Supporting Young Families – Parent & Child

Yorktown Child and Family Centre is a community based nonprofit social services agency dedicated to providing effective, accessible, quality mental health treatment, prevention and out-reach services to children, youth and their families to help create healthy communities and productive families.

We are currently seeking for a volunteer to provide support for our Supporting Young Families Program:

Location: Yorktown Child and Family Centre
Job Title: Supporting Young Families Program Volunteer- Parent & Child
Program Time: Thursdays, 3pm-7pm
Start Date: As soon as possible

Yorktown Child and Family Centre takes pride in our tradition of providing high quality programs that are responsive to the specific needs of the communities we serve. Yorktown has an exciting opportunity for a motivated volunteer for our Supporting Young Families program which supports pregnant and parenting teenagers. The Supporting Young Families program runs Thursdays each week out of the Jane St. Hub (1541 Jane St. Toronto). Volunteers would assist at the program from 3pm-7pm.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the program set up
  • Assist with serving the weekly meal
  • Assist with greeting and supporting the program participants
  • Assist Parent & Child group facilitator with implementing program focused on enhancing young parents ability to interact positively with their child
  • Assist with program clean up
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications:

  • Personable, and able to relate well to a diverse population of youth
  • Experience/ interest working with infants, toddlers and youth
  • Knowledge of early child development
  • Ability to do light-medium lifting (chairs, tables, etc.)
  • Works well within a team setting while having the ability to take initiative
  • Has a positive, enthusiastic attitude
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience working with parents and/ or children under the age of 6 considered an asset
  • Completed Vulnerable Sector Screening (within past 6 months)

Reports to:

Reports to Supervisor of Supporting Young Families

Day and Time of Program:

Every Thursday – 3 to 7 pm

Yorktown Child and Family Centre is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to hr@yorktownfamilyservices.com or by fax to 416-394-2689.

Please quote SYF Parent & Child – Volunteer in the subject line.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.