- Create conditions for Black student success: Black students, families and communities have
positive and collaborative relationships with schools/education systems. Schools/education
systems are informed by and responsive to the needs of Black students, families, and
communities, and identify and address systemic barriers to their achievement, equity and wellbeing.
- Assist in mentoring Black youth within the CCAH organization.
- Address outcomes disparities: Black students are better supported and see increases in
educational achievement and attainment/retention, including successful transitions.
- Supporting the CCAH Summer Camp program by means of mentorship, emergency child/youth care behavioural regulation, and hiring processes/procedures.
- Create ideas and strategies to uplift Black youth within the community
Duties and Responsibilities
You will assist in:
- Empowering Black students to develop a strong sense of self and a positive cultural identity
- Supporting Black children and youth to develop a sense of belonging in the school system.
- Creating and expand culturally-sensitive and culturally-safe programs, activities and supports for
Black students and their families
- Recruiting focus group participants to learn more about the needs of the community.
- Researching the supports/ programs available in Halton and highlighting the gaps in programming for students and families.
- Developing a communication strategy with key messages targeted to key audiences, including promotional material (i.e. flyers, update website).
- Championing the benefits of program to students and parents, encouraging them to provide feedback and participate in activities.
- Helping participants access resources and skills development/ training to build capacity to self advocate.
- Establishing parent and students’ forums to gain understanding, get input and obtain feedback on potential programs.
- Organizing culturally-appropriate workshops and group sessions with students to help them build a strong sense of identity.
Qualifications and Key Requirements
- Degree or Diploma in a Social Services Work or related discipline.
- Diploma in Child and Youth Care (CYC/CYCP/CYW).
- Minimum of two years of work or volunteer experience in the non-profit sector.
- Knowledge of and experience working with the Black, African and Caribbean communities in the
Region of Halton.
- Relative understanding of Black history.
- Relative understanding of the Black media space, and how it pertains to young people/audiences is an asset.
- Professional experience working with children and youth.
- Strong understanding of cultural and local programs and services to which to refer individuals and families from the Black, African and Caribbean communities.
- Proficiency in speaking, reading and writing French is an asset.
- Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle with comprehensive insurance.
- A high degree of conflict resolution skills using appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension.
- Strong computer skills including Microsoft 365, Google Workspace.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills, with a strong eye for details.
- Sensitivity to people from different socio-economic backgrounds.
- Satisfactory Criminal and Vulnerable Sector Check.
- Satisfactory references.