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Yonge Street Mission (YSM) is the vibrant, local Christian development agency that is leading an infectious movement – going beyond meeting immediate needs by offering holistic programs and a pathway that can transform the lives of people living with poverty in Toronto from merely surviving to thriving.

 

We are seeking a dynamic, innovative and strategic Community Support Worker focused on social transformation through youth and families in Regent Park based on a community development framework. This strategy will help develop local leadership and ownership from within the community, sustain YSM’s existing relationships, and advance the organization’s mission of supporting high-need communities across the city. The successful candidate will work closely with the Community Capacity Builder building and implementing strategies in support of resident-led initiatives in the community.

 

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the Our Voice Out Loud (OVOL) initiative in Regent Park
  • Working with Community Capacity Builder to equip youth to identify and build on their strengths to acquire new soft and hard skill sets
  • Working with Community Capacity Builder to build the youth’s capacity to plan, organize, and implement projects and initiatives to build their leadership skills and combat bullying and victimization
  • Outreach; connecting with local schools to recruit and promote OVOL
  • Organizing and scheduling appointments with youth, internal staff and external stakeholders
  • Planning meetings and taking detailed minutes
  • Assisting in the preparation of scheduled reports for OVOL
  • Providing general support to youth or community partners
  • Reaching out and following up with potential and past participants of YSM supported community development initiatives.
  • Submitting and retrieving financial requests
  • Other administrative duties as required

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have the following skills and training:

  • Experience as an administrative assistant, virtual assistant or office admin assistant
  • Relevant experience in Social Services and/or Youth and Child Services or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience working with children and youth
  • Strong desire and commitment to improve their community
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
  • Ability to work cross-culturally, in a manner that respects and promotes diversity
  • Organized with the ability to multi-task, excellent time management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Effectively communicate in English
  • Knowledge of community initiatives, groups and events
  • A police check will be required / First aid training is an asset
  • Demonstrated respect to YSM’s principles of faith, mission and values

This position is for 20 hours/week at a rate of $14 per hour. It is a 1-year contract with the possibility of renewal.

How to Apply

  • Send resume and cover letter in confidence to: Cristihan Rios at [email protected]
  • If you wish to apply for this position, please specify in bot your e-mail and cover letter that you saw it on vacanciesincanada.ca

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