Youth Worker - Cantonese & Mandarin Speaking
Deadline : 13 November 2020

CICS is a registered charity organization with a mission to empower newcomers in settling and integrating as contributing members of Canadian society through diverse, professional and innovative programs and services. We work to enable newcomers to fully integrate, participate and contribute to all spheres of Canadian society. Our success stems from our workforce culture bound by three core values: Compassion, Inclusivity and Collaboration.

Ref.: 28A - 20 / Worker (Temporary relief until March 2021 with possible extension pending on funding)
Job Title: Youth Worker
Work location: IRC – 2330 Midland Avenue, Scarborough
Hours: 35 hours per week; required to work regular hours in evenings, Saturdays and some holidays
Salary Range: $44,472 to $51,469 per annum
Current Rate: $24.44 per hour

Essential duties and responsibilities:
• Support the academic and social development of newcomer children and teenagers between the age of 13-24 and assist the children and youth to improve their social skills, leadership skills, employment skills and enhance confidence and to increase their knowledge of development resources available;
• To design, organize, facilitate, and evaluate group sessions; to use online platforms to deliver workshops, events and services for immigrant youth and their families;
• To keep abreast of the needs of and extend outreach to multicultural immigrant/at risk/low income youths;
• To provide one-on-one and case management service to immigrant/at risk/low income youths;
• To facilitate access to needed services and resources where there are barriers due to language, culture, race, and class by providing interpretation or translation;
• To keep and maintain records in a timely and professional manners;
• To keep the team updated on all new information and be cooperative in maintenance of information by tracking government policies and community resources in order to effectively inform and refer clients;
• To update clients’ database and prepare statistical and financial reports;
• To monitor program activities, budget and expenses as directed;
• To establish and maintain working relationship and communication with internal and external groups;
• To provide support to the team on a daily basis and work alongside other youth workers.

• University degree or equivalent in Social Work or related disciplines;
• Minimum of 1 year of experience in youth programming; experience with delivering workshops through online platforms
• Demonstrated experience in working with immigrant/low-income youth and families, especially in youth employment skills and engagement;
• Excellent understanding of cultural and social background of immigrant youth and families;
• Excellent understanding of settlement and integration issues faced by immigrant youth and their families;
• Excellent knowledge of government and community resources;
• Be innovative and skilled in program design, activity organization and community outreach;
• Possessing special talents and excellent youth programming skills;
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills with youth and parents;
• Accomplished skills in life skills facilitation, performing arts, sports, etc.;
• Proficiency in written and spoken English, as well as a second language commonly used by clientele, such as Cantonese and Mandarin;
• Able to work in a multi-cultural environment;
• Proficiency in computer; Microsoft Office, online program delivery platforms, graphic software and social media that facilitate work, communication and online marketing;
• Flexible, ability to work regularly in evenings and weekends and travel in GTA.

Other Requirements:
• Ability to perform some physical activities (e.g. lifting and loading program materials and office equipment);
• A negative result in Vulnerable Sector Screening is mandatory;
• Valid Ontario driver’s license and having access to a car to carry out duties is preferred.

Resume and cover letter are to be sent to CICS by email: by 5:00 p.m. on November 13, 2020.

Applicant should quote Job # 28A-20 / Youth Worker and address the cover letter to: CICS Hiring Committee, 2330 Midland Ave, Toronto, ON M1S 5G5

CICS is an equal opportunity employer. We provide accommodations during the recruitment process for persons with disabilities if required. This will be in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians Disability Act and Ontario Human Rights Code. We thank all those who respond to this posting. Only those selected for further screening will be contacted. No telephone enquiries, please.