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Youth Mentorship Program Worker - Yorktown Family Services

Apr 22, 2024
Toronto, Ontario

Job Title:        Youth Mentorship Program Worker
Salary:            $47,189.53 - $53,550.64
Comp#:           2024-09
Position:         Full-Time Contract Position 35/week 1FTE with a possibility of extension
Start Date:      April  (Full-Time Contract Position)
Location:        West Toronto Youth Hub

Primary Function:

Yorktown Family Services is dedicated to improving the lives and opportunities of children, youth, and their families. YFS has a history of successfully delivering a broad range of Youth programs. YFS has been dedicated to implementing and measuring the Youth Development Strategy throughout the last four years, with the goal of ever-reflecting the current needs of the community of youth being served.

We are currently seeking an outstanding Youth Mentorship Program Worker to join our agency wide ‘youth success’ strategy dedicated to the empowerment, support and skill building of young people and the prevention of youth violence.  The Youth Mentorship Program Worker will assist and support high risk youth in accessing adult mentors; engage with mentors, work with community partners, and provide overall administrative support to the Youth Mentorship Program.


  • Participates in the overall planning and implementation of all Youth Mentorship programming, workshops, and events
  • Prepares program reviews, and quarterly reports as required, ensuring that all documentation and service statistics are completed in a timely manner
  • Responsible for quantitative data collection
  • Supports the tracking of all data, activities, their outcomes and feedback throughout the mentoring process in order to best plan and improve our overall impact
  • Conducts mentor and mentee intake, interviews, reference checks, and supports onboarding processes to the program
  • Ongoing match monitoring for matched mentors and mentees
  • To work alongside the Youth Mentorship Program Coordinator to coordinate and facilitate group mentoring programs like Connect4 and Hey Girl
  • Support social media engagement initiatives alongside YM worker to promote services and engage online with youth seeking supports
  • Facilitates program orientation and training to mentors
  • Supports evaluation requirements at different stages of the program
  • Supports the development of guiding principles for the program
  • Organizes and prepares program related materials
  • Supports internal or external facilitators
  • Participates in supervisory and team meetings, program reviews, and trainings as necessary
  • Ability to support and engage adult mentors and youth mentees from diverse communities with diverse lived experiences; educational backgrounds and range of occupational groups
  • Fluency in French (an asset)
Skills & Qualifications:
  • CYW, SSW, or related degree and experience grounded in a strengths-based, systemic perspective with youth aged 12 – 25 and their families
  • Knowledge and understanding of Youth Mentorship and Engagement philosophies
  • Proven knowledge of and experience in the ‘Weston-Mount Dennis’ and ‘surrounding communities
  • Strong data analysis and evaluation focus
  • Proficient with computer software with excellent working knowledge of social media
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Superb time management, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Enthusiasm and skill working to support change with a multi-challenged, diverse client population
  • Maturity and sensitivity relatable to the life experiences and needs of youth in the identified communities
  • Comfort working with diverse cultures, including marginalized populations
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and the occasional Saturday is essential
  • Current (6 months or less) Vulnerable Sector Search will be required


Must be available two evenings and one afternoon per week (Monday, Tuesdays and Wednesday) and occasional Saturday

Reports to:  The West Toronto Youth Hub Supervisor

Yorktown Family Services is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity. Please submit your resume and cover letter by April 22, 2024.  Please quote “Competition #: 2024-09” and Job title in the subject line.

Yorktown values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to equity and inclusion.  As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of our communities.

Yorktown Family Services welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

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