Community Worker – (Youth) Focus Position

Community Worker – (Youth) Focus
Position Type: 21 hours weekly (3 days) Contract Ending May, 2022

Delta Family Resource Centre (Delta Family) is a non-profit community-based organization situated
in the North Etobicoke. Delta Family serves diverse communities and provides a wide range of
programs, services, and activities that enhance individual skills and promotes well being and healthy
communities. Known for strength in outreach, collaboration, a focus on programs for Black
communities and capacity building, Delta Family is committed to meaningful community

This program is funded by the City of Toronto’s Anti-Black Racism Initiative for a third year and
focuses on enhancing pride in identity and leadership skills of African/Black youth. The Youth
Worker, using an Anti-Black racism lens is responsible for building an intentional, sustainable
community of support for Black youth leadership. The focus is on changing the ‘single narrative’
which so often defines and limits Black Youth, by providing innovative interventions which create
opportunities for positive Black youth leadership and engagement. The initiative, ‘OLORI’ (Yoruba
word for leadership) will continue to work with four partners (FYI, Black Creek CHC Somali
Women and Children and Urban Rez) to engage youth in the west and other parts of the city in a
series of activities that promote leadership development, civic engagement and the creation of youth
councils for local youth. This is a one-year contract position at 3 days/week.

 Work with OLORI partners and strengthen relationships with them and the youth groups
involved in the OLORI initiative
 Engage and build the capacity of Black youth engaged in leadership activities in 5 different
 Engage Black youth to identify issues, needs, goals, aspirations, skills, abilities and services
needed as well as barriers to accessing services
 Provide youth with the opportunities to explore and celebrate their African identity and build
cultural pride
 Connect youth to Black led organizations, elders and key community resources and support
as needed to facilitate access to programs, services, employment and other opportunities
 Act as a resource for youth and allies, respond to their needs by providing information and
 Reorganize and re-strategize the continuation of the OLORI collaborative based on
recommendations and reflections from evaluating OLORI’s second year
 Develop and formalize assessable evaluation feature for participants and youth councils’
members that allows for ongoing evaluations throughout the duration of the project
 Work closely with partners and develop toolkits for Black Youth Organizers
 Work in collaboration with Youth and Partner organizations to develop education campaign
on COVID 19 and COVID recovery
 Work collaboratively with OLORI’s partners to support their youth councils across the city
 To support and provide resources to Black youth and their families while exploring the
implications of COVID19 and health disparities
 To examine issues around ABR and its implications on Black youth and their families
 Establish and cultivate youth to be participants in Delta Family’s programs and engage with
Delta Family’s staff
 Nurture the relationship between Delta’s OLORI’s youth and other youth programs and
services offered at Delta
 Hold monthly meetings for OLORI youth staff and regular youth advisory and Partner
Advisory committee meetings
 Develop and strengthen alliances with OLORI partners and be a key resource to them
 Ensure that program service standards are in accordance with an African Positive Youth
 Implement and maintain strength-based and evidence-based professional standards of
practice within the program.
 Identify trends and examine community profile and demographics to guide proposed

 Candidate must possess a Social Services, Child & Youth, Social Work or equivalent degree/
diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution or equivalent experience
 Three years’ experience working with African/Black youth
 Minimum 3-5 years experience in delivering youth programs
 Has lived experience of the issues faced by Toronto’s African/ Black communities
 Understanding of the impact of oppression and anti-Black racism and the barriers faced by
Black youth
 Awareness of the issues faced by Black youth engaged in various systems
 Demonstrated understanding of the intersectional identities of Black youth and the impact of
various forms of oppression
 Demonstrated experience in mobilizing and supporting Black youth on social justice issues
that affect and impact their lives
 Excellent group facilitation and training skills
 Possess an understanding of the diversity of the African Canadian experience and
understanding of the issues facing African Canadian youth in the community.
 Knowledge of and experience working with an anti-oppressive and anti- racist framework
 Demonstrated advocacy skills and ability to encourage and support organizational advocacy
 Strong written skills, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills
 Ability to set consistent and appropriate limits
 Excellent organizational, planning and implementation skills

Remuneration: $39,267– $44,715 pro-rated for 3 days

The successful candidate will be required to have/obtain a current Police Reference Check
Delta Family is an equal opportunity employer.
Forward your cover letter and résumé quoting position title by the closing date to:
Hiring Committee- CD-Youth Worker, Delta Family Resource Centre, 2291 Kipling Ave, Unit
123, Etobicoke, ON, M9W 4L6
Closing Date: Continuous intake until position filled



We thank all applicants for their interest, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Delta Family is a unionized workplace; Internal candidates will be processed before external candidates are