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Full-Time Youth Outreach Worker

February 19 2021
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Health, Medical, Non-Medical Support, Social Work, Counselling, Psychology, Govt., NPO, Social & Community Work
London, ON

Full-Time Youth Outreach Worker

For more than 30 years, the London InterCommunity Health Centre has provided health and social services to those who experience barriers to care including poverty, homelessness, language or culture, and complex and/or chronic health conditions including mental health and addictions. Today, with four busy clinics in three of London's most under-served regions, the organization is viewed as a community leader in newcomer health, care of marginalized women, issues of health equity, client-led service development and the advancement of partnerships that improve access to vital services for people who are at the margins in our community.  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have maintained our operations in a centralized location and innovated new ways to continue to support our staff and clients through this difficult time with minimal interruption to our service delivery.

About the Position

The Health Centre is looking for a dedicated and passionate Youth Outreach Worker to join our team. With outreach focused in one of our service areas in London, this role will demonstrate the ability to build trust easily and see the strengths and capacity in the surrounding community by engaging with "hard to reach youth" and their families as both a mentor and advocate.

We seek a creative, persistent individual with an understanding of positive youth development, outreach abilities, and knowledge of available community resources and supports. This role will demonstrate an awareness of the effect that oppression, barriers, poverty, and diversity have on youth, families, and the community and will support other team members to maximize outreach potential.

Working as part of an interdisciplinary team, the Youth Outreach Worker is a frontline staff member responsible for prevention, early intervention, program development, and community outreach services with youth and their families.

The successful candidate will act with professionalism and courtesy toward clients, the general public and colleagues, and will demonstrate the integral qualities of excellent customer service in order to provide high quality care aligned with the values of the Health Centre.

This full-time position typically works Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week, with some evening and weekend flexibility required.

Required Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in a relevant discipline from a college or university and/or significant experience in health promotion and community development
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of relevant experience in a community setting working with youth and families from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to reach and engage marginalized youth from priority neighbourhoods in activities that promote assets, competencies and resiliency
  • A proven approach to working collaboratively with youth, parents, and community partners/resources to ensure access to programs, services, and opportunities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A commitment to working as a valued member of an interdisciplinary team
  • Awareness and understanding of the Social Determinants of Health and experience working within a health promotion framework
  • Ability to work with diverse communities with respect, confidentiality, sensitivity, competence, creativity, innovation, cultural understanding, and non-judgment
  • Ability to initiate various approaches to problem solving with realistic goals

Nice to Haves:

  • French and other language skills are considered an asset in supporting the communities we serve
  • Strong computer skills, including the use of MS Office Products and electronic client records

What's in it for you:

With a strong focus on employee well-being and development, LIHC is proud to support our staff with a well-structured compensation plan:

  • A competitive salary
  • 100% employer-paid health and dental benefits
  • Participation in the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)
  • Paid sick and emergency time to tend to self and family care
  • Paid vacation time
  • Paid time to promote mental well-being and prevent burnout
  • Paid professional development time and funds to support your career goals
  • Numerous interdisciplinary training opportunities to promote growth in your role

How to Apply:

If you feel you are the right person for this role, please send a cover letter and resume by email to **********@****.**.**, stating the position title in the subject line of the email.  Please also indicate in the body of the email where you learned of this opportunity.

*With consideration for the COVID-19 pandemic, interviews may be conducted in-person with appropriate physical distancing or online via Zoom to best meet Public Health Guidelines and the needs of the selected candidates. If the use of Zoom presents a barrier for candidates, alternate methods can be arranged.*

Submissions will only be accepted until February 23, 2021.

The Health Centre is committed to hiring staff that reflect the diversity of the clients and community that we serve.

Should you require accommodation in making an application please contact our office. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected will be contacted.

To learn more about the Health Centre visit us online at www.lihc.on.ca, follow us on Twitter @HealthCentre or like us on Facebook – London InterCommunity Health Centre.

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