About our organization:
Gender Creative Kids is a reference community organization that has supported trans, non-binary, and gender-fluid youth’s affirmation within their families, schools, and communities since 2013. By empowering parents and their children, educating communities, offering innovative and evidence-informed resources, and advocating for the rights of trans youth, we aspire to a world that is a safe and joyful place for all children.
The Coordinator of Services for Youth will be joining a small and dynamic team at Gender Creative Kids. Their role will coincide directly with the work of the Head of Services for Members. The Coordinator of Services for Youth, a brand new position, will be responsible for identifying and evaluating the unique needs of youth under the age of 14 and then adapting and developing programs and services to meet these demands. As the Coordinator of Services for Youth, an ability to work well with young children, and importantly, with their parents or guardians, will be key to successfully meeting the needs of our youngest members.
Tasks and responsibilities:
- Organize and supervise support group meetings for young children under 14 and their families;
- Organize and supervise art therapy sessions for young children under 14, with the supervision of our art-therapist;
- Support and provide counselling interventions to young children under 14 and their families;
- Provide referrals and guidance to young children under 14 and their families in all aspects of life including legal, psychosocial, medical, and educational considerations;
- Manage the members list for young children under 14 and their families;
- Plan and facilitate social activities and events with young children under 14 and their families to encourage socialization and well-being;
- Animate group discussions (in-person and virtually);
- Evaluate current services and assess the unique needs of young children under 14 to develop programming which best meets their and their family’s needs;
- Build and maintain a referral network which is appropriate for young children under 14 and their families;
- Any additional tasks as a team member.
An ideal candidate would have at least one or more of the following qualifications*, as listed in order of importance:
- Deep and meaningful understanding of the realities of trans and non-binary identities and experiences;
- Trans affirmative, anti-racist, and overall anti-oppressive approach;
- Bilingualism in English and French (spoken and written);
- Experience in group facilitation with youth;
- Experience in project development for youth;
- Ease and familiarity working with youth, especially young children under 14;
- Ability to have patience and compassion for youth, particularly those who may be experiencing trauma;
- Goal-oriented, methodical, and strategic thinking oriented towards the success and health of Gender Creative Kids.
*Experience and qualifications can have been paid, volunteer, or otherwise involved.
- Familiarity working in a horizontal, non-hierarchical organization;
- Experience working in the community sector, knowledge of both Montreal’s Francophone communities and Anglophone communities;
- Certified First Aid training;
- Additional languages other than English or French.
- Part time position on contract with possibility of renewal, 3 month probation period;
- 20 hours a week, 3 weeks vacation annually + the days between Christmas and New Year’s Day;
- $25/hour with yearly increase as indicated by the Employee Guide;
- Hybrid work style between remote and in-office work, dependent on the Covid-19 pandemic;
- A new laptop will be provided for remote work;
- Robust HR benefits which are flexible and adaptable to diverse realities, including sick days and wellness days;
- $250 discretionary spending self-care bank available to employees annually (non-accumulating).
We would like to emphasize that trans and non-binary members of the community are strongly invited to apply for this position. Additionally, we encourage Black, Indigenous, and people of colour to apply for this position. As well, we encourage individuals who embody otherwise marginalized identities to apply for this position.
Job posting: November 13, 2020 – December 11, 2020
Interviews: January 05, 2021 – January 08, 2021
Projected start date: January 18, 2021
A cover letter is not necessary. Instead, please complete our online application by answering the questions included. Please answer all the questions in the language in which they are asked. The completion of this application is due no later than 11:59pm on Friday, December 11th, 2020. The form can be found here: https://f13fwumx.paperform.co/
For any questions, please contact Mitchell Rae Cousineau (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. You will be contacted by email.