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Community Programs Assistant –Youth Programs

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Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services

Title: CSJ –Community Programs Assistant –Youth Programs (3 positions available -1 @ APOJ, 2 @ APOD)
Position Type: Summer Student
Posting Date: 2019/05/13
Expiry Date: 2019/05/24
Posting Type: External

Short Description

Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services is a Community Health Centre that aims to improve health outcomes for the most vulnerable immigrants, refugees, and their communities. We do this by facilitating access to services and addressing systemic inequities. The Centre envisions a future in which diverse individuals, families and communities can achieve health with dignity.

NOTE: To be eligible to apply for this position you must:

  • be between 15 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 for the duration of the employment; and,
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

These positions are funded through the Canada Summer Jobs Program. As such, applicants must meet the requirements indicated above; and applications from individuals who reflect the broad diversity of communities we work with, including those from racialized and LGBTQ communities, is highly encouraged.

We are looking for dynamic individuals who are passionate about working with vulnerable immigrant and newcomer youth and are familiar with the Taylor Massey, Oakridge Neighbourhood in the East and York-South Weston Neighbourhoods in the west. The Community Programs Assistants –Youth Program will provide support to program lead staff in a variety of program activities. Tasks include assisting with coordination of programs, creating program materials, assisting with implementation of outreach plan, providing information and connecting clients to programs, working in team with volunteers and staff, and assisting with administrative aspects of the program such as client registrations, permission forms, collecting evaluations, tracking TTC and volunteer hours.

We are hiring for 2 positions to be located at AccessPoint on Danforth (3079 Danforth Ave.) and 1 position to be located at AccessPoint on Jane (761 Jane St.)

Interviews will take place on the week of May 27. Positions start on June 10 and/or June 24.


  • Plan, implement, facilitate and evaluate appropriate daily activities for summer program for youth 13-24 years old.
  • Conduct outreach and promotion through designing and preparing flyers and registration materials.
  • Provide information, referrals, advice, counselling, support and advocacy for youth, parents and other staff as needed.
  • In consultation with other program staff, organize the purchase of materials and supplies.
  • Work in team with program volunteers and other community program staff.
  • Ensure that participant behaviour problems are dealt with sensitively and effectively, and that behaviour management methods used by all program staff are appropriate to agency policies and guidelines.
  • Support Youth Team with administration and maintenance of Access Alliance Youth Programming.
  • Provide support with administrative aspects of the program, and support with implementing program evaluation.
  • Other duties, relevant to the position, as assigned


  • To be a student in one of the following areas of study: community development, community worker, social work with a focus on youth especially on immigrant and refugee children or related field.
  • Understanding of issues facing low-income, multi-racial, multi-lingual newcomer immigrant and refugee women, children and families;
  • Experience planning and implementing summer programs/activities for youth;  Experience promoting programs and conducting outreach;
  • Familiar with Taylor Massey neighbourhood, including Crescent Town and Teesdale (east end) and/or familiar with Jane/Woolner Neighbourhood (west end);
  • Commitment to work from an integrated anti-oppression framework;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and creativity;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Excellent computer skills, including social media and ability to use canvas, publisher, power point, or similar software
  • Excellent problem solving and organizational skills;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • A second/third language is an asset (particularly Somali, Arabic, Urdu, Tigrinyan, Tagalog, Farsi, Dari, Spanish, Bengali, Amharic)
  • Willingness to travel and provide services throughout the City, and to work evenings and weekends

Salary: $14 per hour
Hours: 30 per week
Duration: 09 weeks
Location: East satellite location AccessPoint on Danforth ( 3079 Danforth Avenue)- 2 positions West satellite location AccessPoint on Jane (761 Jane Street, 2nd Floor) – 1 position
Bargaining Unit: This position is excluded from the bargaining unit

How to Apply

With “Community Programs Assistant –Youth Programs” in the subject heading, please send your resume and cover letter by May 24th, 2019 5:00pm to:

by E-mail:

by Regular Mail: Hiring Committee, Community Programs Assistant Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services 340 College Street, Suite 500, Toronto, ON, M5T 3A9

No phone calls please

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will receive acknowledgement. Please note that a criminal background check (Vulnerable sector) will be conducted for this position.

We encourage applications from individuals who reflect the broad diversity of communities we work with, including those from racialized and LGBTQ communities.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

Access Alliance encourages a scent-free environment. Employees, students, volunteers, and visitors are asked to refrain from wearing fragrances and other scented personal care products (i.e. perfumes, lotions, hairspray, etc.) while at the Centre.