Community Support Worker (Full-Time, one year contract)

Choices for Youth is a dynamic, progressive organization that empowers homeless and at-risk youth with innovative options and tools to move from street-life to more stable, healthy living situations.

Currently, The RallyForward program at Choices for Youth is looking for one Community Support Worker, to fulfil a full time position with evenings and weekends.

RallyForward is a Supportive Housing Program with intensive Community Supports, for young people between the ages of 16-24 who have been identified as having complex mental health needs. The Community Support Worker will work in collaboration with Program Coordinator/Team Lead to provide direct support to youth who face barriers in the community. The Community Support Worker will assist young people with attaining the skills needed for independent living such as: life skills, education, employment, housing and crisis intervention/prevention.

Qualifications and Experience:
• Preference will be given to candidates with 2 years’ experience in community mental health field
• Diploma or degree from a recognized post-secondary program
• Extensive knowledge of youth related issues and resources
• Commitment to the philosophy of youth empowerment is a requirement
• Conflict resolution skills
• First Aid Certificate
• Certificate of Conduct
• Driver’s License Required

This position will require a flexible approach to hours of work and a willingness to be creative in motivating/inspiring youth and other members of the community. Access to a vehicle is also required.

$39,943 – 44,067 annually

Choices for Youth appreciates all applications however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Successful candidates will be required to submit a Certificate of Conduct.

Please submit resumes by 9:00am Wednesday November 15, 2017 with RF-11-2017 in the subject line.

Fax: (709) 726-3125

Equity in employment is essential to a just society. Choices for Youth enthusiastically welcomes applications from all qualified people, including racialized people, people of all sexual orientations, women and trans* people, Aboriginal and First People those with disabilities, mental illness, and from all social strata.