Family Outreach Worker

  • Part Time
  • Toronto
  • 35,000 CDN / Year

Website Church of the Resurrection (Toronto)

Our mission is to know Christ and make Him known

Family Outreach Worker Role Description

SUMMARY OF POST

Duration: 12 months with possibility of extension
Hours: 28 hours per week
Starting salary: $35,000 with benefits
Supervisor’s Title: Incumbent

The Church of the Resurrection (COTR) is a historic Anglican church situated on busy Woodbine Ave. in East York, at the bustling heart of the Danforth-Woodbine neighbourhood. Our congregation is mostly local, markedly intergenerational, imperfect yet caring. Everybody is welcome.

Our mission statement, or reason for being, is “To know Christ and make him known”. To bring it to life, we have Core Values to guide us as we seek to live out that simple yet all-encompassing goal. Our Core Values are worship, discipleship, servanthood and generosity. These values are interrelated. As we fulfill one, we are fulfilling others as well. Together, we are trying to live these values individually and collectively.

COTR is a dynamic faith community that has built up a strong core group of families, children and youth. Since 2022, we have had a Family Outreach Worker serving in our midst.

PURPOSE OF POSITION

This post will be an exciting opportunity for a practicing Christian who has experience as a family and/or youth worker to:

a) grow neighbourhood outreach work, and

b) develop and maintain work with families within our church and neighbourhood.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To be visionary and instrumental in building relationships between the church and the wider local community including creating missional opportunities. Of particular emphasis would be building relationships between COTR and local community development programs such as  a focus on youth mental health; as well as developing ways to use our facility and other resources for the greater benefit of our neighbours.
  • To help those who come to faith to find their home in the COTR faith community
  • To provide leadership to the Resurrection Kids Sunday program including recruiting, liaising and supporting teachers, ordering curriculum and other supplies and offering vision and guidance for that ministry. Volunteers run the youth ministry; however, this role will provide main pastoral staff support and problem solving assistance when required.
  • To regularly share in planning and leading worship, particularly where children and families attend, including the planning of quarterly all-age worship
  • To contribute to maintaining an inclusive space of safety and belonging for all.
  • To know and adhere to all diocesan and parish policies, particularly the Diocese of Toronto’s Sexual Misconduct and Screening Policies.
  • To attend bi-weekly Staff, weekly Supervisory and monthly Advisory Team meetings.
  • To conduct all activities associated with this position in a manner consistent with the Parish Mission Statement and Core Values.
  • To perform other duties as assigned by the Wardens or the Incumbent.
  • Internal and external communications: prepare and distribute monthly church newsletter, prepare and share announcements relating to family ministry, update and refresh community bulletin boards, regular communication with families via Whats App chat; postering in neighbourhood and potential engagement in social media

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A person of Christian faith with a demonstrated commitment to integrating their faith into their daily life.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years experience in a similar or related field.
  • A university, college or seminary degree would be an asset.

COMPENSATION

This position receives a starting annual salary of $35,000 with an expectation of 28 hours per week. A benefits package is provided through the Anglican Church of Canada.

The Family Outreach Worker is required to attend on Sundays and at significant community celebrations except when on holiday and is entitled to three weeks of paid holiday each year.

Please send a resume and cover letter to The Wardens at Church of the Resurrection: [email protected].  No telephone inquiries, please. Applications will be reviewed as received. We thank all applicants, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

To apply for this job please visit resurrectiontoronto.ca.