SWAG Youth Outreach Worker (Temporary leave replacement position, full-time)

SWAG Youth Outreach Worker
Temporary leave replacement position, full-time
April 24, 2017 to early June 2018

The Students Will All Graduate Program (SWAG) works to increase high school graduation rate of students identified as most at risk of failing without intervention. Under the direction of the Child and Youth Programs Coordinator, and as a member of the Health Promotion and Counselling Team (HPCT), the SWAG Youth Outreach Worker (SYOW) develops and delivers the social, recreation, mentoring, and life skills component of the SWAG Program. The SYOW also ensures the identification of challenges facing students and parents/guardians registered with the SWAG program through ongoing communication, advocacy and programming among students, their parents/guardians and secondary schools to support student success.

As a non-profit organization, we are accountable to our community for providing quality care.  For this reason, we can only consider applicants who clearly describe how their education, skills, and experience match each of the qualifications listed below in a separate 2 – 3 page attachment submitted with a résumé and cover letter.


  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in a relevant discipline or equivalent combination of some post-secondary education and significant experience.
  • Three to five years full-time relevant experience working with youth in a community setting.
  • Experience with and an understanding of the barriers and challenges faced by youth in culturally diverse, low-income communities.
  • Experience in youth program development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Thorough knowledge of Ontario secondary school curriculum and challenges, including knowledge of approaches to providing support to youth with special educational challenges and needs.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of community resources, in particular services for youth which can support their individual, emotional and social development. Experience establishing networks with relevant program and service providers.
  • Proficiency in current assessment, counselling, case management and crisis intervention techniques as related to providing supportive listening to clients
  • Experience working with low-income youth in a community setting, and with newcomers and multicultural populations.
  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic and committed to the healthy development of children and youth.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment; excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of computers and various software applications, including Microsoft Office programs, client database software, and electronic record keeping in a client services setting.
  • Fluency in English and in a second language relevant to our client population is required. Additional languages are an asset.
  • Regular access to a vehicle and valid driver’s license required.
  • Availability to work late afternoons and evenings, and occasional weekends.

$23.67 – $27.84  per hour + 4% vacation pay

Send required application materials (cover letter, resumé, and attachment) quoting reference “SYOW-ML HPCT-54”.  Deadline for applications is 12:30 pm on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.  Address applications to the Human Resources Manager.  Email hr@carlington.ochc.org (in MS Word or PDF format, with name and reference # in the subject header); mail or drop off:  Carlington CHC, 900 Merivale Rd. Ottawa, ON K1Z 5Z8.

We thank all applicants but regret that we can only contact those invited for an interview.

Carlington is committed to employment equity.  Please contact the Human Resources Manager to discuss any accommodation needs during the selection process.