Youth Mentor, 2SLGBTQ - Blue Door
The 2SLGBTQ Youth Mentor will assist youth in eventual reintegrating into the community and provide support to reach their goals. The transitional program will provide housing to youth from the 2SLGBTQ community for up to a period of one year in a semi-independent shared community residential setting.
- Coordinate service provision at the 2SLGBTQ Transitional Program
- Provide in-person supports to the program participants, including mentorship, house meetings, case management, and coordination of programming
- Support youth in the program towards eventual independent living, including assisting and coaching through housing search, establishment and attainment of educational and vocational goals, etc.
- Provide linkage to community and health resources as needed
- Tracking of program outputs and outcomes for reporting
- Educational background in social services or equivalent an asset
- Experience providing peer-based services in individual or group settings
- Knowledge of community resources and 2SLGBTQ specific resources available in York and surrounding areas
Respect and Professionalism
- Maintain professionalism in the workplace.
- Working cooperatively alongside and supporting team members and departments.
- Adherence to the mission, vision, policies and procedures of the agency.
- Able and willing to promote harm reduction practices in accordance with core standards.
- Attend internal staff meetings and staff training as required.
- Maintain the confidentiality of all client and agency information.
- Utilizes effective conflict resolution skills in accordance with (Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) training.
- Fosters positive and appropriate relationships with clients, colleagues, community partners and volunteers.
- Provides referrals and follow-up as necessary.
- Meets with manager on a regular basis and participates in completion of annual performance evaluation
Occupational Health & Safety
- All employees are responsible for carrying out work in a way that does not adversely affect their own health and safety and that of others.
- All employees shall learn and understand health and safety policies and procedures and will comply with them.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Strong ability to problem solve in conflict and/or crisis situations
- Knowledge, understanding and promotion of anti-oppressive practices
- Experience working with diverse, multicultural client groups including homeless, mental health and addictions, 2SLGBTQ community
- Excellent organizational and time management skills
- Demonstrated computer literacy including Microsoft Office
- CPR and First Aid Certified
- Crisis prevention training would be an asset
- Fluency in a second language
- Vulnerable Sector Screening – police check
- Valid Drivers license, reliable vehicle and insurance to travel for work
All employees shall learn and understand health and safety policies and procedures and will comply with them In keeping with our ongoing efforts to promote equity and reflect the diversity of York Region, we encourage applications from Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, LGBT, members of visible minorities and women.
In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and Blue Doors AODA Policy, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.
All applications will be reviewed as received, and interviews will begin for qualified candidates as soon as possible. The position may be filled before this job posting ends. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Please submit a cover letter and resume by August 10, 2020 to:
Human Resources Blue Door