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Family and Child Advocacy and Outreach Worker At Black Action Defense Committee, Inc. (BADC)


Toronto, On

Job Description

Position: Family and Child/Advocacy and Outreach Worker - SNAP Boys/Girls

Job Title: SNAP Family and Child Advocacy and Outreach Worker

The Black Action Defense Committee, Inc. (BADC) is a voluntary, non-profit Community-based organization with a national mandate to represent the Black peoples of Canada in Advocacy and Community Capacity Building and was formally established in 1988.

BADC has championed many causes on behalf of the Black Community and initiated numerous projects and programs to benefit our community including, a Prison Visitation, Development of the Black Inmates and Friends Program,(BIFFA) United Mothers against Violence Everywhere (UMOVE), BADC has visited the bereaved families of most victims of violence in the Black Community in the GTA and has partnered with several organizations over the years to mobilize and galvanize community action and cohesion including initiatives funded by the Ontario Governments. Currently BADC is a Partner in the Youth Outreach Worker (YOW) and the Gang Prevention and Intervention Programs (GPIP) funded by the Ontario Government and the Jamaican Canadian Association/CAFCAN for the SNAP program under which this position falls.


This position involves outreach and advocacy to community agencies and organizations, including school boards, police services, social services and other community organizations that provide services to Black children and their families in Toronto but more specifically focused in the Jane/Finch and Lawrence heights communities. The incumbent will liaise with these agencies and the families of the children identified as exhibiting behavioral problems that meet the mandate of the SNAP program. The incumbent will also be a member of the JCA/CAFCAN Snap team charged with the delivery of the program.

Summary: SNAP Family and Child Advocacy and Outreach Worker (FCW-AO s) have a sound understanding of the theories that inform the development and treatment of problem behaviours and emotional difficulties in latency-aged children and their families (.e.g., aggression, rule-breaking, conduct issues and co-morbidity problems such as anxiety and depression; and emotion regulation, self-control and problem solving difficulties). FCW-AOs must engage often hard-to-reach clients and work collaboratively with the family to develop a treatment plan tailored to their individual strengths and needs, managing risky behaviours when necessary. FCW-AO s, endorse a scientist-practitioner model, delivering an evidence-based program ensuring it is culturally responsive and safe for Black and African Canadian children, families and communities. The core functions includes individual, family and group counselling; within the framework of the Institute s vision, mission, values and goals. Working on a multi-disciplinary team FCW-AO s have an understanding of the complexities of family life, group dynamics, role-play, and social emotional and behaviour management techniques. FCW-AO s have highly developed skills related to advocacy and outreach work and relate effectively to a wide variety of audiences including child welfare, schools, police and other community partners.

Key Responsibilities:

Knowledge Required:

COMPENSATION: $43,000 - $45,000 per annum


BADC is an equal opportunity employer.

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Hiring Committee: Black Action Defence Committee, Inc.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $43,000.00 to $45,000.00 /year



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