Youth Program Practicum Placement

Next start date: TBD, Fall 2020

QMUNITY operates on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of Indigenous people across British Columbia. In particular, QMUNITY offices are located on the territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

Accessibility: Please note QMUNITY’s main office space is located on the second level of the building. Applicants should be aware that there is a flight of 23 stairs to reach the office, without access to elevator, lift nor ramp.

QMUNITY Youth Program aspires to be a safe place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, queer, questioning, asexual, and Two-Spirit and trans youth 25 years of age and under and their allies.

The Youth Program provides information, support and referrals to queer and trans youth as well as resources for family, friends, and professionals.

The QMUNITY Youth Program practicum placement will enable students of Social Work, Child and Youth Care, Gender Studies and other allied courses the opportunity to gain practical experience and earn course credit or gain the experience needed for graduation. The successful student will provide assistance in the GAB Youth Program undertaking a variety of duties. These
can include but are not limited to youth drop-in facilitation, assistance in event organization, assistance providing youth support, assistance in running our BBB Program, small projects, and basic research and writing tasks.

This practicum is an unpaid position. The placement hours are to be determined.

Requirements:
● 21 years of age or over
● Currently enrolled in Community College or University
● Pursuing a program related to Social Work, Youth Work, Child and Youth Care, Gender Studies or other applicable fields
● Experience working with youth
● Strong knowledge of anti-oppressive frameworks and inclusive language
● Experience working or volunteering within 2SLGBTQIA+ communities

QMUNITY practicum students are put in a position of trust and responsibility with our community members, clients and youth. We conduct Vulnerable Sector Checks for all our volunteers, in accordance with Public Safety Canada’s best practices.

Peers are able to uplift each other in unique ways – we strongly prefer our applicants to identify as part of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. Preference will be given to people of all marginalized genders, Indigenous people, people of colour, and people with disabilities.

Benefits:
● Experience working in an established local non-profit
● Opportunities to network within the BC/Vancouver community
● Ongoing training and professional development opportunities
● Potential for letters of recommendation and references

Accountability:
The Youth Program Practicum Student will report to the Specialist of Youth Programming.

Evaluation:
Feedback will be provided on an ongoing basis through regular check-ins with the Specialist of Youth Programming or another supervising staff member.

How to apply:
Please email your resume and a cover letter to the Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected].

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