Website Power to Be

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Job Description: Casual Position Program Facilitator

Reports To: TBD

Overall Purpose: Power To Be is a non-profit organization that creates access to nature for youth, families, and adults living with cognitive, physical, financial, and social barriers. We support the discovery of limitless abilities through nature-based programs.

The Casual Position Program Facilitator supports and/or co-facilitates participant-centred outdoor recreation programs locally and in more remote locations. Primary responsibilities of the position include program facilitation, participant care, facilitating risk management and program logistics, supporting intake and administration, and working with volunteers and community partners.



Facilitate programming and support participants in a way that is consistent with the mission, values and policies of Power To Be.
Assist with developing and implementing programs and curriculum (including preparation) for a variety of participants that support their abilities, expand their horizons and enrich their quality of life.
Consider and adhere to risk management and participant protection policies and procedures in programmatic decision-making.
Assist with any program or staff incident reviews where requested.
Maintain proper program procedures and paperwork; ensuring ethical guidelines, participant protection, privacy protection, risk management and other related policies and procedures are followed always.
Provide timely assistance in administrative functions such as pre-program documentation, progress reports, external and internal communications, log books, vehicle use, receipt management, participant files, and program evaluation and tracking.
Understand and use program systems and events calendars.
Support the direct care and maintenance of Power To Be equipment, vehicles, facilities, electronics and other assets.
Perform other duties as required

Be a support to co-workers, volunteers and stakeholders; assist co-workers with their responsibilities in their absence as required.
Contribute to a positive and dynamic working culture congruent with the values of Power To Be.
Participate in meetings as required.
Adhere to all Power To Be policies and guidelines, and applicable legislation as they relate staff and volunteer practices.

Understand, and implement proper fiscal controls for program expenses.
Submit all documentation in a timely fashion.
Particular Working Conditions The position involves evening, weekend, overnight and multi-day commitments. Working outside in inclement weather and ability to perform physically demanding tasks (i.e. moving loaded kayaks, multi-day hikes, using adaptive gear like the TrailRider) is required.

Job Requirements

As per the Ministry of Justice requirements for organizations that work with vulnerable populations, A Criminal Record Check (CRC) and Criminal Record Review Act Check (CRRA) will be required.

Minimum of two years of experience facilitating outdoor recreation programming.
Experience with people that live with a barrier, disability or other significant life challenge(s), and/or youth and family work.
Demonstrated competency in outdoor pursuits including canoeing, paddle boarding and sea kayaking (Paddle Canada and SKGABC certification or equivalent is an asset).
Proficiency in the use of computers including Office 365 and the internet
In consideration of the mission we serve, enjoys a healthy and active lifestyle
Proof of full vaccination against Covid-19

Assets The successful candidate may possess the following:

Current Wilderness first aid and CPRC certification
Valid Class 5 Driver’s license with a minimum of two years safe driving experience
Post-secondary education in a related field
Working knowledge of trauma-informed care, behavioural intervention, progressive curriculum and/or risk management practices
Certification in Canoeing, Kayaking, and/or Paddle boarding
Valid class 4 driver’s license
NLS and/or Bronze Cross
Experiencing using a CRM or database use

Terms of Employment: Ongoing Casual as Needed

Location: North Vancouver

Position: Program Facilitator

Reports to: TBD

Term: Casual/ On-Call – Weekends and evenings primarily with the potential of day time hours

Hours: As needed

Compensation: $18-22/hour commensurate with experience, plus 4% in lieu of vacation time.

Review of applications will begin immediately and interested candidates are encouraged to promptly submit their full application here. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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