Community Connector

DATE: October 9, 2019

PROGRAM: Leading Youth Forward to Empowerment (LYFE)

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

We are seeking a dynamic person who is committed to engaging youth involved/at risk of being involved in the criminal justice system to assist them in making pro-social lifestyle choices and reduce the likelihood of re-engaging in negative behaviours


  • Assist with curriculum development and evaluation
  • Attend bi-weekly team meetings
  • Create intake and exits interview forms
  • Facilitate group sessions
  • Organize and schedule group sessions
  • Consult with peers to ensure effective delivery of services
  • Create an outreach strategy to promote the program
  • Attend community meetings and develop partnerships with Probation, TDSB etc.
  • Conduct interviews to determine participant eligibility
  • Assist with social media engagement
  • Utilize lived experiences to assist youth in making positive decisions
  • Contact guest speakers and community leaders to co-facilitate group sessions



  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system
  • Experience communicating within group settings
  • An understanding of the strengths and capacities of, as well as the barriers and challenges faced by Scarborough youth, with a particular focus on factors affecting personal development of youth from diverse cultural backgrounds in low-income communities
  • Knowledge of the various communities in Scarborough
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, conflict resolution and time management skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills including ability to build meaningful rapport with staff, volunteers, and youth participants
  • Knowledge of Anti-Black racism and the impact on youth

CONTRACT HOURS: 10 hours a week

One evening required

CONTRACT PERIOD: October 22, 2019 to June 30th, 2020

FEE FOR SERVICE: $18 per hour

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to quote #1107 no later than October 14, 2019.

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.