Program Facilitator – Job Posting 1296

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. 

YouthLink Benefits are Top of Class!

  • Competitive pay
  • *Annual vacation with pay at 1.66 working days for each calendar month to a maximum of 20 working days per year.
  • *5 ‘authorized absence’ days for family illness or emergency circumstances that prohibit employees from reporting to work.
  • *3 paid agency days every calendar year after 3 calendar months’ service.
  • Maternity / parental /adoption leave top-up payments (to top-up Canadian government unemployment benefit payments).
  • Eligibility to participate in pension plan after 2 years of continuous service with generous matching contribution from employer.

*(pro-rated for part-time employees according to the employee’s full-time equivalency (FTE))

Program Facilitator

(Permanent Part-time 20 hours per week)

(Bargaining Unit Position)

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.

Highlights of Your Role

  • 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.
  • Other duties as assigned.     

Supports Organization’s Strategy:

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

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

Highlights of What You Bring

Education:

  • 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.

Experience:

  • 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.

Skills:

  • 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.

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be able to obtain a Vulnerable Sector Police Check.
  • Proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 is required.
  • Standard First Aid Certification required.

Compensation:

  • $46,298 – $52,450 (to be pro-rated based on hours worked)

Work hours:

  • 20 hours per week: Monday to Thursday

Work Location:

  • 1 – 3545 Kingston Road, Scarborough.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

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

Full job description available here: https://youthlink.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/JD-Program-Facilitator-Academic-Support.pdf

How to Apply

  • Submit application to pathwaysposting@youthlink.ca  – Please quote posting #1296 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.
  • Job Posting closing date – October 11, 2022