Y4Y Québec

Youth Advisory Committee Member for With You in Mind

  • Part Time

Job Title: Youth Advisory Committee Member for With You in Mind
Location: Remote
Duration: 6 month contract, part-time | 3 hrs / week
Salary: $16 / hr | 3 hrs / week | paid in 3 installments
Start Date: June 6th
Application Deadline: 5:00 pm May 23rd, 2022
About the Organization: Y4Y Québec is a provincial non-profit committed to addressing the issues facing English-speaking youth (ages 16-30). Founded in 2018, we are a youth network working together to speak on behalf of English-speaking youth across the province. Y4Y is a strong, diverse and inclusive network that is part of a larger community ecosystem focused on the linguistic minority of Québec.

Job Description: The With You in Mind initiative aims to raise awareness of youth mental health and provide support in growing youth’s understanding of mental health. This year, this initiative will be focusing on Peer Support as a tool to better support youth mental health. As a Youth Advisory Committee Member for the With You in Mind initiative, you serve as a link between Y4Y and the English-speaking youth community. You support the organization by keeping your ear to the ground on the topics that mean the most to youth from your region in regards to mental health. You are to take charge of organizing informal discussions surrounding mental health with youth to assist Y4Y in gaining a better understanding of youth mental health and peer support.

Responsibilities:

• Attend biweekly group meetings with With You in Mind Project Coordinator
• Attend individual 30 minute weekly meetings with With You in Mind Project Coordinator
• Attend 3 training sessions on best practices in Peer Support
• Organize and host 2 “Mental Health Coffee Chats” with youth from within your region
• Organize and host 1-2 peer support group simulations
• Connect with one local school and one local anglophone organization
• Create a resources list of mental health services for youth in Québec
• Support Y4Y in promoting the With You in Mind activities

Qualifications:
• The applicant must fall within Y4Y’s definition of youth (ages 16-30, inclusive)
• Willingness to learn about best practices in peer support
• Interest in mental health
• Good communication and public relations skills
• Ability to work independently and in a team-oriented environment

To apply, please submit your CV and Cover Letter to hiring@y4yquebec.org no later than 5:00 pm May 23rd, 2022.
In the Cover Letter, please tell us a little bit about the region of Québec you are from.

Y4Y celebrates both shared and different lived experiences in pursuit of collective action. We are committed to employment equity and diversity and encourage applications from all qualified candidates including women, Indigenous Peoples, visible minorities/racialized peoples, persons with disabilities, people of any sexual orientation or gender identity, etc. Applicants are welcome to self-identify in their cover letter, should they feel comfortable.

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