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Male Practitioner, TAAGS (Taking Action to Achieve Growth & Success)

Job Type: 
Full Time
Application Deadline: 
Monday 4 February 2019

Job Title:  Male Practitioner, TAAGS (Taking Action to Achieve Growth & Success)

Full time Contract

35 hrs wk, some evenings /weekends

Reports to: Manager, TAAGS

Application Deadline: February 4, 2019

 

Background

 

ACSA is a nonprofit, multi service agency at the heart of Agincourt addressing needs and empowering children, youth, newcomers, homeless, and otherwise underserved communities.  Our core programs include housing and outreach programs, food security programs, newcomer services, youth outreach and therapy programs, child and family programs, early years’ programs, computer access programs, and community engagement.

 

Summary of Job

 

Reporting to the TAAGS Manager, the Practitioner will provide intensive support to young male youth by actively engaging youth in clinical, therapeutic relationships while linking them to appropriate community resources and programming.

The project is focused on youth ages 12-24 who are at risk of, or are currently involved, in gang/violence related activities. 

 

In addition, the practitioner will work closely with partner organizations, TDSB, Toronto Community Housing, Toronto Police Services, City of Toronto Crisis Response, probation services and relevant court diversion programs and key community leaders to ensure the effective implementation of the project.

 

Duties include:       

  • Provide intensive one – to –one case management support to 14 at risk youth.
  • Create and administer individual case plans with each assigned youth
  • Develop and implement effective youth engagement strategies
  • Develop avenues to appropriate services and supports including facilitating referrals
  • Work collaboratively with the TAAGS team and partner agencies to ensure the sound implementation and adherence to the program model
  • Maintain records and files and provide information in accordance with TAAGS policies and  information sharing protocols
  • Participate in mandatory clinical/service consultation with Program Manager; Liase with team members regularly.
  • Support and foster  meaningful partnerships with a broad range of community stakeholders, including schools, police services, youth justice services and the courts to coordinate processes for referring youth to the project
  • Attend workshops, meetings and conferences and participate in relevant training opportunities as required
  •  Assist with liaising with local agencies for the purpose of raising public awareness, education and information sharing
  • In collaboration with the TAAGS Manager, identify appropriate off site locations for staff to connect with youth, conduct meetings etc., in various communities. 
  • Implement communication tools/strategies to ensure effective and timely communication between community agencies, residents and other community stakeholders  
  • Perform the responsibilities of the position within the legislative and regulatory standards set out in the applicable Acts. Performs the responsibilities of the position consistent with the policies of ACSA

 

Qualifications:

  • University Degree or completion of College Diploma in a related field such as Child and Youth Worker, Social Service Worker/Social Work, Social Science or other related fields
  • Proven minimum 3 years experience providing case management support and/or delivering programs  with at risk youth
  • Demonstrated knowledge of programs and services currently available to youth, parents and the broader communities of Scarborough
  • Demonstrated experience with outreach activities and strategies
  • Experience and sensitivity working with members of different cultural and racial backgrounds, including visible and non-visible dimensions of diversity
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to the experiences, issues and needs of at risk youth normally acquired through lived or work experience
  • Knowledge and experience working with trauma, loss and grief and counselling
  • Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with youth, their families, community partners, staff and volunteers;
  • Strong and demonstrated ability to form relationships with marginalized individuals while maintaining strong boundaries
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of determinants of health
  • Ability to identify and analyze problems and develop effective, appropriate solutions.
  • Excellent crisis management and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office
  • Flexibility regarding assigned work schedule, including days, evenings, weekends
  • Experience working from an anti-racist/ anti-oppression framework
  • Valid Police Records Check
  • Valid First Aid, CPR,  and G-class driver’s license with access to a working vehicle daily are assets
  • Crisis intervention training (CPI, NVCI, TCI) considered an asset.

 

To Apply:

Email cover letter & resume as one attachment and quote Practitioner TAAGS in the subject line to Joanne Barnes at bjoanne@agincourtcommunityservices.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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