Coordinator, T.E.A.C.H. (Teens Educating and Confronting Homophobia)

Planned Parenthood Toronto is a fully accredited community health centre that provides primary health care services to youth 13 to 29 years as well as health promotion programming, education, training and research to improve the health and wellbeing of Toronto’s diverse communities. We are currently seeking a Coordinator, T.E.A.C.H. (Teens Educating and Confronting Homophobia) to work 37.5 hours per week for a 6 month contract.

T.E.A.C.H. uses an anti-oppression approach to deliver anti-homophobia peer education workshops in high schools and community settings.  T.E.A.C.H. trains youth peer facilitators to lead anti-homophobia workshops that encourage participants to think critically about homophobia and heterosexism in their communities and the issues faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, Two Spirit, and queer youth.

Responsibilities:

  • Implement anti-homophobia initiatives through the T.E.A.C.H. peer education program.
  • Coordinate all components of volunteer administration including: recruitment and selection; training planning and delivery; orientation; feedback, support and monitoring; ongoing appreciation; procedure and protocol implementation and update; and training content update and development
  • Assist in program planning, work planning and program evaluation
  • Draft procedures and protocols pertinent to the program
  • Liaise with community partners and maintain positive community relationships
  • Ensure the program is meeting its outcomes and funding requirements under the direction of the Director of Community Programming and Research
  • Identify emerging needs and trends
  • Facilitate and support T.E.A.C.H. workshops as needed
  • Track program spending and maintain appropriate records
  • Maintain statistics and prepare narrative and statistical reports as directed
  • Monitor the Volunteer Engagement Worker and Volunteer Support Worker in their roles
  • Delegate duties and tasks as required to the Volunteer Engagement Worker

 

Qualifications

  • University or college degree in social services, health or education or 5 years equivalent experience
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years’ experience in a community setting
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with peer education models
  • Strong knowledge of homophobia and its impact on 2SLGBTQ communities, as well as policy and legislation related to 2SLGBTQ rights
  • Experience and commitment to working with 2SLGBTQ youth and youth from diverse communities from an anti-oppression perspective
  • Ability to develop, implement and coordinate peer education programs, workshops and presentations
  • Experience in volunteer coordination, including recruitment, selection, training, supervision, support and evaluation
  • Ability to develop and deliver a train-the-trainer program for anti-homophobia education
  • Ability to research, develop and pilot appropriate educational resources
  • Experience in community based research, program promotion and evaluation
  • Experience networking and working collaboratively with local agencies, community groups, schools and school boards
  • Experience in proposal and grant writing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency and experience working in a computerized environment
  • Commitment to working cooperatively in a community-based setting as part of an inter-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity goals and principles, to sexual and reproductive rights, to being youth positive, 2SLGBTQ positive and sex positive and to being inclusive of diverse sexual and gender identities
  • Commitment to pro-choice philosophy
  • Knowledge of sexual health issues

 

Please forward letter of interest and resume by December 2, 2019 to:

Hiring Committee (Coordinator, T.E.A.C.H.)

Planned Parenthood Toronto

36B Prince Arthur Avenue

Toronto, ON M5R 1A9

Fax: (416) 961-2512

Email: ppt@ppt.on.ca

 

PPT is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and to building an organization that reflects the communities we serve. We encourage applications from members of Black, Indigenous, and racialized communities; Two Spirit, non-binary, trans, lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer people; disabled people; youth; and members of other equity seeking groups.

We thank all applicants for their interest.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  No phone calls please.

 

PPT welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates selected for an interview and for all aspects for the selection process. If an applicant or a successful candidate requests an accommodation, we will discuss their needs with them and make adjustments to support them. We regret to inform that PPT is not a wheelchair accessible space.

 

Please note that as conditions of employment, the successful applicant must complete a Criminal Record Check and a Vulnerable Sector Screening.

 

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