Supervisor – Youth Partnership & Employment (Youth Violence Prevention)

Supervisor – Youth Partnership & Employment (Youth Violence Prevention)

Toronto, ON

The City of Toronto’s Social Development, Finance & Administration Division plays a vital leadership and support role in developing and implementing a social inclusion and community safety agenda for the City, fostering safe, strong neighbourhoods and communities, promoting community engagement, and advancing life skill opportunities for youth.

An integral part of the Division’s mandate is focused on supporting youth in Toronto who are facing challenges, by helping them to identify their skills and interests, develop action plans, access employment services, skill development and educational programs, and get hired. This is where you can make your mark as a Youth Partnership & Employment Supervisor.

Reporting to the Manager, Youth Development Unit, you’ll provide overall supervision of the Unit’s key projects and programs, as well as develop and implement detailed plans and recommend policies regarding program-specific requirements. These will encompass program design, assessment criteria, review processes and monitoring in relation to youth programs, including employment, violence prevention, and other community capacity-building responsibilities of the Unit. In particular, you’ll supervise youth engagement and high-risk youth violence prevention approaches, plus interventions and anti-violence prevention approaches for youth most vulnerable to serious violence and crime.

With a track record of success in this field, you’ll oversee staff engaging in the development and implementation of the youth development portfolio (e.g. reintegration programs, Toronto Youth Jobs Corps, Youth Employment Partnerships Network, Toronto Youth Partnerships and Employment, Community Healing Program), and access, equity, diversity and workforce development initiatives within the Toronto Youth Partnerships & Employment program, including collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.

Leading by example, you’ll supervise the day-to-day activities of all assigned staff, from scheduling, assigning and reviewing work, to ensuring effective teamwork, high standards of work quality and organizational performance, continuous learning and the delivery of effective and quality youth case management, employment and development initiatives. You’ll also be expected to document service levels, including developing reporting frameworks and administrative processes, develop, administer and monitor assigned budgets, and control expenditures.

This is a highly collaborative role that will see you assessing socio-economic and other youth trends, gathering and disseminating information regarding community impacts, and collaborating with relevant City divisions such as Toronto Employment and Social Services, Toronto Public Library, and Parks, Forestry and Recreation. You’ll also facilitate systems coordination by working with City service areas, including Toronto Public Health, Toronto Police Service, Toronto Community Housing Corporation and community-based organizations, to coordinate the provision of youth development supports and promote integrated service delivery.

A savvy relationship builder, persuasive negotiator and skilled strategic thinker, you’ll develop and support an infrastructure for a coordinated approach to address the current and future hiring needs of business and industry through greater access to the youth labour pool; identify key stakeholders and establish appropriate strategies to address community youth employment needs and improve access by employers by implementing activities and partnerships that promote inter-sectoral linkages; and design, develop and implement culturally appropriate training and education sessions for diverse audiences, including business and labour market related organizations.

You’re an excellent communicator and consensus builder, able to promote effective and teamwork among various stakeholders, including residents, community agencies, the private sector, City staff and school boards, and build effective relationships with the community, institutions, political representatives, and City divisions, agencies, boards and commissions. You exhibit sound judgment and political acumen, are familiar with legislation in the areas of employment, human rights, and health and safety, and conversant with municipal and political government processes, including committee and council meetings and process, and can effectively manage unionized staff in a complex, large-scale organization.

Key Qualifications

Among the other strengths you bring to the role of Supervisor – Youth Partnership & Employment will be the following key qualifications:

  1. Post-secondary degree or diploma in Sociology, Social Work, Community Health Promotion, or a related field, or the approved equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  2. Extensive experience designing, developing and delivering a variety of popular and non-traditional, culturally appropriate training.
  3. Considerable experience developing and implementing effective youth engagement and employment programs, partnerships, and equity and diversity initiatives for youth vulnerable to serious violence and crime.
  4. Considerable experience developing and managing a wide variety of partnerships, funding relationships and strategies, grant proposals and budgets.
  5. Considerable experience coaching, leading and supervising diverse staff in a customer service-oriented, large-scale and politically sensitive environment.

Through this background, you’ve acquired the ability to operate within anti-oppression, anti-colonial and Confronting Anti-Black Racism frameworks, considering the sociology of large and complex urban areas with an ethno-racially, linguistically and economically diverse population. You also bring knowledge of youth engagement principles and strategies, including the issues, services and programs that exist for youth located in at-risk communities, combined with a strong knowledge of current and emerging labour market issues and trends, including geographic, demographic and economic aspects of the youth labour market in the Greater Toronto Area.

Equally important, you’re able to support the Toronto Public Service values to ensure a culture that champions equity, diversity and respectful workplaces.

Given the nature and scope of this role, you must be able to travel to various locations in a timely and efficient manner, and to work flexible hours, which may include overtime, shift work, and occasional evenings and weekends.

Salary range: $88,979.80 - $104,540.80 per year

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How to Apply:

For more information on this and other opportunities with the City of Toronto, visit us online at To apply online, submit your resume, quoting Job ID 14842, by February 24, 2021.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

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