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Health Centre Assistant (Summer Positon)

Health Centre Assistant (Summer Positon)

Company: Yonge Street Mission
Contact Person: Beth Hayhoe
306 Gerrard St. E
Toronto, Ontario

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.


      The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Work as an assistant within the Health Centre Program
  • Participate in the care provided to all street youth coming to the Health Centre
  • Prepare and maintain supplies and clinical areas
  • Meet and engage youth, establishing trusting relationships with them
  • Register, enroll and update electronic records for service users
  • Connect youth to internal and external services
  • Provide assistance in the weekly foot clinic
  • Work as a front line worker in Evergreen’s nursery
  • Ensure that Evergreen’s nursery remains a safe and welcoming space
  • Meet youth and their children, providing appropriate care to infants/children
  • Promote cognitive, emotional and social development opportunities for children
  • Supervising and supporting daily volunteers
  • Order, stock, maintain and distribute contents of baby food, diaper and clothing banks
  • Keep daily records of children in nursery using an electronic record
  • Knowledge and understanding of child protection policy and procedures, including CFSA Ontario
  • Referral to internal and community resources (ex. Foodbanks)


The successful candidate will have the following skills and training:

  • A returning student enrolled full time in post-secondary education in health care or child welfare
  • A biblical understanding of the unique aspects of ministry among the poor and youth at risk
  • Demonstrate a particular interest in working with at risk youth aged 16 to 24 years and their infants and preschool children
  • Ability to engage in conversation with a wide variety of personality types, and to establish rapport
  • Ability to work in an unstructured high-stress drop-in work environment
  • Ability to juggle many competing tasks and responsibilities
  • Ability to work as a team with staff, student interns and volunteers
  • Multicultural and multi-faith sensitivity
  • Good communication skills, interpersonal skills; conflict resolution skills; and self-directed
  • Computers skills are mandatory
  • Up to date CPR and First aid are preferred

This position is available for 8 weeks at 35 hours per week

Deadline for Application:  June 30, 2019    Starting Date:  July 8, 2019

Send resume and cover letter in confidence to: Beth Hayhoe -

While we appreciate all responses, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Learn more about YSM at

Posted: May 2, 2019 | Expires: June 30, 2019
Posted Under: Miscellaneous
Career ID: [ 6800 ]