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Big Brothers Big Sisters will be hiring a Paid 1:1 Mentor for 12 hours per week for 23 weeks beginning June 1, 2021. This position is partially funded by the Government of Canada thru Canada Summer Jobs, so the successful applicant must be between 15-30 years (inclusive) as of the start of employment. You are not required to be a student.

A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation will be required.

Hours will be flexible through the summer, but weekend and evening hours will be required during the school year.

We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds and those with lived experiences to apply.


Paid 1:1 Mentor Job Description

Position Scope:

The Paid 1:1 Mentor will provide 1:1 mentoring to youth in The Circle and Youth In Care.


Position Reporting:

The position will report to the Manger of Service Delivery (MSD) of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saskatoon and Area, Inc.


Major Responsibilities:

Service Delivery

  • Provide weekly mentoring to youth virtually and in-person
  • Work with youth in setting goals and working towards those goals
  • Record case notes for each meeting in the Service Delivery Platform (SDP)
  • Maintain confidentiality of all files and information regarding families, volunteers, staff, and Board
  • Maintain a budget for in-person meetings and submit expenses monthly

Partnership Development

  • Make referrals to other organizations and agencies that may provide beneficial services to families.


Core Competencies:

  • Shareholder Awareness and Focus: Must have knowledge and understanding of client demographic and work respectfully within a diverse environment and respects confidentiality. Knowledge should include working with children / youth in foster care, adolescent development, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, addiction issues, and community resources
  • Research: Stay up-to-date on current research on client demographics.
  • Team-Orientation: Must be committed to being a team player, encouraging the efforts of others and working to meet team goals. Must effectively manage conflict and work to facilitate consensus. Work as part of the team, with Board, management, committees, volunteers, and staff.
  • Leadership: Must show personal leadership within the position, through setting priorities, meeting timelines, setting high expectations, and continuously improving one self.
  • Communication: Must be able to convey information and opinions to diverse audiences in both verbal and written contexts with clarity and conciseness. Expresses honestly, clearly and constructively. Maintain open and positive communications with others and share information in a timely and appropriate manner, exhibiting effective listening skills.
  • Financial Literacy: Must understand financial documents, be able to budget, and write reports based on these.
  • Will have a high degree of professionalism.


Job Related Competencies:

  • Shall have specific training in understanding human growth and development, appropriate life experience and interpersonal skills. This training shall include post-secondary education in human services, health or education, evidenced by a degree, diploma, or certificate as determined by the agency to be appropriate for the position.
  • BISW, BSW, CSW, BEd, or BA (Major in Psychology, Sociology) or a related social science, human service degree plus some casework experience, is preferred.
  • Experience working with high needs children / youth.
  • Knowledge base of adolescent development, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, addiction issues, and community resources preferred.
  • Strong ability to work with volunteers and other staff in a team setting.
  • Must demonstrate strong organizational skills, with the ability to plan, set priorities and meet timelines consistently.
  • Excellent communication, problem solving, and oral skills.
  • Must have assessment skills and flexibility as needed for successful case management.
  • Must interact well with children, youth, and adults and have knowledge of community resources.
  • Must be resourceful, self-starter, the ability to manage multiple projects and able to work with minimum supervision.


Probationary Period:

  • Six months



  • Quarterly


Apply: to by May 16th.


We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds and those with lived experiences to apply.