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Youth Justice Worker

Youth Justice Worker

Website St.Stephen's Community House

STATUS: Full Time, union (7 months contract with a possibility of extension)

DEPARTMENT:  Youth Services

# HRS / WEEK:  35

REPORT TO:  Manager, Youth Services

Annual Salary : $ 50,418 ( Band 9)

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position will oversee two key areas of delivery of our Youth Justice Services, which are in operation with both Central Toronto Court 311 Jarvis and North West Finch court. This position is responsible for providing services to youth and their families who have come into contact with the youth criminal justice system. Focusing on coordinating placements for the extra judicial sanctions and extra judicial measures program and to facilitate court sanctioned or mandated workshops and related activities in addition to providing emergency crisis support.  This positon works as part of a larger Youth Services team and is held within the Youth Arcade, which is a youth focused community development, leadership building and harm reduction setting. This position reports to the Manager of Youth Services

We seek a strong leader in the field of Youth Criminal Justice Work with recent successful experience in placement and support of youth involved in Criminal Justice System.

A. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Facilitate and adhere to intake procedures for clients referred to the Extra Judicial Measures and Extra Judicial Sanctions program, supervise and monitor measures/sanctions, refer youth to appropriate referral resources.

2. Maintain and report accurate records and statistics.

3. Plan and implement the daily operations of St. Stephen’s Community House- Youth Justice programs

4. Provide support to participants in the drop-in and Youth Justice programs

5. Maintain case files and case management of client files; including follow up with referral sources, relevant agencies and/or caregivers.

Identify, develop and implement violence prevention strategies that meet the goals and objectives of the Youth Criminal Justice Act with special regard to participation in Pre and Post-charge diversion programs

6. Lead workshops on violence prevention, conflict resolution, and root causes of offending

7. Develop and maintain working relationships with community partners

8. Facilitate and co-ordinate recreation and social engagement programs at the Youth Arcade including supervising an active drop-in

9. Ensure a cooperative team approach in all service provision

10. Facilitate workshops and support all aspects of the Toronto Youth Equity Strategy program

Support the daily Youth Arcade functions, including events and relationship building with the Youth Arcade drop-in youth.

11. Sit on relevant violence prevention and youth justice committees as requested

12. Engage and train Peer Youth leaders in the development of all programs and activities

13. Lead the successful referrals of youth to large social system supports

B. ORGANIZATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Ensure the confidentiality of all program client information and court records
    Attend meetings as assigned, including those with your supervisor.
  2. Participate in SSCH program activities and special outside activities as assigned
  3. Ensure all guidelines and regulations set by the Ministry of child and Youth Services and City of Toronto are followed and maintained
  4. Adhere to all SSCH policies and procedures and ensure confidentiality is maintained on all client, personnel and agency matters.
  5. Ensure staff follows health and safety policy & procedures.
  6. Ensure professional and effective communication with organizations, youth, parents/guardians and caregivers.
  7. Participate in appropriate networks and coalitions focusing on youth issues, which further the Arcade’s mandate as assigned.
    Perform other duties as assigned.

C. QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B.A. or B.S.W.  in related field and two years’ experience in case management, placement and support of young persons involved in the Criminal Justice System, OR a combined equivalent of education and experience
  • Advance youth work skills and ability
    Strong understanding of anti-oppression, the impacts of poverty, and the issues at hand for equity seeking groups and communities
  • Knowledge of and experience working within the Youth Criminal Justice Act
  • Knowledge of relevant youth community resources in Toronto
  • Self-starter, ability to work well independently as well as in a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills and strong attention to detail
  • Proficient in working with Microsoft Office Suite and data base applications
  • The ability to work in a multi- cultural/multiracial organization and to be able to serve all clients in a fair and non-judgmental manner
  • Second language  an asset
  • Training and experience in violence prevention strategies & conflict mediation an asset.
  • A current police reference check is required.

St. Stephen’s Community is an equal opportunity employer.

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.

To apply for this job email your details to hradministrator@sschto.ca

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