Job Posting: Boys and Girls Club Ottawa Clinical Youth Outreach Worker Arabic Required Application Deadline January 13 2017Written by Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa
The Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa (BGCO) is seeking applications for a full-time Clinical Youth Outreach Worker (YOW). The ability to speak Arabic is required for this position. The deadline to apply is January 13, 2017.
The successful candidate will provide a range of outreach services to Syrian individuals, families and groups in Ottawa, serving to promote youth and family engagement in communities and increasing youth access to opportunities via referrals to existing programs. The incumbent supports at-risk and high-risk youth and their families to better navigate and connect with services and pro-social opportunities in their communities to improve youth outcomes. The Clinical YOW will also liaise with service providers to understand available services and identify gaps in services for the target client group.
This position carries responsibilities for prevention, early intervention and community outreach services under the auspices of the Ministry of Children and Youth’s ‘Youth Opportunities Strategy – Youth Outreach Workers’ program.
This position complements the community outreach, prevention and intervention work undertaken by YOW to build neighbourhood and community capacity to engage and serve youth.
To provide short-term, counselling and support services to high-risk youth ages 12 to 21 in accordance with the Stages of Change intervention model;
To support parent and family members to help youth address their needs and referring parents and family members to other support and services available in the community;
To maintain collaborative working relationships with other professionals within and outside of the BGCO;
To promote community awareness of the Program and maintain a recognizable presence in the community;
To identify emerging issues, service gaps and opportunities for action to build community capacity;
To carry out brokerage, advocacy, and resourcing functions as well as provide general information and referral services for designated youth;
To facilitate connections between youth and their neighbourhoods;
To participate in the facilitation of partnerships with community agencies, businesses,
government and informal community groups to help foster programs;
To build an understanding of the needs, goals, aspirations, skills and abilities of youth; and
To perform administrative record keeping and reporting as required.
Bachelor of Social Work and relevant experience, or Masters of Social Work, Counselling
Psychology or equivalent and eligible for certification / membership in a registered professional
association for practitioners in clinical therapy.
Current standard first aid/CPR certification.
Demonstrated ability delivering intensive, short-term counselling and support services to youth in
crisis, helping them to address their specific challenges and referring and supporting them to
access required service.
2-3 years’ related experience.
Required knowledge, skills and abilities:
As this position supports the Syrian refugees, the incumbent is required to speak Arabic.
Skill in managing the case plans for multiple, high risk youth clients and their families.
Knowledge of and sensitivity to the life experiences and diverse needs, identities and cultural
backgrounds of at-risk and high-risk youth in unserved communities.
Knowledge of the community including knowledge of local programs and services to refer high-
risk youth, such as mental health and counselling supports.
Knowledge of barriers to new Canadians.
Knowledge of settlement agencies and supports to new Canadians.
Demonstrated ability to work co-operatively and negotiate effectively with a range of community
groups and service providers across sectors.
Knowledge of and sensitivity to the needs of youth in Ottawa
Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
Demonstrated youth mentoring skills.
Demonstrated organizational and planning skills.
Knowledge of computers/Internet/database management.
Demonstrated knowledge of program evaluation and outcome measures.
Please note: the following are required for this position:
Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
Current Police Records check – vulnerable sector
Regular evening/weekend hours of work
Compensation: Salary to be determined plus competitive benefits package. Start Date: January 2017
Please indicate reference, in email subject line, to Clinical YOW.
We are an equal opportunity employer that encourages all interested candidates to submit a detailed resume and cover letter, quoting the position title.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position however we will only be contacting those selected for interviews.
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