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full time General Description -- Program Facilitator & After Care Position (Toronto)

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General Description -- Program Facilitator & After Care Position

A registered charity dedicated to providing a variety of leadership programs for vulnerable youth, including a mentoring program for youth in transition (aged 15-24) is seeking a part time, Program Facilitator and After care worker. We offer supportive programming that provides resources and opportunities to learn valuable life skills in a safe, supportive, and positive environment.

Job Summary
We are expanding our programming resources and are seeking an individual with training and experience in working with marginalized youth to help facilitate our mentoring program for youth who have lived in custodial care arrangements and/or who have minimal levels of support in their lives. This program focuses on the engagement of these youth in a trusting relationship with an adult mentor, and the effective referral of these youth to other services such as housing, basic support, health services, counseling, education, and employment training.

Your job will involve working with youth currently involved with the program, as well as those identified by our partner agencies. Through creative, patient, and persistent outreach, you will engage the youth and provide effective support and advocacy. You will explore and pursue options to obtain the supports necessary to establish stability in their lives. You will develop a trusting relationship; provide information, coaching, and support. You will utilize assessment and clinical skills to understand, support and motivate the youth. You will have, develop, and sustain an up-to-date knowledge of relevant community support resources. With the support of your Supervisor you will create effective working relationships with key partners to promote a responsive and supportive approach.
This position involves working flexible hours, which will include evenings and occasional weekend work. As well, you will assist in the collection and presentation of program statistical information, funding efforts, and on-going documentation when required.

Qualifications:
• A university degree (BA, BSW, MSW) in a social science field related to this position and experience working with marginalized youth.
• Experience and/or working knowledge of Adolescent Development, Community Outreach, Engagement Strategies for marginalized youth,
• Strong Communication and Organizational skills;
• Sensitivity to race, culture, religion, and sexual orientation, and experience working with a diverse youth population;
• Knowledge of related resources available within the Greater Toronto community;
• Experience in negotiating with other services and advocating on behalf of youth;
• Computer and data entry skills;
• Some familiarity with organizing fundraising initiatives;
• A vehicle and a valid Driver's License with appropriate insurance as required.

Specific Details:
• Attending programming currently offered in order to meet with youth already involved, and to become familiar with our programs
• Correspond with children's aid, foster care, and other agencies to update regarding programming available and to make referrals to our programs
• Facilitate and participate in the organization and running city programs
• Register and facilitate recreational programming, including recruitment, monitoring, and supervision of volunteers who will work directly with youth so that additional clients may be serviced.
• Meet individually with youth in the program, working with them to address their needs, including, but not limited to housing, education, support, and counseling
• On-going documentation and weekly supervision
• Advocacy work to increase community supports available to youth transitioning out of care, and to raise the age for support beyond what is currently available
• Gather and record monthly statistics generated from routine documentation
• Assist with securing funding for programming and continued development of organization

Hours:
In general, the successful candidate will be expected to work Monday and Tuesday from 10am-6pm and Wednesday from 1-5pm. There will be 3 shifts monthly from 1-9pm instead of 10am-6pm. However, there will need to be flexibility depending on the needs of the youth. Some weekend availability may be required. A cell phone will be provided to the worker for correspondence with youth.

Salary:
This is a one-year contract part time position (20 hours weekly).
Salary range: 24,000- 27,000 annually (48,000-54,000 pro-rated)

Application Process:
If you would value being a part of our organization, you are invited to send an email including your resume and cover letter to: hiring@canadianyouthleavingcare.com. This should be addressed to the "Hiring Committee"
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however, only those applicants will be selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or in person submission please.

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