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Job Posting: Community Support Worker - RallyForward

Choices for Youth Inc. (CFY) is a professional service, youth-focused, non-profit, charitable organization that creates spaces and conversations, and operates programs and social enterprises to help vulnerable youth secure stable housing, employment, and education while improving health and family stability. With a focus on prevention, intervention, and support, we help youth and young families break cycles of poverty and homelessness and transition to healthy, stable, and independent lives. Our RallyForward Program is seeking to hire two (2) full-time, permanent Community Support Worker.


RallyForward is a Supportive Housing Program with intensive Community Supports, for young people between the ages of 16-29 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.




  • Build rapport with individual youth through supportive and respectful interactions, providing support to youth, enabling empowerment and a move toward successful independent living within the community.

  • Collaborate with the Community Support Team to ensure that individual support plans are implemented.  Individualized plans may include establishing goals, assistance in daily living, financial planning, vocational and educational guidance, social supports, health, harm reduction, leisure/recreation, and advocacy.   

  • Be client-centered and client-directed in working with youth.

  • Actively participate as part of the Housing team, to provide quality housing and supports to young people.

  • Effectively model and assist young people in their development of physical, social, emotional, and life skills such as maintaining personal hygiene, assisting with housekeeping, meal planning and preparation, budgeting, making and keeping appointments, and interpersonal skills. As young people address these issues, staff will provide supportive feedback, to increase independence.  

  • Crisis intervention and prevention work including identifying potential crisis and implementing prevention plans, responding to crisis as they arise (mental health, physical and non‐violent crisis intervention), and reporting all crisis to the Program Coordinator

  • Advocate with social services and other agencies on behalf of youth.

  • Partake in group and community building activities.

  • Meet youth as required.

  • Explore opportunities to integrate youth connected to the Program with other programs located in Choices if needed.




  • University degree in social services or equivalent and registration with a professional college, if applicable

  • Preference will be given to candidates with 2 years’ experience in community mental health field.

  • Extensive knowledge of youth related issues and resources

  • Commitment to the philosophy of youth empowerment is a requirement.

  • Conflict resolution skills

  • Knowledge of the housing first philosophy an asset

  • Understanding of HIFIS

  • Current Standard First Aid/CPR and ASIST training.

  • Training in Trauma Informed Practice preferred.

  • A satisfactory certificate of conduct and vulnerable sector check is required and must be bondable.

  • Active drivers’ licence and access to a vehicle is required.




The position will work 37.5 hours per week and flexibility in work hours will be required to accommodate youth and program needs and to accommodate higher work volumes and organizational requirements.




The salary for this position is $45,669.00 - $50,368.50 annually. Choices for Youth offers a competitive compensation package, including a health and dental program, employer-matched RRSP and four weeks’ vacation to qualifying employees.


Reference ID: CSWRF-07-2024


Application Deadline: July 24, 2024




Please submit your cover letter and resume with CSWRF-07-2024 in the subject line, explaining how you meet the criteria.



Recruitment Lead, Human Resources: 

Rachel Laracy, Program Coordinator 


Choices for Youth (CFY) strives towards a culture of inclusion and empowerment, one where there’s a sense of belonging and safety while prioritizing diversity across the organization, including in its Board of Directors composition, employment practices, staff, policies, programming, and services. CFY values lived and living experience and invites everyone interested to apply for available opportunities. CFY actively seeks applications from Indigenous Peoples; members of Black, racialized, and other equity-seeking and/or religious, cultural, and other communities; members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community; people with disabilities; and people from a variety of social and economic backgrounds. Should you require support or accommodation(s) to better enable your ability to participate in the employment or recruitment process, please let us know at any point. This information will be kept confidential.


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