Job Opportunity at FCJ Refugee Centre

Youth worker
Start date:
June 1st, 2017
Salary and Hours: $15.50/hr, 25 hours a week for one year (52 weeks)
The Youth Worker will work closely with the Youth Coordinator to support a growing group of newcomer youth with their diverse settlement processes and social integration. This position will fill an important gap in our service delivery envelope, and offer great benefit to the community. Essentially, the Youth Worker will provide much needed additional support, to ensure a more seamless and supported transition into Canadian society.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee a case file of 20 – 30 youth at a time; coordinate service delivery response
  • in-house or through existing networks; report to Youth Worker on a frequent basis
  • Provide assessment and follow-up through individual case support; provide clients with  up-to-date information
  • Work one-on-one with clients to look for housing, and provide employment search support
  • Maintain regular contact with clients, including follow-up; advocate on behalf of clients around service access and support;
  • Maintain client records and attend intake and case management meetings as necessary
  • Facilitate workshops and develop youth-focused events
  • Plan social and recreational activities for the youth
  • Participate in program/service evaluations


  • Excellent program and project implementation and management skills.
  • Results oriented, highly motivated, and able to work effectively independently or within a team setting.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and background in working with individuals from diverse  communities
  • Strong foundation in settlement and refugee-serving sectors; some experience working with youth
    Excellent organizational, time management, and planning skills and the ability to multi-


  • Demonstrated experience working with a wide variety of agencies in a community-

based setting and within an anti-oppression framework; understands and values youth  engagement

  • Effective cross-cultural communication skills.
  • Computer literacy skills including Microsoft Office, the Internet, and email.
  • Ability to speak a second language is an asset.
  • Have experience organizing events and activities
  • Previous experience working with newcomer youth (immigrant, refugee and precarious migrant youth)
  • Capacity to lead group of volunteers and delegate tasks fairly
  • Work from an anti-racist, anti-oppressive framework
  • Work in a stressful, open-concept office
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with fundraising an asset

As an employer who values diversity in its workforce, we encourage candidates to self-identify as members of the following designated groups: women, visible minority, aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and résumé by email only (in word format) by May 19th, 5:00 pm to: Philip Ackerman        

We thank all applicants; however, due to the volume of applicants, only candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.
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