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Job – Director of Housing, Regina YFC, Canada

Director of Housing

Regina Youth for Christ

Regina, SK

$52,000 – $60,000 a year

Job-Type Full-time

Start Date: May 20, 2019

Our mission is dedicated to helping youth and their communities’ reach their full potential.  Motivated by our faith, we serve all youth, regardless of their religion, race, ethnicity or gender as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love for all people. We are committed to provide an inclusive and barrier-free work environment. To achieve our mission, we are seeking a creative, innovative visionary that wants to grow and expand housing to impact youth in the city of Regina and beyond.   

Under the direction of the Regina Youth for Christ Executive Director, the Housing Director is responsible for overseeing the Housing Programs and Housing teams in each of the three group homes in Regina, SK and one group home in Moose Jaw, SK. Through an innovative, solutions-focused and collaborative approach, the successful candidate will ensure the high standards of caring for and journeying alongside youth are achieved. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Superior interpersonal skills (is approachable, friendly; can establish and maintain relationships with all stakeholders (internal and external); respects diversity).
  • High performing, self-motivated individual who is results focused. Self-starter who takes initiative and is committed to improving processes.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Solid problem-solving/decision making to identify and manages issues without hesitation. Does not jump to the first solution without considering the impact. Can make decisions independently using sound judgement.
  • Team player who is open to coaching, feedback and learning; shares information with the team.
  • Must possess a valid class 5 driver’s license and have the ability for minimal travel and occasional work on evenings and weekends. 
  • This position requires on-call availability to Regina YFC Housing managers. 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Trained in housing, residential operations and/or the shelter system for youth and/or young adults.
  • Five (5) years working directly with Government Social Service Agencies.
  • Five (5) years working with youth in underserved communities.
  • Five (5) years demonstrated management experience including strategic planning, budgeting, performance management and problem solving.
  • Training in the following areas is an asset; First Aid/CPR, ASIST, Non-Violent Crisis and Emotional First Aid. 

RESPONSIBILITY

  • Identifies, plans, develops, implements and evaluates housing initiatives including case management, intake assessment; broad knowledge of theories, principles and practices of shelter and/or residential placement services for youth and young adults. 
  • Identifies, establishes and maintains with clarity, the high-needs and complexities of the youth population; including applicants, clients, and the community and possesses the ability to devise appropriate strategies to address them. 
  • Assessesindividual and organizational needs and/or opportunities and provides solutions-focused recruitment and retention plans to meet needs; familiarity with suicide/risk assessment and crisis support services. 
  • High level of administrative skills including data management and tracking associated with the day to day operation of housing. 
  • Knowledge of the Government of Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Social Services community services, relevant legislation, education system and social justice issues; human trafficking, poverty, LGBTQ2S youth, youth justice, substance abuse, cultural practices and rights. Establishes key metrics to determine success; researches, analyzes and reports on relevant talent management data and analytics to provide evidence of improvement/success and key areas for development.

Regina Youth for Christ offers a competitive salary, ongoing personal and professional development, and the opportunity to work with a great team of professionals.  Candidates must be willing to agree and sign the Regina Youth for Christ Community Commitment and Statement of Faith. Application deadline is April5th, 2019, applicants can submit their resume and cover letter outlining relevant experience and qualifications listed above to:

People Resources Manager

Regina YFC

2025 Lorne St.

Regina, SK, S4P 2M4

Email: people@yfcregina.ca

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job – Part-time Youth Worker – St George’s Church, Barcelona (with housing)

Contract: 1 – 3 years

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Hours: 20 hours per week on a flexible basis

St George’s is an English-speaking Anglican church in Barcelona with an international, multicultural and multilingual congregation which seeks to celebrate both its diversity and unity in Christ.

We are looking for a self-motivated creative and dynamic person with excellent interpersonal skills with people of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. The role will involve forming and leading a youth group and programme of activities for 11-18 years old. This person will commend Christ to the youth in the church, help them to feel fully integrated and participative members of the church family and will forge active links with other local youth organisations outside the church.

Remuneration: House for Duty post. Housing is provided in a church flat with utilities paid and a

stipend of 225 euros a month, plus agreed programme of expense reimbursement.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Closing date for applications: 23 April 2019

Starting date: 9th September 2019

For further details and a full job description,  please contact the Church Administrator, Josephine Deelman:  

Tel: (+34) 93 417 8867

Email: info@st-georges-church.com

Website: www.st-georges-church.com

100 Questions App – Update

Back in May 2018 we launched the ‘100 Questions – Youth’ app in the Apple App Store and over the last few months it’s been great to hear stories of people using it in their youth ministry. The app cost (and still costs) 99p…which we don’t think is a lot to ask for a youth work resource.

Last week we pushed an update to the App Store with a new design and some tweaks under the hood (including making sure questions didn’t repeat any more during a session).

Today we have launched our ‘Lent and Easter Questions’ pack which is an in-app purchase. For 99p you can add an extra 50 questions to your app which focus on themes found throughout Easter and Lent.

Some questions include:

  • Do you have any Easter family traditions?
  • What gives you hope?
  • What can you do to show God’s love to others?
  • Where in the world do you see ‘new life’?
  • How do you like your eggs? Fried? Poached? Scrambled? Some other way?!

We hope this new pack will continue to help you engage young people in conversation.

Download the 100 Questions – Youth App Today!

Pssst…we’re currently working on adding an extra free pack all about social media!

Job Opportunities – Regina Youth for Christ, Canada

For more information visit their website

1. Overnight House Parent – Respite 
Regina Youth For Christ is a mission organization dedicated to helping children and their communities, worldwide, reach their full potential by tackling the causes of isolation and hopelessness. Motivated by our faith, we serve the youth in Saskatchewan – regardless of their religion, race, ethnicity, or gender – as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love for all people.
We are currently seeking to fill out a Respite position in our Jeremiah House, Moose Jaw. The right candidate will be experienced and/or educated in working with youth or young adults in a supportive environment.
As a missions organization, Regina Youth For Christ requires all staff to be in agreement with their Statement of Faith and to continually fundraise to support the Ministry vision.
this position is responsible to provide a stabilizing presence to the house during the respite weekend night hours by being physically present in the house on Friday at 10:30 pm – Sunday 8:00 am.
You will be expected to be on call during the night for any and all youth-related issues and emergencies. You will document any issues that arise while on shift.
Overview:
Be able to de-escalate situations oversee the expectations of the home
Communications: Daily conversations/updates with Manager and Youth Care Leaders
Be in the home regularly and routinely by 10:30 pm until 8:00 am the next morning to provide a stable home environment.
Complete all documentation, as required
Being committed to continued education
TIME REQUIRED: Every other weekend, Friday 10:30 pm – Sunday 8:00 am. Physically present in the home at night.
LENGTH OF COMMITMENT: Youth For Christ requires a one-year commitment. The contract, terms and agreements will be reviewed annually.
Required Skills are Strong communication, both written and verbal; time management; organization; punctuality, actively involved in the local church.
2. House Parent
We are currently seeking house Parent position in our Jeremiah House, Moose Jaw. The right candidate will be experienced and/or educated in working with youth or young adults in a supportive environment.
Overview:
– Provide a stabilizing presence in the house at night
– Document issues that arise during your shift
– Building stability within the home
– Communications: Daily conversations/updates with Manager and Youth Care Leaders via text, emails, calls and Communication Log.
– Be in the home regularly and routinely by 11:00 pm until 8:00 am the next morning to provide a stable home environment.
– Be aware of the youths morning routines and support/guide them as necessary and medicine as required
– Be committed to continued training e.g. First Aid.CPR, ASSIST
– This is a Full-Time Contract position, 2 hours a morning, on call overnight Monday-Friday and 2 overnight weekends a month. Respite is provided on the 1st and 3rd weekend of each month.
– Youth For Christ requires a one year commitment.  The contract, terms and agreements will be reviewed annually.
Required Skills are: Strong communication, both written and verbal; time management; organization; punctuality, actively involved in the local church.
– Ability to set and maintain healthy, professional boundaries
*Requirement
-Must hold a valid drivers license and must be able to carry 8 passengers.
– SALARY: $1650 a month.  $400.00 room and board: food, utilities, one bedroom suite, garage parking and storage will be deducted each month.
We require all staff to be in agreement with our Statement of Faith and to continually fundraise to support the Ministry vision.

Shoebox Appeal Alternatives

With more and more people wishing to find an alternative to Samaritan’s Purse* (often thanks to the controversial beliefs and actions of Franklin Graham) we’ve put together a list of alternatives to the Christmas shoebox appeal you could use with your church.

1 – If you still want to put together a shoebox!

Filling a shoebox is a fantastic opportunity that children, young people and families all engage with and so many people still want an opportunity to do the same activity but to support a more ethical cause.

If this is you then you might want to:

  • Check out local charities – Many local charities that operate in other countries still do shoe boxes. I live in Essex and a couple of local charities encourage people to put together shoeboxes for countries like Romania. This local link is brilliant as you can often hear stories of how your gift has made a difference first hand…you could also arrange a mission trip for some young people to join the trip to hand out shoeboxes.
  • One example of the above is Essex based charity Cry in the Dark. Check their appeal out here.
  • Google Search your town and shoebox appeal. For example a quick google search for ‘Southend shoebox appeal’ tells me that there’s a shoebox appeal to help local homeless people.
  • Link to Hope – This Christian charity organises a shoebox appeal – Details here

2 – Other Ideas
If the idea of a shoebox doesn’t bother you then here are a few other ideas for making a difference in the lives of others at Christmas.

  • Salvation Army – Each year the Salvation Army run a Christmas Present Appeal. This let’s you buy a gift for a child or young person which is donated to your local Salvation Army centre and given to a child or young person who may not otherwise get something. This is a brilliant way to make an impact in your local community. Details here.
  • Refuge – Refuge supports women and children who have suffered domestic violence. They run an appeal that lets you raise money to buy a refuge parcel. Details here.
  • Oxfam – Oxfam let you buy gifts that help others. You could raise money to buy a goat, safe water, support a refugee or do all sorts of things. Details here.
  • Pick another charity! – Pick a charity your church, youth or children’s group are passionate about and do a fundraiser to raise money for them this Christmas (or just encourage people to donate on top of their Christmas spending)

*Don’t get us wrong…supporting the shoebox appeal of Samaritan’s Purse still makes a huge difference in the lives of children…but there are other options!

Vacancy – Children & Families Worker – Bournemouth

Cornerstone Church

Cornerstone Church, Holloway Avenue,  Bournemouth BH11 9JR

Registered Charity No 1163367

Vacancy for a Children & Families’ Worker

15 hours per week

£10.50 per hour and an opportunity to join the Baptist Union Pension Scheme

Paid holiday entitlement will be the part-time equivalent of three working weeks during the six-month initial contract period

Key responsibilities will be as follows:

Organising and supervising activities for two young people’s clubs on Friday evenings during term time (5.45pm – 9.45pm)

Taking responsibility for planning programmes of activities in conjunction with other leaders for the Friday clubs and seeking to develop those who work to support the groups through planning and training sessions.

Mega Club (7 – 11 age range), Youth Club (11 – 16 target age range)

Being part of the worshipping community which meets on Sunday to provide contact and continuity for young people, particularly those Sundays when a Family Service or Messy Church is planned.

Looking to develop and build links with young people and their families, as well as supporting the wider ministry of Cornerstone Church (Baptist)

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If you are interested in applying or require further information, please contact Mary James, Church Secretary

marywjames@uwclub.net/ 07732 220098 / 01202 546025