Job Posting 75417

Youth Engagement Specialist
Weston Frontlines Centre
Toronto Metro area
Toronto
closed 6 days ago (Mon, 20 Sep)
full time - term / contract  •  45,500

As a youth engagement specialist , you will take on a central role that supports Frontlines’ goal in supporting youth 18-29 in a new and innovative program called FEET- Future Employment or Entrepreneurship Track while supporting businesses in their business hiring needs. 

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Conducts outreach to recruit participants for the program including updating flyers, social media, face to face outreach such as attending community events, coordinating mail outs etc
  • Conducts case-management including needs and risk assessment, acceptance in program, follow-up as it pertains to employment/vocational goals and other member needs. 
  • Identification and assessment of participant’s need for job coaching. Assist members in the development of appropriate work habits, behaviours and attitudes for the workplace. 
  • Provide referrals to young people
  • Adhering to sound documentation practices
  • Supports job developer in meeting the needs of the employers while supporting the needs of the young person
  • Responsible for communicating members’ level of risk to staff.
  • Other duties as assigned 

 

Skills and Qualifications: 

 

  • At least three years experience in working with youth, particularly at risk youth
  • Able to provide excellent service delivery
  • Must be results-oriented, able to motivate and inspire self and others
  • Well developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with members, staff and volunteers
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Experience and sensitivity in dealing with members of different cultural and racial backgrounds, including visible and non-visible dimensions of diversity
  • Flexibility regarding assigned work hours and location
  • Lived experience to the young people that we serve
  • Access to a motor vehicle is required for this position, as extensive travel within the Region is required

 

Education: 

  • University Degree preferred or Community College Diploma in Social Services, and/or related fields

Conditions of Employment: 

The successful candidate must provide a police reference check clearance (vulnerable sector)

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