Program Overview – Youth Settlement Services, Community Programs

WoodGreen’s Community Programs Unit has assisted in the settlement journey of newcomers, immigrants, and refugees in East Toronto as they adjust and integrate into their new home. Funded by three levels of government, Community Programs operates settlement services, language programs, job search services, employment bridging/mentorship programs, networking activities, and social and recreational activities.

What You Will Do

·         Plans, implements, and evaluates an outreach plan that targets young people, many who are new to the community, promote access to resources, leadership development, and integration into school and society.

·         Provides one-on-one supportive counselling and group programs to young people in the local Muslim community, referring clients to educational, recreational, community, and employment resources in East Toronto, and linking them with community resources in housing, healthcare, education, and language development.

·         Supports youths’ families in the area of information and referral, housing, daycare, health, education, employment, and other resources.

·         Actively works with schools, libraries, community organizations, recreational centers, faith organizations, local employers, health and family centres, local immigrant groups, malls, ethnic media, and websites to maximize newcomer and immigrant youth access to resources.

·         Engages members of the local communities to create volunteering and community engagement opportunities.

·         Provides orientation to Ontario and Financial Literacy workshops to newcomers.

·         Attends community meetings, activities and events, and actively promotes WoodGreen throughout the community.

·         Collaborates with colleagues to develop innovative ideas to enhance services.

·         Works with other WoodGreen services to ensure on-going collaboration and coordination within the organization.

·         Ensures all client data is collected and entered in a timely manner.

·         Reports activities and outcomes to the Manager on a regular basis.

·         Ensures the anti-racism objectives and community development principles of the organization are achieved within the program.

What You Bring to the Team

·         Bachelor Degree in Social Work, Education, or a related discipline.

·         Child and Youth Worker Diploma considered an asset.

·         At least two (2) years of experience in providing settlement and integration counselling and group programs in a non-profit setting.

·         Experience in working with Newcomer populations and ability to communicate in Urdu and/or Hindi.

What Will Set You Apart

·         Knowledge of needs and issues facing young people in the Muslim Community.

·         Knowledge of newcomer needs and experience with providing services in a group setting.

·         Experience in designing and delivery of group programs to support Muslim youth with access to resources, leadership development, and integration into school and society.

·         Experience in working with local schools, Muslim faith organizations, and community agencies.

·         Cultural sensitivity and ability to communicate with clients from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

·         Demonstrated experience in case management and ability to counsel and prepare quality progress notes and case documents.

·         Demonstrated ability to work and collaborate within teams.

·         Strong organizational and planning skills.

·         Strong time management skills and ability to meet deadlines.

·         Strong English language skills, both verbal and written, with ability to communicate effectively.

·         Strong computer skills with knowledge of Windows, MS Office Suite, Internet, and data base systems.

·         Ability to work at satellite offices throughout East Toronto.



How to Apply

Please email your cover letter and resume, quoting competition #2019-110-CP in the subject line, to careers@woodgreen.org.

About WoodGreen Community Services

Who We Are

A United Way Anchor Agency, WoodGreen combines significant scale and a proven track record with an entrepreneurial mindset, continuously seeking and developing innovative solutions to critical social needs.

Now in our 82nd year, we are one of the largest social service agencies in Toronto, serving 37,000 people each year.  We’re a group of diverse individuals who value respect, excellence, compassion, integrity, and team work.