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Community Services Worker, SCAN - Canada Summer Jobs

Job Type: 
Part Time
Pay Rate: 
$14.25/hr
Application Deadline: 
Sunday 6 June 2021

Job Title: Community Services Worker, Scarborough Civic Action Network

10 Week Contract, 35 hours per week

Contract Start date: June 7th, 2021 ; Contract End date: August 20th, 2021

Reports to: SCAN Coordinator

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  June 6th, 2021

 

 

SCAN is a community-driven network focused on mobilizing a civic voice for Scarborough, one that is inclusive of marginalized and underrepresented communities and reflective of the diversity of community members who live in Scarborough. SCAN aims to support civic engagement to address priority equity issues throughout Scarborough. SCAN is governed by its Stewardship Group made up of community-serving agencies and Scarborough residents.

 

SCAN is trusteed by Agincourt Community Services Association (ACSA), a non-profit, multi-service agency addressing the needs and empowering underserved communities in Scarborough to build a better tomorrow.

 

Summary of Job Functions:

 

SCAN is seeking to hire 1 Community Services Worker to support SCAN’s civic engagement in neighbourhoods across Scarborough, with a focus on Scarborough Centre, and to carry out its community summit survey and enlist community members. SCAN is looking for someone who is motivated, eager to learn, takes initiative, is reliable, builds relationships with communities and has a passion for civic engagement in Scarborough. This position will focus SCAN’s action mandate of addressing affordable housing, as well as safety.  

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Develop and conduct a community survey (and possibly a focus group) about affordable housing needs and related issues facing tenants in market rental housing with a focus on youth, visible minorities and immigrants in Scarborough  
  • Support community education about housing-related services through in-person and online workshops and other tools based on the community survey outcomes for low to moderate income tenants living in market rental housing in Scarborough
  • Collect and share information about housing-related services offered by community organizations for low to moderate income tenants living in market rental housing in Scarborough
  • Assist with development and implementation of effective community outreach strategies and support building connections with diverse communities and stakeholders throughout Scarborough in order to conduct community survey, conduct education workshops and share information about housing-related services
  • Assist the coordinator in development and implementing initiatives as the safety action mandate
  • Assist with vaccine engagement work, as it relates to the target communities
  • Report regularly to SCAN Coordinator
  • Other duties as required by project goals

 

To be eligible, participants must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and,
  • 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.

 

Qualifications:

  • Experience working or volunteering at a community-based organization in Scarborough
  • Working knowledge of good community engagement practices
  • General knowledge of best practices for civic engagement in Scarborough 
  • Reliable, adaptive and good at building relationships with diverse communities
  • Ability to translate spoken and written English to Tamil, Arabic, Chinese, Bengali, Urdu, Farsi, Tagalog or Gujarati an asset
  • Basic computer literacy

 

Interested applicants are requested to quote SCAN Community Assistant (Sc-Centre) in the subject line of their email.

 

Closing date: June 1st, 2021

 

Apply to scarboroughcivicaction@gmail.com

 

No phone calls please.

 

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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