Youth Worker (Maternity Leave Contract)

November 15, 2022

Youth Worker (Maternity Leave Contract)
Mon. – Fri. 6:00pm to 9:00pm


  1. To plan, promote & implement programs, activities & special events for youth ages 11-24 based on recognition of their individual needs and which fosters positive youth development.
  2. To advocate on behalf of youth and to provide support & resources for self-determination and representation.
  3. To provide support and development of skills in independent program solving & decision making.


  1. Plan and operate under the supervision of the Supervisor, Youth Programs
  2. To develop and implement educational and recreational programs and activities for youth ages 11-24 that will; develop individual well-being by increasing self-concept, self-worth and self-determination; increase participation in decision-making process and build a sense of community among the youth of the Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre. Responsible to design and implement activities based on individual and group needs and interests.
  3. To assist in community development and outreach and to act as a resource to community and youth groups as they seek to identify their needs and develop resources to meet these needs on an ongoing basis.
  4. To assist youth in accessing multiple services, supports, resources and to maintain active connections with other resources and organizations.
  5. To facilitate community involvement and encourage volunteers and parents to assist in the programs and activities.
  6. To develop, support and evaluate leadership training opportunities and other skill building activities for youth.
  7. Promote the centre’s activities at large capacity.
  8. To provide regular program reports and evaluations, documentations for all serious encounters.
  9. Arrives for scheduled shifts on time.
  10. Performs other program related duties as assigned.


  • Post-secondary degree; or diploma in social work or related human service discipline or combination of equivalent related education and professional experience.
  • Experience in working with youth and demonstrated commitment to a community based approach to service delivery.
  • Knowledge of related community services.
  • Creative ability and understanding of child/youth developmental factors, behavior management, program planning and group facilitation.
  • Coaching Certification an asset.


  • Current CPR and First Aid required.
  • Vulnerable Sector Screening – Police Reference Check

Salary Scale: $19.72/hr + 4% vacation Hours: 15 Hours or as per needed Start Date: January 9th, 2023

Deadline for application: December 5th, 2022 Please send resume to:

Youth Worker Hiring Committee

627 Queen’s Quay West,
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3G3

Fax: 416 392-1512

*Please put Youth Worker in subject line

Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre is an equal opportunity employer. Only applicants selected for the interview will be contacted.

In accordance with City of Toronto Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy, all staff, volunteers and students must be fully vaccinated.

Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Applicants who provide an email address may receive their written correspondence with respect to this job posting directly to the email address provided with their application. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly to receive this correspondence. In accordance with Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the City of Toronto’s Accommodation Policy; accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. If you are an individual with a disability and you need accommodation in applying for this position, please email us at: , quoting the job title

Youth Worker (Maternity Leave Contract)
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