Dating Safe, Program Coordinator  
28-35 hours/week (Regular Part-Time or Regular Full-Time)
Mix of remote and in-person work at YWCA Program Centre (535 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC) with travel to schools in Vancouver, Surrey, and other communities
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Job Description

The Dating Safe Program Coordinator will coordinate and deliver the Dating Safe program as part of our Youth Education Team. This program provides high school students with the knowledge and skills they need to develop healthy relationships that are free from violence and abuse.  The role includes program and curriculum development, on-going research, assisting with program evaluation/reporting as well as the day-to-day operations of the program.  

The role involves program administration, reporting, program research, assisting with program evaluation, and liaising with school/community partners, funders, the Dating Safe Program Supervisor, and Youth Education team. The in-class delivery schedule fluctuates depending on the needs of the school and their semester schedules. Typically, the grade 8 modules are delivered within a 1-2 month period between October and January, and again between February and June. Grade 9 and 10 booster modules are scaffolded into the delivery plan in subsequent years. The Dating Safe Coordinator would be responsible for delivery of the program at 1-2 new schools in the 2024-2025 school year. 

What you’ll be doing:  

  • Program Administration: 

  • Establish/maintain partnerships with new schools 

  • Coordinate program delivery schedules with teachers and administrators 

  • Consult with teachers on any issues arise during the delivery and strategize ways of supporting the students’ needs 

  • Support the delivery and analysis of student surveys/feedback forms  

  • Assist with funder reporting and organizational Board reports as required  

  • General office administrative support including preparation of program materials for training and workshops, maintenance of program data/statistics, and assisting development of marketing collateral 

  • Consult with the Youth Team to adapt program curriculum based on experience and ongoing research/learning 

  • Program Delivery: 

  • Become familiar with the program curriculum 

  • Facilitate program modules 

  • Introduction to Healthy Relationships & Power Dynamics 

  • Stereotypes & Emotions 

  • Understanding Dating Violence  

  • Digital Relationships & Bystander Intervention  

  • (modules can change depending on research and student feedback) 

  • Some classroom setup is required (moving desks and chairs)  

  • Ensure the physical and emotional safety of program participants (including managing disclosures) 

  • Role model healthy boundary setting, vulnerability, and assertiveness  

  • Appropriately and effectively manage classroom behaviours 

  • Participate in Youth Team culture and provide support when needed 

  • Communicate in weekly/bi-weekly meetings as a member of the Youth Team 

  • Provide insight into the Dating Safe program to other staff members 

  • Participate in pro-D, staff events, and supportive roles with other youth programs as required 

  • Weekly communication with Dating Safe Supervisor about the status of the program at your school(s).  

  • Other duties as required  

What you’ll need:  

  • Must be at least 19 years old 

  • Minimum one year of demonstrated facilitation experience (includes volunteer experience) 

  • University/college coursework, degree and/or transferable in social work, youth work, psychology, education, or relevant field an asset 

  • Knowledge of and experience of the theory, principles and practices in the areas of youth education, dating violence, trauma-informed practice, and violence prevention is required 

  • Office administration skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and other Office 365 applications) and Google applications 

  • Strong commitment to work in gender and 2SLGBTQIA+ inclusion, anti-racism, and Truth and Reconciliation 

  • Experience working with youth 

  • Experience in community program settings 

  • Self-driven, highly motivated, and organized 

  • Strong leadership, communication skills, and ability to work in a team environment 

  • A valid clear criminal record check (including working with vulnerable populations) is required  

  • Valid BC driver’s license and clean driving record required; having access to a vehicle is an asset 

  • Current First Aid certificate is an asset 

  • The YWCA Metro Vancouver’s COVID-19 vaccination policy is currently suspended and as a result, vaccination from COVID-19 is not required at this time. However, should circumstances change and the YWCA deem it necessary to reintroduce such policy, you may be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be eligible to continue performing your duties. 

What we offer:  We offer our eligible employees the following benefits as part of their total compensation package: 

  • Extended medical and dental benefits  

  • A defined benefit pension plan 

  • Flexible working arrangements for applicable positions 

  • Employee Family Assistance Program, a confidential and voluntary support service for employees and their eligible family members 

  • Free staff membership to our Health + Fitness Centre, discounts at our YWCA Hotel and priority in YWCA Child Care centres 

  • Pay Rate: $30.55 per hour 

  • A workplace that prioritizes employee health, safety and wellbeing, including many learning and growth opportunities such as our staff mentorship program and three equity committees who help to support our goals towards achieving meaningful equity and inclusion. 

How to Apply

This is an exciting time for the YWCA. Join us and be part of an inclusive, dedicated and impactful workplace! Candidates are invited to send a cover letter and resume in ONE document by Wednesday, July 10, 2024, at 4:00 PM to:  

Ry Sword Avola (they/he) 

Dating Safe Supervisor 

YWCA Metro Vancouver 

535 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 2E8 



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