Youth Worker

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Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 5:00pm
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CultureLink is seeking a full time Youth Worker to facilitate the activities of the “Youth in Arts” program. “The Youth in Arts” program’s objectives are to establish community connections through planned weekly group activities, promote cross-cultural integration, establish positive peer relationships, enhance knowledge of Canadian history and strengthen cultural diversity.

CultureLink is a non-profit, community-based organization committed to the settlement and integration of newcomers in the Toronto area. The Newcomer Youth Centre (NYC) provides programs and services to youth particularly to newcomer refugee, and out-of-status youth in Toronto. CultureLink works within an anti-oppression framework and is committed to equity.


  • Responsible for the outreach, intake and case management of newcomer youth ages 12-24
  • Responsible for the development, oversight and implementation of a range of creative art based activities designed to facilitate newcomer youth’s settlement
  • Outreach, registration, orientation and training of 7 peer-mentors
  • Promote program to youth and other youth serving agencies
  • Support and steward relationships between youth participants and peer-mentors
  • Plan, prepare and facilitate 2 weekly activities, plus monthly training workshop and group outings
  • Identify, connect with and steward relationships with guest facilitators and other subject matter experts
  • Supervise, support and motivate peer-mentors throughout the relationship spectrum
  • Report to the Program Manager on a regular basis
  • Complete monthly reports, and enter client information into iCARE
  • Be the contact point for program participants, various partners, parents, peer-mentors and other stakeholders
  • Participate in the program’s evaluation activities and provide insightful and constructive inputs for program development
  • Collaborate with team members and other CultureLink teams to capitalize our resources for newcomers by cross-referring clients and co-organize events
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor


  • Degree or diploma in Social Services, Social Sciences or related field with a minimum of 3 years’ experience working with newcomer/racialized youth; or a combination of equivalent education and experience
  • Experience with case management
  • Proven experience working with data and various client management systems
  • Strong program design, implementation and evaluation skills, with a proven track record in designing and implementing creative programs that address the needs of target youth
  • Strong understanding of youth engagement principles, and effective youth outreach methods
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, and social media tools (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, blogging and video-editing) are required
  • Strong and dynamic group facilitation skills
  • Solid knowledge and experience working within an Anti-Oppressive framework. understanding of anti-racism and anti-discrimination practices
  • Knowledge of various community based youth resources in Toronto
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Excellent cross-cultural communication and writing skills
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Fluency in a second language is an asset

This position is remunerated at $19.45 – $20.60 per hour.
Hours: 35 hours/week
Start date: April 1, 2017
End date: March 31, 2018 with posibilities of extention

How to apply:

If you are interested in this position, please submit a cover letter and resume quoting reference number CLU-2017-04 to:


Thank you in advance for your interest. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.