The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute is seeking a full-time (1.0 FTE) Youth Action for Prevention (YAP) Program Coordinator to coordinate an upstream FASD prevention program. The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute’s main office is in Saskatoon, SK.
The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute is a provincial non-profit organization that works to reduce the occurrence of disabling conditions in children. Our goal is healthy children. The Prevention Institute strives for excellence in primary prevention and knowledge translation and exchange to reflect current best evidence and meet identified needs. As a member of the Prevention Institute team, you will be part of a healthy and effective work environment that is committed to professionalism, integrity, accountability, and teamwork. The Prevention Institute provides a flexible work environment, fostering a healthy work-life balance.
As a provincial organization, staff must be willing and able to travel throughout the province to meet program objectives.
The Prevention Institute has worked in the area of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Prevention since 1980. The overall goal of the program is to decrease the prevalence of alcohol-exposed pregnancies and prevent the adverse impacts of FASD in Saskatchewan. The Youth Action for Prevention (YAP) Program functions as a part of the FASD Team, with a focus on youth engagement, adult ally training, and capacity building for the prevention of FASD. The YAP Program is grounded in a philosophy of harm reduction and the importance of meaningful youth and community engagement. There are two YAP Program Coordinators who work closely together to provide programming throughout the province of Saskatchewan. The YAP Program Coordinators also work closely with all members of the FASD Program and the Institute team.
The Program Coordinator is accountable for the coordination, implementation, and evaluation of the YAP Program, including:
Reporting to the Program Manager and Executive Director, the Coordinator is specifically accountable for:
The Coordinator will demonstrate the following performance competencies in their work:
A certificate, diploma, or degree from a post-secondary institution is required. Relevant areas of study may include but are not limited to, youth work, social work, nursing, or education. 3+ years of experience in a relevant sector (e.g., youth support, justice, community services, or social services) will be considered if post-secondary education has not been completed.
Experience using evidence-based information in decision-making and resource development is required.
Preference will be given to candidates who have:
- To apply:
Send a cover letter, resume, and three references by 8:00 a.m. on July 7, 2021 to:
Joelle Schaefer, Executive Director
Saskatchewan Prevention Institute
1319 Colony Street, Saskatoon, SK S7N 2Z1
Email: [email protected]
Thank you for your interest and application. Only those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.