Community Support Service Worker-Youth Outreach

East Wellington Community Services - Erin, ON (30+ days ago)

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Position Overview:

The incumbent facilitates the engagement of community resources and supports to youth, thus enhancing their integration into the community and improving their quality of life and independence, by conducting needs assessments, assisting with finding and retaining housing, identify, access and navigate service systems relevant to their needs, and developing programs and services designed for youth with the input from youth. The Worker participates in planning, implementing and evaluating initiatives designed to improve the availability of and access to community programs and resources including the delivery and administration of recreation programs and activities targeted toward youth.

Qualification Criteria:

  • BSW or Child and Youth Work Diploma and/or a combination of education and relevant experience in the field of children and youth services;
  • 3 years experience in a related field;
  • Experience working with the vulnerable, isolated, marginalized and at risk population and clients with multiple diagnoses
  • Experience conducting assessments and providing community supports;
  • Experience in health promotion initiatives, community development and recreation for youth;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong record keeping skills and ability to multi-task and manage competing deadlines;
  • Possess a reliable vehicle and a valid driver’s license and a willingness to drive in a Rural community
  • Highly developed ability to work with community partners to coordinate client goal/needs
  • Strong knowledge and awareness of programs and services available within East Wellington
  • Excellent planning, organization, advocacy and coordination skills;
  • Ability to work independently; and
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings
  • Competence in computer applications such Microsoft Office, Excel and Outlook
  • Current Standard First Aid with CPR
  • Current Police Vulnerable Sector Check

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • related: 3 years (Preferred)

Language:

  • English (Preferred)