CAREERS AT NYCH

North York Community House (NYCH) is a dynamic neighbourhood centre that has been working with residents of northwest Toronto for over 26 years. We are committed to building strong, vibrant communities, and supporting local residents, new Canadians, parents and children, youth and seniors, meet and achieve their goals. NYCH believes that all the community members we serve have the strength and ability to succeed – our role is to help them get there.

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.

NYCH welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.



School Settlement Worker (Turkish, Tagalog or Hungarian speaking)

Position Title: School Settlement Worker (Turkish, Tagalog or Hungarian speaking)
Start date: September 2018
Hourly rate of pay: $23.24
Reports To: Manager, SWIS and Refugee Initiatives
Hours and duration: Full-time (35 hours/week)
Location: Various schools and libraries

POSITION SUMMARY

The School Settlement Worker (Turkish, Tagalog or Hungarian speaking) will assist newcomer families and youth by providing them with appropriate information and referral services and one-time workshops, and facilitating the process of settling in their new schools and communities.

Main responsibilities:
Information and referral services

  • Meets clients one-on-one to assess their settlement needs
  • Provides needs based information
  • Refers to appropriate community programs & resources and conducts follow-up with clients and agencies
  • Identifies needs for group information sessions
  • Identifies resource persons/speakers, manages outreach and logistics for the session
  • Organizes info-sessions in consultation with school counterparts

Outreach and networking

  • Collects newcomer information from school
  • Contacts parents and youth in person or over phone
  • Promotes services at school events and community spaces
  • Meets with key school staff to address settlement needs
  • Meets regularly with school stakeholders to strengthen partnership
  • Conducts research and identifies community resources
  • Develops working relationships and engages other community organizations/partners
  • Participates in NYCH and program meetings, trainings and events

Documentation and reporting

  • Updates and maintains the newcomers students, clients file and service information
  • Produces statistical and narrative reports on monthly basis
  • Maintaining OCMS database
  • Presents periodical updated reports at staff meetings
  • Attends monthly SEPT Program meetings

Other duties

  • Participates in NYCH events and initiatives
  • Supervises volunteers and placement students

Required Qualifications:

Education
The minimum level of education preferred is a degree/diploma in social sciences, community/settlement services or related fields.

Experience and Skills

  • Proven knowledge of the education and library systems and structures
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English
  • Fluent in Turkish, Tagalog or Hungarian
  • Proven experience working with youth and good knowledge of youth issues and particularly newcomer youth issues an asset
  • Excellent time management, attention to detail, and ability to effectively manage multiple tasks

Other Requirements:
Typically works regular hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with occasional evening/weekend work, and regular (weekly) travel required within the GTA. Responsible for carrying/caring for a laptop and cell phone.

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: Monday, August 27, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

School Settlement Worker – Hiring Committee
North York Community House
700 Lawrence Ave. W., Suite 226, North York, ON M6A 3B4
E-mail: employment@nych.ca
Fax: 416-784-2042

NYCH is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace and encourages applications from marginalized communities. Additionally, accommodation will be provided 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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School Settlement Worker - Turkish, Tagalog or Hungarian speaking (4 Month Contract)

Position Title: School Settlement Worker - Turkish, Tagalog or Hungarian speaking (4 Month Contract)
Start and end date: September 2018 – December 2018
Hourly rate of pay: $23.24
Reports To: Manager, SWIS and Refugee Initiatives
Hours and duration: Full-time (35 hours/week) 4 month contract
Location: Various schools and libraries

POSITION SUMMARY
The School Settlement Worker (Turkish, Tagalog or Hungarian speaking) will assist newcomer families and youth by providing them with appropriate information and referral services and one-time workshops, and facilitating the process of settling in their new schools and communities.

Main responsibilities:
Information and referral services

  • Meets clients one-on-one to assess their settlement needs
  • Provides needs based information
  • Refers to appropriate community programs & resources and conducts follow-up with clients and agencies
  • Identifies needs for group information sessions
  • Identifies resource persons/speakers, manages outreach and logistics for the session
  • Organizes info-sessions in consultation with school counterparts

Outreach and networking

  • Collects newcomer information from school
  • Contacts parents and youth in person or over phone
  • Promotes services at school events and community spaces
  • Meets with key school staff to address settlement needs
  • Meets regularly with school stakeholders to strengthen partnership
  • Conducts research and identifies community resources
  • Develops working relationships and engages other community organizations/partners
  • Participates in NYCH and program meetings, trainings and events

Documentation and reporting

  • Updates and maintains the newcomers students, clients file and service information
  • Produces statistical and narrative reports on monthly basis
  • Maintaining OCMS database
  • Presents periodical updated reports at staff meetings
  • Attends monthly SEPT Program meetings

Other duties

  • Participates in NYCH events and initiatives
  • Supervises volunteers and placement students

Required Qualifications:

Education
The minimum level of education preferred is a degree/diploma in social sciences, community/settlement services or related fields.

Experience and Skills

  • Proven knowledge of the education and library systems and structures
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English
  • Fluent in Turkish, Tagalog or Hungarian
  • Proven experience working with youth and good knowledge of youth issues and particularly newcomer youth issues an asset
  • Excellent time management, attention to detail, and ability to effectively manage multiple tasks

Other Requirements:
Typically works regular hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with occasional evening/weekend work, and regular (weekly) travel required within the GTA. Responsible for carrying/caring for a laptop and cell phone.

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: Monday, August 27, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. to:

School Settlement Worker – Hiring Committee
North York Community House
700 Lawrence Ave. W., Suite 226, North York, ON M6A 3B4
E-mail: employment@nych.ca
Fax: 416-784-2042

NYCH is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace and encourages applications from marginalized communities. Additionally, accommodation will be provided 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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Get Moving! After-School Lead Facilitator (2 Positions)

Position Title: Get Moving! After-School Lead Facilitator (2 Positions)
Start and End Dates: September 2018 to June 2019
(two weeks layoff in December and one week layoff in March)
Salary: $17.00/hour
Hours: 25 Hours/Week (5 hours per day for 5 days, Mondays - Fridays)
Reports To: Manager, Community Connections
Location: Daystrom School, North York

POSITION SUMMARY
The Get Moving! After School Lead Facilitator will work with the Manager, Community Connections and other staff, student placements and volunteers to plan, carry out and evaluate the Get Moving! After-School Program. This program aims to improve health issues of newcomer children and youth by focusing on physical activity, healthy eating and wellness education. In addition, homework assistance, excursions and arts-based activities are planned for its participants.

Main Responsibilities:
Program Planning & Delivery

  • Take the lead in organizing, planning and implementing recreational and educational activities for children ages 6 to 10 years old
  • Develop program schedules and plans in line with program requirements
  • Ensure the safe supervision of children at all times
  • Oversee the preparation and serving of nutritional snacks to children
  • Manage conflict between children and/or volunteers/staff in an appropriate manner
  • Report any suspicion of child abuse or neglect to supervisor
  • Maintain a clean and organized program space

Program Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Monitor program expenses and purchases, submit receipts and expense forms as required
  • Maintain current and accurate attendance forms, records, statistics and other documents as needed
  • Complete monthly reporting of program activities
  • Administer and tabulate program evaluations

Outreach & Support

  • Conduct outreach and retention activities to ensure adequate program attendance and participation
  • Liaise with parents, teachers, other NYCH staff and partner organizations as needed around meeting community needs
  • Participate in training sessions and staff meetings as required

Required Qualifications:
Education

  • Completion of post-secondary education in health, education, psychology, social work or related field and/or comparable work experience
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification

Experience and Skills

  • Must be available to work five days per week between the hours of 1:30 pm and 6:30 pm
  • Minimum 2 years demonstrated experience in leading and facilitating programs for school aged children including components of providing homework help, creative arts and sports/physical activities
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in program implementation with a focus on active living
  • Demonstrated skills in staff, volunteer and student placement supervision
  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues affecting newcomer children and youth
  • Experience working with children and families from diverse cultures within an anti-discriminatory framework
  • Passionate, energetic and dedicated to the healthy development of children
  • Committed to modeling healthy lifestyle behaviors
  • Understanding of, and commitment to, social change and community development
  • Highly motivated, positive attitude and ability to work well in a team as well as independently
  • Responsible, dependable and punctual, with ability to communicate timely with staff and supervisor
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent computer skills, including working knowledge of MS word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher;
  • Excellent organization, multi-tasking and record-keeping skills;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills (a second language is an asset)
  • Previous experience with sports, movement and/or fitness an asset

Other Requirements:

  • An updated police reference check will be required upon employment

HOW TO APPLY
Please submit cover letter and resume by Thursday, August 23, 2018 by 5 p.m. to:

Get Moving! After-School Program Lead Facilitator - Hiring Committee
North York Community House
700 Lawrence Ave. W., Suite 226, North York, ON M6A 3B4
E-mail: employment@nych.ca
Fax: 416-784-2042

NYCH is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace and encourages applications from marginalized communities. Additionally, accommodation will be provided 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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Impact Producer

This role is part of North York Community House, with ongoing support from InWithForward.

Amos never felt like he belonged. Not in his home country. Not in his family. And not in Canada, where he came five years ago as a gangly 13-year old. That was until the day Amos decided to google his feelings, curate his own DIY self-help diet, and connect himself to a new community at school.

Amos is a positive deviant. He’s come up with his own workarounds and life hacks. What if bottom-up workarounds were just how systems worked? What if immigration & refugee services were built on the premise that getting by isn’t good enough? What if individual, family and community flourishing was at the core?

If that’s a premise you can stand up for, keep reading. We’re looking for a transformational leader, who can incite curiosity, courage, creativity, critical inquiry, and a can-do spirit.

We call these leaders, Impact Producers.

What’s an Impact Producer?

Impact Producer / im pakt pro·duc·er / Someone who puts together a talented crew, turns ideas into impact, and is responsible for all aspects of a creative production.

Impact Producers hold the space to both envision and prototype the future state of the immigrant & refugee experience in Canada – starting with Syrian refugee men and Filipino-Canadian youth. You’ll curate a team of 4 -8 staff and participants from North York Community House, guiding them between the world as it is now and the world as it could be.

North York Community House (NYCH) is a dynamic organization that has been working with individuals, groups and neighbourhoods to address what matters to them for over 26 years – including reducing isolation for newcomers to providing support to new parents to bringing together residents to strengthen their communities.

Over the next two years, you and your team will move from doing original ethnographic research to prototyping new supports to spreading & embedding next practices. Don’t worry, you won’t be alone. You’ll be joining a cohort of social services across Canada dedicated to disrupting the status quo, and guided by InWithForward – Canada’s leading social design shop.

So what’s the big idea?

It’s time to shift our social safety nets into trampolines, and enable people to bounce up and forwards. For that to happen, we need to do more than improve our present-day services. We need to re-imagine what services and policies are for. That’s why North York Community House and InWithForward have come together, with support from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), to set-up a Research & Development function that makes & tests next practice. Our aim is to build permanent infrastructure for co-developing what the future looks and feels like. We think it’s time to move beyond pilots and projects to sustained experimental culture & practice.

A cross-Canada collective
Over the next two years, you’ll be part of a cross- Canada collective of other organizations with the same ambitions. We call this collective Grounded Space. Grounded Space uses a values-led design methodology, which combines philosophy, anthropology, social psychology, service design, and organizational change frameworks to bring to life a new kind of social contract.

Underpinning Grounded Space are 5 principles. Can you commit to these? Join us!

  • Focusing on flourishing lives, not just better services.
  • Letting thick data drive insights, and insights drive solutions.
  • Deeply scaling values and practices.
  • Sharing power and learning.
  • Holding space for failure, letting go, and celebration.

As an Impact Producer, you’ll:

  • Relentlessly hold the space for inquiry and experimentation, balancing the tension between achieving best and going after next practice. This requires appreciating current contexts all the while challenging us to move beyond present day thinking.
  • Coordinate the experience of the team, choreographing day-to-day operations, logistics, and communications. Keep things moving & energy up by establishing team routines & celebrations, and by getting into a rhythm of learning by doing.
  • Strongly promote a user-led perspective that roots new ideas in the experiences, values, and aspirations of Syrian refugee men and Filipino-Canadian youth.
  • Support team members to dive deep into research and design by creating an environment rich in encouragement, hosting frank conversations, and offering direction & supervision.
  • Invite key stakeholders inside and outside of the organization to the table at the right times – embracing different perspectives and voices.
  • Predict tension points and address barriers between organizations and stakeholder groups. You’ll keep everyone up-to-date, and open to shifts in strategy.
  • Map and understand the broader organizational & community landscape – and along the way, build relationships to allow new things to sprout and grow.
  • Make room for thoughtful reflection & developmental evaluation, surfacing and quickly acting on emerging lessons.
  • Produce compelling storytelling materials to bring people along for the journey. Translate findings to stakeholder groups, the settlement sector and the broader community in a range of formats – blogs, photo stories, podcasts, interactive events, webinars.
  • Model lifelong learning, insatiable curiosity, and lateral thinking – that quirky capacity to connect dots, find fresh reference points, and go outside of your comfort zone.

About your skills & background ...

Interdisciplinary thinker & doer. Yes, you have a university degree in social sciences, humanities, and/or design – but more importantly, you don’t stick within disciplinary boxes. Along the way, you’ve gained experience doing qualitative research – it’s a bonus if you’ve done ethnographic research or user- centred design!

Creative maker. You’re not content keeping ideas in the abstract, and have a track record of making concepts tangible – through writing or drawing, acting or role playing, creating websites or campaigns, setting-up exhibitions or spaces, etc.

Motivational coach & leader. You love to bring people out of their shells and raise their game, and have experience building creative teams where the sum is greater than the parts.

Powerful communicator. You’ve got stellar storytelling skills, and demonstrated ability to craft content that engages, educates and inspires different audiences – from funders to community members.

Howdy partner. You’ve got clear examples of working in partnership with community leaders, groups, and organizations with distinct perspectives and approaches.

Dynamic facilitator and hospitable host. You have experience setting-up environments where people feel safe to contribute, and are transported out of the mundanities of the day-to-day and into an imaginative head space.

Tech savvy & organized. You have experience and comfort in juggling multiple priorities and working to deadlines. You see technology as a helpful tool for organizing work, use social media, and can work between cloud software like google docs, slack, dropbox, and zoom.

About what makes you tick ...

  • Passionate about what matters. You are deeply passionate about wanting to see change with and for folks on the margins, and have an understanding of the immigrant and refugee experience in Canada. You get that innovation is just a means to an end, not the end in and of itself.
  • A respectful pioneer. You’re in your groove when you’re making big and ambitious stuff happen, but you know how to curate people’s journey from the known into the unknown.
  • Rah-rah-raw. You are a natural cheerleader, adept at motivating people to try something different, to jump in head first without having the answers.
  • Emotional intelligence to the max. You have experience navigating complex interpersonal situations, and enabling people to move beyond their fears, skepticism, cynicism, and worries. After all, engaging in change work can feel like a roller coaster ride!
  • Barrier buster. You’re a “yes we can” kinda person. Where others see the world through feasibility glasses, you see the world through possibility glasses, focused on finding the workarounds, exceptions, and practical ways through.
  • Adaptable. You don’t need a full plan to act. You appreciate the flexibility of learning as you go, and welcome changing course & approach as needed.
  • Ready for more. You’re at a point in your life where you want to invest a bit more, to get a bit more. Rather than just a job, you’re looking for deeper learning. You’re ready to treat this experience as a Masters Program, with outside-of-hours reading and reflecting. You get that change doesn’t always happen between 9-to-5.

Let's get practical!
This role is part of North York Community House, with ongoing support from InWithForward.

Position Title: Impact Producer
Start Date: September 2018
Rate of Pay: $32.96/hour
Reports To: Executive Director
Hours: Part-time, 17.5 hours/week; 21 month contract
Flexibility: Your work schedule will be determined around the rhythm of the work. The role does require some evening/weekend work, and travel within the GTA.
Location: Lawrence Square Mall, Toronto
Other Requirements: You’ll be responsible for carrying/caring for a laptop and cell phone. A police reference check (including vulnerable sector screening) is required.

Want to apply?
Fabulous! Answer the prompts below by August 28th at 5pm EST. Please send your application to employment@nych.ca with the subject line ‘Impact Producer – Hiring Committee.’ It’s super helpful if you can combine your files and send clear links!

  • Why you, why now? Show us how your values manifest in your work. Make us a short video or audio recording or presentation or pinterest board (or any other format!) that captures materials & images from past work and the values it reflects.
  • Tell us a true story of what transformative leadership looks and feels like to you. Describe a particular moment in which you either exercised transformative leadership OR failed to, and what you learned.
  • Find an example of something you consider to be next practice. Can be in any industry or field. Send us a link or a picture and write us a couple of sentences about why.
  • Attach your resume and highlight your relationship to the human services space. Please include any relevant social media handles and list the cloud software you are familiar with (e.g google docs, dropbox, slack).

We look forward to your application!

NYCH and IWF are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace and encourages applications from individuals from marginalized communities. Additionally, accommodation will be provided 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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