Youth Worker, Section 23

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Greater Toronto Area
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Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 5:00pm
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Associated Youth Services of Peel (AYSP) is an accredited, charitable organization, supporting children, youth and families with mental health and/or youth justice issues. AYSP’s team of professionals bring a wide range of knowledge and professional experience from diverse backgrounds to our workplace. Our teams have a strong collaborative work ethic and we are committed to ongoing professional development. AYSP provides a client-centred, strength-based approach to engage in a manner which is culturally sensitive, non-judgmental and respectful. Working together with our service partners, using a multi-systems perspective, AYSP provides services that are evidence-based and evidence-informed.

We are currently seeking a Youth Worker to join our Section 23 Program. The Section 23 program works collaboratively with the Peel District School Board to develop and implement individualized programs for grade 9 & 10 students who are unable to attend regular or special education classes, to address their academic, social and emotional needs.


  • Provide support to post-secondary students in relation to their academic, social and emotional needs in a classroom setting
  • Develop and deliver programming applicable to the successful operation of a Section 23 classroom
  • Develop and deliver classroom behaviour management and social skills coaching
  • Establish and maintain professional alliances with school board faculty and administration, collateral agencies and service providers
  • Participate in monthly peer and individual supervision
  • Maintain professional documentation, in the form of case notes, service plans, reports and statistical information
  • Pivot from in person to virtual services as required by the agency and/or school board
  • Section 23 staff work six hours per day Monday to Friday
  • Section 23 staff commence work five work days before the start date of the school year, and will continue working until five work days following the end of the school year
  • Section 23 staff vacations align with school breaks. Staff take vacation during the school holiday break in Dec/Jan (seven vacation days) and March break (five vacation days)
  • Section 23 employees do not work for seven weeks between the end of the school year (July and August), and are paid for this time off

Qualifications and Experience:

  • An Undergraduate Degree in Social Work or Community College Diploma in Social Services or Child and Youth Work
  • Minimum 1-2 years’ experience working with youth and families with complex needs
  • Knowledge of and experience in strength-based and evidence-informed practices, including motivational interviewing, behaviour modification, social skills
  • development, problem solving/conflict resolution, crisis intervention, and Cognitive Behavioural approaches

  • Demonstrated ability to work with multi-need clients utilizing a goal-focused approach
  • Must possess a valid Ontario Driver’s License and provide own transportation, with appropriate liability insurance
  • Fluency in French or a language other than English is considered an asset

Salary Range: $43,274 - $52,547 ($23.78 - $28.87); pro-rated to .75 FTE which is $32,455 – $39,410 ($20.80 - $25.26)
Job Type: Permanent Part-Time (.75)
Location: Head office in Peel Region, with requirements to travel within Peel to designated community-based schools
Union Affiliation: OPSEU Local 592
Hours of Work: 30 hours per week (days)

Why Join our Team?

We offer an excellent compensation package with a strong focus on health and wellness. We offer our employees:

  • 3 weeks accrued paid vacation and 5 personal days per year
  • Registered Retirement Savings plan
  • Comprehensive Clinical Supervision provided
  • Professional development opportunities within the agency
  • Employer-paid staff training and development
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Excellent benefits, including health and dental coverage and Employee Assistance Program

AYSP is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and welcome applicants from all cultures, abilities and sexual & gender identities. Applicants must be willing to demonstrate and adhere to a commitment to Anti-Oppressive and Anti-Racist principles, with the expectation that the framework be reflected in day to day work. AYSP will make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants with disabilities to participate in the interview process upon request. For more information, please contact us at

We thank all candidates for applying, however, only candidates being considered will be contacted.

Individuals with the following qualifications are invited to apply with their cover letter and resume to: This position will be posted until January 18, 2023 at 5:00 pm.