Full-time Counselor Support Worker
About Youth For Christ Winnipeg
Youth For Christ Winnipeg is a team of passionate people, including staff, volunteers, and ministry partners. We are people with a common desire to see young people reach their full potential in every area of life. We are 4,000 donors, 95 staff, mobilizing 300 volunteers to work with more than 6,000 youth through a variety of environments.
Our passion is to combine healthy relationships with creative programs to help young people make good choices, establish a solid foundation for principled living and investigate Christian faith. We want to see young people reach their full redemptive potential.
YFC Winnipeg is a grassroots organization that specializes in meeting the needs of teenagers. The Winnipeg Chapter of Youth For Christ began in 1954 and over time has evolved and matured in its mandate to address the needs of the whole person, where discipleship/evangelism is the primary focus.
We show concern for the social, physical, employment, health, and spiritual needs of teenagers. We accomplish this through a diversity of programs that engage today’s youth sub-cultures.
Turning Point provides counseling services to people of all ages, all ethnic and religious/non-religious backgrounds, and all social and economic statuses. Turning Point prioritizes youth and their families by offering greater flexibility in session times and subsidies, in an effort to ensure youth are not turned away. For more information please check out their website at http://turningpointyfc.ca.
Job Description – Turning Point Counsellor Support Worker
Duties include but aren’t limited to:
– Reception: general office duties, answering phones, doing client intakes, invoicing, booking appointments and library maintenance etc.
– Priority will be given to creating a welcoming/safe environment in the centre.
– Directing parents and teens to resources and supports within YFC and community. This is not advice giving/counselling for specific problems, but rather resource based help.
– Help with girls club activities.
– Potential to assist Counsellors in support groups, fundraising activities and on site courses.
– Other duties as determined by the director.
Flexible day time hours with up to one evening a week.
Salary through Ministry Partner Development
The salary of this position, after being determined on a scale based on education and work-related experience, is funded through Ministry Partner Development, which is made possible in two ways: first, by donations made to Youth for Christ from family, friends, and acquaintances of a particular staff member, which enable Youth for Christ to care financially for that staff member; second, by the prayer of others. Ministry Partner Development is literally developing partnerships with others who will come alongside you, pray for you, and care for you. You’ll be amazed by the people who will want to partner with you and stand behind you and the mission of YFC.
Also, Ministry Partner Development acquaints each staff person with a real need to trust God’s provision. We have found that to begin in ministry by having to rely on the supply of our Heavenly Father, brings one face-to-face with the reality of faith. After all, faith is not a thought that surfaces in reflection or anticipation, but is that which occurs in the moment of action. To trust God for money can lead one into the habit of trusting Him for other spiritual essentials.
All successful candidates will receive training through YFC’s national Ministry Partner Development resources.
How to ApplyHow to Apply By applying, applicants understand that Youth For Christ Winnipeg is a non-profit Christian organization with unique employment practices that focus on the Christian faith. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply by submitting a resume and cover letter, indicating the position and where they found the job posting to the Human Resources department at hr @ yfcwinnipeg.ca. Applicants should quote TP-CSW in the subject line. The Human Resources department can be reached by phone at 204 669 4205 or by fax at 204 661 4838. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Applicants may be required to complete a pre-interview form. This will help give YFC an idea of who you are and how your previous work experience will contribute to your success in the position for which you applied. Upon completion of the form, Human Resources will review your application and pre-interview responses. If you are selected for an interview, you can expect a phone call or an e-mail from our Human Resources department. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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