Youth Worker - Explore Program - Office of Skills Development and Learning

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Monday, March 20, 2017
Date of Posting: 
March 13, 2017
Office of Skills Development and Learning
Youth Worker - Explore Program
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week (Primarily during the evening)

$3,500.00 + Room and board is provided in addition to the salary

July 3 to August 11, 2017

The University of Prince Edward Island is seeking a Youth Worker for its 2017 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 a post-secondary diploma or degree and related experience
• Verbal fluency in French and English
• 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 counseling skills
• 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 reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website (

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume 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, permanent residents and full-time international students with a valid study pemit 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): 

J. Di Carlo

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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