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23-026 Youth Mentor


POSITION: Youth Mentor

PROGRAM: Prevention Services – Community Outreach Invention Initiative  

POSITION DETAILS: Relief (Casual Hours) 10-15 hours a week.


The Garry Hurvitz Centre for Community Mental Health at SickKids (CCMH at SickKids) is a child and youth mental health centre integrated with The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). CCMH at SickKids is undertaking an ambitious agenda to establish a revitalized academic community mental health centre that provides the highest quality of care, combined with excellence in teaching and community-based research. CCMH at SickKids is  located across two sites in Toronto and offers both in-person and virtual care to clients and their families, from prevention and early intervention through assessment, counselling and therapy and intensive services. We are also connected to the continuum of mental health services for children and youth supported by SickKids: the Brain and Mental Health Program, the SickKids TeleLink Mental Health Program, the SickKids CCMH Learning Institute and our online resources through AboutKidsHealthFind out more about CCMH at SickKids.

We are seeking Youth Mentor’s  to support our work in one of the following neighborhoods: Flemingdon/Thorncliffe, St Jamestown, Black Creek. The role is open to those who have lived experience with mental health and have gone through a process of recovery. The Youth Mentor will utilize their own lived experience as a young person with mental health challenges to assist others in the recovery process and to navigate the mental health systems. This would be accomplished through a variety of activities such as coaching, group facilitation, supporting youth currently in treatment, co-designing curriculum, and co-facilitating workshops with team members. In addition, the Youth Mentor will be responsible for providing a youth lens towards documentation/processes to create more accessible and client centered programs within the program at SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health.  

Key Responsibilities:


Clinical Practice:

  • Co-facilitate mental health, recovery and treatment groups
  • Works in collaboration with other program staff and community partners
  • Acts as a positive role-model displaying encouragement of others in the recovery process
  • Curriculum design, contributes to program development and implementation
  • Makes decisions within instruction and/or guidelines and refers questions to manager
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of best practices
  • Completes relevant documentation and consults with others, as needed


  • Attends departmental meetings, as needed, provides input and suggestions on changes to internal procedures/practices in order to provide excellent service to clients
  • Reviews documents and processes from youth/client lens


  • Complies with the organization’s vision, policies and procedures
  • Performs other tasks as assigned by management



  • Concentration and creativity required daily to work on the computer, online training, co-facilitate groups/activities, update curriculum, develop engaging presentations, resolve youth/client inquiries, data entry, attend meetings, etc.




  • Lived experience of the child & youth mental health (CYMH) system; experience with services at SickKids CCMH strongly preferred
  • Strong facilitation, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience/knowledge of mental health
  • Ability to work as a team member as well as independently
  • Enthusiastic problem solver with positive conflict resolution and goal setting skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Good knowledge, or willingness to learn, of MS Office Suites and computer programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Zoom, etc.)
  • Ability to incorporate values of a culturally competent practice of diversity and inclusiveness in all aspects of work
  • Ability to engage in activities that are of interest to youth
  • Bilingual (French/English) or proficiency in a second language would be considered as asset


Vaccination Requirements:


As a health care centre, our highest priority is the safety of patients, families and staff.  As a result, we are adopting all prevention measures to ensure the safety of our clients, families and our staff.  Therefore, any offer of employment is conditional upon proof of full vaccination with a Health Canada or World Health Organization (WHO) approved COVID-19 vaccination no later than fourteen (14) calendar days prior to the effective start date. Should there be an exemption of vaccination based on a medical, or human rights reason, proof will need to be provided, in addition to participation in regular COVID-19 testing based on exposure risk as well as participation in vaccine education. All offers of employment are conditional on meeting these minimum requirements, failure to comply will lead to offer of employment being immediately rescinded.


Interested applicants are asked to forward their resume and cover letter to:


Human Resources – SickKids CCMH

FAX:  (416) -633-7141   E-mail:


In the subject line of email, please quote the: competition number, position title and where you learned about this opportunity.


We are seeking applicants internally and externally.


CCMH at SickKids is an equal opportunity employer; we are committed to diversity and value inclusion. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, people with disabilities, members of racialized groups, and persons of all genders and sexual orientations.


The Centre views diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence as essential pieces of an integrated whole that sustain our organization and guides our interaction within our diverse communities.


Reasonable accommodations are available during the recruitment process to job applicants with disabilities.





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23-026 Youth Mentor