FEE FOR SERVICE – Peer Youth Support Leader (BLACK MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS) – Job Posting 1363

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

(Fee for Service Contract)

Peer Youth Support Leader (BLACK MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS)

 (July 31st 2023, to July 31st 2024)

10 hours/week

Youth Leader will support the program facilitator in organizing and implementing content related to mental health education and awareness in the communities we serve.

Highlights of Your Role

  • Assist in developing and facilitating training, meetings and presentations
  • Work collaboratively with other Youth in the community
  • Creatively apply technical skills to produce presentations for training
  • Document daily activities and report results
  • Assist in the creation and facilitation of youth workshops that respond to various learning styles
  • Assist with social media engagement
  • Attend community pop-up and assist with distribution of resources 

Highlights of What You Bring

Experience:

  • Experience facilitating or leading discussions, and creating presentations
  • Knowledge of Anti-Black racism and the impact on youth

Skills:

  • Fluent in social media and marketing tools
  • Confident articulate and professional speaking abilities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiar with using programs such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe based programs and presenting information in an engaging manner
  • 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, and youth participants

Additional Requirements:

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

Fee for ServiceRate: $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 #1363 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