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Peer Educator, T.E.A.C.H., Planned Parenthood Toronto

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline December 7, 2009

Full-time, 1.0 FTE
Internal/External Posting

Planned Parenthood Toronto is a fully accredited community health centre that provides primary health care services to youth 13 to 29 years as well as health promotion programming, education, training and research to improve the health and well being of Toronto’s diverse communities. We are currently seeking a Peer Educator for Teens Educating And Confronting Homophobia (T.E.A.C.H.) to work 37.5 (full-time) hours per week.

General Responsibilities:

The Peer Educator is responsible for assisting the Program Coordinator in the administrative duties of the program including workshop scheduling, office organization, and volunteer support. The Peer Educator operates within the values and objectives of the agency. The Peer Educator is monitored by the Program Coordinator.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Participate in ongoing program outreach and promotion activities.
  • Liase with community agency staff regarding workshops.
  • Respond to workshop requests and complete workshop intake process.
  • Follow up with community agency staff for feedback and evaluation of workshops.
  • Organize workshop schedule with volunteers and the Volunteer Support Worker.
  • Monitor youth peer facilitators in workshops settings and provide support, appreciation and feedback on their performance.
  • Facilitate debrief sessions with youth peer facilitators.
  • Assist in the recruitment, training and orientation of new volunteers.
  • Assist Program Coordinator in preparing and delivery of the volunteer training sessions.
  • Assist in compiling information and resources to be used for ongoing volunteer training.
  • Co-facilitate some debriefing, on-going education, and update meetings.
  • Maintain regular communication with volunteers to inform them of workshops, meetings, on-going training and other Planned Parenthood Toronto and community events.
  • Maintain statistics using program and volunteer database.
  • Compile workshop evaluation forms.
  • Maintain up-to-date files for workshop contacts and volunteer information.
  • Assist the Program Coordinator in the compilation of T.E.A.C.H resources.

Other Duties:

  • Assist in new project implementation.
  • Participate in the orientation and training of new staff, students and volunteers, as may be required.
  • Participate at staff, team and other Planned Parenthood meetings and activities.
  • Engage in professional development to optimize the fulfillment of the job requirements.
  • Perform other duties from time to time as related to the job.

Qualifications:

  • 2-year community college diploma with 1-2 years work and/ or volunteer experience in a similar role OR 3-5 years work and/or volunteer experience in a similar role.
  • Knowledge of and experience in anti-oppression education including anti-homophobia work.
  • Strong knowledge of homophobia and its impact on LGBTQ communities
  • Experience and commitment to working with LGBTQ youth and youth from diverse communities from an anti-discrimination perspective
  • Demonstrated commitment to: equity goals and principles; youth positive, LGBTQ positive, and sex positive advocacy; and, sexual and reproductive rights
  • Commitment to pro-choice philosophy
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills.
  • Understanding and support of peer education and volunteerism models.
  • Experience working with youth.
  • Knowledge of sexual health issues
  • Experience in group facilitation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency and experience working in a computerized environment
  • Commitment to working cooperatively in a community-based setting as part of a multi-disciplinary team

Please forward letter of interest and resume by 5:00 p.m., Monday, December 7, 2009 to:

Hiring Committee (Peer Educator, T.E.A.C.H.)
Planned Parenthood Toronto
36-B Prince Arthur Avenue
Toronto, ON M5R 1A9
Fax: (416) 96l-25l2
E-Mail: ppt@ppt.on.ca

PPT is committed to the principles of equity and ensuring that our hiring practices are enriched by the people, needs and desires of Toronto’s diverse communities. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.