Youth Counsellor

Job city: 
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
Job terms: 
Part-time contract


The Rexdale Women’s Centre is a voluntary non-profit organization that provides a variety of services and programs to refugee and immigrant women and their families in a culturally sensitive, non discriminatory and supportive environment where women and their families work together to provide their own well being.

Summary The youth counselor is responsible for developing links with ethno-racial youth, working with grassroots networks, community meetings, community integration, community input and evaluation, connecting and ensuring engagement of youths with community resources and supporting their integration process. The youth counselor will develop and organize group activities and one to one counseling for youths while also connecting with community organizations, schools, places of worship, workplaces, etc for outreach to potential youth clients. The youth counselor will recruit, screen, orient and place individuals who want to volunteer as well as being responsible for the planning, development and delivery of outreach activities, forums, community fairs; develop tools and materials, techniques and strategies to publicize Rexdale Women’s Centre’s programs and services.

Reports To: Program Coordinator

Core Competencies:

  • Client Focus
  • Accountability and dependability
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Networking and Relationship Building
  • Organizational and Environmental Awareness
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Service Orientation
  • Teamwork
  • Energy and Stress management
  • Problem Solving
  • Operating Equipment
  • Ethics and Integrity


Promotion and Planning

  • Plan and organize group activities as well as one to one counseling for youths
  • Promote awareness of the RWC's services to newcomers, immigrants, ethno-racial and migrant communities, grassroots networks, community organizations, community leaders, schools, places of worship, workplaces, etc.
  • Promote, plan and assist with activities geared and oriented for youths
  • Make presentation to other groups about RWC's services and programs related to youths.


  • Knowledge and ability to use database
  • Prepare regular reports for the Program Coordinator
  • Attend team meetings and other meetings call by RWC
  • Maintain accurate records of work completed

Other Duties:

  • Provide support and guidance to volunteers, where required and appropriate
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Social Service or Community Worker diploma and/or degree and/or 3 years related experience
  • Experience working with newcomers, immigrants and refugees and/or newcomer youths
  • Experience working with a non-profit organization.
  • Above average English language communication skills
  • Proven computer literacy skills for Micro Soft Office 2003 to 2007 (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Publisher, database etc)
  • Working with youth from diverse backgrounds
  • Working co-operatively and proactively as part of team as well as independently
  • Familiarity with available community resources in our service delivery area an asset
  • Self-motivated, prioritize workload to meet deadlines
  • Write reports, with the assistance of the Program Coordinator
  • Positively represent the organization in the community
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Knowledge of the newcomer, immigrant and refugee services sector and of government policies related to newcomer, immigrant, and refugee services and/or newcomer, immigrant and or refugee youths
  • Good interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Good conflict mediation and resolution skills
  • High degree of resourcefulness, flexibility and adaptability
  • Strong morals and ethics, along with a commitment to confidentiality/privacy
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Second language and/or culture an asset
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends
  • Valid driver's license with a clear record an asset

Working Conditions:

  • Interacts with youths, their families and the public at large
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals
  • Ability to attend and conduct presentations
  • Overtime may be required
  • Travel my be required
  • Lifting of objects up to 10 lbs. be be required

Hours: 25 Hours per week
Duration: November 27, 2017 to March 31, 2018

How to apply:

Submit your resume by Monday, November 15, 2017 to:

Youth Staff- Hiring Committee
21 Panorama Court, # 2300
Rexdale, ON M9V 4E3


The Rexdale Women’s Centre is an equal opportunity employer and subscribe to the Ontario Human Rights Act. RWC is a United Way Member Agency.

Only applicants who will be interviewed will be contacted.

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