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Job Number:  30281
Youth Drop-In Worker, Casual Relief/On Call
Job Posted: Thursday, 13 October 2016
Closing Date: Monday, 31 October 2016
(in 7 days)
The Yonge Street Mission
Region: Toronto Metro area Type: Casual
Location: Toronto Salary: (not entered)



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. 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), 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.



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 programs, daily tasks etc.
  • Refer and accompany youth to appropriate services



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 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: October 31, 2016                     Starting Date: November 2016


Send resume and cover letter in confidence to: Jesse Sudirgo: 



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

Learn more about Yonge Street Mission by visiting our website: www.ysm.ca

How to Apply:
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Send resume and cover letter in confidence to: Jesse Sudirgo:
Contact Details:
The Yonge Street Mission
306 Gerrard Street East
Toronto, ON, M5A 2G7

Tel: 4169299614
www:   www.ysm.ca

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