YWCA Toronto transforms lives. As the city’s largest multi-service women’s organization, we help women escape violence, move out of poverty and access safe, affordable housing. We work tenaciously to break down barriers that hold women back from achieving equality.
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Community Engagement Worker-Indigenous Arts and Cultures (Contract)
YWCA Elm Centre
JOB ID: ELM0172
YWCA Toronto Elm Centre includes 300 units of permanent housing for three different resident groups: 165 affordable rental units, 50 units for Indigenous women and their families (including 10 women-led families fleeing violence), and 85 units for women with mental health or concurrent mental health and substance use challenges. The Elm Community Engagement Workers will work in cooperation with the Jean Tweed Centre which will provide case management services. The Community Engagement Team will provide services to the entire residential community, with a focus on community capacity building and health outcomes. Elm Community Engagement Programs will work with the Jean Tweed Centre and our other partners and program staff to create a supportive community that provides stabilization and improved health system use for high risk women who have complex service needs. As part of permanent housing at the YWCA and in addition to housing stabilization and community integration, the program goals will include harm reduction, health promotion, and reduced use of emergency departments, reduced inpatient re-admissions and increased access to primary health care and acute mental health services.
The Community Engagement Worker- Indigenous Arts and Cultures is responsible for leading the design and implementation of programming that promotes the arts and cultural enrichment activities focusing on Indigenous culture and traditions, with the goals of creating an inclusive community, encouraging engagement with the broader community, and developing effective strategies to meet the emotional, practical and social support needs of the tenant community. The Community Engagement- Indigenous Arts and Cultures position will work within the Community Engagement Program team and alongside the Jean Tweed Centre case management team to ensure that community engagement activities support a positive and dynamic community environment with a focus on health outcomes.
Qualified candidates must be of Indigenous Heritage. Applicants are required to self-identify in their cover letters in order to be considered.
Reporting to the Manager of Elm Housing Support Program, the Community Engagement Worker – Indigenous Arts and Cultures responsibilities include:
You will have:
Core Competencies: The employee is expected to:
The hours of work for this position are 35 hours per week (includes evening and weekend hours; shares on-call duties). The incumbent will work 12pm to 8pm on Mondays and Thursdays, and from 10pm to 6pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The incumbent is also required to work every 5th weekend (Saturday and Sunday) from 12pm to 8pm. The salary for this position is $53,019 per annum (Level 7), plus comprehensive benefits.
Contract Start Date: As soon as Possible Contract End Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020
Please note: A police reference check is required by the successful candidate prior to hiring. YWCA Toronto is a unionized workplace. Staff are represented by CUPE Local 2189. This position is within the Bargaining Unit. Please indicate on your cover letter, if you are an internal candidate. For internal applicants, this position is not secondable.
Note: Lived experience in the Indigenous community and the ability to effectively deliver culturally specific and culturally sensitive services is a requirement of this position.
Submit your cover letter and résumé to: Danielle Nakouz, Manager of Elm Housing Support Program. YWCA Toronto. 150 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, ON, M5G 0B1. EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please quote JOB ID number ELM0172 and your name in the subject line.
Internal Deadline: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 External Deadline: Friday, March 22, 2019
YWCA Toronto promotes the principles of anti-oppression and adheres to the tenets of the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from women of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities and sexual orientations. YWCA Toronto provides recruitment accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted, please advise us if you require any accommodation. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
YWCA Toronto is a Scent-Sensitive environment.