Covenant House Toronto

Youth Worker- Contract (BB-3C8E5)

Found in: Neuvoo CA

Youth Worker

Covenant House helps youth ignite their potential and reclaim their lives. As Canada’s largest agency serving youth who are homeless, trafficked or at risk, we offer the widest range of 24-7 services to about 350 young people each day.
As a national leader, we educate and advocate for long-term change to improve the lives of vulnerable youth. This includes influencing public policy, leading awareness and prevention programs and continually building and sharing our knowledge. As a learning organization, we strive for excellence and programs with impact.

More than a place to stay, we provide life-changing care with unconditional love and respect. We meet youth’s immediate needs and then we work together to achieve their future goals. We offer housing options, health and well-being support, training and skill development, and ongoing care once youth move into the community.
Thanks to our donors, who contribute almost 80 per cent of our $33 million annual operating budget, we are able to deliver these comprehensive programs and services.

Since 1982, Covenant House has supported more than 100,000 young people.

In this position the candidate will be responsible for direct implementation of Covenant House’s philosophy, mission statement and policies as they pertain to residential care.


  • Ongoing assessment of youths' needs; individual counseling with youth.
  • Crisis intervention in situations of physical confrontation, medical and psychiatric emergencies, and for youth who have recently experienced trauma.
  • Acting as caregiver; assisting youth with daily routines and laundry; supervising them throughout the building, escorting them within the community.
  • Acting as an advocate for youth both within the agency as well with external agencies.
  • Packing up youth's belongings after discharge, ensuring it is properly labelled and stored to prevent any loss of items.
  •  Doing intake and reception function; monitoring building to ensure safety.
  • Management of external environment; by supervisor’s request completing building checks and searches.
  • Assisting in training of new staff.
  • Maintaining client files, intakes, discharges, case summaries, completion of all necessary forms pertinent to youths' plans.

Qualification, Experience:

  • •College or university degree or diploma in child and youth work or equivalent.
  • •Minimum two years experience in a shelter or residential setting.
  • •Knowledge of adolescent developmental theory and specific issues related to street youth.
  • •First Aid, CPR and basic computer skills an asset.
  • •Ability to identify, assess and intervene differentially with youth in crisis.
  • •Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • •Knowledge of community resources.

Interested candidates should submit their resume along with a cover letter (please include cover letter in same document as resume) by March 5, 2021

We thank all applicants however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

At Covenant House Toronto we believe in a workplace culture of inclusion that is welcoming, respectful and safe for all staff. It is critical to Covenant House Toronto success to eliminate barriers and promote the inclusion of equity groups. Equity groups have been, and continue to be, underrepresented and marginalized in the workforce, leadership roles, and in some specific occupations. Equity groups include but may not be limited to Indigenous persons, racialized people, gender diverse people, 2SLGBTQIA+ people, and people with disabilities.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Covenant House Policy on Accommodation, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of the Covenant House recruitment process.

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