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Youth Drop-in Worker, Casual/Relief On-Call

Youth Drop-in Worker, Casual/Relief On-Call

Company: Yonge Street Mission
Location/Address:
306 Gerrard St. E.
Toronto, Ontario , M5A 2G7
Phone: 4169299614

Position Description

Yonge Street Mission (YSM) is the vibrant, local Christian development agency that is leading an infectious movement - going beyond meeting immediate needs by offering holistic programs and a pathway that can transform the lives of people living with poverty in Toronto from merely surviving to thriving. This is a Casual Relief/On Call position. The Youth Drop-In Worker will work with street-involved youth in a dynamic drop-in setting (Evergreen Centre for Street Youth ages 16-24), small groups and one on one; supporting, pastoring, advocating, accompanying and encouraging youth as they make choices to move to healthier lifestyles. The Youth Drop-In Worker will assist in referring youth to services related to housing, health care, employment etc. If you enjoy engaging with a wide variety of street-involved youth, feel God’s calling to build a career in a drop-in setting and desire to make a significant impact on this vibrant, diverse community, this is your opportunity!

You will practice skills in: building relationships with hard-to-reach populations, crisis intervention; and work in an environment where we value journeying and empowering community members.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Building meaningful relationships with street-involved/at-risk youth who access Evergreen services and challenging them to seek their full potential
  • Providing effective intervention in crisis situations
  • Assisting with support to programs, community member case notes, etc.
  • Refer and accompany youth to appropriate services

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have the following skills and training:

  • A biblical understanding of the unique aspects of ministry among the poor and youth at risk
  • Demonstrated knowledge in working with street-involved/at-risk youth from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to engage with a wide variety of personality types
  • Drop-In service delivery experience with youth (age 16-24) who are street-involved and socially isolated
  • Ability to manage crisis situations
  • Strong conflict resolution skills, crisis intervention expertise
  • Multicultural and multi-faith sensitivity
  • Post-secondary education in the social service field (preferred)
  • A Police Check will be required/First Aid training is an asset
  • Demonstrated commitment to YSM’s principles of faith, mission and values

Deadline for Application: This posting will remain open until the position is filled

Starting Date: ASAP

Send resume and cover letter in confidence to: Bill Hall - bhall@ysm.ca

While we appreciate all responses, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. Learn more about YSM at www.ysm.ca

Posted: April 1, 2019 | Expires: April 19, 2019
Posted Under: Miscellaneous
Career ID: [ 6632 ]