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LHION Project Coordinator

Position Title: LHION Project Coordinator
Duration: March 2018 - August 2018 (up to a maximum of 200 hours) 
Rate of Pay: $18/hr
Reports To: Manager, Community Programs
Hours: As needed, more per week closer to the event
Location: Lawrence Heights, Neptune, Lotherton  
 
Lawrence Heights Inter-Organizational Network (LHION) is a neighbourhood coalition of residents, emerging groups, service providers, and other representative organizations delivering programs and services in the communities of Lawrence Heights, Lotherton Pathway, and Neptune. Valuing the lived experience of residents, LHION attempts to improve programs and services in the community and to ensure that resident voices and leadership are central to the priorities and actions of the network. The network aims to bring the communities’ residents and agencies working in these community together for community action, collaboration, and collective impact. 

As a network member, North York Community House (“NYCH”) will manage this network project. NYCH has been committed to working with individuals, groups and neighbourhoods to address the issues that are of concern to them for over 26 years. From reducing isolation for newcomers and providing support to new parents, to bringing together residents to strengthen their communities, our goal is to provide the support people need today, in order for them to succeed tomorrow. 

POSITION SUMMARY
This position is responsible for leading the development and implementation of a Neighbourhood Olympic Games where local residents from the 3 communities of Lawrence Heights, Lotherton, and Neptune playfully compete in fun activities that engage new residents, build new and strong connections between residents, and promote healthy and inclusive living. This includes recruiting advisory committee members that represent resident voices to support major decisions of the project; designing various ‘games’ that are inclusive of all ages and abilities; recruiting resident ‘athletes’ and volunteers; and ensuring that all arrangements for the event (date, time, location, food, equipment) reflect the community and are organized in a timely and successful manner. 

Main responsibilities: 

  • Plan activities with the goals of building relationships across communities and generations, encouraging healthy living, and strengthening community pride 
  • Develop partnerships with businesses and other stakeholders in the community to gain support for the event 
  • Engage, train and support volunteers to assist with planning and running the event 
  • Organize all event logistics including equipment rental/purchase, food and beverage, health and safety, volunteer schedules, etc.) 
  • Develop and implement plan to promote and outreach the event throughout the community 
  • Recruit, select, and work with an advisory committee made up of residents from all 3 communities 
  • Work with program manager and other LHION partners to ensure all requirements are addressed 
  • Ensure all program records, receipts and files are maintained securely and submitted regularly 
  • Prepare reports and budgets, as required 
  • Other duties as required 

Required Qualifications: 

Education
The minimum level of education is high school or in process of completing high school. Post-secondary education in community work, social services, event planning or related field, an asset. 

Experience and Skills

  • Excellent organizational skills - ability to keep accurate records and complete necessary documentation 
  • Strong leadership skills - able to motivate and give direction to others, problem solve, and promote the event with diverse stakeholders 
  • Strong creative abilities to design fun activities that involve many stakeholders 
  • Initiative to work independently and meet deadlines 
  • Knowledge of and enthusiasm for outdoor games, athletics and/or healthy living 
  • Knowledge and familiarity with Lawrence Heights communities an asset 
  • Sensitive to newcomer, seniors, children, racialized and low-income community needs 
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes evening and weekend hours, as required 
  • Ability to speak a second language (Mandarin, Vietnamese, Tamil, Somali, Caribbean dialects) an asset 

Other Requirements

  • Work schedule will be determined with supervisor based on program needs. This position will predominantly require working evenings/weekends. LHION Project Coordinator may be responsible for carrying/caring for a laptop and cell phone. This position will also require travel within the GTA. 
  • A police reference check (including vulnerable sector screening) is required. 

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit cover letter and resume by: Friday, February 23, 2018 by 5:00pm to: 
LHION Project Coordinator – Hiring Committee, North York Community House
700 Lawrence Ave. W., Suite 226, Toronto, ON M6A 3B4
Email: employment@nych.ca
Fax: 416-784-2042

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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Youth Support Worker

Position Title: Youth Support Worker
Start Date: April 3, 2018
Rate of Pay: $23.24/hour
Reports To: Manager, Community Programs
Hours: 35 hours/week
Location: Various locations in North York

POSITION SUMMARY                                                      
The Youth Support Worker will be responsible for supporting NYCH’s Newcomer Settlement Program (NSP) for newcomer youth groups by outreaching to youth and their families, designing and delivering activity based programs and trainings, developing opportunities for youth to participate in and contribute to their community, and conducting evaluations for further program development.   

Group Coordination

  • Designs and delivers activity-based programs and trainings for newcomer youth that encourages and supports cross-cultural connections, life-skills and leadership skill development, and community engagement opportunities
  • Organizes and prepares for all logistics for regular group sessions for newcomer youth
  • Develops and maintains positive working relations with partner organizations and other organizations to collaborate on service provision
  • Develops opportunities for newcomer youth to participate in and contribute to their community,  including through volunteer opportunities, accessing community resources, festivals, and other events throughout Toronto

Orientation and Support

  • Conducts outreach to newcomer youth and their families 
  • Researches and identifies appropriate resources for newcomers; and manages these resources in an efficient and effective manner
  • Provides needs-based information, including making referrals to appropriate government &  community programs and services
  • Provides supportive and solution-focused counseling
  • Follows-up regularly to monitor progress and determine next steps
  • Facilitates mentorship opportunities for newcomer youth

Administrative and Other Duties

  • Conducts evaluations of groups and collects data for further program development
  • Tracks program spending and submits advance requests, receipts and program expenses
  • Inputs data into appropriate forms, reports, and databases and produces monthly reports
  • Attends workshops and training design for staff development and growth
  • Attends North York Community House staff meetings and any other meetings as required

Required Qualifications:
Education
The minimum level of education preferred is a diploma/degree in social services/social sciences, child and youth work/settlement/community/humanities/psychology or related fields.

Experience and Skills

  • Minimum one year of experience working with newcomers and/or youth in facilitating community programs and implementing activities 
  • Excellent program development and group facilitation and training skills, and understanding of youth-friendly approaches
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining strong relationships with youth 
  • Excellent knowledge of issues facing youth, particularly newcomer youth issues and issues faced by international students
  • Strong community engagement and needs assessment skills in order to encourage civic participation and develop strong leadership skills among the youth
  • Experience in developing and maintaining relationships with partners and other stakeholders
  • Experience using basic software programs (MS Office) and various social media platforms
  • Excellent judgement and decision-making skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills with various stakeholders (youth, parents, partners, funders, etc)
  • Understanding of anti-oppressive practices
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team

Other Requirements:

  • Requires flexibility around schedule to work occasional evenings and weekends. Requires some 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 Monday, March 5, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. to:
NSP - Youth Support Worker – Hiring Committee
700 Lawrence Ave. W., Suite 226, Toronto, ON M6A 3B4
Email: employment@nych.ca
Fax: 416-784-2042

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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