JHS Durham Youth Worker – Summer Position Contract in Oshawa, ON

JHS Durham

Branch Oshawa ON CA

Youth Worker – Summer Position
Oshawa, ON

Healthy Relationships, Bullying, Harm Reduction, Healthcare Navigation, Life skills/Self Awareness, Volunteerism, Career Exploration, etc….

Youth Worker(s) ~ Six Positions

To develop and deliver an intensive summer workshop/mentor-ship series for youth (15-18yrs) who self-identify as LGBTQ.

The intent is to pilot a summer project aimed at youth who identify as LGBTQ. Through summer camp-like sessions Project Workers will support the process by providing workshop, community-based and mentor-ship experiences in subject areas such as: Healthy Relationships, Bullying, Harm Reduction, Healthcare Navigation, Life skills/Self Awareness, Volunteerism, Career Exploration, etc.

Project Workers will be responsible for working with an existing staff team and will pull together resources and research to select the camp curriculum. The project workers will gain full experience with program development and implementation. Working alongside other agency programs will also provide opportunities for the Project Workers to make internal and external referrals to complement the supports required. Additional tasks will include: case management, statistical data collection, establishing on-going supports for the youth, and compiling a final report.

Be a youth aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.

High awareness and experience with matters and issues among the LGBT youth community

Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write and speak in a manner that appeals to wide audiences.

Experience with curriculum and instructional design principles and practices

Experience working in fast-paced, dynamic environment, juggling multiple projects simultaneously to meet deadlines

Ability to lead, teach, coach and motivate.

Position Duration:
Ajax: June 20 to August 26, 2016 ~ 2 positions

Whitby: June 20 to August 12, 2016 ~ 2 positions

Oshawa: June 20 to August 12, 2016 ~ 2 positions

Posting Date: May 17, 2016

Closing Date: May 31, 2016

Recognizing the intrinsic worth and dignity of every human being, the John Howard Society is committed to uphold the principles set out in the Human Rights Code of Ontario and the Canadian Human Rights Act.

This commitment is expressed in the following undertaking:
(1) The Society shall provide services within its mandate to every individual without discrimination, regardless of race, ethnicity, citizenship, national ancestry, colour, creed, language, religion, marital status, family status, gender, sex, sexual orientation, age, abilities, economic status, political affiliation or criminal record.

(2) The Society shall maintain such personnel policies and practices as are consistent with the tenets of the Human Rights Codes of Ontario, the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

(3) The Society, through its employees, shall deal with representatives of the community in a responsive manner, with courtesy, respect, and without prejudice and discrimination.

We wish to thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted .

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Freelance
Location: Oshawa, ON, CA
Posted on: 2016-05-19
Posted by: