Strides Toronto is a new multi-service agency providing services to young people from birth to age 29 and their families in East Toronto. Formed in January 2020 through the amalgamation of Aisling Discoveries and East Metro Youth Services, Strides Toronto provides a range of community, residential and treatment services to improve the mental, social and physical health of infants, children, youth and their families. We provide individual, group and family interventions that include mental health counselling, autism services, education, outreach and referral, early intervention, day treatment and community support.
As Lead Agency for infant, child and youth mental health in Toronto, Strides Toronto works with 31 core service providers to design and implement system-level improvements that transform access to services, experience of services and the mental health outcomes for Toronto’s diverse communities.
Strides Toronto has a budget of $30 million and more than 350 employees providing services out of 19 locations across East Toronto. The organization Is accredited by the Centre for Accreditation and the predecessor organizations have a long history of providing high-quality services in East Toronto.
We are still welcoming new clients and providing services by telephone and online.
Why work with us?
Be part of a long history of leadership and evidence informed practice in child, youth and family service.
Join a skilled and dedicated team who are passionate about achieving our vision of an inclusive and supportive community where children, youth and their families thrive.
Experience opportunities for growth and professional development.
Be committed to creating a positive and rewarding work environment.
Share an organizational culture of on-going learning and quality improvement.
Bring high standards for performance and implementation of best practices and demonstrated through our accreditation with the Canadian Centre for Accreditation
Expect a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.
Join a diverse and inclusive work environment with staff who speak more than 50 languages.
What will you do?
Provide psycho-educational programming to clients in collaboration with team members at the program.
Support the implementation of strength based and evidence-informed practices within the day treatment program and to maintain professional standards of practice in accordance with EMYS policies and procedures, Canadian Center for Accreditation (CCA) standards, and relevant legislation.
Support and facilitate the intake and assessment process for each client in collaboration with the Springboard Supervisor who supervises the classroom site and facility.
Liaise with Probation Officers in the assessment of fit for the treatment program, development of a plan of care and transition plan for each youth.
Work in partnership with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) teacher and Springboard supervisor in the day to day management of youth at the program to ensure the youth are meeting their academic, youth justice and treatment related goals/ mandates.
Collaborate in the development of all plans of care for each assigned youth.
Collaborate in the review and monitoring of client progress and to ensure that the multidisciplinary team meetings and client primary sessions are completed on the Client Record in a timely manner.
Maintain, in cooperation with other team members, the physical facilities of the program site in accordance with accepted norms of health and safety.
Identify professional development needs and participate in scheduled Agency and/or Day Treatment staff development programs.
Supervise a College Placement Student as required.
Assume responsibility for other tasks that may be assigned.
What are we looking for:
A Child and Youth Worker Diploma.
Minimum of two years Youth Justice related experience in terms of facilitating programing, understanding and supporting the unique needs of this population and experience working with youth involved with the criminal justice system.
Minimum of 1 year demonstrated experience with facilitating intake and assessment of fit for mental health programs.
Eligible for certification/membership in relevant professional association.
Bilingual in both official languages (Preferred).
Fluency in another language(s).
Position details: Full-time contract position (5 days a week) Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
This position is part of the UFCW 175 bargaining unit
Salary range: $48,714 - $57,300 (pro-rated for contract term and subject to continued funding)
Work Location: Scarborough, Ontario
Hours of work: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
How to Apply
Please quote job number 20-11 in the subject line of your cover letter and submit both cover letter and resume in a single document.
(Only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted, no phone calls please.)
Qualified individuals are invited to submit their resume and cover letter by July 6, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.
Strides Toronto is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.
In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Strides Toronto’s own policies, requests for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process.
Human Resources, Strides Toronto, 1200 Markham Road, Suite 200. Scarborough Ontario, M1H 3C3, Fax 416-438-7424