CAREERS AT NYCH

NYCH is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace, and will provide accommodation as required throughout the interview and employment process. If you require accommodation, please let us know in advance and we will work with you to meet your needs.


Employment Support Worker

 

Position Title: Employment Support Worker
Start Date: July 2017
Salary Range: $43,134 - $45,245
Pr Reports to: Manager, Integrated Development
Hours: Full-time (35 hours/week)
Location: Bathurst-Finch Hub, other NYCH sites

POSITION SUMMARY

NYCH's employment activities support newcomers in developing the skills and connections they need to succeed in the Canadian workforce. This includes a combination of assessment and goal setting, training and development, professional mentorship, and one-on-one coaching.

The Employment Support Worker assists eligible clients to develop their employment or self-employment action plans, and to work towards their through one-on-one support, coaching, groups/workshops, referrals for mentorship, and linking to networking opportunities.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:
Employment Readiness Counseling and Group Facilitation

  • Conducts outreach for program participants
  • Interviews clients to assess employment readiness, identify barriers to employment, and to develop employment plan including steps to achieve goals
  • Develops and facilitates group information and training sessions for newcomers around Canadian workplace expectations, culture and employment standards
  • Refers clients to mentorship programs and networking opportunities to facilitate participants’ learning and connections to Canadian labour market.
  • Supports clients in developing cover letters, resumes, job interview skills, etc.
  • Works with corporate partners and others outside the sector to arrange workplace tours for participants
  • Follows up with participants around achieving goals, settling in to new work environments, other requirements for long term success
  • Participates in committees and coalitions around community-based employment support

Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship 

  • Organizes and facilitates community-wide, group and one-on-one information sessions around self-employment
  • Develops and facilitates group information and training sessions for newcomers interested in starting a small business or social enterprise
  • Identifies key resources for participants around legal requirements, market data, promotion, and other areas regarding business start-up
  • Arranges coaching/mentoring for participants with business contacts and entrepreneurs in the community
  • Provides one-to-one support to develop a business plan
  • Connects participants to networking and other events for entrepreneurs

Program Evaluation and Administration   

  • Maintains/enters and submits records and evaluative data around participant progress and program outcomes
  • Participates in team and broader NYCH training and activities as required
  • Participate in relevant community and inter-agency networks and committees as feasible
  • Completes and submits program timesheets, program expenses and receipts, and other administrative forms on a timely basis

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Education
The minimum level of education is a degree/diploma in social services or career/employment counseling.

Experience and Skills

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience providing employment support, preferably to newcomers to Canada
  • Knowledge of issues facing newcomers to Canada
  • Strong understanding of current job markets and resources in Toronto, and Canadian workplace culture
  • Familiarity with requirements around entrepreneurship and developing a business plan
  • Experience working with people from diverse cultures, professional and educational backgrounds
  • Excellent teamwork, networking and partnership development skills
  • Strong experience in providing one-on-one support and coaching
  • Demonstrated skills in development and facilitation of group training sessions
  • Excellent communication skills in English, written and verbal; other languages an asset
  • Solid computer skills, specifically with Microsoft Office and cloud applications

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: 
Requires flexibility around schedule to work occasional evenings and weekends. Requires regular travel within North York/northwest Toronto.

A successful clearance of criminal record verification will be required when necessary for the position.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit cover letter and resume by: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 by 5:00pm to:

Employment Support Worker – Hiring Committee, North York Community House
Email:  employment@nych.ca  Mail: 700 Lawrence Ave. W., Suite 226, North York, ON, M6A 3B4

NYCH is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace, and will provide accommodation as required throughout the interview and employment process. If you require accommodation, please let us know in advance and we will work with you to meet your needs. 

No phone calls please – only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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Language Program Childcare Supervisor - Evening

 

Position Title: Language Program Childcare Supervisor - Evening
Start Date: August 8, 2017
Annual Salary: $21.37/hr
Reports To: Manager, Language Programs
Hours: Part time (10.5 hours/week)
Location:  700 Lawrence Ave. West Suite, 226, Toronto, ON M6A 3B4

POSITION SUMMARY

The Language Program Childcare Supervisor will act as a lead in the evening language childcare team. The key purpose is to develop and facilitate age appropriate program activities that stimulate children’s physical, social, emotional and cognitive development, in cooperation with other Language program staff. This also involves liaising with parents, instructors and other NYCH staff.

MAIN TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Activities Development and Implementation

  • Implements and maintains program for children ages 6 months- 12 years old
  • Assists with promoting the program in the community and conducting outreach
  • Develops and maintains effective relationships and liaisons with partner organizations, and other organizations serving children ages 0 to 6 and their parents/caregivers
  • Connects program participants to other services at NYCH as appropriate
  • Researches and identifies appropriate resources for newcomers
  • Conducts program evaluation and analyzes data to improve activities
  • Provides information about the program to supervisor as required

Administrative Duties

  • Tracks program spending and submits advance requests, receipts and program expenses
  • Maintains required program records and reports
  • Attends NYCH and team meetings, trainings and events
  • Maintains required records including registration forms, immunization records, terms and conditions
  • Updates staff records, policies and health information
  • Prepares accident and incident reports
  • Prepares and submits written reports including monthly reports to IRCC, major accident reports to IRCC, student evaluations and reference letters
  • Communicates with parents about their children, provides orientation to new participants
  • Provides updates to the Manager, Language Programs

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Education
The minimum level of education preferred is a Community College Diploma in Early Childhood Education and must hold a certificate of registration issued by the College.  A First Aid & CPR certification must be valid.

Experience and Skills

  • Minimum of one year of working with children 6 months to 12 years of age
  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues affecting child development
  • Experience working with parents and children from diverse cultures 
  • Experience supervising staff and volunteers
  • Ability to assist participants with a range of English language skills 
  • Strong experience in developing and maintaining relationships with partners
  • Experience conducting program evaluations using a variety of tools/approaches
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Flexible and adaptable work style
  • Good problem solving/conflict resolution skills
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills in English; other language skills an asset 

Other Requirements: 

  • Documented proof of a valid police reference check is required for employment at NYCH, as well as an annual declaration.
  • Must also have documented proof of current immunizations and a T.B. test.
  • Must be willing to work Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6 pm to 9 pm (plus ½ hr daily for preparation and planning) 

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit cover letter and resume by: Friday, June 30, 2017 by 5:00pm to:

Language Program Childcare Supervisor – Hiring Committee, North York Community House
Email:  employment@nych.ca  Mail: 700 Lawrence Ave. W., Suite 226, North York, ON, M6A 3B4

NYCH is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace, and will provide accommodation as required throughout the interview and employment process. If you require accommodation, please let us know in advance and we will work with you to meet your needs. 

No phone calls please – only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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Manager, Community Connections

 

Position Title: Manager, Community Connections
Start Date: August 2017
Reports To: Director, Settle
Hours: Full-time (35 hours/week)
Location: Lawrence Square (North York)

POSITION SUMMARY

The Manager, Community Connections oversees programs that focus on increasing the sense of belonging, engagement and leadership in the communities we serve and those that support children and families to thrive. This position supervises several staff in working in these programs. 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Manage and further develop programs that increase belonging, engagement and leadership, and those that support children and families, based on community needs and strategic priorities and outcomes
  • Manage and further develop leadership development and training programs
  • Ensure all programs are designed to increase engagement and connections among diverse community members
  • Ensure targets, objectives and funder requirements are met in order to achieve strategic outcomes
  • Engage in program planning with management team; support staff in program implementation
  • Develop strategic new partnerships to enhance and expand programs for children and families, and people living in poverty
  • Recruit, train and supervise coordinators and front-line staff, and encourage team work and development 
  • Provide constructive, supportive leadership to team that is aligned with NYCH’s vision and values, and strategic plan, priorities and messages
  • Ensure staff have the training and development required for their positions (e.g. working with children and families, understanding best practices around poverty reduction work, diversity/anti-oppression)
  • Identify potential new sources of funding and support development of funding proposals (providing evaluative data, writing and research, draft budgets, etc.)
  • Implement and monitor budgets for respective programs and services
  • Work with management and program teams to develop and implement evaluation plan, and make changes/improvements as appropriate based on evaluative data
  • Prepare (staff, files, site, equipment) for funder audits; produce clear funder reports in a timely manner
  • Oversee planning for and supervision of volunteers on a programmatic level 
  • Identify need for IT, cloud programs, social media for communication, planning, reporting, etc. 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Education
The minimum level of education required is a degree in social work, social services or related field. Education or training in nonprofit administration is an asset.

Experience
A minimum of two years’ management experience working in a non-profit setting, including:

  • Recruiting and supervising paid staff, students and volunteers
  • Contributing as part of a management team
  • Understanding and addressing needs of children and families,  low-income communities and other marginalized/equity seeking groups
  • Writing funding applications and reports
  • Developing and managing programs, including budgets
  • Building strong relationships with partners and other stakeholders
  • Overseeing data collection, evaluation and analysis

Skills and Competencies

  • Key skills and competencies required for success in this role include:
  • Vision and innovation – able to understand NYCH’s vision and adapt it to vision for role/team/program; think innovatively and creatively; explore and try new approaches
  • Critical thinking – able to understand and balance community and organizational needs; anticipate implications and consequences, and take appropriate action; use multiple perspectives to make strategic decisions; encourage development of critical thinking skills in staff
  • Effective management – plan, implement, manage and measure projects and tasks in a timely and directed manner;  ensure effective time management with self and team
  • Team leadership – provide strong leadership through team building, individual development, providing critical feedback, and addressing issues when necessary
  • Anti-oppression – identify areas where anti-oppression work can be improved and embedded in programs and across NYCH; work with management and program teams to identify and organize required training
  • Program development – strong understanding of community needs, can align programs with outcomes and strategic priorities
  • Program implementation – able to support staff team in thorough and responsive planning process that translates community needs into effective programs/activities
  • Written communication – able to frame and write clear, concise and accurate reports and plans, and contribute to successful proposals
  • Verbal communication – able to communicate clearly and appropriately with different stakeholder groups; constructively  deliver and receive critical feedback

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: 
Typically works regular hours from 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. with regular (weekly) travel required within the GTA and evening/weekend work for meetings and events.  Responsible for carrying/caring for a laptop and cell phone.

A successful clearance of criminal record verification will be required for this position.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit cover letter and resume by: Friday, July 21, 2017 by 5:00pm to:

Manager, Community Connections – Hiring Committee, North York Community House
Email:  employment@nych.ca  Mail: 700 Lawrence Ave. W., Suite 226, North York, ON, M6A 3B4

NYCH is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace, and will provide accommodation as required throughout the interview and employment process. If you require accommodation, please let us know in advance and we will work with you to meet your needs. 

No phone calls please – only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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