CANADA SUMMER JOBS – Community and Social Services Worker (Community Support Worker)

at The Yonge Street Mission (view profile)
Location Toronto, Canada
Date Posted May 9, 2024
Category Summer Job
Job Type Full-time


Our Bridges Team is seeking an 8 weeks full-time Summer Community and Social Services Worker. The Summer Staff will work with adults (18-60 years old) living in chronic poverty, out of our Regent Park location.

Please note that this job opening is for Canada Summer Jobs applicants only, who must meet the participant requirements under the Canada Summer Jobs Agreement with the Employment and Social Development Canada as outlined:

  • between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
  • a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and;
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.


  • Work as part of a team to provide relief services to adult community members
  • Be onsite to focus on relief efforts (food bank and meal distribution)
  • Provide administrative support for programs
  • Build rapport with program participants
  • Provide community participants with advocacy support
  • Work with the community care coordinator to provide individual goal setting support to adults
  • Support our Bridges & WRAP community trips
  • Other duties as required


  • Flexible and enthusiastic team player, with a teachable spirit
  • Passion for individual development and transformation
  • Knowledge of issues facing those in chronic poverty
  • Capacity to relate to those experiencing a spectrum of mental health challenges
  • Comfortable with a professional, non-judgmental, trauma-informed approach
  • Understand and practice client confidentiality
  • Experience in a multicultural and/or multi-faith setting
  • Computer skills should include Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Social Media
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time and use stairs
  • Ability to carry up to 30lbs
  • Education in social services, seminary or a related field of study preferred
  • Demonstrated commitment to YSM’s Mission, Biblical Foundations, and Core Values

Deadline for Application: May 31, 2024

Link to Application:

While we appreciate all responses, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Please note that YSM do not use any form of artificial intelligence (AI) at any stage of the recruitment process. These stages include screening and shortlisting, assessment and selection.

Date Posted: May 9, 2024