Braintrust Canada

Community Education Assistant

Theme: Youth at Risk
Location: Kelowna
Age Group: Early Years, Elementary, and Secondary
Associated Costs: Students are required to have access to a vehicle for transportation to work-related activities (i.e., community booths). Mileage will be reimbursed.

Position Description

CFE students will assist with the development, delivery, and evaluation of the Brain Injury Substance Use Education for Youth (BISEY) program. The BISEY program provides interactive education for youth on the intersection of brain injury and substance use through pop-up booths in places where youth are already at (e.g., sporting events, concerts, breweries, skate parks).

Specific duties include:

  • Coordinate and schedule community booths
  • Lead youth through interactive activities (e.g., goggles to demonstrate the effects of alcohol on cognition and movement)
  • Assist the Education & Prevention Coordinator in speaking to youth about brain injury and substance use at community booths
  • Collect program evaluation data at community booths
  • Design educational resource(s) for youth on brain injury
  • Conduct a mid-program evaluation of the BISEY program and make recommendations for program improvement
  • Opportunity to help with other BrainTrust programs/services based on interest (e.g., Helmet Safety Program)
Expected hours Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.*
# of placements 2

*Hours will be required some weekday evenings to deliver the program at community events (e.g., sports games).

Organization Information

BrainTrust Canada is a non-profit dedicated to meeting the unique needs of people affected by acquired brain injury. As a collaborative and innovative community partner, we use evidence-based approaches to provide support to brain injury survivors, as well as brain injury prevention and education.

Braintrust Canada Website