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Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa

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Robyn Macdonald
Human Resources Officer - Volunteers & Staffing
Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa

2675 Queensview Drive
Ottawa, ON
Canada K2B8K2

TEL: 613-729-1000
FAX: 613-729-1918

E-mail: rmacdonald@ysb.ca

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Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Youth (19-24 years); Homeless

The Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa (YSB) provides a range of innovative services that support and empower youth and have a lasting impact on Ottawa communities. YSB serves youth aged 12 and older. We focus on youth with difficulties affecting their physical and/or emotional well being and development. We support youth in making positive health and lifestyle decisions. YSB empowers youth to make choices today that can help them secure the future they want. Areas of focus include Mental Health Services, Youth Justice Services, Community & Housing Services, and Employment Services.

www.ysb.ca

Volunteer Opportunities

Bridges is a community-based, collaborative service between four partnering agencies: Youth Services Bureau, CHEO, the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group, and Ottawa Public Health. Bridges provides a link between hospital and community offering intensive short-term clinical intervention and skill building for youth and their families presenting with complex mental health needs.

The program is looking for volunteers with certified therapy dogs who can visit the youth engagement groups (small groups of less than half a dozen youth) that run on either Tuesday (4:30 - 5:30 pm) or Thursday (3 - 4 pm) out of our Queensview Dr. location. Bi-weekly, monthly, or bi-monthly schedules can be accommodated to suit the volunteer's availability.
Location: 2675 Queensview Dr.
Deadline: May 20, 2018
YSB's youth justice programs provide young men the knowledge, training and counselling they need to make positive life choices. Our residential programs at the William E. Hay and Sherwood Centres help youth in conflict with the law complete high school credits and receive valuable life skills training. We focus on helping youth make a positive transition back into the community. Our justice services house male youth ages 12-17 in either pre-trial detention or post-trial secure custody.

Recreation and fitness is a core part of the programming in Youth Justice. We are looking for a certified yoga instructor to work with the young offenders to offer hatha yoga and mindfulness/meditation instruction.

Day: flexible
Time: ideally evenings after 6 p.m.
Duration of class: minimum of 60 mins, or 75 to 90 mins
Commitment: weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly to suit the volunteer's availability.

Note: Volunteers are ALWAYS accompanied by a staff member and are NEVER left alone with youth clients.

Location: 3000 Hawthorne Road
Deadline: May 20, 2018
Les programmes scolaires du BSJ (qui font partie de nos services de santé mentale) offrent des programmes de traitement de jour scolaires et thérapeutiques pour les adolescents francophones de 12 à 15 ans dont les comportements interfèrent avec leur réussite scolaire.

Nous recherchons un (e) bénévole possédant des capacités avancées en langue française pour donner une instruction de couture individuelle une ou deux fois par semaine (idéalement le lundi et / ou le mercredi) de 1h30 à 2h30 jusqu'à la fin de l'année scolaire.

Le bénévole doit être habile à coudre (une machine à coudre est fournie sur place), avoir la capacité d'enseigner et d'engager un jeune qui a des difficultés scolaires.

Cette opportunité de bénévolat aura lieu à l'École Secondaire Omer-Deslauriers.

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YSB's School Based Programs (part of our Mental Health Services) offer academic and therapeutic day treatment programs for Francophone teens ages 12-15 whose behaviours are interfering with their success in school.

We are looking for a volunteer with advanced French language abilities to provide one-on-one sewing instruction once or twice a week (ideally Monday and/or Wednesday) from 1:30-2:30 until the end of the school year.

The volunteer is required to be skilled in sewing (sewing machine is provided on-site) with the ability to teach and engage a young person who is struggling academically.

This volunteer opportunity will take place at Ecole Secondaire Omer-Deslauriers.




Location: 159 promenade Chesterton
Ottawa, ON K2E 7E6
Deadline: May 20, 2018
Job Summary:
Under the supervision of the Coordinator of Downtown Services and Drop-In, the Lunch Server is responsible for receiving meals from the Ottawa Mission, serving food to youth who access our services, and maintaining a clean and tidy kitchen.

Principal Duties:
• Receive delivery of hot lunch from the Ottawa Mission
• Portion and serve food to youth who attend the Downtown Services and Drop-In
• Serve food that is the correct serving temperature and quality. Any substandard quality food must be brought to the attention of the Coordinator and properly discarded
• Put away leftovers , record date and keep records of the portions served
• Clean kitchen including serving area before and after the lunch hour
• Clean dishes using the sanitizer machine, ensuring to thoroughly rinse dishes beforehand
• Sweep and mop kitchen floor at the end of the shift
• Follow safe food handling practices
• Follow safe work practices as established by the Bureau

Job Specifications/Qualifications:
• Excellent customer service skills
• Good interpersonal and communication skills
• Good mobility required for bending and reaching etc.
• Ability to remain standing for the entire length of the shift
• Food Handlers Certificate
• Punctual and reliable in coming in for scheduled shifts, or phoning in advance if unavailable or sick
• Able to work well both independently and as part of a team
• Able to accept supervision and direction
• Able to maintain confidentiality
• Knowledge of the needs, interests and concerns of marginalized youth
• Non-judgmental and accepting of diversity

Time Commitment:
Volunteer shifts are available Monday-Friday from 12-2 pm or Saturday & Sunday from 1-3 pm. Volunteers are asked to select a minimum of one 2 hour shift per week for a minimum period of three months.

Screening:
• Volunteer Application
• Interview with Human Resources and DSDI Coordinator
• References (2)
• Police Records Check for Service with the Vulnerable Sector
• TB Test

Information/Training Provided:
• General orientation with Human Resources staff for Volunteer Orientation Manual review
• Specific on-site orientation with DSDI Coordinator
• Periodic training and development opportunities

Disclaimer:
This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the volunteer. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties or responsibilities required. Volunteers may be asked to perform other duties as required.
Location: 147 Besserer St.
Deadline: Apr 27, 2018
Position: Life Skills Instructor
Program: Community Services
Unit: Young Men’s Shelter
Location: Downtown Ottawa
Reports to: Coordinator, Young Men’s Shelter

Job Summary:
Under the supervision of the Coordinator of the Young Men’s Shelter, the Life Skills Instructor leads small special interest classes/groups and provides instruction on various subject matters or activities to youth accessing the services of the Young Men’s Shelter or Transitional Housing.

Principal Duties:
• Plan, implement and lead a 1 hour recreation or leisure program. Activities may include, but are not limited to, physical fitness or gross motor activities (e.g. dance, yoga, tai chi, sports or athletics), cooking & nutrition, visual arts (e.g. drawing, painting, photography, crafts), drama, music, or pet therapy
• Provide instruction and guide clients through the activities as needed
• Encourage participation among clients
• Consult with the Coordinator of the Young Men’s Shelter and Youth Workers on delivery of programs and activities
• Ensure programming meets the individual needs, interests and abilities of participants
• Evaluate program and make recommendations for changes as required
• Follow safe work practices as established by the Bureau

Job Specifications/Qualifications:

• Certified Instructor, as required
• Experience working with youth (12-20 years of age)
• Experience facilitating small groups
• Knowledge of the needs, interests and concerns of marginalized youth
• Able to provide flexible programming
• Able to motivate and encourage reluctant participants
• Able to communicate in a positive, polite and respectful manner
• Demonstrated interpersonal skills, with ability to work as an effective team member as well as work independently
• Able to accept supervision and direction
• Able to maintain confidentiality
• Non-judgmental and accepting of diversity
• Punctual and reliable in coming in for scheduled shifts, or phoning in advance if unavailable or sick
• Oral fluency in English is essential
• Fluency in French will be considered an asset

Time Commitment:
Volunteers are asked to commit to at least one hour once a week on weekdays after 1:30pm or anytime on weekends, for a minimum period of three months. Volunteers wishing to work less than once a week may be considered at the discretion of the supervisor.

Screening:
• Volunteer Application
• Interview with Human Resources and the Coordinator of the Young Men’s Shelter
• References (2)
• Police Records Check for Service with the Vulnerable Sector
• TB Test

Information/Training Provided:
• General orientation with Human Resources staff for Volunteer Policy Manual review
• Specific on-site orientation with Coordinator of the Young Men’s Shelter
• Periodic training and development opportunities

Disclaimer:
This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the volunteer. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties or responsibilities required. Volunteers may be asked to perform other duties as required.
Location: Downtown
Deadline: Feb 26, 2018