Black Youth Success in School Initiative Youth Worker (YSSI)

Job city: 
Etobicoke
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Friday, October 14, 2022 - 1:00pm
Job terms: 
Full-time contract

Summary

Delta Family is leading the delivery of the Black Youth Student Success Initiative (YSSI) in Rexdale and has partnered with local agencies and facilitators to provide a comprehensive, culturally relevant series of supports for underserved youth. Partner Motion Ball Sports is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the development of life skills, academics and personal performance on and off the court in a safe, positive and fun environment through strong leadership, intense training and community partnerships for young members. The YSSI Youth Worker will coordinate and facilitate after-school programming for up to 25 youth at North Kipling Junior Middle School on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Responsibilities:

• Plan and delivery of Delta Family’s YSSI afterschool program for four days a week (in-person) at North Kipling Junior Middle School (grades 6 – 8) and other locations as assigned
• Provide home help and academic supports for students in grades 6 – 8 (focusing on Math, Science and Literacy)
• Planning and delivery of the Oba cultural club for Black youth
• Register youth in program, conduct evaluations, and monitor their progress
• Prepare snacks, plan activities to engage youth according to program plans
• Provide on-going support to students to meet their needs
• Engages with families and develop and maintain a supportive and empowering relationship founded on trust, mutual respect and the strengths of the families
• Promote the Youth Student Success Initiative (YSSI) and Delta Family's programs and activities
• Liaise with other Delta Family programs
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

• Candidate must possess a Social Services, Child & Youth, Social Work or equivalent degree/ diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution or equivalent experience
• One years’ experience working with Black youth and families.
• Some experience in coordinating and delivering services to youth and parents.
• Has lived experience of the issues faced by Toronto’s Black communities.
• Understanding of the impact of oppression and anti-Black racism and the barriers faced by Black youth.
• Familiarity with navigating the school system
• Experience in working with partners, creating new and strengthening existing partnerships
• Awareness of the issues faced by Black youth and families engaged in various systems.
• Excellent group facilitation and training skills with ability to create program plan
• Possess an understanding of the diversity of the African Canadian experience and issues facing African Canadian youth in the community.
• Demonstrated advocacy skills and ability to encourage and support youth and parents.
• Ability to take direction and to work within the policies, procedures, inter-agency protocols
• Strong writing and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Additional language is an asset
• Excellent organizational, planning and implementation skills.
• The successful candidate will be required to have/obtain a current vulnerable sector Reference

Check (can be obtained upon offer of position).
• Tutoring or expertise in math or literacy is considered an asset

How to apply:

Please email hiring@dfrc.ca to apply

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Contact: 
Renee Jackson
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