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Youth Outreach Worker (Parental Leave Position)

JANUARY 3, 2023

Position Type: Support                            
Supervised by: Mental Health and Direct Services Manager
Salary Range: $60,000-$65,000                                 
Days per week: 5 (37.5 hours per week)
Department: Support                                                   
Years of Experience: 1 year

The Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) is a volunteer driven, non-profit, community-based organization. The mission of the agency is to reduce the spread of HIV infection within Toronto’s Black communities while enhancing the quality of life of those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. We work in partnership with organizations and individuals who support in principle and practice our mission, philosophy and activities.

Position Summary:

Black CAP’s Youth Outreach Program is a multi-agency outreach initiative for at-risk Black HIV positive, queer, questioning and Trans youth aged 12-25. The Program will provide individualized and group supports to youth and their families/caregivers to address the impact of violence, HIV stigma, transphobia, homophobia, anti-Black racism and other determinants of health such as homelessness, substance use, mental health, etc. The Program will include counselling and support services approaches that incorporate Afro-centric, rites of passage, resiliency and stages of change frameworks. The Program will also actively engage HIV positive and LGBTQ Black youth using a collaborative, person-centered approach grounded in trauma-informed practice.

The Program is funded through the Ontario Black Youth Action Plan’s Enhanced Youth Outreach Worker (EYOW) program. EYOW services build resiliency from a culturally specific model and achieve outcomes related to reducing the impact of homophobia/transphobia and HIV stigma among Black youth.

EYOWs work with Black youth to develop and enhance their identity, culture and sense of belongingness to their community as a protective factor in their movement through the Stages of Change. EYOWs act as mentors, promote broader opportunities and supports for youth within communities, and advocate for the improvement of access to youth services. More specifically, EYOWs:

Please note that this paternity leave position requires a Master’s of Social Work or Counselling Psychology or equivalent and certification/membership in a registered professional association for practitioners in clinical therapy. In addition, we strongly encourage applicants who are members to Toronto’s African, Caribbean or Black communities to apply. We also strongly encourage applicants who are living with HIV to consider this role.

Key responsibilities of this position include:

We are seeking an individual with the following qualifications:

This is a Bargaining Unit position reporting to the Program Director. The position is subject to a 3 month probationary period. We thank all applicants; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Deadline for applications: 15 January 2023

Please forward your resume and cover letter to the following:

Daniella Leacock
20 Victoria St., 4th Floor, Toronto

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