Peer Mediation and Skills Training (PMAST)
Type of Position
December 15th, 2023
February – June 2024 School year
PMAST provides youth with training, assistance, mentoring, support and services in
developing life skills related to conflict management and dispute resolution, self awareness, and respect for others and the community.
Learning conflict management and dispute resolution strategies helps youth to deal with
conflict more effectively at school, at home, and in the community. The skills and
insights developed through PMAST will be incorporated into everyday life, transforming
a cycle of conflict into an opportunity for learning, growth, and change.
YOUTH EMPOWERMENT SKILLS (YES) PROGRAM
An 8-week workshop which supports youth in understanding gender differences and
approaches to dealing with conflict, bullying, and disputes. Practical skills are shared to
help participants reduce bullying and tension in their social environments while building
respect, compassion, empathy, resiliency, and communication skills to resolve disputes
and manage conflict. This workshop also has a version designed for a culturally diverse
population to recognize the social diversity within families and communities.
PMAST Trainers are under the direct supervision of the Program Director and will report
all concerns, questions, and issues relating to fulfilling their duties, to the Program
CORE FUNCTION OF POSITION
Deliver PMAST training and services by working closely with youth and school staff. It
is important to develop a strong rapport and work closely with school staff to ensure
PMAST’s YES program meets their requirements. The PMAST Trainer will provide a
trusting, supportive relationship to youth.
THE PMAST TRAINER WILL:
- Deliver the Youth Empowerment Skills program, either in-person or on-line or hybrid.
- Provide outcome measurement information
- Provide feedback and suggestions for continuous development and improvement of course
- Identify potential barriers to Program Director
- Other duties as assigned by the Program Director
- Must be a trained and experienced mediator
- Experience working with youth and communities towards setting and achieving goals
- Knowledge of First Nations, Métis and other ethnic cultures an asset
- Demonstrate experience with conflict management and mediation
- A valid police information check with venerable sector
- A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
- Must possess effective interpersonal, motivational and organizational skills
- Strong presentation skills with the ability to relate to a varied audience, especially youth from
Grade 6 to Grade 12 age range
- A demonstrated ability to take initiative and follow through on actions, and issues effectively
- The ability to work independently, but in a team environment
- The ability to work as directed by PMAST’s Program Director
- Must be very reliable, motivated and committed to representing PMAST and providing service
of the highest quality
- Names of participants and details of any case are strictly confidential. At no point
should mediation trainers reveal specifics regarding any attendee you are, or have
worked with, to anyone other than with program staff.
- PMAST is the sole owner of our programs and are not permitted for use outside of
- Empowering professional growth and development.
- Collaboration with multidisciplinary senior board members.
- Growing your professional network.
- Receiving referral letter to help advance your career.
APPLICATIONS will be accepted up to December 15th, 2023
This will be a part-time contract position, usually with one class per week for an 8-
10 week period, depending upon the needs of the school.
Remuneration will be based on the contract for each school.
Please submit a letter of application and resume to Florence Lye, Program
Director at email@example.com
- Charitable #863734158RR000 | pmast.org | 103 1811 4St SW CALGARY AB T2S 1W2 | 403 808 6043 | firstname.lastname@example.org