Youth Outreach Worker – Job Posting 1262

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
  • Health & dental coverage for you and your family with 100% premium cost paid by employer.
  • 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).
  • 100% premium cost for long-term disability coverage paid by employee.
  • Eligibility to participate in pension plan after 2 years of continuous service with generous matching contribution from employer.

Youth Outreach Worker

Temporary, Full-time, 35 hours/week

Starting ASAP – April 1, 2023

Bargaining Unit Position

This position carries responsibility for prevention, early intervention, program development and outreach services to youth and families. This position is responsible for reaching out to marginalized youth and providing information and referral to a range of community supports and services. This position is responsible for providing brokerage and advocacy and entails working collaboratively with youth, parents and community service providers.

Your Role

  • Provides one-on-one support, advocacy and referrals. Informs youth about community events such as job fairs, recreation programs and employment opportunities. Works collaboratively with school personnel to address issues of anger management, life skills, absenteeism and academic performance. Prepares for workshops and activities. Collects information relevant to the needs of individual youth and works collaboratively with local service providers to ensure youth have access to programs. Responds to requests and inquiries from community groups.
  • Reaches out, establishes relationships with under-served youth in priority communities, and identifies concerns and barriers that youth face in their respective communities. Supports local programs offered.
  • Maintains statistics including service delivery, referrals and follow up.
  • Builds and maintains positive relationships with local community groups through regular attendance at community meetings.
  • Participates in training to ensure service delivery is relevant and current.

Equity, Diversity and Belonging:

Proactively stays updated on best practices as it relates Equity, Diversity and Belonging. Works collaboratively with ABR Committee and Director of Anti-Racism, Equity, Inclusion and Community to embed best practices into all operational goals and processes.

Supports Organization’s Strategy:

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

What You Bring

Education:

  • Undergraduate Degree in Social Work, Psychology or Degree / Diploma in Child & Youth Worker.
  • Specialized training in CPI and CPR an asset.

Experience:

  • Two (2) years’ experience working with youth engagement, community and program development and working successfully with community partners.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in working with marginalized youth, their families, newcomers and diverse youth populations living in under-served communities.

Skills:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated skill in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion practices, and specifically using an Anti-Black Racism lens.

Full COVID-19 vaccination and Vulnerable Sector Check required.

Full job description available here: https://youthlink.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Youth-Outreach-Worker-Youth-Families-March-2022-1.pdf

Work Hours: 35 working hours per week. This position requires evening and occasional weekend hours.

Salary Range: $46,298 – $52,450

How to Apply

  • Submit application to communityposting@youthlink.ca – Please quote posting #1262 in the subject line.
  • As an organization committed to equity and justice in our community, we believe lived experience and knowledge of equity, diversity, belonging and anti-Black racism is a critical component in our recruitment process. If you have a disability and require accessibility accommodations with the application process, please contact accessibility@youthlink.ca.
  • Application Deadline: May 6, 2022.