FEE FOR SERVICE CONTRACT – Peer Support Leader – 2 vacant positions – Job Posting 1345

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.


Peer Support Leader

2 vacant positions

(Temporary, Part-time, 20 hours/week)

(Starting ASAP – December 31st, 2023)

Non-Bargaining Unit Position

We are seeking a dynamic peer support leader who is committed to engaging black and racialized youth in sexual health education/resources and workshops to assist them in building resiliency, positive sexual health choices and better address relationship violence to reduce STI’s and increase positive intimate partner relationship and decision making.

Your Role

  • Provide one-on-one supports/ and referrals to youth
  • Referrals and accompaniment to sexual health clinics
  • Outreach within various Scarborough communities
  • Create and facilitate workshops that respond to various learning styles
  • Create a safe and inclusive space for youth
  • Evaluate and tailor workshops to meet the needs of youth
  • Assist with project evaluation
  • Collaborate with partner agencies to co-facilitate group sessions
  • Engage youth during workshop delivery
  • Attend weekly and monthly team and partner meetings
  • Other duties as assigned                                                                              

What You Bring

Education and Experience:

  • Experience providing one-on-one peer support
  • Experience facilitating workshops and creating presentations
  • An understanding of the strengths and capacities of, as well as the barriers and challenges faced by Scarborough black and racialized youth, with a particular focus on factors affecting youth sexual health and intimate relationship violence  from diverse cultural backgrounds in low-income communities
  • Knowledge on STI’s and appropriate community resources
  • Familiar with using technology to present information in an engaging manner
  • Ability to learn database systems
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills including ability to build meaningful rapport with staff, volunteers, project partners and youth participants
  • Knowledge of Anti-Black racism and the impact on youth


  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated skill in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion practices, and specifically using an Anti-Black Racism lens.

Full COVID-19 vaccination and Vulnerable Sector Check required.

Work location(s): 596 Danforth Road, Scarborough & 3545 Kingston Road, Scarborough.

Program: Plan A before Plan B Project

Work Hours:  20 working hours per week.  This position requires evening hours.

Fee for Service:  $15.50 per hour

How to Apply

  • Submit application to communityposting@youthlink.caPlease quote posting #1345 in the subject line.
  • As an organization committed to equity and justice in our community, we believe lived experience and knowledge of equity, diversity, belonging and anti-Black racism is a critical component in our recruitment process.  If you have a disability and require accessibility accommodations with the application process, please contact accessibility@youthlink.ca.
  • Application Deadline: Open until Filled.