Employment Opportunity: Youth Engagement Worker
Contract - part-time
Sep 21 2012 (All day)
Working in partnership with our communities, Delisle Youth Services (DYS) provides a wide range of comprehensive, individualized services for children, youth and their families. We aim to build community awareness and acceptance of youth and youth issues and to foster, recognize and showcase personal strengths and diversity amongst Toronto's youth community. We are currently accepting applications for the following:
Youth Engagement Worker
Must be eligible for Investing in Neighbourhoods program through Employment and Social Services
The Youth Engagement Worker will staff The Studio and mentor and support youth who come from diverse ethno-cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, gender identities and sexual orientations. Principles of youth engagement and empowerment underpin the programming and operation of The Studio. A collaborative team based approach is used with the youth worker reporting to the Project Coordinator of The Studio.
- Provide supervision and guidance to youth who utilize The Studio
- Mentor all youth accessing the program and provide informal confidential support
- Support youth to develop skills in managing peer and adult relationships, health, sexuality, and drug use.
- Provide support to youth by directing them to workshops, formal and informal services
- Participate in developing and implementing both formal and informal programming in The Studio
- Ensure that planned programs are successfully implemented
- Refer youth who are seeking more formal and/or intensive supports to appropriate services to meet their needs
- Ensure that youth-specific resources and literature pertaining to peer mentoring is readily available and accessible.
- Maintain files and data base(s), responding to appropriate information requests, collecting intake information, registering youth for scheduled activities, collecting statistical data etc.
- Comply with all policies and procedures established by the agency/Ministry, residential licensing requirements, legislation related to employment such as the Occupational Health & Safety Act , Employment Standards, Ontario Human Rights and regulations, standards and guidelines relative to youth in care
- Perform other related duties as assigned
- Previous youth engagement experience along with experience working with youth from diverse ethno-cultural, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities
- Leadership experience such as youth mentoring and/or volunteering
- Goal directed individual who is motivated and able to adapt to the needs of a new program
- Must have good communication, teamwork, leadership and advocacy skills and the ability to work independently
- Knowledge of curriculum development and training is an asset
- Knowledge and skill in the areas of crisis intervention (T.C.I )is an asset
- Must be eligible for Investing in Neighbourhoods program through Employment and Social Services
Critical Skills and Knowledge:
- Good verbal and written communication skills;
- Good interpersonal skills in order to effectively liaise with a variety of Agency staff, external professionals and individuals
- Satisfactory clearance under the Police Reference Check program.
- Ability to work 3:00pm – 8:00pm 4 days a week from Monday to Thursday plus occasional Fridays and/or weekends
Interested applicants are invited to submit both their cover letter and resume in PDF or Microsoft Word format to: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than September 21. Please quote Peer Mentoring - Youth Worker Sept 2012 in the subject line.
No telephone inquiries or agencies please. We thank all applicants however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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