Provincial Youth Outreach Worker

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa
  • Community Outreach
  • Counselor: Youth
Full Time
  • Ontario - Ottawa Area - Ottawa
Experienced (Non-manager)$40,0002020-01-102020-01-27

In partnership with Canadian Friends of Somalia, the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa is seeking applications for a full-time Provincial Youth Outreach Worker (PYOW). Reporting to the PYOW Manager, the successful candidate will provide a range of outreach services to individuals, families and groups in Ottawa, serving to promote youth and family engagement in communities and increasing youth access to opportunities via referrals to existing programs. The PYOW will also liaise with service providers to understand available services and identify gaps in services for the target client group.

This position carries responsibilities for prevention, early intervention and community outreach services under the auspices of the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services ‘Youth Opportunities Strategy – Youth Outreach Workers’ program.

This is a front-line youth worker position which involves working in designated communities primarily during evening/weekend hours.



  • To initiate, develop, and implement community outreach activities in specified neighbourhoods
  • To reach out and engage youth (12-21 years of age) in activities that promote assets, competencies and resiliency
  • To carry out brokerage, advocacy, and resourcing functions as well as provide general information and referral services for designated youth
  • To work collaboratively with youth, parents and service providers to develop effective service delivery plans
  • To facilitate connections between youth and their neighbourhoods
  • To participate in the facilitation of partnerships with community agencies, businesses, government and informal community groups to help foster programs
  • To build an understanding of the needs, goals, aspirations, skills and abilities of youth
  • To perform administrative record keeping and reporting as required



  • University degree/College diploma in Child and Youth Development-related field
  • Standard first aid/CPR certification
  • 2-3 years’ experience in a youth-related field, preferably in an outreach and/or community development model


Required knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to the needs of youth in Ottawa and in particular the Somali community
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work co-operatively and negotiate effectively within a multi-disciplinary team of service providers
  • Demonstrated youth mentoring skills
  • Demonstrated organizational and planning skills
  • Knowledge of computers/Internet/database management
  • Bilingualism in English and Somali is required
  • Demonstrated knowledge of program evaluation and outcome measures


Please note: the following are required for this position:

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Current police record check
  • Regular evening/weekend hours of work


Compensation: $40,000 a year plus competitive benefits package. Start Date: ASAP


Please indicate, in subject line, PYOW.


All interested candidates are asked to submit their application, in confidence, to the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa, Human Resource Department at no later than January 27, 2020.

We encourage all interested candidates to submit a detailed resume and cover letter, quoting the position title. We thank all applicants for their interest in this position however we will only be contacting those selected for interviews.

Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa values diversity. We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and to providing a workplace which is free from discrimination and harassment. This means that all job applicants, employees and volunteers receive equal treatment regardless of race, colour, ethnic or national origins, sex, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


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