Youth Program Worker, Youth in Action

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Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 5:00pm
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CultureLink is a settlement and community organization with 30 years’ experience in developing and delivering services to meet the needs of diverse communities. CultureLink works within an anti-oppression framework and is committed to equity. This is a bargaining unit position.

Position Summary:

The Youth in Action program facilitates the settlement and successful integration of newcomer youth age 12-24 through five types of services: Needs Assessment services and Settlement Plans; weekly sport, recreational and healthy living activities such as basketball, soccer, skating and more; field trips; English Conversation Circles to support official language learning, civic engagement and volunteerism; and one-on-one and blended supports towards increasing employability and eliminating barriers to employment for newcomer/refugee youth. The Youth Worker plans, implements and reports on the activities of the Program.

Under conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic, program delivery has been primarily remote and the Program Worker must be proficient with technology and online tools (for example Zoom, Google Meets), and able to support clients to participate using technology and online tools. Ability and willingness to work in-person when conditions permit is essential.
Maintaining positive relationships with partners and CultureLink colleagues is essential to program success. All agency staff are also expected to support each other and to collaborate on agency-wide initiatives.


  • Assess clients' relevant skill strengths and needs
  • Refer clients to other social services or assist clients in locating and utilizing community resources including legal, medical and financial assistance, housing, employment, transportation, day care and other services
  • Organize registration of participants for group activities, prepare programs and promotional material, and publicize events
  • Deliver after-school activities
  • Maintain program statistics and complete monthly reports
  • May supervise placement students and volunteers
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Work Capacities:

  • Physical demands: sitting at a desk for computer work (50% of the workday) and meetings; lifting (files, laptop, and program supplies up to 5 kg); ability to lead to sports and recreation activities
  • Non-physical demands: occasional deadlines; evening work; variety of tasks
  • Social/emotional demands: teamwork; relationship/network-building; exposure to emotional situations; working closely with the public, with clients and with colleagues
  • Cognitive/mental demands: attention to detail; self-supervision/autonomy; multitasking; organizational ability/time management, adaptability, sound judgement, effective written communication


  • Post-secondary program or degree in a field relevant to human services, or a combination of equivalent experience and education
  • One year experience in delivering children’s programs
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English
  • Satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Screening within the past six months
  • Facility using digital outreach tools and social media (i.e. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter)
  • Competency in Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Enhanced vaccine certificate showing proof of full vaccination against COVID-19

How to apply:

To apply, submit your cover letter and resume by email to the Executive Assistant at, quoting the reference number.

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