Family Caregivers of British Columbia (FCBC) is a registered non-profit charity dedicated 100% to supporting family and friend caregivers. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for family caregivers through support, information, and education. We provide leadership to strengthen the voice of family caregivers and the significance of their role. We believe deeply that our ability to fully serve all family caregivers rests on having a welcoming, inclusive, and diverse team who recognizes, appreciates, and respects individual differences. We build on each person’s strengths and talents to achieve our goals.
The Young Caregiver Pilot Program Facilitator is responsible for delivering a quality educational, social, and recreational therapeutic program designed and developed by the Young Caregivers Association. The purpose of the Pilot is to deliver the program in BC, targeting young caregivers ages 16-24, to build resilience, increase self-esteem, and decrease isolation. This is a contract position for 15-18 weeks starting November, with a possibility for extension. The Program Facilitator will work collaboratively the Program Lead, members of the FCBC team and our partners, the Young Caregivers Association and Caregivers Alberta. Key responsibilities include 1-1 support meetings during the intake, and facilitating in-person sessions, providing emotional support and guidance.
Emotional Support and Guidance
- Provide individualized support and mentorship to young caregivers, addressing their specific needs, challenges, and concerns in collaboration with Program Lead and FCBC Team.
- Foster a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment for young caregivers to connect, share experiences, and build a sense of community.
- Develop and build healthy relationships with young caregivers and their families while promoting their accomplishments, building their self-esteem, and offering a supportive attitude.
- Ensure health and safety of all program elements including the venue and member participation.
- Facilitate 6-weeks in-person group sessions with 20 participants offering support, guidance, learning and fun opportunities to young caregivers.
Program Evaluation and Reporting
- Maintain accurate records, including participant information, attendance, case note documentation and all other pilot project requirements.
- Conduct regular assessments and evaluations to monitor the progress and effectiveness of the pilot program.
- Collect feedback from participants and stakeholders to assess the effectiveness of the pilot program.
Qualifications and Experience
- Post-secondary education (college diploma or university degree) in social services, therapeutic recreation, child and youth studies, social sciences, or related field.
- Previous experience working with youth, caregivers, or vulnerable populations.
- Experience with successful and effective program planning and delivery.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of young caregiver issues, roles and the challenges faced by young caregivers.
- Empathy, patience, and the ability to provide emotional support while maintaining appropriate professional boundaries.
- Motivated, enthusiastic, and flexible attitude with ability to work as a team player.
- Ability to work collaboratively with a team.
- Ability to facilitate on-line and in-person group sessions, workshops, or support groups.
- Commitment to maintaining confidentiality and ethical standards.
- Must be flexible and willing to work according to pilot project needs which may include days, evenings, and weekends.
- Current First Aid & CPR certification
Location of Work: Greater Victoria – FCBC’s office and work from home
Hours of Work: 10 hours per week (average, with flex) with some evening work required, and possibly during weekends as determined by young caregivers’ availability.
Compensation: commensurate with experience in the range of $27 – $30 per hour.
Applications: please submit to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Young Caregiver Pilot Program Facilitator” in the subject line. The posting will remain open until the position is filled. The successful candidate will start as soon as possible so apply now!
We believe deeply that our ability to fully serve all family caregivers rests on having a welcoming, inclusive, and diverse team. We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds to apply.