Case Coordinator

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
The Peer Project I Youth Assisting Youth
  • Case Management
  • Child & Youth Worker
  • Community Outreach
  • Social Work
Contract - Full Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area
Experienced (Non-manager)$21.00 - 25.00(Hourly)2019-03-262019-05-25

Job Summary

Youth Assisting Youth / The Peer Project needs bilingual Case Coordinators to support our Youth Engagement Project (YEP) in the Jane-Finch, Malvern and Crescent Town communities and our One to One community based peer mentoring program. You will use your superior interview, assessment and case management skills and your dynamic, energetic and professional approach to match newcomer and at risk children and youth to volunteer mentors. Must have a valid Ontario class “G” driver’s license and access to an insured vehicle. Must live between the boundaries of the City of Toronto.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Able to communicate effectively (verbal and written) in English
  • Must be fluent in a second language
  • Post secondary education in Social Work and/or equivalent work experience in child and youth services
  • Assessment and relationship development experience with child and youth populations plus an understanding of child development and family dynamics
  • Intake, interview and case management experience preferred.
  • Excellent judgment and decision-making skills and a performance-driven mind-set
  • A demonstrated knowledge of community and newcomer services organizations
  • Experience managing youth/adult volunteers an asset
  • Have an understanding and knowledge of issues related to New Canadians and a commitment to working from an anti-racist and anti-oppression framework
  • Able to work some evenings and occasional weekends
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office applications; including Word, Outlook, Excel, Google, database management, social media, etc.
  • Must have a valid Ontario class “G” driver’s license and have access to an insured vehicle
  • Have a current First Aid and CPR certificate or is willing to get same
  • Willing to submit to a Police Criminal Reference and Vulnerable Screen Check

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To match newcomer children and children with mental health challenges to a Peer Youth Mentor
  • Complete individual home interviews and other enrollment processes to assess the compatibility of the volunteer and the child
  • Match qualified volunteers using intake data to gain the best relationships/outcomes for youth. Once the matches are formed, provide monthly match support for the volunteer and child to guide their relationship development
  • To determine the indicators for success and set goals with both the parent/child and Youth Mentor at the initial match visit
  • Work cooperatively with the Volunteer Recruiters to find Mentors in the areas of need
  • Actively network with newcomer service organizations in the community to facilitate referrals of children where there are existing volunteers
  • Regularly update and manage the Google maps of waiting Mentors and maintain active communication with recruiters where Mentors are needed

Job Type / Category

There are part-time and full time positions available or 20 and 40 hours per week and are on a one year contract until March 31, 2020. The wage range for the job is $21 to $25 per hour and is subject to government fundingThis position includes evening and occasional weekend work.

If you are interested in joining a dynamic team of highly qualified professionals at The Peer Project - Youth Assisting Youth who are dedicated to positively impacting the lives of children and youth, please submit a cover letter that describes how your experience and skills match the job requirements along with your resume to: John van Rhee, Program Director, The Peer Project, 5734 Yonge St., Suite 401, TOR, ON M2M 4E7. We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Required Education, Skills and Qualifications

  • BSW or equivalent in Social Work and/or equivalent work experience in child and youth services
  • Assessment and relationship development experience with child and youth populations plus an understanding of child development and family dynamics
  • Intake, interview and case management experience preferred.
  • Excellent judgment and decision-making skills and a performance-driven mind-set
  • Strong overall knowledge of issues facing marginalized Toronto youth in the Jane-Finch, Malvern and Crescent Town communities. Lived experience in all or any of these areas is an asset
  • A demonstrated knowledge of community and newcomer services organizations
  • Experience managing youth/adult volunteers an asset
  • Able to communicate effectively (verbal and written) in English
  • Being fluent in a second language is considered a strong asset
  • Have an understanding and knowledge of issues related to New Canadians and a commitment to working from an anti-racist and anti-oppression framework
  • Able to work some evenings and occasional weekends
  • Demonstrate Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications; including Word, Outlook, Excel, Google, database management, social media, etc.
  • Must have a valid Ontario class “G” driver’s license and access to an insured vehicle
  • Have a current First Aid and CPR certificate or is willing to get same
  • Able to clear a Police Criminal Reference and Vulnerable Sector Screen Check

Company Profile

Youth Assisting Youth is a non-profit charitable organization that is dedicated to investing in the leaders of tomorrow and transforming the lives of at-risk and newcomer youth through the power of mentorship. For over 40 years, we’ve paired volunteer young adult mentors aged 16-29, with youth ages 6-15 to engage in activities aimed to develop mind, body, character, and leadership skills. Our charity connects volunteers to enriched mentorship experiences that profoundly impact the most vulnerable youth and their families in communities across the Greater Toronto and York Region.

We have developed our youth mentorship program from helping over 30,000 kids. The goal of the organization is to provide a positive role model to children experiencing social, emotional, behavioural or cultural adjustment difficulties. YAY is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of children and youth, their families, and their communities. Our evidence based, customized program uniquely recruits, assesses, and matches youth based on personality, interests, and location. We take the time to get the match right. We also provide on-going training, 24-hour support for our mentors, and organize monthly activities to bring our matches together.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract

Salary: $21.00 to $25.00 /hour

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