Program Facilitator –Youth Enrichment Academy

We are a dynamic community-based health centre promoting social justice and health equity in the Regent Park neighbourhood and east downtown area of Toronto. We operate out of several locations and provide a wide variety of services including: primary health care, chiropody, physiotherapy, health promotion, social work, community health, immigrant and refugee services, housing assistance, harm reduction and homeless programs, Pathways to Education for high school students, infant and child development programs, parenting education and family advocacy.

Position

Program Facilitator –Youth Enrichment Academy

Salary Range: $23.64 - $28.48 per hour plus benefits

Three Year Contract Full Time – 35 hours per week

Responsibilities

The Youth Enrichment Academy is an initiative developed by the Regent Park Community Health Centre to provide meaningful interventions to a priority population of youth ages 11 to 14 (middle years). The Program Facilitator YEA supports the program through input into design, planning and evaluation under the supervision of the Program Coordinator. The Program Facilitator works closely with youth mentors (near-peer mentors) within the Pathways Program, and provides direction for day to day activities. The Program Facilitatoris one of the key faces of the YEA! Program, working with young adolescents to strengthen their social, academic and emotional skills.

Specific Duties Include:

  • Runs regular programming, with near-peer mentors, using anti-oppression framework and respecting equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Uses social tools/technologies on popular applications including Instagram, TikTok, snapshat, facebook, to provide positive, fun, experience for youth participants
  • Works with volunteers to support tutoring and mentorship aspects of YEA!
  • Assists with planning and implementation of program participant and “near peer” youth mentor recruitment strategy
  • Assist with report writing and evaluation using defined metrics per the funder requirements
  • Maintains attendance records and other stats of the program progress using Excel and other equivalent software
  • Promotes the YEA! program and assists with creation of posters/brochures using Canva, Google, and/or other web-based applications as required
  • Updates YEA! program website on a regular basis, including videos, photos, text, and schedules
  • Outreach to community members, TCHC, schools, and other stakeholders as needed to recruit new clients to the program
  • Liaise with partners on a regular basis to ensure successful relationship building and program connections to external stakeholders
  • Assists in obtaining partner support for gifts-in-kind and volunteer hours

Requirements

  • Education: Child and Youth Worker (CYW) designation preferred
  • 3 years of experience working with middle-years aged population (grades 6-8), preferably from vulnerable communities;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues facing at-risk youth, and the Regent Park community
  • Advanced technology skills and experience using software, platforms or apps including:

o   Cavana, Adobe, Illustrator, etc.

o   Google design/publishing software

o   Design of graphics, videos and audio for posting on social media platforms and website

o   Zoom or equivalent telecommunication tools

o   Instagram, Facebook, Tiktok, and other social media tools and its inner-workings

o   Excel and comparable spreadsheet functions for data configuratio

  • Strong communication skills and written English (for report writing purposes)
  • Ability to work collaboratively within and across teams
  • Understanding of Anti-oppression principles
  • Ability to work effectively with people of various cultural, age and economic backgrounds
  • Knowledge of the Regent Park area and issues affecting families in the Regent and Moss Park communitie
  • This position will require evening and weekend work throughout the year; the incumbent must be available in order to take on this role

Contact

Applications are encouraged from qualified individuals who are Indigenous people, members of racialized communities, individuals of diverse sexual orientation and gender identification, persons with disabilities and others protected under the Human Rights Code as well as individuals with lived experience in the Regent Park community. This is a bargaining unit position with OPSEU Local 5115.

Please send a resume and cover letter, including job title in subject line by Oct 30, 2020, to:

Pathways to Education, Regent Park Community Health Centre

411 Parliament Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON M5A 3A1

Email: P2ECareer@regentparkchc.org

No phone calls please. We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. RPCHC is committed to developing an inclusive, selection process and work environment. If contacted, please advise the hiring manager if you require any accommodation during the interview process.

Application Deadline

October 30, 2020 (All day)