Outreach Coordinator Trainee Needed - 10 Month Contract - Full-Time
Youth Assisting Youth (YAY) is seeking an Indigenous/First Nations individual who is a self-starter with initiative who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment. As an Outreach Coordinator, you will use your superior communication and networking skills to build successful partnerships with community organizations in the GTA and York Region to significantly increase the overall number of Newcomer children referred to the agency’s Peer Mentoring Program
PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO FUNDING RESTRICTIONS ONLY APPLICANTS WHO ARE INDIGENOUS/FIRST NATIONS ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY AND MUST BE REGISTERED AND WORKING WITH AN EMPLOYMENT COUNSELLOR AT MIZIWE BIIK ABORIGINAL EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR THIS POSITION.
The primary responsibility will be to significantly increase the overall number of Newcomer children referred to the agency’s One to One Peer Mentoring program in order that waiting volunteers can be quickly matched. Secondary to this is to increase the number of suitable volunteers for the waiting pre-match children in Toronto and York Region in order that these children can be quickly matched
Actively network with newcomer service organizations in the community to facilitate referrals of children where there are existing volunteers
Develop long-lasting links with ethno-specific groups who have a high population of newcomers for the purpose of promoting YAY’s services, building new partnerships and generating new client referrals
Facilitate community and school outreach presentations and engage in communication with parents, parent groups and organizations with a strong focus on newcomer communities
Develop and execute a proactive newcomer children referral and volunteer recruitment strategy
PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO CANDIDATES WHO HAVE:
Qualified as Indigenous or First Nations and are registered with Miziwe Biik Aboriginal & Employment and Training
Post-secondary education in Community Services / Community Outreach and/or equivalent work experience in child and youth services
A demonstrated knowledge of community outreach and newcomer services organizations and knowledge of issues related to New Canadians
Able to network with and facilitate presentations to community organizations
Demonstrate Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications; including Word, Outlook, Excel, Google, database management, social media, etc.
Have a current First Aid and CPR certificate or is willing to get same
Willing to submit to a Police Criminal Reference and Vulnerable Screen Check
Able to work some evenings and occasional weekends
A valid Ontario class “G” driver’s license and access to an insured vehicle is considered an asset
This is a 10 month contract position until March 31, 2020 for 35 hours per week. The wage is $19 per hour and is subject to government funding. This position includes evening and occasional weekend work.