|Organization Name||Job Categories||Position Type||Region and Location(s)||Career Level||Salary||Ad Online Since||Application Deadline|
|For Youth Initiative||Contract - Full Time||Experienced (Non-manager)||4000042500CAD$40,000 - 42,500||2019-03-06||2019-05-05|
For Youth Initiative (FYI) is a non-profit organization that has served, inspired and advocated for thousands of teens and young adults in York South-Weston since 1995. We provide year-around services and programs to local youth to meet their needs and empower them to reach their full potential. Every young person’s journey is unique and their needs are too.
Our case management model supports young people regardless of where they come from and helps them get to where they want to be. Our programs and services are designed to support youth to graduate high school, enroll in postsecondary education, gain employment and prepare for adulthood.
The Case Lead, Youth in Transition - Post Secondary program will report to the Programs Manager to create a supportive network for youth in transition in York South-Weston. In this role you will provide mentorship, opportunities and resources to nurture and build the capacity of teens and young adults between ages 15 and 29. Youth in Transition program serves teens and young adults as they make important decisions that will shape their adult lives. The program focuses on educational attainment, training and employment to equip participants with resources, expose them to new opportunities and support them in reaching their full potential. Program facilitators work closely with participants to identify individual needs, goals and interests. Weekly group events include skill development workshops, career speaker series and off-site visits to college, university and career fairs. Participants are connected to post secondary institutions or apprenticeships and can receive assistance with applications for education, training, scholarships and grants.
You will work with mentees to build and maintain one-on-one relationships with low income, racially marginalized youth and their families/other support networks, in order to support the youth in developing an interest in, and plan for, their education and a meaningful long-term career. The Case Lead YiT will then make it possible for youth who they are supporting to access the right program / resources, at the right time, in a way that works for them. The Case Lead YiT Post Secondary will use culturally-relevant and responsive approaches to develop and enhance the identity, culture and sense of belonging that low income, racially marginalized youth experience in their community as a protective factor.
The Case Lead will develop a one-on-one relationship with each youth on their caseload, and work across sectors and locations to connect these youth to a wide variety of programs and resources. The Case Lead will leverage existing opportunities to enhance access to PSE, and will have a coordinating role in ensuring that efforts from cross-sectoral partners are aligned, coordinated and maximized. Activities would include (but not be limited to) supporting low income, racially marginalized youth to access a range of programs, both specific to PSE and extra-curricular, creating PSE and career-oriented site-visits, setting up tutoring services, cultural-specific programming, etc. Ultimately, these efforts will help ensure that a greater number of youth will be able to navigate the complex options available to them, and these youth will have the meaningful relationship(s) and support they need to achieve long-term educational and career success.
The Case Lead must outreach to, recruit and support youth participants in accomplishing self-identified goals relevant to personal and professional development. Case management in collaboration with internal and external service providers/partner organizations is an essential part of this position to ensure that appropriate service delivery and timely supports are provided. The Case Lead will also plan, facilitate and coordinate Youth in Transition program activities in partnership with diverse internal and external stakeholders. Lastly, the Case Lead will complete the required monitoring and evaluation activities to improve program outcomes based on feedback from youth, and support the Manager, Youth in Transition program to author reports to our Board and funders.
Main Tasks & Responsibilities:
Outreach & Youth Engagement
Program Planning & Coordination
Evaluation & Administrative Duties
The minimum level of education preferred is Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Social Service Worker, Education, Child & Youth Care, or equivalent degree in related field.
Skills, Knowledge, & Experience:
Minimum of 1-2 years experience in the following areas:
Expected Job Outcomes:
The position has an overall impact on accomplishing FYI’s organizational key objectives to provide targeted investment and supports to youth in transition in York South Weston.
Positive outcomes of this position include: 1) increased number of youth accessing resources and connections relevant to higher education and/or employment; 2) increased number of youth completing higher education and securing employment; and 3) increased number of program graduates and community stakeholders involved in the Youth in Transition alumni network.
There are no significant physical requirements for this position.
Equipments & Applications Used:
Experience and knowledge of using regular office equipments including computers, photocopiers, printers, projector, fax, etc.
How to apply:
Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis so we encourage you to apply early.
Please submit your cover letter, resume, and three references in MS Word or PDF format.
For Youth Initiative is committed to employment equity initiatives. We encourage residents of York- South Weston and surrounding communities and members of youth, ethno-racial, aboriginal, immigrant, francophone, refugee, LGBT and disabled community groups to apply and self-identify.
If accommodation is required during the hiring process, please advise at the time of application or contact the HR Manager. If you are selected, you will receive the HR Manager’s contact info.