Outreach Worker

at Bancroft Youth Unlimited / The Switch Yard Youth Centre (view profile)
Location 26 Hastings Heritage Way, Bancroft, Canada
Date Posted January 14, 2022
Category Other
Job Type Part-time

Description

Title: Outreach Worker 

Accountable to: Managing Director 

Salary: $18.00/hour

Hours Employed: 24-40 hours / week

 

MISSION

The Outreach Worker is responsible for creating, managing and leading youth programming at The Switch Yard Youth Centre, with a focus on evangelism, for high school aged youth in Bancroft and the surrounding area. They will work under the direction of the Managing Director and in collaboration with the Drop-in Coordinator and Community Youth Pastor.

 

OVERVIEW OF POSITION

Direct Youth Work

  • Be personally involved in relational evangelism and discipleship with youth, both in group and one-on-one settings 
  • Create, manage and lead various outreach programs within the Core Ministries model of  Youth Unlimited 
  • Discover the greatest felt need of youth in the community of Bancroft and seek ways to meet that need
  • Keep records of significant encounters with youth in corresponding log books

Organizational/Administrative Responsibilities

  • Perform administrative duties pertaining to this role (ex. scheduling, communication including social media promotion, planning)
  • Submit required Ministry Reports to the Managing Director
  • Connect with local agencies and organizations, where appropriate, to expand the impact of outreach programs and The Switch Yard
  • Keep accurate records of all ministry activities and events
  • Understand and implement current Kawartha Youth For Christ HR & Risk Management Policies
  • Be accountable for budgeted program expenses and submit expense reports as required
  • Writing articles and/or providing relevant programming information for the Satellite/Chapter communications.
  • Work as a team player alongside staff, Steering Team members, volunteers and community members
  • Assist with the recruitment and training of volunteers
  • Attend monthly Chapter staff meetings and, on occasion, relevant training, conferences and events hosted by Youth For Christ

Personal Expectations

  • Pursuing an active and growing relationship with God
  • Participate in training opportunities and professional development, as approved by the Managing Director
  • Establish relationships for accountability and mentoring
  • Establish a financial support base (known as deputation) that supports your full salary – keep regular contact with donors through a news/prayer letter, visits, phone calls, etc.

Fundraising Responsibilities

  • Participate in all of the major fundraising events of The Switch Yard 
  • This position is funded on a missionary basis – requiring the gathering of a personal support team (see above)
  • Participate in development and nurturing of community support via community agencies, service clubs and church presentations where appropriate to expand the impact of The Switch Yard

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in front line work with youth
  • Have a passion to see youth and their families know and follow Jesus
  • Have the ability to relate to youth and their changing culture/environment 
  • Ability in directing youth to appropriate programs / services
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out administrative duties, including scheduling appointments and meetings, record keeping and professional communication
  • Be a self-starter with a strong work ethic
  • Have leadership experience and skills, and be comfortable leading not only youth, but also a team of volunteers 

How to apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume by email to Sarah Bolton, Director of Operations at: info@youthunlimitedkaw.com 

Questions may also be directed to Sarah Bolton at the above email address or by phone at 705-743-2900