Program Facilitator -Queer & Trans Youth – YAAHA – Job Posting 1430

Program Facilitator -Queer & Trans Youth – YAAHA

(Temporary, Part-time 10 hours per week)

(Starting ASAP – May 31, 2025)

(Bargaining Unit Position)

The Program Facilitator, Queer & Trans Youth is responsible for supporting collaboration between community partners, planning focused activities/workshops for Queer & Trans youth at YouthLink various sites and one-on-one supports. The Program Facilitator, also provides referrals for parents or caregivers and a referral to a support group for caregivers and parents. Program Facilitator supports partnership meetings, research, create, and promote resources to support the development of Queer & Trans youth groups.

Highlights of Your Role

  • Facilitates weekly programs for YAAHA youth across YouthLink sites that offers opportunities to socialize, build self-confidence and develop new skills, address issues around gender identity and sexual orientation and connect to networks and services that value the strength in their orientations and/or identities.            
  • Gathers and creates queer & trans youth resources  and materials for on-site use
  • Support Trans/Queer youth across YouthLink programs and within the Scarborough community
  • Provides one-on-one supports to Trans/Queer youth with YouthLink & Scarborough community
  • Provides referrals for parents or caregivers and a referral to a support group for caregivers and parents  
  • Provides safe and affirming space where youth will feel able to receive support and mentoring from the facilitator and from each other.
  • Provides intake, case management and referral for new and ongoing program members.
  • Responds to requests for service (telephone and in person), determines eligibility, recommending and/or referring to alternate services, providing consultation and crisis intervention where appropriate.
  • Engages and supports parents/significant people in the youth’s life and offers referral and applicable resources where appropriate.
  • Promotes the program in Scarborough, particularly in high schools (through guidance counselors, social workers and Gay Straight Alliances), community service partners and through our website and social media tools.
  • Develops and implement strategies to engage YAHAA youth groups in gathering youth perspectives in assessing needs and service gaps for youth in Scarborough.
  • Produces report summarizing findings and recommendations on a yearly basis
  • Develops and implements communications strategy to raise awareness and disseminate report to relevant stakeholders
  • Ensures safety procedures and that documentation is submitted to the Manager regarding safety as required.     
  • Maintains accurate and up to date client documentation and reporting as required by the organization and funder.
  • Attends training development opportunities as required
  • 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.  This includes continual learning to proactively and enthusiastically stay update on best practices as it relates to Equity, Diversity and Belonging and organizational development. .

This position is also expected to take all reasonable and necessary precautions to protect their health and safety and that of co-workers by complying and demonstrating knowledge of the policies, procedures and safe practices.

All other job duties as required.

Highlights of What You Bring

Education:

  • Undergraduate diploma/degree in Social Services Worker/Social Work or Degree / Diploma in Child and Youth Worker or a combination of relevant education and experience.

Experience:

  • Two (2) year’s personal or professional experience in a similar role working with queer/trans youth.
  • Knowledge of child and adolescent development and related research(asset)
  • Demonstrated experience with and acquired knowledge of issues impacting youth with gender identity and sexual orientation struggles and issues.
  • Demonstrated experience and skill in supporting youth in self advocacy and to take on peer leadership roles with groups and engage other young people.

Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience providing one-on-one supports to queer & trans youth
  • Demonstrated group facilitation skills and community based outreach skills.
  • Working with Queer/Trans youth certification-an asset
  • CPI (Non- Violent Crisis Intervention-asset
  • Trauma informed training – an asset
  • Demonstrated strong group leadership and program management skills including managing budgets and proposal / report writing.
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting youth leadership / peer mentoring skills in older youth.
  • Ability to form strong community partnerships, knowledge of relevant referral sources.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent skills in computer software and social media applications.

Compensation:

  • $50,105-$56, 763 (to be pro-rated based on hours worked)

Work Location:

  • 596 Danforth Road & 747 Warden Avenue & Lit

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

  • The position holder must be able to lift tables and program materials when setting up community space and workshops on a regular basis.

Full job description available here:

How to Apply

  • Submit application to communityposting@youthlink.caPlease quote posting #1430 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 – Open until Closed .