Job Posting 96735

Youth Engagement Specialist/Youth Outreach Worker
Weston Frontlines Centre
Toronto Metro area
1800 Weston Road, Toronto, ON M9N 1V8
closes in 2 days (Mon, 2 Oct)
full time - temporary / contract  •  50,000 annually

As a Youth Engagement Specialist/Youth Outreach Worker, you will assist in the management of the communications and outreach functions at Frontlines and SLYE (Student Leadership Youth Empowerment). Particularly, you will be responsible for planning, designing, and executing promotion materials to inform and educate the public, media, and other specified audiences about Frontlines’ programs, campaigns, and events for teens .You will also work with the Marketing manager and the Fundraising team to design and execute outreach activities that further increase the outcomes and impact of the programs and services offered through Frontlines.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Assist in the development of outreach and communication materials including newsletters, brochures, social media posts, video content, etc.
  • Develop and implement strategies to help promote SLYE & Frontlines’ programs and campaigns, particularly for young adults
  • Maintain good relationships with relevant media contacts, donors, participants, employers, etc.
  • Conduct outreach to recruit participants for Frontlines’ programs; in-person outreach through attendance at community events, schools, job fairs, etc.
  • Assist youth who may be facing barriers by connecting them and their families to resources
  • Assist in the development and delivery of training programs as needed
  • Conduct case management including needs and risk assessment, identification and assessment of participant's need for job coaching
  • Prepare reports, presentations and press materials as required
  • Build relationships by providing positive role modeling to participants, staff, placement students, volunteers, etc.
  • Assist participants in developing appropriate work habits, behaviours and attitudes for the workplace

Network and Partnership Development

· Coordinate SLYE Network and Sub-Committee meetings.

· Attend and support Sub-Committee events and initiatives

· Support the SLYE Youth Councils events and projects

· Assist in grant writing research for future SLYE initiatives

· Liaise with service providers working in various youth sectors.

· Identify and partner with external service agencies and networks as needed.

· Maintain database of agencies, contacts, programs and services that are available to youth in Scarborough

· Ensure effective communications at all levels within SLYE and Frontlines.

· Share community and youth information with SLYE and external stakeholders.

· Actively support team development and relationship building.

· Implement standardized project evaluation tools and methods as needed

· Increase SLYE’s profile within the broader community.

  • Other job duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience of excellence in community engagement and outreach
  • Demonstrated experience working in multi-ethnic, high-density, urban communities
  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills
  • Familiarity with online platforms and design softwares: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Wordpress, Canva
  • Excellent oral and written presentation and communication skills;
  • Valid Driver’s licence with a clean driver’s abstract and access to a vehicle
  • Current First-Aid and CPR Certification is an asset;
  • Ability to work co-operatively and effectively with a multi-disciplinary team of stakeholders (including but not limited to school administration and staff, community service providers, parents, residents, youth);
  • Demonstrated experience implementing community development and community engagement
  • strategies;
  • Demonstrated strong organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • Flexibility and willingness to alter work schedules and regular duties, including working evenings and weekends
  • Vulnerable Sector Screening is required.

What We Offer:

  • Free on-site parking
  • Flexible working hours
  • Paid Time Off
  • Extended health care and dental benefits, life and critical insurance
  • Opportunity to work within a small and diverse team
  • Professional development opportunities

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience of excellence in community engagement and outreach
  • Demonstrated experience working in multi-ethnic, high-density, urban communities
  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills
  • Familiarity with online platforms and design softwares: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Wordpress, Canva
  • Excellent oral and written presentation and communication skills;
  • Valid Driver’s licence with a clean driver’s abstract and access to a vehicle
  • Current First-Aid and CPR Certification is an asset;
  • Ability to work co-operatively and effectively with a multi-disciplinary team of stakeholders (including but not limited to school administration and staff, community service providers, parents, residents, youth);
  • Demonstrated experience implementing community development and community engagement
  • strategies;
  • Demonstrated strong organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • Flexibility and willingness to alter work schedules and regular duties, including working evenings and weekends
  • Vulnerable Sector Screening is required.

What We Offer:

  • Free on-site parking
  • Flexible working hours
  • Paid Time Off
  • Extended health care and dental benefits, life and critical insurance
  • Opportunity to work within a small and diverse team
  • Professional development opportunities

To learn more about Frontlines visit us at: https://frontlines.to

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