Youth Outreach Worker
1 Year Contract until March 31, 2024 25 hours per week
Range: $24.36 – $29.34 per hour plus benefits, including pension plan
The Youth Enrichment Academy provides meaningful interventions to a priority population of youth ages 11 to 14 (middle years) to strengthen social, academic and emotional skills. The Youth Outreach Worker supports the program through input into design, planning and evaluation under the supervision of the Program Coordinator. The Youth Outreach Worker works closely with youth mentors (near-peer mentors) and provides direction for day to day activities.
- Runs regular programming, with near-peer mentors, using anti-oppression framework and respecting equity, diversity and inclusion
- Uses social tools/technologies on popular applications including Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat, Facebook, to provide positive, fun, experience for youth participants
- Works with volunteers to support tutoring and mentorship aspects of YEA!
- Assists with volunteer recruitment, training, and appreciation as required.
- Assists with planning and implementation of program participant and “near peer” youth mentor recruitment strategy
- Assist with report writing and evaluation using defined metrics per the funder requirements
- Maintains attendance records and other stats of the program progress using Excel and other equivalent software
- Provide updates to Children Family and Youth leadership team on trends in youth culture and any risk-taking behaviours in the Regent Park areas
- Supports the Coordinator in writing reporting documents for funding purposes
- Maintain electronic records, emails, and documents in organization’s shared drive, including RPCHC common drive, Google drive, forms, videos, and other web-based design applications
- Promotes the YEA! program and assists with creation of posters/brochures using Canva, Google, and/or other web-based applications as required
- Updates YEA! program website on a regular basis, including videos, photos, text, and schedules
- Outreach to community members, TCHC, schools, and other stakeholders as needed to recruit new clients to the program
- Report back to families on our progress and develop meaningful focus groups
- Liaise with partners on a regular basis to ensure successful relationship building and program connections to external stakeholders
- Liaises with partners and communicates to ensure accountabilities are mutually met and achieved
- Assists in obtaining partner support for gifts-in-kind and volunteer hours
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Education: Child and Youth Worker (CYW) designation preferred, with a post-secondary degree in Child and Youth Work;
- Some experience working with middle-years aged population (grades 6-8), preferably from vulnerable communities;
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience with at-risk youth facing multiple barriers, preferably from Regent Park areas;
- Technology skills: the incumbent must be able to demonstrate working experience with the following software, platforms or apps:
- Canva, Adobe, Illustrator, etc.
- Google design/publishing software
- Design of graphics, videos and audio for posting on social media platforms and website
- Zoom or equivalent telecommunication tools
- Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and other social media tools and its inner-workings
- Excel and comparable spreadsheet functions for data configuration
- Other new emerging software/platforms as required
- Strong communication skills and written English (for report writing purposes);
- This position will require evening and occasional weekend work;
- Ability to work collaboratively within and across teams;
- Understanding of Anti-oppression principles;
- Ability to work effectively with people of various cultural, age and economic backgrounds
- Knowledge of the Regent Park area and issues affecting families in the Regent and Moss Park communities
- Must have up to date COVID vaccination for the safety of staff and clients
Regent Park CHC is committed to equity in our hiring and employment practices. Applications are encouraged from qualified individuals who are Indigenous people, members of racialized communities, individuals of diverse sexual orientation and gender identification, persons with disabilities and others protected under the Human Rights Code as well as individuals with lived experience in the Regent Park community. This is a bargaining unit position with OPSEU local 5115.
Please submit your resume and cover letter, noting title in subject line by March 26, 2022, to: email@example.com
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. RPCHC is committed to developing an inclusive, selection process and work environment. If contacted, please advise the hiring manager if you require any accommodation during the interview process.
To protect the health and well-being of our clients and employees, Regent Park Community Health Centre has adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy that new employees to have up to date, Health Canada approved, COVID-19 vaccine. Individuals with valid medical or human rights-based exemptions, will be considered for appropriate accommodation within the policy.
Apply For This Position
Please submit your resume and cover letter by
March 26, 2023
No phone calls, please. We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. RPCHC is committed to developing an inclusive, selection process and work environment. If contacted, please advise the hiring manager if you require any accommodation during the interview process.