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Community Outreach Worker, Youthlink


* Assisting in developing proposals, Implementing special projects. Providing a range of community based supports and services including liaising with schools.

* Identifying pressing community trends and needs and work with YOUTHLINK and the community to identify a response that enhances community capacity. Providing information, consultation and training on youth issues to community groups.

* The emphasis will be on working with high need youth and high need communities with a focus on education, violence prevention, AIDS/HIV prevention, sexual health, homelessness and immigrant/refugee issues.

* Demonstrated experience in working with high need youth and their families including those who are homeless, unemployed or new to the country

* Knowledge of issues affecting youth, notably housing, employment, immigrant/refugee, education and mental health

* Proven group facilitation skills

* Demonstrated experience in community asset mapping

* Ability to work effectively as a team member and in collaboration with a variety of community groups and relevant stakeholders

* Experience in developing youth leadership programs

* Good report-writing skills

* Knowledge of and sensitivity to racial/cultural issues, gender and orientation

* Evening and/or weekend work required

* Familiarity with Scarborough and access to a vehicle are assets

* Fluency in a second language (Tamil, Dari, Pashtu, Mandarin) is a definite asset

* Related degree or diploma from a university or cwith a minimum of 2 years experience in Community Work

Applicant should quote Job#634

Job Contact Information

The Hiring Committee

Youthlink, Head Office

747 Warden Avenue

Scarborough, Ontario M1L 4A8

Fax: (416) 967-7515

Deadline for Applications in January 31.

[Source: Toronto Weekly CED Bulletin]