Youth Worker Cantonese & Mandarin- Speaking

Job city: 
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 5:00pm
Job terms: 
Full-time contract


Centre for Immigrant and Community Services - CICS is a registered charity with a mission to empower newcomers in settling and integrating as contributing members of Canadian society through diverse, professional and innovative services. CICS’ vision is to have fully integrated newcomers who participate in and contribute to all spheres of Canadian society. Our workforce culture is bound by our core values and guiding principles: Innovation, Caring & Compassion, Diversity, Inclusion & Accessibility, Integrity & Accountability, Quality & Excellence, Personal Touch, and Collaboration & Solidarity.


  • Support the academic and social development of newcomer children and teenagers between the age of 13-24 and assist the children and youth to improve their social skills, leadership skills, employment skills and enhance confidence and to increase their knowledge of development resources available
  • To design, organize, facilitate, and evaluate group sessions and workshops for immigrant youth and their families
  • To keep abreast of the needs of and extend outreach to multicultural immigrant/at risk/low-income youths
  • To provide one-on-one and case management service to immigrant/at risk/low-income youths
  • To facilitate access to needed services and resources where there are barriers due to language, culture, race, and class by providing interpretation or translation
  • To keep and maintain records in a timely and professional manner
  • To keep the team updated on all new information and be cooperative in the maintenance of information by tracking government policies and community resources in order to effectively inform and refer clients
  • To update clients’ database and prepare statistical and financial reports
  • To monitor program activities, budget, and expenses as directed
  • To establish and maintain working relationship and communication with internal and external groups
  • To provide support to the team on a daily basis and work alongside other youth workers


  • University degree or equivalent in Social Work or related disciplines
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in youth programming
  • Demonstrated experience in working with immigrant/low-income youth and families, especially in youth employment skills and engagement
  • Excellent understanding of the cultural and social background of immigrant youth and families
  • Excellent understanding of settlement and integration issues faced by immigrant youth and their families
  • Excellent knowledge of government and community resources
  • Be innovative and skilled in program design, activity organization, and community outreach
  • Possessing special talents and excellent youth programming skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with youth and parents
  • Accomplished skills in life skills facilitation, performing arts, sports, etc.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English, as well as a second language commonly used by clientele – Cantonese, and Mandarin
  • Able to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Proficiency in computer; Microsoft Office, graphic software and social media that facilitate work, communication and online marketing
  • Flexible, ability to work regularly in evenings and weekends and travel in GTA

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to perform some physical activities (e.g. lifting and loading program materials and office equipment)
  • A negative result in Vulnerable Sector Screening is mandatory
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and having access to a car to carry out duties is preferred.

Full-time Temporary relief position until August 2021
Hours: 35 hours per week; required to work regular hours in evenings, Saturdays and some holidays
Salary Range: $41,530 to $50,460 per annum
Current Rate: $22.82 per hour
Work location: IRC – 2330 Midland Avenue, Scarborough

How to apply:

Resume and cover letter are to be sent to CICS quoting Job # 01A-20 / Youth Worker by 5:00 p.m. on January 30, 2020 to:


Centre for Immigrant and Community Services is an equal opportunity employer. CICS provide accommodations during the recruitment process for persons with disabilities if required. This will be in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians Disability Act and Ontario Human Rights Code.

Thank you to all those who respond to this posting. Only those selected for further screening will be contacted. No telephone inquiries, please.