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Website Central Toronto Youth Services - CTYS

Empowering Youth Changing Lives

Full Time – 35 hours a week; Permanent Position
(Program Coordinator; Bargaining Unit position)

Central Toronto Youth Services (CTYS) is an accredited Children’s Mental Health Centre with a range of services and programs for youth and families across Toronto. These services are client-centered and flexible, geared for youth and families with a range of mental health needs who may have difficulty accessing traditional office-based services.

The Youth Justice Mental Health ACCESS Program provides mental health assessments and brief mental health service to youth and families referred from Toronto probation and mental health court workers. This is an exciting opportunity to be a member of YJ Mental Health ACCESS Team, supporting youth and families involved with the youth justice system. The Family Focused Outreach Worker will focus specifically on the engagement of family to improve family functioning by affecting change in the family system. Family focused intervention would be based on a community outreach model. The Family Focused Outreach Worker would meet with the family in the community and/or family home with the possibility of virtual work if indicated by need. Flexibility is required to work some evenings to accommodate family schedules.

As employers we are committed to building intervention and management teams that reflect the diversity of our clients. Priority will be given to qualified applicants who identify with and have experience supporting racialized communities specifically Black/ African/ Caribbean diasporic communities.

Primary Responsibilities:
• To engage families of youth identified and referred by Toronto probation services, mental health court workers and collaborative agency partners
• Work collaboratively with youth and parents to develop individualized assessment and effective service delivery plans using strengths based family systems approaches, a trauma informed and Anti-Oppression lens
• To work effectively with mental health collaborative partners, youth , parents, probation services and other workers who are part of the youth’s team
• Engage in family counselling by working with parent(s) and/or young person jointly and individually to address such things as relational and communication issues within family, develop parenting skills and competency and provide psychoeducation for parents
• Support parents to address individual and systemic issues in order to build stability and support for youth
• Work with parents to address challenges and develop skills in systems navigation
• To advocate for and transition youth and families to community-based services and other resources when required
• To develop and implement parenting workshops for parents and/or service workers
• Participate in program and evaluation development
• Ensure that all reporting and documentation meets requirements and are completed in a timely manner
• Participate in supervision, program meetings, all-staff meetings, clinical consultations, peer consultations, committee/partnership meetings and professional development as required
• Support and sustain values of decolonization and racial justice as central to the work, and seek interventions that advance leadership of those most impacted by harmful systems
• Ensure clinical services are delivered in a manner consistent with all applicable agency policies and procedures and accreditation standards

• Demonstrated experience working from an anti-oppressive framework with youth and families from diverse ethno-cultural and socio-economic backgrounds including youth with diverse intellectual abilities and racialized communities
• Identification with and/ or experience supporting racialized communities specifically Black/ African/ Caribbean diasporic communities
• A graduate degree in Social Work or related helping profession
• Membership in the appropriate professional regulatory body
• Minimum three (3) years’ experience working in children’s mental health
• Knowledge of and experience working in the Youth Justice system
• Experience working with families from a community outreach model
• Experience working with trauma informed, resiliency and strength-based approaches
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with the youth justice system and collateral service providers
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build rapport and engage marginalized youth and their families
• Experience running groups and facilitating workshops
• Experience developing workshops and presentations
• Knowledge of program development and evaluation is an asset
• A valid Ontario driver’s license and daily access to a vehicle
• Experience supporting virtual services is an asset
• Proficient in the use of computers and familiarity with client data base software
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Proof of full Covid-19 vaccinations (2 doses) required
• Clear Vulnerable Sector Screening Check required

Start Date: ASAP
Salary Range: $ 59,486.21 – $ 71,029.64

Please submit a letter of application with resume by Monday, November 14, 2022:

We thank all applicants; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. CTYS welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection and hiring process. As employers we are committed to building organizations that reflect the diversity of our clients and the communities we serve. We encourage people of colour, queer people, trans people, people with disabilities and people with lived experience of mental health challenges to apply.

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