Are you looking to make a difference? Do you want to shape the course of the communities we work in? Do you like to have fun and enjoy collaborating with people?  You might consider employment with Big Brothers Big Sisters.

As employment opportunities arise, they are posted below. Qualified candidates are encouraged to send resumes to the contacts provided for each position. Only those candidates that are being considered will be contacted. No phone calls or e-mail follow-ups please.

Job Posting – Virtual Mentoring Facilitators

Hours: up to 20 hours/week (2 to 3 positions) Salary: $15/hour

Responsible to: Executive Director
Reports to: Program Coordinator/In-School Mentoring Coordinator

Function

The incumbents will be responsible to work with existing agency staff in planning, promoting, organizing, facilitating and evaluating virtual mentoring programs for children and youth in a number of local schools and the community.

The Virtual Mentoring Facilitators will work within the guidelines, policies and mission of the local agency and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada’s National Standards.

Virtual Mentoring Programs Include:

Virtual In-School Mentoring: The Virtual Mentoring Facilitators will be responsible for organizing, facilitating and evaluating in-school virtual mentoring programs for children and youth in a number of local schools and the community.

Virtual Intergenerational Mentoring: Responding to the social isolation inflicted by COVID-19 on both seniors and youth, this innovation strives to bridge new connections virtually. Grounded in intergenerational benefits, this innovation recruits, on-boards, prepares and matches 55+ volunteers with children and youth in a new online mentoring experience.

Primary Responsibilities

– organize, facilitate and evaluate all aspects of the virtual mentoring program in a number of local schools and community locations with community partners
– organize, implement and evaluate all aspects of the Virtual Intergenerational programming in a number of local schools and community locations
– provide on-site support of school staff, community partner organizations and volunteer mentors to deliver the virtual programs in various schools
– assist with on-going monitoring and supervision of mentoring matches to ensure the healthy development of each relationship and facilitate the match closure process
– recruit volunteer mentors to deliver the programs in various schools or in the community
– accept and document application of potential volunteers and clients for programs (including parent, guardian, child, youth, etc.)
– assist with intake of children for participation in the program
– prepare participants for program participation by assisting with Pre-Match training and other training as required                                                  – maintain case notes on all match activities in accordance with the National Standards and manage ongoing tasks within the case management system
– provide regular reports to program coordinators and/or special reports to the Executive Director as requested
– maintain strict confidentiality as outlined in agency Privacy and Confidentiality Policy
– ensure all clients and volunteers are informed of any pertinent agency information
– perform administrative functions as required by Big Brothers Big Sisters and make referrals to other agencies as warranted
– assist with agency events as required which might include donation requests, heavy lifting (book collection), decorating for events, etc.
– participate in a yearly performance appraisal including goals and objectives for the coming year
– remain aware of federal and provincial privacy and Child Protection legislation and the agency’s privacy policies and practices
– report suspected cases of child abuse and neglect to the proper authorities
– participate in meetings/educational development opportunities as required at regional conferences, national conferences and local workshops

Qualifications

A minimum of a two years of experience working with children and youth in a related field

In addition to this, the incumbents must have:

– a high level of initiative, be a self-starter
– effective oral and written communication skills
– strong problem solving skills
– ability to interact with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds
– ability to work independently and as part of a team
– sound skills in working with a variety of technology, devices, etc.
– ability to work daytime hours
– daily use of a vehicle

Interested applicants are invited to forward resume and cover letter by April 9, 2021.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saint John, Inc.
c/o Executive Director
39 King Street, 3rd Floor, Brunswick Square
Saint John, N.B.
E2L 4W3
brother@nb.aibn.com
Fax: 506-633-7781