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New Job Youth Centre Coordinator In Nova Scotia

Youth Centre Coordinator
Youth Centre Coordinator

Youth Centre Coordinator

Company : Halifax Regional Municipality
Salary : $24.35 an hour
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Job Posting

Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting applications for the casual position of Youth Centre Coordinator with Parks & Recreation. Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is committed to reflecting the community it serves and recognizing Diversity and Inclusion as one of the Municipality’s core values. We have an Employment Equity Policy and we welcome applications from African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Women in occupations or positions where they are underrepresented in the workforce, Indigenous/Aboriginal People, Persons with Disabilities and 2SLGBTQ+ Persons. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify on their electronic application.

Under the supervision of the Community Recreation Coordinator, the Youth Centre Coordinator will support operations of the new Youth Centre opening in the Captain Willian Spry Community Centre. The Youth Centre will offer a range of services and programs for youth to access including counselling, job support, and mental health support. It is the responsibility of the Youth Centre Coordinator to create and maintain a supportive environment. The role requires an adaptable and flexible personality, comfortable completing a range of activities including leading activities, connecting youth to support services, and managing the dynamics and behaviors in the space.


  • Lead the coordination, and facilitation of drop-in activities
  • Supervise front line Youth Centre Worker staff
  • Provide resource and referral support to youth (both in-house support and external support)
  • Create and maintain a safe and inclusive space for a diverse set of youth
  • Provide orientation to all new youth attending drop-in programs
  • Active on-going engagement during drop-in times to manage dynamics and behaviors
  • Attend monthly program staff meetings
  • Carry out administrative work by recording information from shift (I.e. reporting incidents, making note of supplies needed, taking count of number of youth in attendance, etc.)
  • Promote the youth centre in the community
Education and Experience:
  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Minimum two (2) years of related work or volunteer experience in a social service environment in a support capacity
  • Experience working or volunteering in an environment with at-risk youth (working or volunteering in culturally, racially diverse, and/or low-income communities)
Technical / Job Specific Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of youth engagement strategies
  • Experience in leadership and group facilitation considered an asset
  • Mental Health First Aid considered an asset
  • Knowledge of current supports and services available for youth
  • Knowledge of harm reduction approaches to youth support
Conditions of Employment:
  • Applicants must complete screening through the Child Abuse Registry and a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Applicants must attend mandatory training requirements (First Aid, WHIMIS)
  • Copies of certification must be submitted upon hiring

Please note – Testing may be conducted as a component of the selection process to assess technical and job specific knowledge. Candidates, who are selected for testing, may be tested in a group setting, scheduled at the employer’s discretion.

COMPENTENCIES: Analytical Thinking, Communications, Customer Service, Decision Making, Developing Others, Organization and Planning, Risk Management, Teamwork and Cooperation, Values and Ethics, and Valuing Diversity

WORK STATUS: Casual, hourly

HOURS OF WORK: Monday to Friday; 35 hours per week (anticipated). Must be present for drop-in hours (3:00-8:00pm) Monday and Wednesday; possibility of some Saturdays once the youth centre is established, but these will be scheduled in advance.

SALARY: Non-union; $24.35 per hour (plus 4% vacation pay).

WORK LOCATION: Captain William Spry Community Centre; 16 Sussex St, Halifax

CLOSING DATE: Applications will be received up to 11:59pm on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.

During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request an accommodation. Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) and who require accommodation, should discuss their needs with the Recruiter when invited to the assessment process.