Youth Worker (Summer Student)

Job city: 
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Friday, July 12, 2019 - 5:00pm
Job terms: 
Full-time contract


The Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture is looking for a Post-Secondary student to fill the position of Youth Worker. The Youth Worker is part of a flexible team who delivers services to torture survivors and their families. This position involves traveling as well as evening and weekend work.


  • Assists in the intake of potential youth clients
  • Organizes joint activities for mentors and mentees
  • Develops plan of action in consultation with mentors and mentees
  • Plans and supervises recreational activities
  • Provides support to children, youth and their parents as required
  • Books appointments, makes referrals to appropriate service provider (e.g. legal, medical, housing, immigration, education, employment, etc.) sometimes accompanies client to appointments
  • Supports the weekly youth group
  • Identifies and connects with potential partner organizations
  • Prepares reports on volume and effectiveness of services, as per CCVT’s requirements
  • Participates in the preparation of CCVT’s special events
  • May be required to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.


  • Education in Social services, Teaching, Nursing or related field
  • Experience working with community organizations, or NGOs, or hospitals
  • Knowledge of newcomer youth, refugee and immigrant issues
  • Experience in group facilitation and public speaking
  • Able to work as a team member and independently
  • Ability to speak, read and write a second languages an asset
  • Knowledge and skills to work effectively with people of diverse social identities
  • Experience with word processing, internet and basic data management programs
  • Flexible, as some evening and weekend work is required

This is a summer student position from July 15 to September 6, 2019.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants are asked to submit their resume and cover letter by July 12, 2019 to:

Mulugeta Abai

Executive Director


Thank you to all applicants for their interest in CCVT, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.