Job Posting Financial Literacy Summer Program Coordinator




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 15-29 years of age as they transition from the child welfare system to adulthood.


Contract:  June 4th to August 24th, 2018 (35 hours/week)

Position:  Summer Program Coordinator

Salary:  $21.00/hr


Position Summary:  The Financial Literacy Summer Program Coordinator, under the supervision of PARC staff, will work to develop, plan, and implement a summer Financial Literacy program for youth in care 15-20 years of age.  


Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee the organization and implementation of financial literacy programming for 45 youth in care.
  • Responsible for assisting in the development and coordination of a training program for three Youth Leaders.
  • Provides supervision to Youth Leaders and program participants.
  • Maintains files, intake forms, emergency contacts, attendance records and related participant information.
  • Coordinate with Youth Leaders the intake of youth participants prior to each of the three program sessions.
  • Liaise with child welfare caseworkers and foster parents on the progress of youth participants.
  • Responsible for the distribution of TTC tokens and honorarium to program participants. 
  • Provides day-to-day support to staff and supervision to program participants while implementing behaviour management strategies as required.
  • Prepares a final report on the summer program.
  • Works in a safe manner in accordance with CAST health and safety policies and procedures and all relevant legislation.



  • Applicants must be entering third or fourth year of a degree or diploma in a human service discipline.
  • Applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 30 at the start of employment.
  • Applicants must have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year.
  • Applicants must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person with official refugee status.
  • Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada, according to relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations;


Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to motivate and direct youth in a group setting.
  • Experience in facilitating, planning, and implementing activities for youth 15-20 years of age.
  • Excellent English communication and negotiation skills.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Works well within a team setting
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and delegate duties among Youth Leaders
  • Strong conflict resolution skills and experience dealing with crisis situations.
  • Developed time management and report writing skills.
  • Demonstrated experience working with at-risk youth.



  • Knowledge of the child welfare system and experience working with youth in care.
  • Previous financial literacy training and/or knowledge of financial literacy concepts
  • Degree or Diploma in a human service discipline
  • Valid Driver’s Licence. 
  • A current vulnerable sector police check.



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


Corey Raycraft

469 Pape Ave., Toronto, ON M4K 3P9


Fax: 416-462-0161


This position is dependant upon funding.



Anti-Oppression/Anti-Racism at CAST

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.


Applications must be received NO LATER THAN MIDNIGHT ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2018.