Youth Justice Worker - SSCH
DEPARTMENT: Youth Services
REPORT TO: Manager of Youth & Justice Services
STATUS: Full time Bargaining unit, CUPE 2289
# HRS / WEEK: 35
A. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Plan, implement and supervise the daily operations of St. Stephen’s Community House Youth Criminal Justice programs, including (but not limited to) EJS, EJM, RJCM etc.
- Actively support to participants/family in the Youth Criminal Justice programs through systems navigation, advocacy and/or court support
- Respond to incidents or threats of youth violence occurring, be available throughout evenings and weekends for on call conflict coaching, de-escalation, emergency planning and determining options
- Maintain case files and case management of client files; including intake and assessment and follow up with Probation Services referral sources, relevant agencies and/or caregivers
- Provide warm referral pathways for youth to help meet identified need, including internal referrals through integrated services and/or external referrals to support complex of needs presented.
- Identify, develop and implement violence prevention strategies that meet the goals and objectives of the Youth Criminal Justice Act with special regard to participation in Pre and Post-charge diversion programs
- Lead workshops on violence prevention, conflict resolution, and root causes of offending
- Develop and maintain working relationships with Probation Officers, EJM Coordinators, Court Officials, Toronto District School Board and community partners
- Apply Youth Justice expertise to support other violence prevention initiatives (house-wide or externally) which include, Integrative Services, Restorative Justice and Conflict Mediation
- Ensure a cooperative team approach in all service provision
- Maintain accurate records and statistics
- Coordinate and conduct mediations, as well as peer mediation trainings to students
- Lead young men’s engagement strategizes with the goal of violence/ gun prevention Facilitate and co-ordinate recreation and social engagement programs at the Youth Arcade including supervising an active drop-in
- B.S.W. or BA in related field and two years’ experience in case management, placement and support of young persons involved in the Criminal Justice System, OR a combined equivalent of education and experience
- Recent knowledge of and experience working within the Youth Criminal Justice Act
- Proven ability in case management, protocol and documentation practices
- Specialize in young men’s engagement strategies
- Experience with restorative justice/conflict mediation processes/anti-violence strategies/conflict coaching
- Knowledge of Toronto’s Neighbourhood Improvement areas, with particular experience in the North West communities of Toronto
- Recent successful experience in development and facilitation of programs, workshops and trainings
- Ability to develop and maintain partnerships with relevant youth community resources in Toronto
- Proven training and experience in conflict prevention strategies, mediation, and stress management an asset.
- Able to work occasional evenings and weekends
- Demonstrated ability to work from an anti-oppression and an anti-colonial framework. The ability to work in a multi-cultural/multiracial organization and to be able to serve all clients in a fair and non-judgmental manner.
- Certification in Crisis Prevention and Intervention or willing to train.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills in English, and computer proficiency in MS Office programs.
- Ability to work in partnerships and with multiple stakeholders.
- Conflict management, de-escalation and problem solving skills.
- A current Police Vulnerable sector check is required.
Interested applicants are asked to submit a Resume and Cover Letter to
Hiring Committee, Youth Justice
91 Bellevue Avenue
Toronto, On M5T 2N8
TNG is committed to a workforce that is reflective of the communities we serve.
TNG - SSCH is committed to diversity, equity and accessibility in accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The Human Resources Administrator will make every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of hiring process.
We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those selected will be contacted.