Indus Community Services is an accredited, not-for-profit community benefit organization that has served local communities for over three decades. We are a registered charity, supported by our donors and by all three levels of government. Through our professional staff, we are a leader in the provision of culturally responsive services to newcomers, families, women & seniors.
Under the general guidance of the Manager – Strategic Development the incumbent will lead, develop and coordinate programs to support newcomer and refugee youth between the ages of 13 – 21 years and members of the local police, firefighters and/or paramedics through youth led sports and creative activities.
(but not limited to)
- Develop marketing strategies and conduct outreach, including social media to promote and recruit program participants
- Work with newcomer/racialized youth to develop a strong understanding of issues affecting them and their communities
- Ensure the safety and well-being of participants and interact directly with youth facilitating positive, fun and engaging activities
- Develop a fun and welcoming space for youth to participate in sports/creative/educational activities
Provide youth with opportunities to:
- Engage with the local First Responder agencies/personnel to break-down identified barriers, promote civic engagement and healthy democracy
- Develop their social networks in their adopted country and enhance inter-cultural communication, 2SLGBTQ+ understanding and promote mutual racial tolerance and respect
- Enhance their skills and knowledge to help their peers fight against discrimination and racism
- Engage in physical/creative activities to help them deal with stress and to increase their social competence
- Successfully complete high/secondary school and develop achievable a career paths including possible careers and mentorship opportunities with First Responders
- Access employment programs; youth apprenticeship programs, summer jobs programs, volunteer programs
- Build partnerships with a variety of organizations particularly local First Responders, sports and creative entities to ensure participants have an opportunity to share experiences, build trust and positive experiences
- Organize relevant presentations/workshops to enhance participants critical thinking, civic literacy, community engagement, and leadership skills, as well as cross-cultural connections, and volunteer and systems change opportunities
- Develop the work plan for project activities including an evaluation plan and measurement indicators
- Develop and facilitate a series of workshops for youth to increase knowledge and awareness about civic engagement, healthy democracy, discrimination and racism and other unique challenges faced by newcomer and refugee youth
- Maintain accurate data and input into Caseworks database and ensure all statistical and narrative reports are completed within assigned timelines
- Participate in staff and team meetings
- Post-secondary diploma in Community Development (social work, social sciences, humanities or a related field)
- A genuine passion for working with young people, especially newcomer/racialized youth
- Comprehensive knowledge of issues facing newcomer/racialized youth along with experience in engaging with youth, civic engagement and community development
- Demonstrated project development skills, relationship-building and facilitation experience
- A strong understanding of and an ability to work within an anti-racist/anti-oppression & 2SLGBTQ+ framework
- Knowledge of services and systems in sectors such as income security, housing, immigrant and settlement services, mental health and healthcare
- Demonstrated initiative and an ability to work independently & within a team setting
- Excellent organizational, communication (oral and written) and administrative skills
- Computer proficiency in an MS Office environment, e-mail, internet and experience using a database system
- Ability to work flexible hours including occasional evenings and weekends and from any Indus work-site
- alid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
- Current Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Screening will be required
Status: Part Time – 21–28 hours a week (Contract position until March 31, 2020, with the possibility of an extension)
Compensation: $23.00 per hour
Location: Mississauga & Brampton
How to Apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their application, including a complete resume of qualifications and experience, electronically by 12:00 p.m. on June 28th, 2019 to:
Please ensure your application email has the subject heading of ‘Community Engagement Staff - Youth - (insert your name)’
This job posting is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
Indus Community Services is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse populations we serve. We are committed to accommodating people with disabilities as part of our hiring process. If you have special requirements, please advise Human Resources during the recruitment process.
Indus Community Services encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.