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Restorative Justice Program Facilitator

Job Type: 
Part Time
Application Deadline: 
Monday 15 February 2021

Job Title: Restorative Justice Program Facilitator

Contract part-time position (20 hours per week)

Contract Start date: February 2021

10 months contract with a possibility for renewal

Reports to: Coordinator, Middle Years

DEADLINE TO APPLY: February 15, 2021

 

 

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 Functions

ACSA is currently seeking Middle Years Restorative Justice Program facilitators.  The candidate will contribute to the daily operations of ACSA’s middle year’s programs within the policies and procedures of the agency.  The candidate must possess a thorough knowledge of restorative justice principles and practices.  The successful candidate will develop relationships with families and their children while focusing on assisting the coordinator, middle years, in restorative justice curriculum development, implementation and working within the community. The candidate must have a sound knowledge of Toronto’s (specifically Scarborough) community services and agencies, essential for information and referral process to community families.

 

Duties include:

  • Facilitate ACSA’s Restorative Justice program at our main location as well as various satellite locations; virtual programs, and other services as needed
  • Responsible for implementing program planning materials and content, and ensure all programs are relevant to guidelines
  • Assist manager and coordinator in developing and revising curriculum, and activities as needed, in consultation with the program evaluator
  • Prepare and present relevant materials and supplies for activities including visual storytelling, interviewing students and families
  • Work within the program parameters to meet project expectations
  • Work with the after school program leaders, facilitator, students and families in conflict management, resolution strategies
  • Be responsible for collecting, collating and entering relevant data, complete evaluations and reports as required
  • Work with manager, coordinator, facilitator and leaders to ensure the smooth operation of programs
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in Social Services, Child and Youth Work or equivalent qualification
  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience in working with children 6-12 years of age
  • Experience working with large groups of children and caregivers (3 years minimum)
  • Strong knowledge of family dynamics
  • Experience working with a diverse community; strong cross-cultural communication skills
  • Sound knowledge of restorative justice principles and practices
  • Possess core skills such as self-awareness, resilience, ability to work with emotions, open-mindedness, empathy, compassion, sound judgment, interpersonal skills etc.
  • Strong verbal and nonverbal communication skills, good assessment skills, ability to modify processes to suite situation and de-briefing skills
  • Excellent research and facilitation skills, peer mentoring, coaching and support experience
  • Strong organization and time management skills, and ability to work on multiple projects at one time
  • Experience in conflict resolution and conflict management ; training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy an asset
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team
  • Flexible to work evenings and Saturdays
  • A good understanding of trending data best practice implementation
  • Proficient in Microsoft office suite, various cloud based software such as Google docs, Zoom, WebEx, with ability to quickly learn and grasp new software.
  • Valid Driver’s License and access to a vehicle required
  • A police criminal reference/vulnerable sector check clearance
  • Standard First Aid with CPR, and up-to-date immunizations are required and 2 step TB Test up to date

 

 

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

 

Email: dyamini@agincourtcommunityservices.com

 

(Please quote Restorative Justice Program Facilitator in the subject line of email)

 

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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