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Passionate about ending youth homelessness? Consider applying to join Eva’s Team.

Eva’s is an innovative and award winning organization devoted to the provision of services for homeless youth. We operate three facilities, Eva’s Place, Eva’s Satellite, and Eva’s Phoenix, as well as an administrative office to support strong service delivery. We hope to add to our vibrant, enthusiastic staff team with the following positions.

Youth Services Worker (Part-Time)

Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth provides safe shelter, supportive services, and long-term solutions to youth homelessness. We believe all young people deserve safe, affordable housing, great support, and access to the resources to reach their full potential.The position works in a shelter environment with its associated stresses and with youth who may at-times be in crisis and may demonstrate related behaviours.

This position reports to the Residential Supervisor and is located at Eva’s Place: 360 Lesmill Road, North York, ON.

Responsibilities
  • Supervision of youth and shelter, ensuring safety and security measures are met
  • Supportive counselling and case management; crisis stabilization and conflict resolution
  • Administrative duties and general household chores
  • Participation in team activities and decision-making
  • Providing programming support as identified
  • Shift work that includes weekends
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or College Diploma in a related field
  • Experience working with homeless and at-risk youth, preferably in a residential setting with sound understanding of related issues and resources
  • Experience working with diverse populations with sound understanding of principles of anti-oppression
  • Knowledge and ability to integrate anti-oppression, critical disability, LGBTQ2S and trans-positivity, trauma, harm reduction, recovery approach in support to mental health and strengths-based principles into practice
  • Familiarity with harm reduction principles and strategies
  • Experience with crisis intervention, conflict resolution and de-escalation skills/techniques
  • Demonstrated experience working with a team within a constructive communication model
  • Shelter Standards, SMIS, Standard First Aid/CPR, crisis intervention training an asset
Salary

The position is unionized, with salary of $18.94 per hour with an additional 4% vacation pay.

Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume by November 8, 2018 to [email protected].  Be sure to indicate 2018-78 Place Part-Time in your subject line. No phone calls, please.

Documents must be sent in PDF Format. Any other documents will not be reviewed, thank you.

In keeping with our ongoing efforts to represent the diversity of our community, we strongly encourage applicants from equity seeking groups to apply.

Please note that as a condition of employment, the successful applicant must complete a Vulnerable Sector Screening Police Reference Check. Eva’s would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. In keeping with our ongoing efforts to represent the diversity of our community, we strongly encourage people from diverse groups to apply. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Eva’s provides accommodation, accessible formats, and communication supports for the interview upon request

Youth Services Worker (Relief)

Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth provides safe shelter, supportive services, and long-term solutions to youth homelessness. We believe all young people deserve safe, affordable housing, great support, and access to the resources to reach their full potential. The position works in a shelter environment with its associated stresses and with youth who may at-times be in crisis and may demonstrate related behaviours.

This position reports to the Residential Supervisor and is located at Eva’s Place: 360 Lesmill Road, North York, ON.

Responsibilities
  • Supervision of youth and shelter, ensuring safety and security measures are met
  • Supportive counselling and case management; crisis stabilization and conflict resolution
  • Administrative duties and general household chores
  • Participation in team activities and decision-making
  • Providing programming support as identified
  • Shift work that includes weekends
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or College Diploma in a related field
  • Experience working with homeless and at-risk youth, preferably in a residential setting with sound understanding of related issues and resources
  • Experience working with diverse populations with sound understanding of principles of anti-oppression
  • Knowledge and ability to integrate anti-oppression, critical disability, LGBTQ2S and trans-positivity, trauma, harm reduction, recovery approach in support to mental health and strengths-based principles into practice
  • Familiarity with harm reduction principles and strategies
  • Experience with crisis intervention, conflict resolution and de-escalation skills/techniques
  • Demonstrated experience working with a team within a constructive communication model
  • Shelter Standards, SMIS, Standard First Aid/CPR, crisis intervention training an asset
Salary

The position is unionized, with salary of $18.94 per hour with an additional 4% vacation pay.

Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume by November 8, 2018 to [email protected].  Be sure to indicate YSW Relief 2018-52 in your subject line. No phone calls, please.

Documents must be sent in PDF Format. Any other documents will not be reviewed, thank you.

In keeping with our ongoing efforts to represent the diversity of our community, we strongly encourage applicants from equity seeking groups to apply.

Please note that as a condition of employment, the successful applicant must complete a Vulnerable Sector Screening Police Reference Check. Eva’s would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. In keeping with our ongoing efforts to represent the diversity of our community, we strongly encourage people from diverse groups to apply. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Eva’s provides accommodation, accessible formats, and communication supports for the interview upon request

Impact Evaluator (Full-Time Contract)

Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth provides safe shelter, supportive services, and long-term solutions to youth homelessness. We believe all young people deserve safe, affordable housing, great support, and access to the resources to reach their full potential. The position works in a shelter environment with its associated stresses and with youth who may at-times be in crisis and may demonstrate related behaviours.

The Impact and Innovation team at Eva’s Initiatives is seeking an experienced evaluator to lead the creation and implementation of an impact evaluation strategy for the organization and a new series of pilot projects.

This position is a one year contract with the possibility for renewal or extension at the end of the one year period. The impact evaluator reports to the Impact and Innovation Manager and the position is located at Eva’s Administrative Office.

Responsibilities

Leadership

  • Lead implementation of Eva’s Outcome Measurement Framework (e.g., translating to operational plans, ongoing monitoring of outcomes, assisting frontline staff with data collection, etc.)
  • Lead the process to develop and implement a comprehensive evaluation plan, building on existing organizational assets (e.g., Outcomes Framework,
  • Developmental Evaluation framework and strategy, strategic plan, program-level evaluations, etc.)
  • Lead the evaluation of a series of pilot projects using developmental evaluation methods
  • Promote collaboration, involvement, and engagement in assessment, evaluation and learning
  • Increase organizational capacity to measure and document the learning needs of participants and the efficacy of programs in meeting their goals and objectives
  • Promote organization-wide culture of data collection, evaluation and learning

Design and Implement Impact Evaluation Strategy

  • Research and develop organizational data standards and quality assurance
  • Identify and act on priorities for the implementation of the Strategy
  • Work in collaboration with relevant stakeholders (e.g., management, frontline staff with program planning roles/responsibilities) to implement the Strategy

Data Collection, Analysis, and Project Management

  • End-to-end management of evaluation projects from methodology design, data collection, tracking mechanisms, analysis, and reporting
  • Design, modify, and administer data collection instruments such as surveys and questionnaires, interview protocols, and focus groups
  • Format data collected for presentations and reports and present critical information in visually compelling ways
  • Prepare reports summarizing demographic, process, rapid feedback reporting, outcome, and impact information
  • Customize and maintain data collection systems, construct data files and perform data edits/cleaning, and manage and upgrade current databases in use
  • Manage data collection and analysis in line with Key Performance Indicators
  • Manage the implementation and ongoing maintenance and development of a new database for the organization
  • Prepare reports and summaries of data from complex records for program and development team
  • Research and manage data collection for analysis and evaluation of programs and tactics

Continuous Improvement Practices

  • Keep abreast of assessment/evaluation trends and adapt/apply learning quickly to projects and programs.
  • Other duties, as assigned
Qualifications
  • Efficient, highly organized, and familiar with project management tools/methods
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analysis skills, attention to detail
  • Knowledge of developmental evaluation, process-based evaluation, and leading edge evaluation tools and techniques
  • Minimum five years of relevant evaluation/research experience in planning and collection of primary data (e.g., focus groups, key informant interview, survey methods, etc.) and secondary data (e.g., document review, systems analysis, etc.)
  • Knowledge of tools and techniques for analyzing data using statistical methods and some related software (e.g., SPSS, STATA, SAS, R, etc.)
  • Minimum of five years of professional experience, including experience interfacing with and maintaining data library, data cleaning, evaluating programs, and measuring outcomes.
  • Familiarity with social innovation and organizational change processes an asset
Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume by November 12, 2018 to [email protected].  Be sure to indicate 2018-80 Impact Evaluator in your subject line. No phone calls, please.

Documents must be sent in PDF Format. Any other documents will not be reviewed, thank you.

In keeping with our ongoing efforts to represent the diversity of our community, we strongly encourage applicants from equity seeking groups to apply.

Please note that as a condition of employment, the successful applicant must complete a Vulnerable Sector Screening Police Reference Check. Eva’s would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. In keeping with our ongoing efforts to represent the diversity of our community, we strongly encourage people from diverse groups to apply. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Eva’s provides accommodation, accessible formats, and communication supports for the interview upon request

Follow-Up Support – Youth In Transition Worker (Full-Time, Contract)

Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth provides safe shelter, supportive services, and long-term solutions to youth homelessness. We believe all young people deserve safe, affordable housing, great support, and access to the resources to reach their full potential.

Eva’s Initiatives is an innovative organization that works locally and nationally to prevent, reduce and end youth homelessness. Eva’s Initiatives operates three specialized shelter facilities, Eva’s Place, Eva’s Satellite and Eva’s Phoenix. Eva’s Phoenix integrates transitional housing with employment and training opportunities for homeless youth.

General Responsibilities

The Follow-Up Support – Youth in Transition Workers support youth in their successful transition out of the child welfare system into adulthood. The youth in transition worker helps youth to develop and pursue their goals, and supports them to identify, access, and navigate adult service systems relevant to their specific needs. They support youth to connect to existing supports and resources within their communities including, housing supports, education resources, employment services and training, life skills training (e.g. financial management, household management), health and mental health services, and legal services.

The Follow-up Support staff work within a Housing First case management framework, which is client centred and based in harm reduction, to assist with community integration, life skill development, financial stability, socio-recreational interaction, recovery, and housing stability. Follow-up supports are assessed on an on-going basis based upon a client’s specific needs and level of support needed to meet their goals; a case management plan will be developed and monitored.

Qualifications
  • Post-secondary education in social or human services or equivalent experiences.
  • Minimum three years of experience in child welfare, children protection services
  • Minimum three years in a setting that provides service to homeless or street involved youth including case management.
  • Ability to work flexible shifts (evenings, day and weekend)
  • Working knowledge of the Residential Tenancies Act, Landlord and Tenant Board processes and other relevant housing legislation.
  • Training certificate in defusing hostility and/or crisis prevention.
  • Knowledge and ability to integrate anti-oppression, critical disability, LGBTQ2S and trans-positivity, trauma, recovery approach in support to mental health and strengths-based principles into practice.
  • Knowledge of the issues that lead young people to become homeless, and an ability to work with youth in a respectful, non-judgemental and consistent manner.
  • Extensive skills in mental health, harm reduction, and marginalized individuals with complex needs.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Experience and sensitivity in dealing with members of different cultural and racial backgrounds, including visible and non-visible dimensions of diversity.
  • Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with members, staff and volunteers; excellent written/verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate and to resolve conflict in a constructive and professional manner.
  • Experience with Windows, Microsoft Office including advanced knowledge of Word and Excel.
  • Valid First Aid/CPR Certificate; knowledge of health and safety and child protection laws.
  • The position requires the following Core Association Competencies: advanced competence in: Effective Interpersonal Communications; Teamwork and Collaboration; fundamental competence in: Ethics and Self-Management; Being Member Focused; Relationship Building and Partnering; Being Results Focused; Valuing Diversity and Social Inclusion.
Salary

The position is unionized and has a salary of $53,414.40 per annum with an additional 5% in lieu of benefits.

Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume by November 15, 2018 to [email protected].  Be sure to indicate 2018-81 Follow-Up Support Worker in your subject line. No phone calls, please.

Documents must be sent in PDF Format. Any other documents will not be reviewed, thank you.

In keeping with our ongoing efforts to represent the diversity of our community, we strongly encourage applicants from equity seeking groups to apply.

Please note that as a condition of employment, the successful applicant must complete a Vulnerable Sector Screening Police Reference Check. Eva’s would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. In keeping with our ongoing efforts to represent the diversity of our community, we strongly encourage people from diverse groups to apply. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Eva’s provides accommodation, accessible formats, and communication supports for the interview upon request

Youth Service Worker – Overnight (Permanent, Full-Time)

Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth provides safe shelter, supportive services, and long-term solutions to youth homelessness. We believe all young people deserve safe, affordable housing, great support, and access to the resources to reach their full potential.The position works in a shelter environment with its associated stresses and with youth who may at-times be in crisis and may demonstrate related behaviours.

This position reports to the Residential Supervisor and is located at Eva’s Phoenix: 60 Brant Street, Toronto, ON. Eva’s Phoenix is a transitional housing program and employment training facility for youth ages 16 -24.

Responsibilities
  • Supervision of youth and shelter, ensuring safety and security measures are met
  • Supportive counselling, crisis stabilization and conflict resolution
  • Administrative duties and general household chores
  • Participation in team activities and decision-making
  • Providing programming support as identified
  • Shift work that includes weekends
Qualifications
  • College Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in Child and Youth Work or a related field
  • Experience working with homeless and at-risk youth, preferably in a residential setting with sound understanding of related issues and resources
  • Minimum 2 years in individual supportive counselling and group work
  • Strong computer and documentation skills relevant to counselling
  • Experience working with diverse populations with sound understanding of principles of anti-oppression
  • Knowledge and ability to integrate anti-oppression, critical disability, LGBTQ2S and trans-positivity, trauma, harm reduction, recovery approach in support to mental health and strengths-based principles into practice
  • Familiarity with harm reduction principles and strategies
  • Experience with crisis intervention, conflict resolution and de-escalation skills/techniques
  • Demonstrated experience working with a team within a constructive communication model
  • Shelter Standards, SMIS, Standard First Aid/CPR, crisis intervention training an asset
Salary

The position is unionized, with salary of $20.66 per hour plus a comprehensive benefits package.

Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume by November 19, 2018 to [email protected].  Be sure to indicate YSW Overnight 2018-82 in your subject line. No phone calls, please.

Documents must be sent in PDF Format. Any other documents will not be reviewed, thank you.

In keeping with our ongoing efforts to represent the diversity of our community, we strongly encourage applicants from equity seeking groups to apply.

Please note that as a condition of employment, the successful applicant must complete a Vulnerable Sector Screening Police Reference Check. Eva’s would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. In keeping with our ongoing efforts to represent the diversity of our community, we strongly encourage people from diverse groups to apply. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Eva’s provides accommodation, accessible formats, and communication supports for the interview upon request

Harm Reduction Worker – Overnight (Contract, Full-Time)

Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth provides safe shelter, supportive services, and long-term solutions to youth homelessness. We believe all young people deserve safe, affordable housing, great support, and access to the resources to reach their full potential.

The position works in a shelter environment with its associated stresses and with youth who may at-times be in crisis and may demonstrate related behaviours. Eva’s Satellite is an emergency shelter and harm reduction facility for homeless youth ages 16 – 24.

This position reports to the Harm Reduction and Overdose Prevention Program Manager and is located at Eva’s Satellite: 25 Canterbury Place, North York, ON.

This position is a full-time contract until September 30, 2019 with the possibility of the renewal.

Responsibilities

The Harm Reduction Worker (HRW) provides supportive counseling and programming services to homeless and at-risk youth using harm reduction and anti-oppression principles. The HRW will provide crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, drop-in programming and develop and facilitate educational workshops and programs for staff and clients. The HRW participates in case management activities including intake, risk assessment, and appropriate referrals. Administrative responsibilities include report writing, activity reports, statistics collection and contributing to program and service development. This position is required to work a variety of shifts and includes support functions pertaining to the standard operation of the shelter.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree; college diploma in a related field or a combination of education/experience
  • Effective conflict resolution, crisis intervention and de-escalation skills
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience of direct work with homeless, formerly homeless, and marginally housed youth
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience applying harm reduction approaches and working directly with youth dealing with substance use and mental health issues
  • Experience providing Addictions Counseling
  • Experience working from a client-centered, resiliency based framework
  • Knowledge of case management principles and clinical issues pertaining to addiction, mental health
  • Experience working from an anti-oppression perspective/framework
  • Experience in facilitating drop-in programming with strong facilitation/presentations skills
  • Experience in providing individual and group support for youth
  • Strong youth engagement skills for program development and delivery
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Commitment to teamwork and collaborative approaches
  • Flexibility in work schedule (shift work) and in traveling as required
  • Experience writing reports, collecting data and maintaining statistics
  • Lived experience with substance use, and/or homelessness is an asset
  • Mandatory hostel training such as CPI, WHIMS, First Aid/CPR an asset
  • Second language an asset
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License an asset
Salary

This is a unionized position. The wage rate $23.54 per hour plus 5% in lieu of benefits.

Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume by November 30, 2018 to [email protected].  Be sure to indicate 2018-77 Harm Reduction Worker  in your subject line. No phone calls, please.

Documents must be sent in PDF Format. Any other documents will not be reviewed, thank you.

In keeping with our ongoing efforts to represent the diversity of our community, we strongly encourage applicants from equity seeking groups to apply.

Please note that as a condition of employment, the successful applicant must complete a Vulnerable Sector Screening Police Reference Check. Eva’s would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. In keeping with our ongoing efforts to represent the diversity of our community, we strongly encourage people from diverse groups to apply. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Eva’s provides accommodation, accessible formats, and communication supports for the interview upon request