Job Posting: Team Lead, 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 1 full-time Team Lead.


POSITION SUMMARY

This program is based on the Housing First philosophy and is one of four housing options offered by Choices for Youth. With sixteen units spread over six houses in the downtown St. John’s area, combined with community partners and private landlords, this program provides supportive housing options, focusing on eviction prevention and intensive case management for young people within our community.

This individual will report to the Program Coordinator and together, and they will work together to ensure effective program delivery. Complete assessments and provide goal-oriented inventions to clients.


ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide advocacy, accompaniment, and referral services to youth

  • P.rovide supervision and guidance to the staff team, students, and volunteers

  • Ensure that services provided reflect the needs of CFY’s youth

  • Ensure documentation of relevant client information and that documentation is in accordance with CFY’s policy on the security and maintenance of client information

  • Provide intensive case management to vulnerable/at-risk youth

  • Provide timely response and support to youth and/or their families experiencing a crisis, on-going support, and follow-up

  • The ability to build trusting, positive relationships with youth and their families

  • Knowledge of adolescent development and parenting, and crisis intervention

  • Nurture and contribute to the unique culture of the organization

  • Commit to helping CFY achieve the goals of its strategic plan

  • Help foster a social justice approach among employees


QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor of Social Work or equivalent degree in the social sciences, consideration also given to those with a diploma

  • Minimum of 3 years working with at-risk youth

  • Extensive knowledge of the nonprofit sector and youth homelessness issues

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and facilitation skills are essential

  • Supervisory experience as an asset

  • Current Standard First Aid/CPR and ASIST training

  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check & Vulnerable Sector Check

  • Active Drivers Licence and access to a vehicle


WORK HOURS

The position will work 35 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.


COMPENSATION

The salary for this position is $48,976.20 - $54,418.00 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: RFTL- 0822

Deadline to Apply: August 3, 2022


HOW TO APPLY

Please submit your cover letter and resume explaining how you meet the criteria and using the reference ID in the subject line.


Email:

Recruitment Lead Recruitment@choicesforyouth.ca

Susan Crawford, RallyForward Program Coordinator

scrawford@choicesforyouth.ca


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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