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Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre

Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre

Position:  Community Youth Worker – Pinecrest Terrace

Region:  Ottawa

Description:  

Job #: 2018-0070

***Must have availability weekday afternoons and evenings.

Job Summary
The Community Youth Worker(s) report(s) to the Community House Coordinator and works closely with the Tenant leaders in this low-income housing community.

Job Specific Responsibilities

  • Outreach activities to at-risk youth (ages 12-20) and their families including identification of needs and interests.
  • Develops and implements/facilitates community-based leadership, recreation and mentoring programs and workshops that develop the self-confidence, social and life skills of participants.
  • Develops/implements special projects and workshops that meet the identified needs of the community.
  • Facilitates project activities and community forums related to youth needs.
  • Promotes community volunteerism and recognizes volunteers.
  • Organizes community events to promote intergenerational dialogue.
  • Supports advocacy and increases awareness around youth issues.
  • Creates a supportive environment for youth to address barriers they may be experiencing.
  • Provides information about access to community resources for participants.
  • Liaises with community resources: Ottawa Police Service, Tenant Associations, and community members.
  • Maintains records for petty cash, participation forms, crisis interventions/referrals, and program evaluation.
  • Participates as an active team member in staff meetings and partner agency meetings as appropriate.
  • Supports Community House Coordinators, program assistants, volunteers, and clients.
  • Writes interim as well as final reports

Qualifications
  • Ability to work flexible hours is mandatory; position involves evening and weekend work.
  • Degree or diploma in health or social services, child and youth worker program certificate, or equivalent combination of education and 2-3 years relevant experience.
  • Training and experience in-group facilitation and leadership development.
  • Experience working with high-risk youth, and knowledge of related community resources
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Fluency in English essential, fluency in Somali or Arabic or French a strong asset, other languages also desirable.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle an asset.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers and various software applications.
  • Valid First Aid and CPR (level C) required.



Salary:  $18.888-$22.221 / hour

Terms of Employment:  Contract from September 3 to June 28, 2019

Deadline for Application:  Monday, August 27, 2018

How to Apply:  

Apply by Monday August 27, 2018 at 1:00 pm to:

Human Resources
Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre
1365 Richmond Road, 2nd Floor, 

Ottawa, ON K2B 6R7
Fax: 613-288-3407
email: hr@pqchc.com (Microsoft Word or PDF format only)

Apply to: Website www.pqchc.com under Careers tab.

Due to the high volume of applicants, we can neither confirm receipt of nor respond to inquiries regarding your application. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.




Location:  Ottawa

Profession Type:  Child and Youth Workers

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