Now Hiring: Youth Worker -One Year Contract
Posted: January 7th, 2019 in EMPLOYMENT
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY-YOUTH WORKER
1 Year Contract -30-35 hours/week (Maternity Leave)
The Elizabeth Fry Society is hiring a Youth Worker for The Restorative Justice and Conflict Mediation Program. The Youth Worker provides peer mediation for youth aged 12-21 using a restorative justice approach within the school setting to address conflict/violence impacting the school community. This program provides youth with an opportunity to be accountable for their behaviour and strengthen their social skills. In addition, the program provides linkages to community services and supports, as needed, to address underlying issues which may be linked the school conflict/violence and put the youth at risk.
- Recruit, train and sustain Peer Mediators to participate in program within local schools
- Provide direct client services to youth referred to the program in various settings such as schools, community and agency.
- Collect and maintain statistical/evaluation data on service delivery and program outcomes
- Assist in the development, implementation, promotion and ongoing monitoring of program.
- Deliver presentations to students, faculty and community members to educate about the program and its benefits.
- Work collaboratively with community partners and agencies in the implementation and delivery of program.
- Represent the agency on community committees relevant to the work of the agency and/or the program
Qualifications and Skills Required
- Combination of education and relevant work experience and skills
- Post-secondary education in related field of study such as: social work, child and youth, sociology, psychology
- NVCI, CPR and First Aid, ASIST certification
- Experience working with at risk youth in schools and peer-based programs
- Sound knowledge of the principles of restorative justice and peer conflict mediation with youth.
- Sound knowledge of evidence based interventions for youth in school.
- Sound knowledge of the roles and functions of schools, police, relevant community resources and legislation.
- Interviewing, counselling, case management, group facilitation, public speaking and conflict resolution skills.
- Report writing, recording, data collection, statistical management, program implementation and evaluation skills.
- Volunteer management and supervision skills.
- Community relations, public education and collaborative skills
- Sensitivity to diversity and all cultures is essential
- Advanced oral and written communication skills in French and English are required.
Deadline for applications: Monday, January 28th, 2019 at 12:00pm
Apply in person, fax 705-673-2159 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Only .pdf file formats will be accepted for email applicants.
The Elizabeth Fry Society Attention: Hiring Committee
204 Elm Street, Sudbury, ON P3C 1V3