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Community Service Worker, Food Security - Canada Summer Jobs

Job Type: 
Full Time
Pay Rate: 
$14.25/hour
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday 22 December 2020

Canada Summer Jobs - 2020

Community Service Worker - Food Security (Full-time)

Position Type: Contract 8 weeks, 35 hours a week

Pay rate: $14.80/hr

Positions to be filled: 1

Reports to: Food Security and Engagement Coordinator

Application Deadline: December 22, 2020

 

Contract: January, 2020 – February 26, 2021

 

Agincourt Community Services Association (ACSA) is a multi service not-for-profit agency located in Scarborough. This summer, we are looking for mature, energetic, and knowledgeable individuals to fill 1 full-time Food Security Community Animator position.

 

Responsibilities

  • Plan, supervise, and implement cooking/nutrition and food gardening activities targeted towards the Chester Le, Glendower, and Bay Mills communities.
  • Engage seniors, adults, and youth in Food Security program activities
  • Assist in the implementation of the Scarborough Cross-Generational Food Sustainability Project
  • Provide relevant food access resources and materials including information about other community food based initiatives and COVID-19 supports applicable towards resident interests
  • Conduct and support gardening/indoor growing workshops
  • Encourage leadership and involvement of residents, including community gardeners, through capacity building
  • Perform community outreach and engagement as needed
  • Lead and assist online workshops and educational sessions
  • Complete administrative duties as directed, including creating content for social media accounts and website
  • Perform other duties as directed

Qualifications

  • Must be between 15-30 years old
  • Must have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations
  • Knowledge of Scarborough community food resources, issues of relevance to newcomers, and low income families  and familiarity with diverse cultures an asset
  • Passionate about sustainability, food issues, and reducing food insecurity
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively alone and in a team environment
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Gardening experience (professional, volunteer, or hobby-related) is an asset
  • Cooking skills (professional, volunteer, or hobby-related) are an asset
  • Experience working with senior, adult, or youth populations would be an asset
  • Knowledge and familiarity with Chester Le, Glendower, and Bay Mills communities an asset
  • A valid driver’s licence and access to vehicle is an asset
  • Access to a computer and internet when working remotely is an asset
  • Second language an asset (preferably Arabic, Mandarin)
  • Available to work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Current police reference check is mandatory

Please apply via email (cover letter & resume in one attachment) to:

 

Attention: Tyrzah Martins

Email: mtyrzah@agincourtcommunityservices.com

 

Please quote Food Security Community Animator in the subject line of email.

 

ACSA is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and/or persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. We thank all applicants for their interest in the position. However, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview. 

If you are contacted by ACSA regarding a job opportunity and need accommodation throughout a hiring process, please contact Yelena Galochkina, HR Generalist at gyelena@agincourtcommunityservices.com. This address is for accommodation inquiries ONLY. Job applications sent to it will not be considered.

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