Facilitator, Youth Job Connection

St.Stephen's Community House

Status: Full time, 35 hrs/week, union

Department: Employment and Training Centre, 1415 Bathurst Street

Reports to: Coordinator, Youth Job Connection

Salary Grade: Band 7, 44,247


The Youth Job Connection (YJC) program is designed to help young people between the ages of 15 and 29 who face multiple barriers to employment.  It provides access to employment skills development, along with education/training and work experiences.  The goal is to achieve long-term employment, meaningful careers and success in their future working lives. The YJC Facilitator will deliver 60 hours of Pre-Employment Training (PET) over a two week period to a group of 12 youth in preparation for employment. The workshops will be designed to provide wrap-around and holistic support and will be hosted both on and off-site at partnering agencies. Workshops will focus on personal management (life) skills, career decision-making, employability skills development or enhancement, job search and job maintenance. The Facilitator will promote team cohesion, mutual respect and build trusting relationships with the youth. Similarly, the Facilitator will provide a safe space for the youth to identify their learning objectives, needs and strengths.

A. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Develop and deliver the pre-employment curriculum content to actively engage youth and meet the program objectives of developing career, employability and personal management skills
  2. Employ a variety of teaching techniques that appeal to youth with diverse learning styles, experience and education levels
  3. Work with the assigned Employment Advisor and the Program’s Job Coach in supporting participants during the PET and effectively preparing them for their work placement including identifying any necessary supports or training /certification required for successful placement.
  4. Build trust and establish rapport with diverse participants by listening, understanding needs and following through on commitments and believing in their potential and job readiness.
  5. Provide documentation of a clear rationale to support participants accessing job placements, individual support and job retention services in accordance with St. Stephen’s decision model and the YJC and EO guidelines
  6. Document each youth participant’s progress in the PET component to track and celebrate the improvement of the youth as they move towards their goals and to support the Job Coach in determining appropriate work placements
  7. Plan and organize priorities and schedule efficiently and effectively
  8. Assist the team in meeting the program’s target of 75 % Youth participants have transitioned to employment, training or education within three months of placement completion.

B. Organizational Responsabilities:

  1. Actively participate in and prepare for regular team and individual supervision meetings with the direct supervisor including the establishment and evaluation of an annual goal plan
  2. Participate in service planning for the agency in relation to other departments, community and individual needs
  3. Adhere to all SSCH, ETC policies and procedures and ensure that confidentiality is maintained
  4. Ensure a team approach in all aspects of program development
  5. Assist with coordination of volunteers in program operation
  6. Participate in SSCH house-wide program activities/meetings as appropriate and/or as assigned
  7. Cooperate with health and safety procedures and policies

D. Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or College Diploma in Adult Training / Education, Career Counselling, Social Work, Human Resources or related, and two years’ experience in employment skills facilitation, employability skills curriculum development, job coaching, counselling or job developing, or combined equivalent of education and experience
  • Certification / training in training; knowledge of various learning styles and their impact on learning; skilled at using a variety of tools and techniques to teach youth with little or no access in traditional school settings
  • Recent experience facilitating groups of youth, engaging and motivating youth and providing a safe group environment which promotes trust and non-judgemental interactions
  • Skilled in developing audience-geared employment related, life skills and career advancement curriculum coupled with strong facilitation skills
  • Recent experience working with youth who are multi-barriered and face significant challenges in finding and maintaining employment
  • Creativity and passion for working with youth from various socio-economic and diverse backgrounds and assisting them in finding the help they need
  • Ability to achieve program goals/targets including planning ahead for contingencies and identifying solutions to problems to ensure best results
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, Outlook, search engines, and online communication
  • Persuasive verbal and written communication; strong presentation skills and skilled in mediation and conflict resolution
  • Knowledge and understanding of labour market trends, coaching and mentoring approaches to support job seekers that are distant from the labour market
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of the team and independently
  • Strong customer service background Ability to travel in and around GTA by transit
  • Respectful of and responsive to individuals and communities facing social, economic and cultural barriers in society
  • Second language an asset
  • A current police reference check is required, which may include a vulnerable sector check

St. Stephen’s Community House is committed to diversity, equity and accessibility in accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The Human Resources Administrator will make every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of hiring process. We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected will be contacted for an interview

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