Hiring Youth Leaders at PARC

Job Posting Youth Leader

(For Various programs-See below)

The Pape Adolescent Resource Centre (PARC) is a preparation for independence program serving youth in care and former youth in care of the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, the Catholic Children’s Aid Society, and Jewish Family and Child. Our mandate is to assist youth 16-29 years of age as they transition from the child welfare system to adulthood.

Start Date: To Be Determined based upon individual groups

Salary:  $12.00-$16.00, based on previous Youth Leader experience at PARC!!

Position Details:  In conjunction with the PARC staff, the group youth leader will assist in delivering a 9 month curriculum on  a variety of topics dependent on each individual group. The youth leader will assist the Group Supervisor in the planning and implementation of the weekly group on the designated nights. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist in the planning and implementation of activities of the weekly  group
  • Contribute to the delivery and facilitation of program materials
  • Deliver the curriculum with the guidance of the Group Supervisor
  • Will be responsible to make calls to all members of the group weekly
  • Responsible for completing group reports at the end of every group
  • Assist in the planning and cooking of meals for the group, including shopping, preparing, cooking and cleaning within budget
  • Assist youth with learning techniques and provide mentorship
  • Will assist Group Supervisor with the planning of outings and activities
  • Assist with group supervision
  • Report to designated PARC staff.
  • Work in a safe manner in accordance with CAST health and safety policies and procedures and all relevant legislation.


  • Applicants must be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident or have official refugee protection status under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
  • Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada, according to relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations 
  • Applicants must have experience with the child welfare system, either  professionally or personally

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience working with at-risk youth
  • Ability to motivate youth in a group setting
  • Comfortable taking a leadership role within the group
  • Excels in time management and organizational skills
  • Able to provide peer mentorship to youth in the group
  • Comfortable speaking and/or facilitating a group
  • Works well individually and within a team setting
  • Strong command of the English language
  • The ability to know when to seek support and guidance when struggling with youth issues
  • An interest in helping other youth learn about all facets of independence
  • Must have a valid SIN and be legally eligible to work in Canada


  • Demonstrated interest working with youth in care
  • Experienced, presently in the transitional stage of independence
  • The ability to be able to prepare meals, not imperative
  • Commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week


Interested applicants are invited to submit a resume and cover letter to:

Transitions Group Supervisor (Monday)

Alex Benn abenn@torontocas.ca

Entrepreneurship Group (Monday)

Asifa Malik asmalik@torontocas.ca

YOLO Group (Tuesday)

Diane Choi and Melissa Jewell



Art group(Wednesday)

Zorica Gacic


This position is dependent upon funding.

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CAST is committed to having a workforce that is reflective of the diversity of the City of Toronto and strongly encourages application from all qualified individuals, especially those who can provide different perspectives and contribute to a further diversification of ideas.