FEE FOR SERVICE – Peer Parent Support Leader (BLACK MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS – Job Posting 1362

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 Parent Support Leader (BLACK MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS)

 (July 15th 2023, to July 15th 2024)

10 hours/week

Parent leader will work alongside the program facilitator to support, organize and implement content related to mental health education and awareness in the communities we serve. 

Highlights of Your Role

  • Assist in facilitating the Black Parents Council meetings and presentations
  • Work collaboratively with other Parents and Youth in the community
  • Document daily activities and report results
  • Attend and assist in the setup and planning of community pop-up events for mental health awareness in the community
  • Assist with social media engagement
  • Parental influencer with good vibes
  • Youth Mentor and role model

Highlights of What You Bring

Experience:

  • Work collaboratively with other team members, parents and community partners
  • Experience facilitating or leading discussions, or groups
  • Knowledge of Anti-Black racism and the impact on youth

Skills:

  • Confident articulate and professional speaking abilities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail, prioritization and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to build meaningful rapport with staff, volunteers,  youth and other community members

Additional Requirements:

  • Full COVID-19 vaccination and Vulnerable Sector Check required.

Fee for Service Rate: $15.50 per hour

Fee for Service Work Hours: 10 hours a week (2 evenings per week)

LOCATION(s): Kennedy Park/Eglinton East/Scarborough Village 

How to Apply

  • Submit application to communityposting@youthlink.ca  Please quote posting #1362 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 accessibility@youthlink.ca.
  • Position open until filled