Youth Outreach Worker

Job city: 
Mississauga
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 5:00pm
Job terms: 
Part-time contract

Summary:

Malton Neighbourhood Services is a non-profit charitable organization that provides a variety of programs and community support services since 1975. Eligible candidates are invited to apply for the Youth Outreach Worker position.

Position Description:

Reporting to the Youth and Community Services Manager, the Youth Outreach Worker is responsible for reaching out and engaging at-risk youth from the Malton community in activities that promote assets, competencies, and resiliency. This position is based within the Peel Region funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services. This position is part-time, contract and is based on 17.5 hours worked per week.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with South Asian Youth in the community
  • Provides referral and advocacy for Youth that may include, but is not limited to: education, job preparation services, career development, gang intervention & diversion, mediation and family support services, housing, crisis intervention, recreation, mental health, etc.
  • Engage parents and family members through existing community services and provide education and information on issues relating to parenting
  • Establish trusting relationships with Youth and act as a mentor to encourage Youth to reduce unhealthy behavior and to encourage social inclusion
  • Interact and develop working relationships with a wide variety of agencies to develop a system of support for Youth in the community and attend relevant community meetings
  • Meet, liaise, and network with community stakeholders, such as schools, faith centers social services and other organizations to address and promote opportunities for Youth
  • Maintain client contact service records, prepare reports, and maintain contact with Youth Manager on an ongoing basis

Qualifications:

  • Bilingualism is a must: ability to write, speak and read in Punjabi (Hindi or Urdu would be an asset)
  • Community and Youth Worker Diploma and/or Social Service Diploma and/or related Bachelor of Arts Degree
  • Minimum 2 years of directly related experience in working with and engaging at-risk Youth within racialized and LGBTQ communities
  • Knowledge of issues such as diversity, gangs, violence, substance abuse, racism, and harassment, as they relate to Youth and the ability to deal with issues as they arise
  • Strong familiarity with the Malton community and knowledge of youth services within the community
  • Experience working collaboratively with community partners
  • Proven skills in conflict resolution and conflict de-escalation with an emphasis on emotional intelligence
  • Excellent communication skills: verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively independently and in a variety of settings in the community

Part-Time, 17.5 Hours per Week

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume via email by September 11th, 2020 to:

Email: hr@mnsinfo.org

Thank you to all interested applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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