We are currently recruiting for a contract, part-time (22.5 hours per week) Youth Event Leader to join the Wellness Project team providing services to youth-aged clients (12-21) with disabilities (i.e., autism spectrum disorder, physical disabilities, communication disorders and/or developmental disabilities). This fixed term position will begin in May 2023 and end in August 2023. The designated office will be London.
The successful candidate will report to the Manager, Family and Community Services and will work collaboratively with the Wellness Project Team to support youth engagement in centre and community-based activities. Some evening and weekend work will be required.
- Work with TVCC teams to facilitate group events relating to topics of wellness for youth with disabilities and their families;
- Assist the Wellness team in supporting youth in understanding, effectively using, and/or linking to available resources;
- Support project-based work for services for youth at TVCC
- Elicit feedback and input from TVCC youth by regularly engaging with TVCC’s Youth Advisory Council Trailblazers and subcommittees;
- Assist with the developing of best practices and evidence informed services (e.g. literature review) and resources for families
- Connect with youth in a variety of group settings (e.g., community, video conference, Centre, etc.);
- Assist with the creating and executing of social media posts
- Administrative tasks such as event planning documentation, GoldCare Planning Calendar or as requested by the FACS manager
- Participate in the ongoing evaluation of the service.
- Support the coordination and provision of both virtual and in-person year-round activities and education for TVCC youth clients and their families
- Provide perspective to TVCC on youth engagement
- Enrolment in a related University or College program;
- Preference will be given to candidates with lived experience with a disability;
- Experience with group facilitation and event planning;
- Understanding of risk management when working with clients;
- Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively within an integrated team;
- Strong communication skills, both written and oral, with or without assistive devices or assistive technology, including the ability to communicate effectively in groups and individually;
- Demonstrated initiative and the ability to work with minimal supervision;
- Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines;
- Creative problem solving skills;
- Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft 365, as well as familiarity with social networking tools and video conferencing software (e.g., Teams, Zoom);
- Ability to travel within London and Southwestern Ontario would be considered an asset.