Youth Worker - Centre for Life-Long Learning (reposted)

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, May 31, 2013
Date of Posting: 
May 23, 2013
Centre for Life-Long Learning
Youth Worker
Full-time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

40 hours per week, primarily during the evening

$ 16.00 per hour (grant funded)

July 2, 2013 to August 9, 2013 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements.)

 The University of Prince Edward Island, through the Centre for Life-Long Learning, is seeking a Youth Worker for its 2013 Summer Explore program. The Summer Explore program is a five week English as an Additional Language (EAL) Program that hosts Canadian and International students who are 16 and 17 years of age. Explore consists of formal EAL classes during weekday mornings and organized socio-cultural activities during weekday evenings and weekends. Participants also live in residence on campus and eat together at the cafeteria.
• Counsel students regarding personal and social issues such as homesickness, depression, sexuality, self-esteem, relationship skills, and interpersonal skills.
• Assist with mediation of student conflicts
• Liaise with co-workers and program coordinators regarding students.
• Be an active member of the staff team
• Be willing to work flexible hours, weekdays and weekends
• Be willing to live in residence at the UPEI
• Other tasks as directed by the Program Coordinator
• Diploma, Child and Youth Care Worker or Human Services or a Bachelor of Social Work, or equivalent experience
• Demonstrated counseling skills
• Crisis intervention training
• Experience developing and/or leading educational programming for teens
• Knowledge of culture shock and demonstrated methods for assisting those coping with it
• Demonstrated leadership and experience working with teens
• Verbal fluency in French and English
• Creativity and reliability
• Proven decision making ability
• Ability to work independently and with a team

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and references to be received no later than the closing date to Please ensure that your first and last name and the competition number are included in the email subject line. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

Successful Candidate(s): 


UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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