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Youth Services Coordinator

  • Posted:Nov 26, 2020
  • Apply by:Dec 06, 2020
  • Job Type
  • Contract / Full Time
  • Job Level
  • Other
  • Location
  • Old Toronto, ON
  • Impact Area
  • Other
  • Impact Category
  • Other
  • Company Type
  • Other

About this position

Job Posting:  Youth Services Coordinator

Position:           Youth Services Coordinator.  Full-time Special Contract position, 40h per week. 
                          Some evenings/ weekends required
Reports to:       Program Director
Hourly Rate:     $25.48 (equivalent to Grade 9, Step 1 - City of Toronto scale)
Contract:          December 2020 – September 2021 (possibility of renewal)
Apply:               By Sunday, December 6th, 5pm.
                          Email Rebecca Keenan at rebecca@scaddingcourt.org or mail 707 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON, M5T 2W6. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Please advise if accommodation is required: call 416 392-0335 x 226

Job Summary:   

The Youth Services Coordinator is responsible for the implementation, delivery, and evaluation of existing and emerging youth initiatives at Scadding Court Community Centre, focusing on the grant-funded “Raising the Bar” training and employment program, and “HeARTwork”, an arts-based workshop series for youth who are or have been impacted by mental health and substance use challenges. 

The Youth Services Coordinator will also organize outreach and conduct intake, assessment and clinical consultation and support for local youth, and support the development and programming of other youth programs and services at the Centre, including recreation, social activities, mentoring and tutoring, artistic, educational and life skills workshops, and other relevant activities and special events.

Working closely with various departments and supporting the Senior Management Team, this position will provide strategic input, administrative oversight, systems accountability and quality programming to community youth and the wider city.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the “Raising the Bar” training and employment program and the “HeARTwork” arts-based workshop series for youth impacted by mental health and substance use challenges
  • Coordinate and deliver, with teams of staff, programs, services and supports for low-income, racialized and newcomer youth, and other special projects as assigned (eg. policing, drug use, violence, racism)
  • Organize outreach and promotional activities including but not limited to social media, flyering, door-to-door, and in schools and other agencies to engage youth
  • Conduct intake, assessment and case management and provide clinical consultation and support to enhance service delivery for local youth 
  • Establish and maintain interaction and rapport with local youth from the Alexandra Park and surrounding community to ensure their awareness of activities and opportunities available
  • Work with the Development Department to develop, write, and submit proposals to secure program funding
  • Liaise with community groups, agencies and organizations in the community to ascertain needs, obtain feedback, and plan quality recreational, social, life skills, and employment activities
  • Develop and deliver relevant workshops, training sessions, self-help and community development initiatives
  • Make resources available to youth requiring assistance by providing information and referrals to appropriate youth help agencies and prevention programs.  Be a resource and provide support during crisis situations.
  • Link youth with services and supports that promote community connectedness, increase positive support networks, and provide access to employment and educational opportunities
  • Lead and/or assist in focus groups, data collection, systems development, program evaluation, reporting, and other materials as directed
  • Plan and deliver special events, such as tournaments and art exhibits, relevant to youth
  • Attend and participate in youth related committees and events
  • Support the administrative work of the centre, including documenting activities and resources, and participate in committees and meetings
  • Monitor program budgets with the support of the Finance Director
  • Make recommendations for program updates and changes that lead to increased capacity, enhanced service delivery, and improved outcomes for youth
  • Other related duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Registered Social Worker in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)
  • 2-5 years of direct experience in providing youth services and supports preferred, with a focus on working with vulnerable and marginalized youth, and particular emphasis on mental health and substance use
  • Expertise in understanding the barriers and issues youth face
  • Strong intake and assessment, advocacy, and negotiation skills
  • Intervention and crisis management skills, knowledge of de-escalation techniques, uses a trauma-informed lens
  • Extensive understanding of delivering client-centred services and strong rapport building skills
  • Experience in workshop development, project management, community organizing, and community development
  • Knowledge of resources for vulnerable, racialized, newcomer, and low-income youth, with demonstrated information and referral skills
  • Experience creating partnerships and access to services within the community
  • Excellent planning and implementation, administration, organizational, documentation, and computer skills
  • Ability to motivate, support and lead a diverse team of part-time and seasonal staff
  • Experience working in low-income environments, and an understanding and knowledge of such issues as: diversity, street gangs, violence, substance abuse, racism and harassment as they relate to youth
  • Able to handle sensitive and confidential information in a responsible manner

Apply to Rebecca Keenan at rebecca@scaddingcourt.org

Scadding Court Community Centre is an equal opportunity employer.

Visit www.scaddingcourt.org to learn more about who we are and what we do.

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