Social Service/Community Placement Student

Social Service/Community Placement Student
Organization NamePosition TypesDurationGreat ForRegion and Location(s)Ad Online SinceApplication Deadline
Youth Empowering Parents
  • Community Outreach
  • Social Work
Long term (6 months to 1 year)
  • Youth (over 18)
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area

Youth Empowering Parents is looking for Community Worker/Social Worker students or recent graduates to intern at our organization. If you are interested in a truly hands-on placement that will give you real career experience and allow you to learn and grow as a social service worker, this placement will be perfect for you! Please note that this placement can either be done short-term (3-6 months) or long-term (6 months - 1 year).

About Youth Empowering Parents 

Youth Empowering Parents (YEP) is a Canadian charitable organization. We specialize in transforming young people from "educated" to "educator." YEP trains young people to provide 1-on-1 teaching to their parents or other adults / seniors in their community things such as computer skills, English as a second language, recycling skills, and many other life skills! The organization is one of just 10 worldwide to receive the United Nations' Innovation Award. It operates in more than 50 locations across 5 countries. Through YEP, inner-city youth have contributed more than $2 million worth of free one-on-one tutoring to adults and seniors in their own communities.

We offer a flexible work environment that fosters initiative and professional growth. Our organization will give you the tools to succeed in your future careers by treating you like an employee and giving you a high level of respect and responsibility. 

About the Role:

At YEP, we want to ensure that our placement students are doing something that they find fulfilling, rewarding, and challenging. We commit to catering your experience with us based on your own interests for your future career. In general, we are looking for students who are responsible, have a high level of maturity, who take initiative and who can work well independently. Please note that as we operate in many schools and community centres across Toronto, some travelling may be required but tokens will be provided.

Ideally, the placement student(s) will work on one or all of the following tasks:

1) Program Facilitation / Coaching - the person who oversees a YEP classroom is not an instructor, but rather a Coach. The Coach continuously provides training to youth on how to teach effectively. An 11 year-old won't immediately be a good tutor; it's up to the coach to provide regular advice and feedback, based on astute observations, on how each youth can be a better tutor. The Coach will also monitor the skills development of each adult learner, tracking their progress throughout the program.

2) Program Development - Youth teach using the YEP curriculum, which is designed to be intuitive for youth to follow. It features pictures and diagrams, as well as simplistic writing, to help guide youth on teaching a variety of concepts. New lessons are regularly being developed, and old lessons are regularly being refined. The placement student will work on developing and refining not only the curriculum, but also how our program runs, catering to the needs of the different neighbourhoods we operate in.

3) Outreach - the placement student will get hands-on experience with doing outreach by promoting programs to participants and building connections with various community stakeholders. This may require the placement student to do presentations, make phone calls, have e-mail correspondence, and overall promote YEP programming. This also includes coordinating and supporting the logistics and "behind the scenes" of the programs.


Those who are interested in this opporunity are asked to e-mail Abbey at with their resume and cover letter attached.