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Youth Worker - Explore Program - Experiential Education and English Language Centre - Student Experience Hub

Competition Number:
Position Type:
Staff Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
Experiential Education and English Language Centre
Youth Worker
Full-Time Term Position
Hours of Work:
37.5 hours per week (primarily evenings and weekends)

$5743 + Room and board is provided (as a taxable benefit) in addition to the salary.  Room is as follows: June 27 to Aug 5, 2022. Board is as follows: Three meals per day at the Dining Hall, seven days a week from July 4 to August 5 during the actual program dates as a taxable benefit


June 27 to August 5, 2022

The University of Prince Edward Island is seeking a Youth Worker for its 2022 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. The Youth Worker is responsible for assisting with the supervision of the participants and providing social, personal, and mental health support and assistance. The Youth Worker must be available to work evenings and weekends as this is a live- in position.


  • Counsel students throughout the program regarding personal and social issues such as homesickness, depression, sexuality, self-esteem, linguistic challenges, relationship skills, and interpersonal skills.
  • Assist with documentation and formal report writing as required: critical incident reports, daily contact notes, safety checks, maintaining social media presence
  • Assist with mediation of student conflicts; assist participants to find options and solutions and develop plans of action while providing necessary support and assistance.
  • Schedule daily check-in meetings with students at risk,
  • Communicate & liaise with appropriate stakeholders (parent(s), program manager, staff)
  • Uphold and reinforce the rules and regulations of the Explore Program by acting as a role model.
  • Administering disciplinary measures during situations of misconduct
  • Assist with student integration into local culture and language
  • Be an active member of the staff team; attend staff meetings
  • Be willing to work flexible hours, weekdays, and weekends; assist with socio- cultural activities
  • Be willing to live in residence at the UPEI and eat meals with students
  • Other tasks as directed by the Program Manager


  • 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
  • Experience working in a cross-cultural setting and minimum of 2 years of related experience would be considered an asset
  • Current criminal record check with the Vulnerable Sector
  • 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
  • Demonstrated leadership and experience working with teens
  • 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. Applications will not be accepted via email.

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.

UPEI will require all students, staff, and faculty to comply with the Covid 19 attestation and vaccination requirements as set out under the UPEI Covid 19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

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.

UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. 

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

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.