Job Posting 71943

Strides Toronto
Toronto Metro area
closes in 4 days (Fri, 18 Jun)
part time - term / contract

The successful candidate will provide clerical and administrative support to the weekend What’s Up Walk-In staff and will assist with the efficient operation of the administrative office in support of the entire administrative team. The schedule is every Friday evening 2-8pm and every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (long weekends, holidays not required).


This is a 12 month contract role, July 2021 to no later than July 2022.


Strides Toronto is a multi-service agency providing services to young people from birth to age 29 and their families in East Toronto. Formed in January 2020 through the amalgamation of Aisling Discoveries and East Metro Youth Services, Strides Toronto provides a range of community, residential and treatment services to improve the mental, social, and physical health of infants, children, youth and their families. We provide individual, group and family interventions that include mental health counselling, autism services, education, outreach and referral, early intervention, day treatment and community support. 

As Lead Agency for infant, child and youth mental health in Toronto, Strides Toronto works with 25 core service providers to design and implement system-level improvements that transform access to services, experience of services and the mental health outcomes for Toronto’s diverse communities.  

Strides Toronto has a budget of $30 million and more than 350 employees providing services out of 19 locations across East Toronto. The organization Is accredited by the Centre for Accreditation and the predecessor organizations have a long history of providing high-quality services in East Toronto. 


 Why work with us? 

  • Be part of a long history of leadership and evidence informed practice in child, youth and family service. 
  • Join a skilled and dedicated team who are passionate about achieving our vision of an inclusive and supportive community where children, youth and their families thrive. 
  • Experience opportunities for growth and professional development.  
  • Be committed to creating a positive and rewarding work environment. 
  • Share an organizational culture of on-going learning and quality improvement. 
  • Bring high standards for performance and implementation of best practices and demonstrated through our accreditation with the Canadian Centre for Accreditation  
  • Expect a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. 
  • Join a diverse and inclusive work environment with staff who speak more than 23 languages. 


 What will you do? 

  • Perform What’s up Walk In reception duties for clients and/or their parents, external partners and agencies and the general public.
  • Operate the telephone system including voice mail call direction, messages.
  • Assist in the administration of client files.
  • To maintain professional standards in accordance with EMYS policies and procedures, Canadian Centre for Accreditation (CCA) standards, and relevant legislation.
  • Be familiar with and sensitive to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and within the community.
  • Be comfortable dealing with individuals who may be in crisis
  • Demonstrate excellent judgment.
  • Be comfortable working independently.
  • Available to work Fridays 2-8pm and Saturdays 10-4pm (long weekends, holidays not required).


What are we looking for?

  • A Community college diploma or degree in related discipline or equivalent;
  • Three years' experience in office administration;
  • Experience stabilizing individuals in crisis is a strong asset;
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills;
  • Competency in Windows technology including Microsoft Office Professional (Word, Excel, Access);
  • CPI communication (verbal) training is an asset;
  • Strong organization and communication skills;
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information;
  • Preferred candidates will be bilingual in both official languages;
  • Preferred candidates will have a background in working with LGBTQ youth as well as with youth that have addiction issues utilizing a harm reduction approach; and,
  • A completed vulnerable sector screening police background check will be required.


Additional Assets 

  • Fluency in another language(s). 


Additional Information

This role is a part of OPSEU Local 567 bargaining unit.

Salary range from $20.93 to $24.62 per hour.


How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume outlining your experience and how you meet the requirements for this position.   The application deadline is June 11, 2021.

Strides Toronto is an equal opportunity employer.  We welcome diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Strides Toronto’s own policies, requests for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process. 

We thank all applicants however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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