Youth Worker Job - Mississauga

Employer:  Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre
Job city:  Mississauga
Job region:  Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline:  Friday, November 3, 2017 - 11:45pm
Job terms:  Full-time contract

Job Summary:

The Youth Worker supports youth (ages 13- 18) living in East Mississauga with enhancing life and social skills while providing a safe and positive environment.
Reports to: Youth Coordinator

Responsibilities:

  • Plan, implement and co-facilitate up to 24 social/life skills workshops
  • Assist youth in accessing a variety of community resources
  • Outreach to youth from different cultural backgrounds
  • Help and foster a more positive relationship between youth and their community, thereby ultimately projecting a much more positive image of Community youth
  • Provide social support, assist in developing life skills and creating prevocational learning experiences that prepare clients for the experience of work
  • Responsible for daily programming and scheduling of activities and Volunteers
  • Addresses safety concerns or equipment issues
  • Recruit, train and oversee volunteers
  • Direct and evaluate program volunteers
  • Maintain records and detailed reports, including daily and monthly reports
  • Ensure a variety of sport, recreation, social and other programs are planned and implemented, while promoting volunteerism
  • Act as a positive role model and mentor to youth participants
  • Assist the Youth Program Coordinator with the completion of the final evaluation and reporting required by funding partners
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years Post-secondary education or degree in Leadership, Child and Youth Work, Social Work, Education, or combined equivalent of education and experience
  • 1-2 years of relevant experience with youth, social, recreational programs and working with ethnic diversity issues
  • Demonstrated skills in conflict resolution, anger management and crisis management
  • Solid interpersonal, organizational and leadership skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member
  • Availability to work flexible hours
  • Computer literacy with Microsoft Office and Internet
  • Valid Driver’s License and a vehicle are an asset
  • Police check required.

This is a 1 year contract postion
Work hours: 30 hours per week (Hours from Monday to Friday evenings and some weekends)
Rate pay: $15 per hour

How to apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter quoting reference 017-023 by November 3rd, 2017 to:
Human Resources Officer
Dixie Bloor Neighborhood Centre 
3650 Dixie Rd., Unit 103
Mississauga, ON L4Y 3V9
Email: [email protected]

Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre is an equal opportunity employer.
Thanks to all those who apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.