JOB POSTING File #1133

Based in Scarborough, YouthLink provides a range of mental health services proven to build resiliency & improve life outcomes for youth at risk.

Last year we reached out to more than 8700 young people and their families, helping youth to build connections with caring adults, develop their strengths, build new skills and pursue their goals for a more promising future. With the right support, guidance and opportunities, we believe that all youth can achieve their potential to succeed.

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March 03, 2020


Program Facilitator – Academic Support, Pathways to Education

Permanent, Part-time (20 hours/week)

Bargaining Unit Position


1-3545 Kingston Road, Scarborough, Ontario


Manager, Academic Support and Learning


This position is responsible for supporting interactions between volunteers and students; investigating academic opportunities that may benefit youth, program planning academic focused activities that are relevant to these goals, problem solving difficulties with students, tutors and staff, and providing direct support to the students if tutors are not available. This position is also responsible for organizing space, routines, curriculum development and materials; and for the on-going monitoring and recording of each program site. This position also participates in the evaluation of programs, recommends program improvements, and contributes to the improvement of service delivery.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Facilitates programming sites, supports volunteer tutors and provides any additional support to students if volunteer tutors are not available.

  • Investigates opportunities that may benefit youth and plans programs that are catered to these goals (ex. Study Skills Workshops, OSSLT prep, etc.).

  • Gathers and creates curriculum based high school resources and materials for on-site use.

  • Maintains regular Pathways staff communications and provides updates and challenges of students.

  • Ensures safety procedures are followed off-site at tutoring and that documentation is submitted to supervisors regarding safety as required.

  • Submits bi-annual reports and responsible for monthly administrative duties related to required program reporting, student feedback, student attendance and curriculum development.

  • Supports research elements of the program and demonstrates continual commitment to program involvement through research and evaluation.

  • Maintains accurate and up to date student documentation and reporting as required by the organization and Pathways to Education Canada.

  • Actively contributes to the Agency’s Strategic Plan and Pathways Service Plan by participating in initiatives and committees to support the overall Plans.

  • Takes all reasonable and necessary precautions to protect his or her own health and safety and that of co-workers by complying and demonstrating knowledge of the policies, procedures and safe practices established by YouthLink.



  • Undergraduate Degree in education, arts, sciences, social sciences, math, accounting or commerce or a combination of education and directly related experience.

  • Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) Certification is a strong asset.


  • Two (2) years’ experience working with high school aged youth in a variety of different contexts, such as: after school community programming, tutoring, session facilitating, inner-city, students with exceptional needs, literacy or numeracy support.

  • Knowledge of Ontario School Curriculum in a combination of Math, English, Social Studies, French &/or Science disciplines at the high school level. A demonstrated focus on math and sciences is strongly preferred.

  • Experience facilitating youth groups from culturally diverse, low income communities.

  • Knowledge of Ontario Education Ministry policies, procedures and resources an asset.

  • English or literacy (community based) training an asset.

  • Demonstrated knowledge in youth engagement practices in an after-school, community based program an asset.

  • Knowledge of current community issues facing the Scarborough Village community an asset.


  • Strong organizational abilities.

  • Good planning and follow-up skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and effective communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a larger multidisciplinary team.

  • Proficient in computer usage skills and social media.

  • Ability to speak a second language spoken within the community (French, Tamil, Urdu, Farsi, Creole, and Spanish) is an asset.



  • Police Vulnerable Sector Check required.

  • Standard First Aid Certification required.

  • The position holder must be able to lift tables and chairs in setting up the site space.

20 hours per week: Monday to Thursday; 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


$45,613 to 51,675 (to be pro-rated based on hours worked)

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March 17, 2020

YouthLink values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to equity and inclusion. 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

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, our What’s Up Walk-In services are now being offered online through video-conferencing. We know this is a stressful time for everyone, and we want you to be able to continue to access our counsellors and clinicians in a safe and secure way so we are now offering you online video-conferencing counselling and support.


Our E-Counselling What’s Up Walk-In service will be open Monday – Friday until further notice. If you would be interested in booking one of our daily video-conferencing appointments for a counselling or support session with a clinician, call 416-967-1773 extension 222 and you will be connected to our Intake department. E-Counselling and support is also available for many of our other programs. Intake staff can provide you with more information if you are interested.


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