • You are able to adapt your approach and behaviour in real-time to match the shifting demands of situations
  • You have a flexible schedule, with the ability to work some evenings
  • You have experience working with volunteers and are skilled at motivating and supporting them
  • You are knowledgeable about child and adolescent development
  • You are skilled at facilitation, interviewing and training
  • Experience working with a case management database is an asset
  • You have a strong connection to the Centre Wellington community and are knowledgeable about the area and services (preferred)

What we offer:

  • An opportunity to do meaningful work and make a positive impact in the community
  • A supportive, positive and engaging work environment
  • An annual salary of $40,000- $45,000 with opportunity to have additional quarterly bonuses
  • A health spending account after your first year
  • Ten vacation days within the first year of employment, pro-rated and 10 statutory holidays
  • Commitment to training and development to support employee growth through our professional development benefit

This Position:

This is a full-time 5-days per week (37.5 hours) position. Daytime travel and some evening work will be required.

For this position the candidate must be fully vaccinated. Accommodations will be considered upon request.

If this position sounds like you, please let us know why by submitting your resume and cover letter to kristen.drexler@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

Please use the Subject Line: Mentoring Coordinator

Applications will be reviewed as they are received so we encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible. 

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