Youth Amplifier position at OPACY

Youth Amplifier – Our Voice Our Turn
1 Contract Position ( up to 1 year)
Part time (up to 24 hrs. / week)
$15.46 per hour (AMAPCEO)

The Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth is seeking to hire one motivated and dynamic youth with knowledge and/or experience in the child welfare system to assist with the Our Voice Our Turn Project. The primary duties of the Youth Amplifier will be to assist Advocates with a variety of projects including Residential Review recommendations, homelessness, youth justice, Children and Youth in Care Day, and My REAL Life Book recommendations; connecting with fellow youth across the province; and social media.
You will:

  • Work with the Our Voice Our Turn Team to assist in the delivery of a community development projects;
  • Assist in the creation and distribution of promotion and marketing materials directed at children and youth;
  • Duties as needed to support all community development project activities related to the Our Voice Our Turn Project;
  • Implement and monitor social media strategy.

Reliable and punctual; strong oral and written communication skills; able to work as part of a team; proficient with Microsoft Office products, especially Word, Excel and Outlook; knowledge of Adobe Photo Shop, social media, photography, videography or other image editing software is an asset; knowledge of and/or lived experience with issues related to children and youth in the child welfare care system is an asset.
Police background check including a vulnerable person sector screening is required.
This position is covered by the AMAPCEO Collective Agreement and benefit provisions are consistent with those for Youth Amplifier staff under that agreement.
Please submit your resume with covering letter, quoting file PA-2016-05, to be received no later than July 8, 2016 at 5:00 pm to the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth, 401 Bay Street, Suite 2200 Toronto, Ontario, M7A 0A6, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or fax to 416-325-5681.

We appreciate all applications received. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. We thank all applicants for their submission.


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