Full-time contract position to March 31, 2006
July 9, 2004
is a multi-service resource centre for pregnant teenagers,
teenage parents and their children. We promote a feminist
analysis of oppression and strive to demonstrate our commitment
to feminism, anti-discrimination and positive social change
in every aspect of our structure and functioning.
have received SCPI funding through to March 31, 2006, and
are able to offer a full-time contract position, which will
focus on the housing needs of the young families at Jessie’s.
We are seeking a skilled counsellor with knowledge and experience
of housing issues and resources in the City of Toronto.
and assist pregnant and parenting teens and partners with
their housing needs.
pregnant and parenting teens and partners in accessing and
maintaining their housing.
and implement regular housing workshops for the teens.
and maintain up-to-date information about housing resources
and related issues.
as a resource person to other staff around housing issues.
Jessie’s and the needs of young parents on resource
groups, networks, task forces, etc.
for the housing needs of young families both on an individual
and on a systemic basis.
housing needs of families involved with Jessie’s and
evaluate the impact of Jessie’s housing program.
Strong counselling and advocacy skills, especially with
- Experience and understanding of housing issues in the
City of Toronto.
- Knowledge of resources available to young families.
- Understanding of issues related to poverty, housing, welfare,
discrimination and parenting.
- Strong communication skills and ability to work collaboratively
with other agencies.
Centre for Teenagers is committed to employment equity.
We strongly encourage applications from women of diverse
racial or cultural groups, Aboriginal people, persons with
a disability and lesbian women. Second language is an asset.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and a covering
letter that outlines relevant experience and includes replies
to the following questions:
What are 3 barriers young parents face when searching for
housing and what are three possible solutions to these barriers?
2. How has racism affected you personally and professionally?
How would your perspective on racism affect your work here
What concerns, if any do you have for the children of teen
$37,500 per annum plus benefits.
July 9, 2004
Jessie’s Centre for Teenagers
205 Parliament Street
Toronto, ON M5A 2Z4