Youth Wellness Centre Outreach Assistant, Investing in Neighbourhoods

Job city: 
Toronto
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, April 24, 2022 - 11:45pm
Job terms: 
Part-time contract

Summary:

Youth Wellness Centre, Community Programs

The Youth Wellness Centre (YWC) is a hub for youth services which include WoodGreen provided and partner supported services and activities. Services include drop-in support for youth including settlement support, recreational activities, mental health support, general counselling support, employment related support, and support for school related needs.

Responsabilities:

  • Support the engagement of new youth clients and the promotion of the YWC’s services and activities.
  • Assist the Youth Wellness Coordinator with outreach, group facilitation, and activities which enhance community health and revitalization.
  • Assist the Lead Facilitator to work with members of the local community to attract youth to Youth Wellness program offerings.
  • Be engaged in developing the curriculum for youth as they develop skills to:
    • Think critically in assessing issues that are related to their reality in the media, in popular culture, school, messages from governments, peer engagement/pressure, etc.;
    • Increase their understanding and appreciation of their cultural power and all the possibilities that come with that understanding;
    • Nurture a healthy and balanced perspective on personal identity and personal capacity.

Qualifications:

  • 1+ year of experience working with young people in community development activities.
  • 1+ years of experience facilitating personal development and maturation change processes with young people.
  • MUST BE CURRENT ONTARIO WORKS (OW) RECIPIENT.
  • Effective September 7, 2021, all newly hired employees will be required to provide proof that they have completed an approved course of vaccination against COVID-19 at least 14 days prior to commencing employment or provide documentation to support an exemption based on grounds covered by the Ontario Human Rights Act (i.e. Medical exemption).

Skills:

  • Demonstrated outreach, marketing, organizational, and planning skills.
  • Effective communication (written and oral) and presentation and group facilitations skills.
  • Experience in client support and referral process.
  • Strong computer skills with knowledge of Windows, MS Office, and Internet.
  • Skills in using social media for communication/outreach and managing social media accounts.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and implement workshops.
  • Proven ability to work with clients of various backgrounds and needs.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Ability to maintain all aspects of client confidentiality.
  • Strong desire to learn and enhance understanding of the youth maturation processes, using service navigation as a viable maturation process which guides young people and equips them with the tools to successfully emerge into productive and responsible adults.

How to apply:

Please click here: https://woodgreencommunityservices.applytojob.com/apply/9UNwTwV6Ra/Youth...

Contact: 
careers@woodgreen.org