Community Youth Outreach Worker, Outreach and Youth Engagement program (Full-Time)

Choices for Youth Inc. (“Choices”) 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.

We are seeking a Community Youth Outreach Worker to provide support within the Outreach and Youth Engagement program. These individuals will report to the Program Coordinator and together, will work to ensure effective program delivery.

  • Provide outreach support, engagement opportunities and drop-in services to youth

  • Create space for positive relationships, predictable structures and clear expectations for youth

  • Provide advocacy, accompaniment, and referral services to youth
  • Intervene effectively and appropriately to crisis and conflict through the use of supportive counselling, problem solving and clear communication

  • Ensure that services provided reflects the needs of youth
  • Ensure documentation of relevant information and that documentation is in accordance with CFY’s policy on the security and maintenance of youth information
  • Nurture and contribute to the unique culture of the organization
  • Commit to helping CFY achieve the goals of its strategic plan

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor of Social Work or related field

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working with youth

  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of issues pertaining to homeless, street involved, and at risk youth

  • Advanced understanding of the systems affecting youth

  • Ability to work independently and within a team while supporting and achieving the overall goals of the program

  • Thorough knowledge of community resources and supports for youth

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential

  • Demonstrated experience in using trauma-informed practice would be an asset

  • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle

Work Hours

The position will work 35 hours per week and flexibility in work hours will be required including evening and weekend work to accommodate youth and program needs and to accommodate higher work volumes and organizational requirements.

Compensation

The starting salary for this position is $38,656.  Choices for Youth offers a competitive compensation package, including: a health and dental program, employer-matched RRSP and four weeks’ vacation to qualifying employees.

How to Apply:

Email your resume and cover letter with OYE-10-2017 in the subject line to:

employment@choicesforyouth.ca

Or fax:

709-726-3125

This competition will remain opened until filled.

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.

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