November 28, 2017

Leduc Heroes Program

Day Time Volunteer Facilitators needed for local Heroes Program.
Teaching a character based program in schools.

Position Title: Heroes Facilitator

Client Group: Grade 8 Students

Location: Leduc Junior High School

Purpose of Position: To facilitate the heroes curriculum to grade 8 health classes.

Time Commitment: 1-2 hours a week, mornings or afternoons for a minimum of one school year.

Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate the heroes curriculum to a minimum of 1-2 classes per school year.
  • Organize with the assigned classroom’s teacher days of instruction.
  • Ensure that you have all materials required and are prepared for each class.
  • Create a fun and engaging environment for the youth.
  • Support students to participate in the activities and discussion.
  • Ensure that if you are unable to attend you contact the school and FCSS as soon as possible to reschedule.
  • Ensuring that evaluations are completed at the end of each semester.

Skills / Qualifications:

  • Passion for working with youth.
  • Caring, friendly and patient attitude.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Willingness and ability to take direction from staff.
  • Sensitivity to the needs and challenges of the client population.
  • Willingness to learn the materials and curriculum of heroes.
  • Must have clear vulnerable sector check and child intervention check

Boundaries / Limitations:

  • Maintain staff and student confidentiality at all times within the limits of the law.
  • Maintain respectful communication at all times with staff and students.
  • Act in a responsible and professional manner at all times while in the school.
  • Maintain professional boundaries with students in the school and the community at all times.
  • Ensure that you are representing yourself in a professional manner when in public settings as you are in a position of leadership within the community.

Orientation / Training:

  • Training will be on-line as well as studying the materials on your own.
  • You will receive one-on-one mentoring and shadowing for one semester to ensure that you are comfortable teaching on your own.

Supervision & Evaluation:

  • You will be supervised by the Youth Development Coordinator.
  • Evaluations will be completed by the students and all feedback will be passed on to you.
  • Annual performance evaluation upon completion of the school year.

Benefits:

  • An opportunity to be a mentor to the youth in our community. To empower youth to find their gifts, abilities and desire to succeed.
  • Support and training from the Youth Development Coordinator to increase your skills in facilitation and working with youth.
  • An annual thank you card and gift.
  • A thank you dinner at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Banquet.
  • A letter of hours completed if required for post-secondary applications or employer.

Make a difference in a youth’s life!
Contact Heather 780-980-7184 – HGraham@leduc.ca
For more information, read the Informational Package.