Job Position: Provincial Youth Outreach Worker

  • Application Deadline: 22nd December 2022
  • Employment Type: Full time
  • Location(s): Brantford
  • Compensation: $21.06 per hour
  • How to Apply: Submit your resume and cover letter to gmorley@goodwillonline.ca
    or submit them using the Apply button below.

Required Qualifications:

Child and Youth Worker Diploma or equivalent and two years of related experience working with youth;
Knowledge of and sensitivity to the life experiences and diverse needs, identities and cultural backgrounds of at-risk youth in underserved communities.
Knowledge and a clear understanding of historical and intergenerational trauma of the Indigenous people of Turtle Island;
An understanding of the issues faced by the urban Indigenous community;
Knowledge of Indigenous and non-Indigenous community supports and services for youth and local youth populations;
Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends as needed. Schedule is primarily Tuesday to Saturday, 12:00pm to 8:00pm.

Key Responsibilities:

We are seeking a dynamic, highly motivated Provincial Youth Outreach Worker who demonstrates our values of compassion, accountability, responsiveness and empowerment; to our clients, families and each other.

The Provincial Youth Outreach Worker will work with the Provincial Youth Outreach Workers teams in Brantford and Hamilton, providing supports to youth and families to better navigate and connect with services and pro-social opportunities in their communities to improve youth outcomes. This position is responsible for community outreach, prevention and intervention with at-risk youth and building neighbourhood and community capacity to engage and serve youth better.

This position is a unionized, permanent, full-time position. The rate of pay is $21.06 per hour.

Key Responsibilities:

Reach out and engage at-risk youth in accordance with the Stages of Change intervention model adapted for the Provincial Youth Outreach Worker program;
Support youth to connect to programs, services, and opportunities for healthy development;
Engage with parents and family members through self-referrals, parent groups, faith communities, etc. and provide information on supports and services available to youth and families;
Maintain collaborative working relationships with other professionals within and outside of the organization;
Work with youth, parents, family members, schools, police, and youth service providers to advocate for and improve access to programs, services, and opportunities for youth;
In collaboration with Wesley’s Manager of Community Youth Services and the YOW team:
Develop a composite picture of neighbourhood demographics and build maps of services, programs, and community assets available in the local community.
Provide community awareness of the Provincial Youth Outreach Worker program and maintain a recognizable community presence.
Build partnerships with community agencies, businesses and informal community groups to offer programs that engage youth to develop their knowledge, skills and interests (e.g. arts and culture, volunteering, civic engagement, recreation, etc.).
Identify emerging issues, service gaps, and opportunities for action to build community capacity.
Identify staff development/training needs and participate in staff development/training programs as required.
Enter and maintain accurate and complete service data in the Outreach Record in a timely manner;
Knowledge of and sensitivity to the life experiences and diverse needs, identities and cultural backgrounds of at-risk youth in underserved communities;
Experience with utilizing social media (Instagram, Tik Tok) to share resources, opportunities, and program information would be an asset;
Other duties as assigned;

Additional Details:

A positive work culture that prioritizes all staff having an opportunity to contribute
A supportive team that will empower you to achieve great milestones!
Fun and engaging organizational events such as our Staff Appreciation Event
Professional development and training opportunities
Full Health & Dental Benefits
Personal & Vacation Days
RRSP Contribution Program
Employee Discounts

As a condition of employment, the successful candidate is required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Human Resources. In the event that successful candidates are unable to get their COVID-19 vaccination, completion of an educational session and weekly antigen testing to provide a negative result will be required.

About Our Company:

Wesley is a long-standing local non-profit and a certified Ontario Living Wage Network (OLWN) employer. We are passionate about our work advocating for harm reduction, housing, poverty eradication and food security in Hamilton, Halton and Brantford. We’re committed to diversity & inclusion and a healthy work life balance. We would love for you to join our team!