Youth Services Support Worker – Full Time Temporary

Position TitleYouth Services Support Worker – Temporary – (1)

Department: Child, Family and Youth Services

Location: 74 Firvalley Court., Scarborough, ON

Warden Woods Community Centre

Warden Woods Community Centre is a non profit charitable organization that has been in operation for over 50 years, with a mission to build caring, compassionate, just, and interdependent communities in southwest Scarborough. We envision our agency to be a place where everyone belongs, everybody is somebody, everybody is challenged to be a part of the solution, we grow and help one another grow, consultation and communication are norms, not exceptions, together we can build and share in a better tomorrow.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Child and Family Services Supervisor, the Youth Services Support Worker will be responsible for engaging young people within the Southwest Scarborough, virtually or in person

· Assist with regularly scheduled outreach days in Southwest Scarborough area

· Build meaningful relationships and facilitate peer referrals into the program

· Act as a mentor with youth and ensure regular communication and contact throughout the youth’s involvement in the program

· Assisting youth in addressing barriers to employment, food security, educational goals, and other youth development principles

· Assist in organizing, implementing, and facilitating youth related events, and workshops

· Create and distribute outreach materials to youth in Southwest Scarborough

· Assist with administrative duties

· Attend and participate in meetings and training sessions

· Other duties as assigned


To be eligible, students must:

· Be between 20 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment

· Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the immigration and Refugee Protection Act 3

· Minimum two years experience working directly with youth form diverse ethno-cultural, socio-economic background, sexual orientation, and gender identities

· Currently enrolled/completed post secondary education in recreation and Leisure Services, Social Work, child and Youth Work and/or equivalent would be considered an asset

· Current First Aid and CPR certificate

· Knowledge of youth challenges, resources and community program for youth in Southwest Scarborough

· Experience in community engagement and outreach to engage youth in programs and services

· Excellent communication skills, leadership, and facilitation skills and program planning skills

· Previous experience facilitating workshops and youth groups

· Must be legally entitled to work in Canada

Compensation and Hours of Work:

· $15.60/hour @ 35 hours/week

· Start date: June 26th, 2023 / End date: August 18th, 2023


WWCC is an equal opportunity employer committed to gender equality and social inclusion in our workplace. All qualified applications will receive consideration without regard to sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, colour, religion, nationality, disability, age, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We encourage applications from BIPOC people, 2SLGBTQIA+ community members, people with disabilities, and members of other equity-deserving groups. Please notify us as soon as possible of any adaptive measures you might require at any stage of the recruitment process.

A criminal background check is required prior to commencing.

In your cover letter, please ensure that you explain why you would like to work at Warden Woods Community Centre and why you are qualified for the position as tied to the responsibilities listed above. Please send resume and cover letter via e-mail only with the subject heading: Youth Services Support Worker in the subject line, no later than May 19th, 2023.

While we thank all who apply, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Job Types: Full-time, Fixed term contract
Contract length: 8 weeks

Salary: $15.60 per hour


  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • On-site parking


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Scarborough, ON: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (preferred)

Application question(s):

  • If you are a student will you be between between 20 and 30 years of age on or before June 26th, 2023? Yes/No

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 2023-05-19
Expected start date: 2023-06-26

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