Job Title: Youth Outreach Coordinator

Hourly Wage: $21.00 - $23.00
Level of Education: Post-secondary studies
Full Time Position: 35 hours/week
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Job Description

The Position:

  • 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.

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