Job ID 24665
Youth Assisting Youth is Growing
CASE COORDINATOR/SOCIAL WORKER TRAINEE (INDIGENOUS)
Youth Assisting Youth (YAY) is seeking an Indigenous individual who is a selfstarter with initiative who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment. As a Case Coordinator, you will use your superior assessment and case management skills to create and support mentoring relationships (matches) between Youth Volunteer Mentors and Junior Youth Mentees (children). Your dynamic, energetic and professional attitude will be instrumental in assisting newcomer children and children with mental health challenges. Applicants must be vaccinated and have had a booster against Covid-19.
ATTENTION ALL INTERESTED APPLICANTS:
ARE YOU AN INDIGENOUS INDIVIDUAL AND REGISTERED WITH MIZIWE BIIK ABORIGINAL EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING? DUE TO FUNDING RESTRICTIONS
ONLY APPLICANTS WHO ARE INDIGENOUS ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION. NO OTHER APPLICANTS WILL BE CONSIDERED.
Candidates MUST reside in the GTA and identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit and be registered with Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training.
PLEASE PROVIDE A COVER LETTER WITH YOUR RESUME INDICATING THAT YOU ARE INDIGENOUS AND HOW YOUR EXPERIENCE MATCHES THE REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS.
- The primary responsibility is to match newcomer children and children with mental health challenges to a Peer Youth Mentor based on their suitability, interests and geographical location.
- Assess volunteer and child match possibility to YAY’s One to One Peer Mentoring program by completing individual home interviews and assessments
- Match qualified volunteers to gain the best relationships/outcomes for youth.
- Determine the indicators for success and set goals with both the parent/child and Youth Mentor at the initial match visit
- Provide monthly match support for the volunteer and child to guide their relationship development
- Actively network with newcomer service organizations in the community to facilitate referrals of children where there are existing volunteers
- Regularly update and manage the Google maps of waiting Mentors and maintain active communication with recruiters where Mentors are needed
- Conduct home assessments of waiting children to assess the home environments and the needs of the child make.
- Maintain succinct records of home visits and gather information from referral sources, i.e.: teacher, doctor, etc. to further assess the needs of the child
- Arrange and complete home interviews and assessment of potential volunteers
- Maintain caseload of pre-match children through regular contact and appropriate referrals and pre-match activities
- Maintain caseload of matched Mentors by providing ongoing match support through regular phone contact and meetings
- Maintain regular contact with the Parent Support Workers
- Determine goals for the Youth Mentor and assist them in achieving their goals
- Monitor and keep detailed records of Mentor involvement
- Maintain up to date case notes in the CYSIS database
- Follow standard evaluation procedures for each case
- Be part of the Emergency On Call team on a rotation basis
- Preference will be given to candidates who are Indigenous and are registered with Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training
- Post-secondary education in Social Work field and/or equivalent work experience in child and youth services
- Intake, interview and case management experience
- Excellent judgment and decision-making skills and a performance-driven mindset
- A demonstrated knowledge of community and newcomer services organizations
- Able to communicate effectively (verbal and written) in English
- Have an understanding and knowledge of issues related to New Canadians and a commitment to working from an anti-racist and anti-oppression framework
- Able to work some evenings and occasional weekends
- Demonstrate Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications; including Word, Outlook, Excel, Google, database management, social media, etc.
- Have a current First Aid and CPR certificate or is willing to get same
- Willing to submit to a Police Criminal Reference and Vulnerable Screen Check
- Applicants must be vaccinated and have had a booster against Covid-19.
This is a twelve-month contract position for 35 hours per week from April 1, 2023 until March 31, 2024 for 35 hours per week with the potential of being renewed. The wage is
$22 per hour. This position includes evening and occasional weekend work.
How to Apply:
If you are interested in joining a dynamic team of highly qualified professionals at Youth Assisting Youth who are dedicated to positively impacting the lives of children and
youth, please forward your resume with a cover letter to: John van Rhee, HR Specialist by email to email@example.com. We thank all applicants for their interest but only those
selected for interviews will be contacted.
About Youth Assisting Youth
Youth Assisting Youth is a non-profit, charitable organization servicing the GTA and York Region. The agency matches Youth volunteers aged 16 – 29, to a one-on-one
relationship with newcomer and at risk children aged 6 to 15, who are experiencing social, emotional, behavioural or cultural adjustment difficulties. The goal of the program
is to provide a child with a positive role model through a mentoring relationship with an older youth. Through the Newcomer Program Youth Assisting Youth promotes awareness and accessibility to all members of Canada’s cultural landscape by focusing its efforts on Newcomers and their children and assisting with their transition to a new life.
THIS JOB IS SPONSORED BY MIZIWE BIIK ABORIGINAL EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING and SERVICE CANADA.