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SLYE Youth Worker – Canada Summer Jobs

Job Type: 
Part Time
Pay Rate: 
$14.00/hr
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday 21 July 2020

Job Title: SLYE Youth Worker – Canada Summer Jobs

Contract part-time position (Summer – 35 hrs/week; Fall – 16 hrs/week)

Contract Start date: August 10, 2020; Contract End date: December 4, 2020

Pay rate: $14.00/hour

 

Reports to: SLYE Project Coordinator

 

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Tuesday, July 21, 2020

 

 

Background

ACSA is a nonprofit, multi service agency 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.

 

Student Leadership & Youth Empowerment (SLYE) is a grassroots, cross-sector collaboration (inclusive of partners from government, non-government, faith and cultural groups, schools, community initiatives and private businesses) that works towards increasing community engagement and equitable access to services for all youth in Toronto. SLYE conducts monthly network meetings, ongoing peer-to-peer trainings and community resources fairs (Roadshows) throughout the year; and supports a youth council to provide platforms for youth leadership opportunities while connecting youth who are furthest away from opportunities. Youth Leadership Trainings and Roadshows aim to engage youth between the ages of 12-25 by connecting them with a broad spectrum of free supports available in their local communities. SLYE believes in the social and economic inclusion of all youth in matters that affect their lives and strives to support them in shaping their local communities and society as a whole.

 

Summary of Job Functions

SLYE is currently seeking a Youth Worker (a post-secondary student up to the age of 29). Reporting to the SLYE Project Coordinator, this position is a hybrid role which involves hands-on frontline work, facilitation, and administrative duties. This person will work closely with the Project Facilitator to research, create, and implement online Peer2Peer Leadership Workshops for youth across the GTA. Once they’ve implemented the workshop, they will then connect these Peer2Peer Leaders to resources in their community (e.g. employment, mental health, recreation). The SLYE Youth Worker will also work closely with our existing SLYE Youth Council, by attending their weekly online meetings and supporting them in implements different initiatives for their community. In addition, this person will perform administrative duties, which will allow them to further explore and understand the social service sector. This includes attending online networking meetings, researching and constructing a granting stable, and creating a community agency resource sheet that will be shared with the youth they work with.

 

Duties include:

  • Facilitate Peer2Peer Leadership Workshops with youth from schools, youth groups, and communities to build capacity and leadership skills.
  • Provide mentorship to the Peer2Peer Leaders, by connecting them with various resources and leadership opportunities in their community.
  • Support youth leadership at weekly SLYE Youth Council meetings;
  • Foster an inclusive and supportive environment respective of the diversity among youth.
  • Build capacity of youth to implement special projects and events for their community.
  • Support youth leaders to write micro-grants and community grants for their own initiatives.
  • Attend online monthly SLYE Network Meetings to gain further knowledge of other youth-serving, non-profit agencies and their services.
  • Research different grant opportunities for youth-serving agencies and construct a granting stable.
  • Create community resource sheet for youth, which they will then share widely with the Peer2Peer Leaders, SLYE Youth Council, and other youth in the community via social media.

 

Qualifications:

  • A passion for the work SLYE does, and an ability to use that passion to motivate the work of others.
  • Currently a post-secondary student studying community, education or social services related field; or who has an equivalent combination of education and experience working with youth and community.
  • Knowledge and familiarity working with the public sector and social services in the Greater Toronto Area.
  • Ability to work co-operatively within a multi-disciplinary team of stakeholders (including but not limited to school administration and staff, community service providers, parents, residents, youth).
  • Experience implementing community development and community engagement strategies.
  • Ability to effectively and professionally under pressure.
  • Excellent oral and written presentation and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite, Social Media, and presentation tools.
  • Valid Vulnerable Sector Screening prior to starting employment.

 

Please apply via email (cover letter & resume in one attachment) to: coordinator@slyenetwork.com. Please quote SLYE Youth Worker 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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