Youth Group Worker

Job city: 
Toronto
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 11:45pm
Job terms: 
Part-time

Summary:

COSTI is a multicultural organization providing settlement, employment, and language training services. For more information about COSTI, please visit our website at www.costi.org

This program is specifically for new immigrant youth between the ages of 13 and 24. This program will provide youth with assistance in the areas of immigration & settlement, education, recreation and employment.

Responsibilities:

  • Recruits youth to participate on a Youth Advisory Committee. Input from this committee will be utilized in programming activities
  • Organizes group activities for the youth such as drop-in nights, English conversational circles, cultural celebrations, recreational activities, orientation/information sessions, youth leadership and civic engagement
  • Provide information and referral to educational institutions, recreational programs, youth specific services, community centres, volunteer programs and employment opportunities
  • Liaise with community agencies in the areas where Newcomer youth are living to bridge services to the needs of this population
  • Provide individual counseling based on the needs of the youth (life skills, crisis intervention, and telephone support)
  • Evaluates the program on an on-going basis and recommend service delivery changes based on the evaluation

Qualifications:

  • Social Service Worker Diploma or equivalent with relevant practicum experience
  • Minimum One (1) year of experience providing services to youth at risk
  • Minimum of Six (6) months of previous case management experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of specific issues facing immigrants and refugee youth
  • Knowledge of the educational system, recreational programs and youth-related services
  • Ability to speak one of the following languages is an asset: Punjabi/Urdu/Hindi/Tamil
  • Excellent communication, organization and coordination skills
  • Access to a car would be an asset.

This is a contract position, scheduled to work 14 hours per week
(Current incumbent is on a Secondment)
Duration of postion: September 25, 2017 – December 31, 2017
Rate of pay: $24.33 to $26.19 per hour
Location: 227 Vodden Street East, Unit 3, Brampton

How to Apply:

If you are interested, please quote Reference #116-17 and send your resume with a covering letter to:

Michael Politi
Manager, Staffing and Orientation
COSTI Immigrant Services
1710 Dufferin Street
Toronto, Ontario
M6E 3P2

Fax: (416) 658-8537

E-mail: resumes@costi.org

COSTI encourages applications from individuals reflecting the diversity of our community. COSTI is committed to fair and accessible employment practices and when requested, will make reasonable effort to accommodate people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes when filling positions.

Thank you to all applicants for their interest in COSTI. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

Contact: 
Michael Politi