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 their families break cycles of poverty and homelessness and transition to healthy, stable, and independent lives.
We are seeking an Outreach Youth and Engagement Worker to provide support within the Outreach and Youth Engagement program. This individual will report to the Program Coordinator and together, will work to ensure effective program delivery
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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
Degree or diploma in a social science 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
Satisfactory Criminal Record Screening and Vulnerable Sector Check and must be bondable
A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
The salary for this position is $45,669.00 - $50,368.50 Choices for Youth offers a competitive compensation package, including: a health and dental program, employer-matched RRSP and four weeks’ vacation to qualifying employees.
Regular hours of work for this position are Monday to Friday (37.5 hours per week). Flexibility in work hours may be required to accommodate higher work volumes and organizational requirements.
HOW TO APPLY:
Choices for Youth appreciates all applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please submit your cover letter and resume explaining how you meet the criteria and use ORYW-10-2022 in the subject line to the below recipients. Deadline to Apply: October 27, 2022
Recruitment Lead, Human Resources; email@example.com
Shawn Mercer, Program Coordinator; firstname.lastname@example.org
Reference ID: ORYE-10-2022
Application Deadline: November 3, 2022
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 gender identities, people who identify as members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, Indigenous peoples, those with disabilities, mental illness, and from all social strata. Should you require accommodation in relation to a disability, please tell us at the beginning of the selection process. This information will be kept confidential.
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