Careers at Hong Fook

Youth Worker (Full-time permanent position)

Hong Fook Mental Health Association Job Posting: Internal and External


Posting Date: August 6, 2019

Closing Date: until position is filled


Hong Fook Mental Health Association is a community-based organization serving the Greater Toronto Area. We provide leadership in promoting the mental health of people in the Cambodian, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese communities. The Association helps people keep mentally healthy and manage mental illness. We achieve our mission through service, education, advocacy and research in a supportive environment.

Our service framework is based on a Whole Person, and is built on the core values of Equity, Diversity, Cultural Competence, Empowerment, Capacity Building, Community Participation, Self Help and Mutual Support.

Position: Youth Worker (Full-time permanent position)

The successful candidate is responsible to provide a range of outreach services to individuals, families, schools and groups to enhance or maintain youth functioning in the community. He/she is responsible for coordinating and delivering programs in the Youth and Family Hub, including an innovative Digital Corner, where youth and peers are welcome to connect and provide social, emotional and practical support to each other.

Major Job Responsibilities:

  1. Project Coordination (YR Social Inclusion Project – Youth and Family Hub)


  • Ensure that the project is delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Collaborate with Team Lead to develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress
  • Coordinate changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate verification techniques
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation, including the program manual
  • Ensure resource availability and allocation
  • Develop and implement project performance tools and techniques in collaboration with Lead
  • Successfully coordinate the relationship with clients and all stakeholders
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks, consulting with Team Lead
  • Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors, and coordinate tasks among team members

Hong Fook Mental Health Association Job Posting: Internal and External Posting Date: August 6, 2019 Closing Date: until position is filled

  1. Youth Outreach (HFMHA Youth Programs)
  • Maintain, through appropriate communication and coordination, a collective working relationship with other professionals both within and outside of the organization to facilitate partnerships with community groups, and report to the Supervisor of emerging issues, service gaps and/or concern
  • Reach out and engage youths and their families
  • Promote Hong Fook Youth programs to the community
  • Facilitate connections between youth and their neighbourhood and promote awareness of the positive role of youth in the community.
  • Liaise with the local health organizations, schools, community services agencies, faith communities and stakeholders to promote the youth program of Hong Fook and conduct orientation meetings if required
  • Develop promotional materials
  1. Drop-in Services
  • Develop and facilitate the drop-in program for Youth at Transition (YAT)
  • Engage parents with YAT
  1. Mental Health Literacy Training
  • Recruit youth and parents to participate the mental health literacy training
  • Deliver the training and conduct evaluation.


  1. Youth Development and Community Connections
  2. Deliver programming for youth in Digital Corner, a creative and social space for youth
  3. Collaborate with Youth Team to develop programs with clear objectives around social development, peer connections and developmental needs of youth
  4. Facilitate youth advisory committees, including outreach and engagement
  5. Build family and community support for Youth and Family Hub and Digital Corner, including outreach with youth, families, schools and local community leaders
  6. Support delivery of community and family events


  1. Other Responsibilities
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Social Work, Child and Youth Worker Diploma, Social Service Diploma or equivalent.
  • Diploma in Recreational and Leisure Services

Hong Fook Mental Health Association Job Posting: Internal and External Posting Date: August 6, 2019 Closing Date: until position is filled

  • 2 years of directly related experience, preferably in Community Development, Community Organizing, and mental health issues specific to youth
  • Experience with program planning, implementation, and evaluation
  • Experience with working co-operatively within a multi-disciplinary team of service partners


Skills, Knowledge and Other Requirements

  • English proficiency (both oral and written communication skills) and a second language/dialect required (Cantonese and/or Mandarin)
  • Knowledge of community resources, the Mental Health Act and other relevant legislations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Words, Excel, and Power Point
  • Public speaking and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively and decisively deal with crisis
  • Demonstrated ability to work in diversified environment
  • Strong organizational skills
  • A satisfactory result of Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check


Work Hours

  • Must be willing and able to work flexible hours, evenings and weekend as needed
  • Access to a vehicle and valid driver’s license is required
  • Salary is commensurate with experience


Qualified applicants may apply with a resume and cover letter to ASAP.

We are an inclusive employer. Hong Fook welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If contacted for an interview, please let us know if you have any needs.

We thank all candidates for your interest; however, only those

candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

No telephone calls please.