Bridging People and Possibilities  |  A Service of  Tyndale University College & Seminary

Program and Community Support Worker

Program and Community Support Worker

Company: Yonge Street Mission
306 Gerrard St. E
Toronto, Ontario

Position Description

The Yonge Street Mission is a Christian faith-based not-for-profit community called to demonstrate God’s love, peace and justice to those living with economic, social and spiritual poverty in Toronto.  Our Bridges Team is seeking a full-time temporary (8 weeks) Summer Program and Community Support Worker. The Summer Staff will work with adults (21-60 years old) living in chronic poverty, out of our Regent Park location. The Staff will serve programs running Tuesday to Thursday, including evenings and day trips.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible to:

  • Work as part of a team to provide relief services to the adult community members
  • Facilitate adult learning opportunities
  • Build rapport with program participants
  • Provide community participants with advocacy support
  • Occasionally lead a workshop for a group of 15 people
  • Accompany community members on outings
  • Shadow Care Managers in goal and learning plan creation.
  • Assist with program administration and data entry
  • Other duties as required

 Qualifications: The successful candidate will have the following skills and training:

  • Flexible and enthusiastic team player, with a teachable spirit
  • Passion for individual development and transformation
  • Knowledge of issues facing those in chronic poverty
  • Capacity to relate to those experiencing a spectrum of mental health challenges
  • Comfortable with a professional, non-judgmental, trauma-informed approach
  • Experience in a multicultural and/or multi-faith setting
  • Computer skills should include: Microsoft Office and Google Drive
  • Understand and practice client confidentiality
  • Education in social services, seminary or a related field of study preferred
  • Lived experience would be considered an asset
  • Demonstrate a commitment to be part of the Christian faith community, and devotion to YSM Articles of Faith & Doctrine and to YSM's Statement of Faith

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Deadline for application: May 29th, 2019                        Start Date: July 8th, 2019

While we appreciate all responses, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. 
Learn more about Yonge Street Mission by visiting our website:

Posted: May 2, 2019 | Expires: May 29, 2019
Posted Under: Ministry - General
Career ID: [ 6799 ]