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Youth Engagement Facilitator

One year contract: March 2017 – February 2018.

School Grown is a schoolyard farming social enterprise that provides paid jobs and school credits for high school youth. We grow at three high schools Bendale BTI, Heydon Park SS, and Eastdale CI. For more information on our program, please visit: http://foodshare.net/program/schoolgrown/

Main Tasks:

Working with the School Grown Senior Coordinator, lead the youth engagement and education aspects of the School Grown program. Provide ongoing mentorship, support and training for youth working with School Grown. Support youth in achieving their self-determined goals (finding employment, going to school, starting their own community project). Develop and facilitate food justice workshops and food systems field trips, as well as coordinate workshops with visiting chefs and other FoodShare staff. Lead the Farmers Market shifts; ensuring youth staff have the training and support to be successful. Connect youth to job opportunities in our network of restaurant clients.

Detailed Job Description:

Qualifications:

Please note that the successful applicant will be required to obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check, Food Handler’s Safety certification and Emergency First Aid certification. FoodShare will cover the cost of these certifications.

This is a one-year contract.

Pay rate: $36,000 annually plus benefits.

Please send applications to Human Resources – patience@foodshare.net by 5:00 pm on Friday March 10, 2017.

Please note:

FoodShare is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans status or any other legally-protected factors

If you feel you need accommodation because of illness or disability, please do not hesitate to contact Human Resources at 647-770-7602 or 416-363-6441 ext. 272 or by email – patience@foodshare.net at your earliest convenience. You will also be briefed on FoodShare’s policies regarding accommodation and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Please note that only candidates selected to move forward in the hiring process will be contacted.