Administrative Assistant (Canada Summer Jobs Program) – Job Posting 1355

YouthLink believes in the potential of every youth. We are dedicated to providing them with the support, guidance and opportunities they need to make positive life choices. We provide youth with brief and ongoing counselling, in-home wraparound support, shelter, housing, educational support, and safe drop-in spaces.  YouthLink works towards equitable outcomes for youth in our community and, as such, is committed to equity-based hiring practices. 

We welcome applications from candidates who reflect the communities we serve, particularly candidates from Black communities, Indigenous communities, and racialized people, persons with disabilities, members of diverse gender identities and people with lived experiences.  We are seeking candidates who demonstrably operate and practice from an equity and trauma-informed lens.  We encourage applications from passionate professionals who will help us dismantle systemic barriers and will embrace working outside of Euro-centric practices.

Administrative Assistant (Canada Summer Jobs Program)

(Contract Full-time 35 hours per week)

(July 4th, 2023 – August 28th, 2023)

(Non-Bargaining unit position)

The Administrative Assistant student placement can explore administrative, social services, and child and youth related occupations. The position provides support to the YouthLink Youth Transitional Housing and Shelter team and youth with administrative, administrative tasks and summer programming opportunities. 

Highlights of Your Role

  • Completion of administrative tasks related to programming and the general operations of the Shelter and Housing Program
  • Support staff with organizing, planning and delivering summer activities.
  • Support with youth file auditing, updating forms, and other administrative tasks.
  • Support with monitoring of the space while youth are using it.
  • Assist with the tracking of youth program participation.
  • Document relevant interactions with youth for staff to review.
  • Organizes, reviews, and maintains updated opportunities and referral information (program and community) available to youth.
  • Update Programming boards weekly with relevant information.
  • Supports and participates in Shelter programming and other community activities as required.
  • Communicates with Manager about any necessary information and participates in regular supervisions.
  • Support staff with intakes of youth into program.
  • Adheres to all policies and procedures of the organization.
  • Participates in any workshops or trainings as required.
  • Takes all reasonable precautions to protect own health and safety.

Highlights of What You Bring


  • Lived experience or great sensitivity to youth from culturally diverse, low-income communities and knowledge of the impact of poverty on youth
  • Lived experience, knowledge and understanding and knowledge of systemic barriers and oppression rooted in colonization, racism, transphobia, classism, misogyny, moralism, ableism, and how they impact young people.
  • Operates using and Anti- Black Racism /Anti- Oppression lens and strength based frameworks.
  • Lived experience or knowledge of community an asset.
  • Administrative or program delivery experience is an asset.
  • Previous experience in Shelter or Residential environments is an asset.


  • Strong interpersonal, communication and written skills.
  • Ability to problem – solve individually or in a team setting. 
  • Proficient computer use skills.

Additional Requirements:

  • Full COVID-19 vaccination and Vulnerable Sector Check required.
  • Proof of 2 Step TB tests required.
  • Must be able to work in a Pet Friendly Shelter.
  • This position will be scheduled up to 3 evenings per week and maybe scheduled during some occasional weekends.  Minimal travel to community locations.
  • This position requires the ability to lift tables and program materials when setting up programming spaces on a regular basis.
  • Between 15 and 30 years of age.
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada (which means you must have a valid Social Insurance Number)

Hourly Rate: $15.50 per hour.

Work Location: 747 Warden Ave., Scarborough ON & 596 Danforth Rd., Scarborough, ON

Full job description available here: JD – YTHSP Administrative Assistant position

How to Apply

  • Submit application to shelterposting@youthlink.caPlease quote posting #1355 in the subject line.
  • As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of our communities. If you have a disability and require accessibility accommodations with the application process, please contact
  • Position open until filled