Youth Worker (Farsi Speaking)

Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Friday, July 30, 2021 - 5:00pm
Job terms: 


CICS is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to empower newcomers in settling and integrating as contributing members of Canadian society through diverse, professional, and innovative programs and services. We work to enable newcomers to fully integrate, participate and contribute to all spheres of Canadian society. Our success stems from our workforce culture-bound by three core values: Compassion, Inclusion, and Collaboration.

Reference: 14-21 / Worker
Job Title: Youth Worker – Farsi-speaking
Team/Unit: Immigrant Youth Centre (IYC) / Markham South Welcome Centre
Location: 5284 Highway 7 East, Markham / 7220 Kennedy Rd, Markham
Hours: 28 hours (4 days) per week until March 31, 2022; 17.5 hours thereafter, with the
possibility of increased hours pending funding. May be required to work irregular
hours including evenings, weekends, and some holidays

Salary Range: $44,472 to $50,054
Current Rate: $24.44 per hour
Status: Unionized


• To design, organize, facilitate, and evaluate group sessions and workshops for immigrant youth and their families;
• To keep abreast of the needs of and extend outreach to multicultural immigrant/at-risk/low-income youths;
• To provide information, supportive counseling and make referrals to help immigrant youths and families understand Canadian systems in their integration processes;
• To provide one-on-one and case management service to immigrant/at-risk/low-income youths;
• To facilitate access to needed services and resources where there are barriers due to language, culture, race, and class by providing interpretation or translation;
• To recruit clients for program activities;
• To keep and maintain records in a timely and professional manners;
• To keep the team updated on all new information and be cooperative in maintenance of information by tracking government policies and community resources in order to effectively inform and refer clients;
• To update clients’ database and prepare statistical reports;
• To attend internal/external meetings as required;
• To monitor program activities, budget and expenses as directed;
• To establish and maintain excellent service quality for clients;
• To establish and maintain excellent working relationship and communication with internal and external groups.


• Canadian University degree or equivalent in Social Sciences or a related discipline;
• Excellent understanding of cultural and social background of immigrant youth and families;
• Excellent understanding of settlement and integration issues faced by immigrant youth and their families;
• Excellent knowledge of government and community resources;
• Be innovative and skilled in program design, activity organization and community outreach;
• Possessing special talents and excellent youth programming skills;
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills with youth and parents;
• Accomplished skills in life skills facilitation, performing arts, sports, etc.;
• Demonstrated experience in working with immigrant/low-income youth and families;
• Certified Information and Referral Specialist (CIRS) an asset;
• Proficiency in written and spoken English, as well as a second language commonly used by clientele – Farsi;
• Able to work in a multi-cultural environment;
• Proficiency in computer; Microsoft Office, graphic software and social media that facilitate work, communication and online marketing;
• Flexible, willing to work in evenings and weekends;
• Vulnerable Sector Screening is mandatory;
• Able to travel in the GTA, has a valid driver license and possession of a car is preferred.

How To Apply

Resumes and cover letters are to be sent to CICS by email: by 5:00 pm on July 30, 2021.

Application should quote # Job 14-21 / Youth Worker (Farsi-speaking) and address the covering letter to:

Hiring Committee
Centre for Immigrant and Community Services (CICS)
2330 Midland Avenue,
Toronto, ON
M1S 5G5

CICS is an equal opportunity employer. We provide accommodations during the recruitment process for persons with disabilities if required. This will be in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians Disability Act and Ontario Human Rights Code. We thank all those who respond to this posting. Only those selected for further screening will be contacted. No telephone call inquiries.