Youth Worker

Job city: 
Mississauga
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Friday, November 20, 2020 - 11:45pm
Job terms: 
Full-time

About the Organization:

Punjabi Community Health Services (PCHS) is a pioneer community based not for profit, charitable organization. PCHS has been fulfilling the needs of the diverse populations for 30 years by providing services in the areas of addictions, mental health, geriatric, health promotion, domestic violence, parenting, settlement and services for women, children and youth. PCHS has several research studies to its credit and recognized as an innovative organization for community development and its Integrated Holistic Service Delivery Model. PCHS is accredited by Commission of Accreditation Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International and Imagine Canada. PCHS is a 2SLGBTQ sensitive organization.

About the Position:

The Youth Worker’s position funded by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC.) The Youth Worker is a member of the multidisciplinary team and works directly with young people, helping them to build life skills, develop healthy relationships, and make decisions that are right for them. Youth Worker will be involved in projects and activities such as sport and performing arts, maintaining confidential records, and writing reports. This position reports to the Manager of Newcomer Settlement Programs.

Report to: Manager – Newcomer Settlement Programs

Responsibilities:

  • Plan, organize and implement the various programs for youth
  • Ensure that all equipment and supplies are in a safe working condition
  • Develop communications tools, promotional, and outreach materials
  • Conduct outreach activities with a diverse range of groups to raise awareness regarding youth program, and promote the program among with the newcomer youth
  • Ensure that all programs are operating in a safe and positive environment, addressing safety concerns promptly, and focusing on using a proactive approach
  • Provide supportive counselling and referrals to youth on a one-on-one basis
  • In collaboration with other staff and shared care partners, identify clients with complex needs
  • Compile and produce accurate statistics and reports as related to the position
  • Maintain supportive relationships with youth and their family members
  • Other related duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Post secondary education in Youth Worker or education/ work experience in a relevant field combined with at least 2 to 5 years of experience
  • Enthusiasm, patience and understanding of issues that youth are facing
  • Demonstrate verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to communicate information to a variety of stakeholders effectively
  • Excellent computer skills with advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Highly organized with strong documentation skills and attention to detail with the appropriate handling of confidential and sensitive information
  • Exceptional project and time management skills, including planning, prioritization, and follow up
  • Proven ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Ability to work flexible hours and in a fast-paced environment

Requirements:

  • Must possess a valid Ontario Driver’s License, have regular access to a reliable vehicle and provide proof of adequate vehicle insurance
  • A satisfactory current Vulnerable Sector Screening (Criminal Record Check) report
  • Current CPR and First-Aid certification

Position Type: Full Time
Hours: Full Time, 37.5 hours
(Some evenings and weekends work is required)
Position to commence: December 7, 2020 or earlier

How to apply:

Please submit resume by November 20, 2020 to the Hiring Committee at:

Email: jasmin@pchs4u.com

Please add Job Posting# YW-SP-017/2020-21 to the email subject line and cover letter.

PCHS offers an attractive and rewarding work environment. We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but only those under consideration will be contacted for an interview.

PCHS is committed to diversity in its workplaces and welcomes applications from all visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, 2SLGBTQ, persons with disabilities, among other self-identified diverse groups. We also provide accessible employment practices that comply with the accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’). If you require accommodation for a disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources at jasmin@pchs4u.com

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