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Outreach – Community Education Program Coordinator

Position: Outreach – Community Education Program Coordinator Position Type: Part-Time
Hours of work: 24 hours per week (Monday-Thursday) Application Deadline: July 29, 2022 at 5 pm

Salary: $40,000 to $48,000

Location(s): Toronto/Responsibilities include travelling to various sites across the GTA

Jessie’s – The June Callwood Centre for Young Women is a multi-service resource Centre for pregnant young women, young parents, and their children. Jessie’s work includes a broad spectrum of services addressing issues related to the social determinants of health. Jessie’s operates from a feminist perspective and is a pro-choice organization that supports a woman’s right to make choices about her sexual health and pregnancy options.

We strive to demonstrate our commitment to feminism, anti-discrimination and positive social change in every aspect of our structure and functioning. Jessie’s staff and participants (clients) come from diverse cultures and sexual orientations. Having a rich history in working with diverse populations is fundamental to this role.

The Outreach – Community Education Program Coordinator is responsible for the development and maintenance of the Community Education Program, which delivers public education to internal and external groups regarding the experiences and needs of young families and provides information about Jessie’s Centre. This role is also responsible for developing and facilitating new donor engagement opportunities which may include; tours, days of caring, testimonials, impact stories, and/or participation in Speakers Bureau.

Responsibilities:
Community Education Program (CEP)

• Recruit and train young parents (members) to share their personal experiences and realities to different audiences

  • Perform outreach to appropriate venues in the city to increase community awareness of the issues related to teen pregnancy and parenting. This may include youth groups, schools, education and training institutions for fields working with adolescents and families, policy and funding stakeholders, and media.
  • Respond to and coordinate requests for community speaks in a timely manner
  • Respond to and coordinate agency tours, and on-site presentations in a timely manner
  • Prepare and deliver effective and engaging presentations for a variety of audiences in virtual

    and in-person settings

  • Evaluate and update presentations on a regular basis
  • Support other agency staff in preparation and delivery of presentations, when necessary
  • Prepare resource materials for distribution and information displays for community fairs
  • Create and administer qualitative and quantitative evaluations to audience members
  • Compile statistical information, documentation and reporting
  • Maintain a procedure manual for the Community Education Program.
  • Provide direct practical supports and assistance to participants
  • Maintain current on matters related to sexual health, sexuality, teen pregnancy and systemic

    barriers that young families face

  • Train, support, supervise and evaluate the work of placement students
  • Document case notes, as necessary, in client database
  • Act as agency liaison for various media requests
  • Represent Jessie’s in supporting United Way Toronto York Region ‘s Speaker’s Bureau speaking

    at campaign launches and other events

    Agency expectations

  • Support overall service delivery by being responsive to direct service needs (i.e. reception, Parent-Child Centre, other duties as required)
  • Attend staff meetings, trainings and agency functions as appropriate
  • Participate in internal and external meetings; liaise with community organizations and

    networks

  • Commit to serving on an internal staff/board committee

    Qualifications

  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • Post-Secondary Education in Social Services or related field
  • Strong public speaking experience
  • Ability to work independently and with minimum supervision
  • Ability to understand and apply principles of anti-racism, anti-oppression, and feminist

    framework as needed

  • Ability to interact effectively with participants, volunteers, community members and agency

    personnel, both individually and on a committee level

  • Advanced computer and administrative skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including conflict resolution
  • Strong written and verbal presentation skills
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to time manage effectively and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of resources available to young families in the GTA
  • Demonstrated experience in working with those dealing with issues related to poverty,

    housing, social assistance, discrimination, child welfare, health and parenting

  • Flexibility to work some evenings and weekend days
  • Current vulnerable sector check

    Assets:

  • Fluency of a second language
  • Understanding of early childhood development
  • Current first aid and CPR certification

    Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Please, no phone calls.

    Jessie's Centre is committed to the principles of employment equity. We strongly encourage applications from women of diverse race and culture groups, indigenous women, women with ‘dis’abilities, and the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

    To apply, please email a letter of interest along with your resume to joanna@jessiescentre.org by July 29, 2022 at 5 pm