Peer Leadership Program Worker, LGBT2SQ Community Program
Job Title: Peer Leadership Program Worker
Job ID #: SOY 18-1201
Department: LGBT2SQ Community Programs
Reports To: Manager, LGBT2SQ Community Programs
Salary Range: CS2 $20.49 - $28.27 per hour
Status: Part-time, 12 month contract
Hours: 22.5 hours per week
Who we are:
Sherbourne is a leading provider of quality health care and transformative support to people who face social, economic and other systemic barriers. Our mission is to advance the equity and quality of care and services and to improve health for underserved communities. This is done through primary health and chronic disease services; health promotion and education; outreach and social supports; and mental health services.
Sherbourne provides innovative health care and social services to the diverse urban population of southeast Toronto. While our doors are open to everyone, we focus on people who are homeless or under-housed; LGBT2SQ, and newcomers to Canada. We are funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Toronto Central LHIN, Ministry of Child and Youth Services, City of Toronto and many generous companies, groups and individuals.
This peer-leadership program is a model that seeks to include youth who have faced barriers to participating in SOY programming. The program is designed with consistent support, community-building and program flexibility to ensure youth who are marginalized have access to programming. It has been developed using a trauma-informed approach that honours the lived experiences of youth.
Working with the SOY Mentorship and Peer Leadership Coordinator, this position will be responsible for the delivery of SOY’s Youth Peer Leadership Project. This project’s mandate is to support the development of LGBT2SQ youth leadership offering skills building opportunities, creating peer-to-peer supports and opportunities for community building and participation in the planning and, as required, support weekly drop in groups, related to the SOY program.
Duties include: Recruitment, training of peers and the evaluation of this program. 1:1 support and group facilitation. Offer skills building opportunities to marginalized LGBTQ+ youth. Supporting diverse learning.
- Bachelor Degree in social work/social sciences or related field and three years experience developing volunteer and peer programs and facilitating community initiatives or an equivalent blend
- Post-graduate, Master’s level or equivalent formal training an asset
- Familiarity with Toronto’s diverse LGBT2SQ communities
- Knowledge of the community services, programs and resources available to LGBT2SQ youth in the Greater Toronto Area
- Demonstrated experience with group facilitation, negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution
Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to engage and collaborate with a variety of partners including volunteers, youth and adult community members and service providers
- Demonstrated ability to reach out to marginalized populations, create and develop effective partnerships
- Demonstrated ability to work in a trauma informed model
- Excellent problem solving, critical thinking and information management skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to adapt communication style to audience
- Practices and works with an anti oppressive and cultural competent framework
- Demonstrated communication skills: presentations, reports, program plans, educational materials, brochures, etc.
- Strong attention to detail with excellent multi-project and time management skills
Conditions of Employment:
- Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a Police Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Check.
- Understand and maintain compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA), Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the Ontario Human Rights Code and other relevant legislation.
- Demonstrates a commitment to a healthy and safe workplace for self and others (staff, patients, families, etc.) by taking all reasonable precautions and working in compliance with SHC related policies, health and safety legislation and best practices.
- Most work is complete Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm but will include working evenings and weekends.
We offer competitive compensation and participation in the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) and professional development.
As an employer, Sherbourne is dedicated to building an organization that reflects the diversity of our clients and the communities we serve. This includes diversity in languages spoken, culture, race, sexual orientation and gender identity. Requests for accommodation due to disability can be made at any stage in the recruitment process.
Application: Please forward a cover letter and resume quoting Job ID # SOY 18-1201 to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 pm, December 14, 2018.
We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.