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Youth Outreach Worker, London InterCommunity Health Centre

London, Ontario
Deadline: August 24, 2015

Full Time Contract (2 positions available)

The London InterCommunity Health Centre seeks two dedicated and passionate Youth Outreach Workers to join our Child, Youth and Families team. Serving youth and their families as a mentor and advocate in the North East London area, you will engage "hard to reach youth," with the ability to build trust easily and see the strengths and capacity in the surrounding community.

We seek a creative, persistent individual with an understanding of positive youth development, outreach abilities, and knowledge of available community resources and supports. You demonstrate an awareness of the effect that oppression, barriers, poverty and diversity have on youth, families and the community and will support other team members to maximize outreach potential.

These one year contracts require a flexible schedule that will include evening and weekend hours.

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, the Youth Outreach Worker is a frontline staff member responsible for prevention, early intervention, program development and community outreach services with youth and their families.

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education in a relevant discipline from a community college or university and/or significant experience in health promotion and community development;
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of relevant experience in a community setting working with youth and families from diverse cultural backgrounds;
  • Demonstrated ability to reach and engage marginalized youth from priority neighbourhoods in activities that promote assets, competencies and resiliency;
  • A proven approach to working collaboratively with youth, parents and community partners / resources to ensure access to programs, services and opportunities;
  • Experience organizing, delivering and facilitating workshops/seminars and training for youth;
  • A commitment to working as a valued member of an interdisciplinary team;
  • Awareness and understanding of the social determinants of health and experience working within a health promotion framework;
  • Ability to work with diverse communities with respect, confidentiality, sensitivity, competence, creativity, innovation, cultural understanding, and non-judgement;
  • Ability to initiate various approaches to problem solving with realistic goals;
  • Strong computer skills, including the use of MS Office Products and Electronic Medical Records (Nightingale current in use).

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply for this position by forwarding a covering letter and resume by Monday August 24, 2015 at 4:00pm to the attention of Human Resources by:

Mail:
London InterCommunity Health Centre
659 Dundas Street
London, Ontario, N5W 2Z1

Email: jobposting@lihc.on.ca

Fax: (519) 642-1532 

London InterCommunity Health Centre is an equal opportunity employer and committed to hiring staff that reflect the diversity of the clients and community that we serve. Should you require accommodation in making an application please contact our office. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected to proceed in the competition will be contacted.