November 2020 – June 2021 School year
PMAST provides youth with training, assistance, mentoring, support and services in developing life skills related to conflict management and dispute resolution, self-awareness, and respect for others and the community.
Learning conflict management and dispute resolution strategies helps youth to deal with conflict more effectively at school, at home, and in the community. The skills and insights developed through PMAST will be incorporated into everyday life, transforming a cycle of conflict into an opportunity for learning, growth, and change.
YOUTH EMPOWERMENT SKILLS (YES) PROGRAM
An 8-week workshop which supports youth in understanding gender differences and approaches to dealing with conflict, bullying, and disputes. Practical skills are shared to help participants reduce bullying and tension in their social environments while building respect, compassion, empathy, resiliency, and communication skills to resolve disputes and manage conflict. This workshop also has a version designed for a culturally diverse population to recognize the social diversity within families and communities.
PMAST Trainers are under the direct supervision of the Program Director and will report all concerns, questions, and issues relating to fulfilling their duties, to the Program Director.
CORE FUNCTION OF POSITION
Deliver PMAST training and services by working closely with youth and school staff. It is important to develop a strong rapport and work closely with school staff to ensure PMAST’s YES program meets their requirements. The PMAST Trainer will provide a trusting, supportive relationship to youth.
THE PMAST TRAINER WILL:
· Deliver the Youth Empowerment Skills program, either in-person or on-line or hybrid.
· Provide outcome measurement information
· Provide feedback and suggestions for continuous development and improvement of course materials
· Identify potential barriers to Program Director
· Other duties as assigned by the Program Director
· MUST have a minimum of Q. Med designation (ADRIC)
· Experience working with youth and communities towards setting and achieving goals
· Knowledge of First Nations, Métis and other ethnic cultures an asset
· Demonstrate experience with conflict management and mediation
· A valid police information check with venerable sector
· A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
· Must possess effective interpersonal, motivational and organizational skills
· Strong presentation skills with the ability to relate to a varied audience, especially youth from Grade 6 to Grade 12 age range
· A demonstrated ability to take initiative and follow through on actions, and issues effectively
· The ability to work independently, but in a team environment
· The ability to work as directed by PMAST’s Program Director
· Must be very reliable, motivated and committed to representing PMAST and providing service of the highest quality
· Names of participants and details of any case are strictly confidential. At no point should mediation trainers reveal specifics regarding any attendee you are, or have worked with, to anyone other than with program staff.
· PMAST is the sole owner of our programs and are not permitted for use outside of PMAST contracts.
APPLICATIONS will be accepted up to November 19th, 2020
This position will be based on a contract position as the schools come available and can commence as early as November 23rd, 2020 – subject to timing due to Covid-19 situations.
Remuneration will be based on the contract for each school.
Please submit a letter of application and resume to Florence Lye, Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.