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Youth Wellbeing and Violence Prevention Specialist – Young Men

The Neighbourhood Organization

Program Summary:
TNO believes that young people are the leaders of their own lives and with supportive, caring adults to help guide them, they will excel through their individual life journey. TNO’s Youth program is created and guided by young people’s voices and centred around the health and wellbeing of Youth. The focus of the program is Leadership, Wellness, Empowerment, and Success with programming to support physical & mental wellness, education, employment, creativity and more through a strength based, anti-oppression, Harm Reduction approach.

Position Summary:
The Youth Wellbeing and Violence Prevention Specialist – Young Men+ will focus on creating and implementing programming that focuses on counselling, anti-violence, recreation, wellbeing, Harm Reduction and more. The ideal candidate will have an in depth understanding of factors that lead youth to engage in activities that lead to harm such as racial inequities, poverty, stigma, systemic barrier, etc., have a keen understanding of the judicial system, a strong passion for advocacy, and is comfortable meeting youth where they are in the community.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage all pieces of this portfolio from program design & implementation, to communication, reporting and statistical tracking.
  • Participate in the expansion of mental wellness and harm reduction programming.
  • Build an understanding of the needs, issues, goals, aspirations, skills and abilities of youth and build on existing maps of service, programs and community assets available in the local neighbourhood; help initiate new services in response to identified service requests and community needs.
  • Network with schools, businesses, faith-based communities and service provider to provide trainings and presentations.
  • Outreach to survivors through law enforcement advocacy calls.
  • Create recreational programming such as team sports or pick-up games to engage and increase youth activity in the community
  • Develop and run summer programming as part of the TNO Camp program.
  • Foster an environment that is respectful, inclusive and welcoming by working collaborative, facilitating discussion, practicing active listening and developing mutual understand with youth.
  • Identify emerging community issues, service gaps and opportunities for action to build on community capacity.
  • Proactively conduct outreach and engage young people in a variety of settings across the community.
  • Lead a drop-in (virtually and in-person) for current and new clients to talk, ask question, obtain resources and connect.
  • Enter and maintain client and case management information into required database(s).
  • Maintain required program records and submit required weekly and monthly reports and as requested by the management of the agency; maintain nuanced records for youth in order to identify development, needs and provide specialized support.
  • Ensure security and confidentiality of all records
  • Collaborate with team members and partners on youth and community projects.
  • Actively participate in program’s community development activities including advocacy, outreach, community engagement and empowerment activities.

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