Youth Worker, E-Recycle (Electronic Waste Program)

We are seeking multiple indivdiuals to fill positions to work alongside the “E-Recycle” team to facilitate the day-to-day operations and execute weekly delivery of effective electronic waste and work labour projects and programs that address the needs of marginalized, at-risk youth (ages 10-21 years old) at key community locations across the City of London. This individual will be responsible to work alongside the YFC London team to facilitate and execute effective community outreach strategies to develop safe spaces that allow for youth to engage in positive activity, get involved in community, and improve their wellbeing.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Report to Supervisor; assist with the development, implementation, facilitation, and supervision of safe activities for programming geared towards youth and their families.
  • Facilitate large group and small group programs that foster community and skill development for youth and their families.
  • Assess the needs and barriers of marginalized, at-risk youth and young adults who are between the ages of 10-21 years old, to plan and implement effective services and programs that will empower them with the appropriate life skills and self-confidence.
  • Act as an appropriate and positive role model for youth and liaison with parents, caregivers, and local groups to enhance development of community.
  • Foster youth development by engaging in meaningful therapeutic relationships that encourage faith-based conversations.
  • Manage program participant behaviour and immediately report concerns to Supervisor.
  • Promote programs and activities and assist with special events on behalf of YFC London.
  • Comply with all YFC London policies, procedures, and program specific operating expectations.
  • Ensure property, facility, activity areas, equipment and supplies are prepared and maintained in working and clean condition.
  • Maintain daily records of program activities, evaluation reports, safety checks, and provide feedback for future improvements to programs.
  • Administrative tasks include registration, attendance, and observational tracking of all program participants.
  • Perform other related duties as needed and assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Candidates must be 18-30 years of age at the start of employment.
  • Must be legally permitted to work in Canada (Citizen, Permanent Resident, and/or approved Refugee Status)
  • Must have a current Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) prior to start date.
  • Six months to one year of job-related experience preferred.
  • Some secondary education in a social services or community care is required; two years of community college is preferred.
  • Ability to work within a holistic model of care seeking to engage in conversations of faith and spirituality.
  • Previous experience with diverse populations.
  • Good leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to follow direction and work as a team member.
  • Ability to speak French, Spanish, Arabic or another language is an asset.
  • Driver’s license and reliable vehicle is an asset.

Position Details:

  • Wage: $15/hour
  • Contract length: 12 weeks
  • Job Type: Full-Time, Temporary, Contract
  • Conditions: In-person is expected but dependent on COVID restrictions, shift work and flexibility of hours is expected; Monday to Friday with some weekend work required. 

YFC has every intention of fostering diversity within and across our organization. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. If you require accommodation during any step of the application process, please contact us directly.

To Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to info@yfclondon.com.

We appreciate all applications but note that we will only contact the applicants invited for an interview. We are looking for qualified individuals who can contribute to our organization through their unique gifting and skills in integrity, servanthood, partnership, advocacy and excellence.


 

About London YFC

At London YFC, we see the hope and potential of every young person we meet, and we reach them through community specific programs. We believe that transformed youth have the opportunity to transform communities and we desire to engage with youth to make this world a better place. For over 60 years, London YFC has been involved in the City of London. We have demonstrated in the past 10 years their intentional move toward community development and empowerment of all youth in neighbourhoods across London.  Our financial base is funded through local corporations and community members which has created a sustainable impact of our youth and family programs beyond start up grants.

YFC London Mission & Values:

Following Jesus’ mission, we engage with youth in London by building relationships, developing potential, and exploring faith in partnership with the community and local churches.

  • Community:We want to be fully engaged in and with our neighbourhoods and to nurture healthy community interaction with staff, volunteers, families, local partners and most of all, young people
  • God-centered:We believe that personal faith is important and that spiritual questions can and should be explored with great freedom, respect and integrity.
  • Safe Spaces:We strive to provide a safe, welcoming place where youth can come, connect, feel appreciated and have great fun.
  • Relationships Matter:We desire to journey alongside and build strength into young lives during these important adolescent years: encouraging them to discover, grow, lead and learn.

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