Student & Volunteer Opportunities

Student Placements

Boost CYAC is supportive of student placements and values the opportunity to support students in their career development.

The application process begins in the spring prior to the full fall academic term. Applications must be made by the Placement Co-ordinator or Program Supervisor at the College or University. Placement opportunities at Boost CYAC vary from year to year and depend on program needs and staff available to supervise students.

If you are interested in completing a student placement with Boost CYAC, please request that your Placement Co-ordinator or Program Supervisor contact us by March.

The application process for full academic year (2019/2020) student placements is now open. We are not accepting student placements for the spring or summer of 2019.

We have one (1) clinical placement opportunity in our Assessment Directed Therapy Program; however, this opportunity is only open to MSW students from the University of Toronto.

Current Placement Opportunities:

Research & Training Department
Research Student
Practicum | Toronto

2019/2020 Academic year (September to April)

Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre (Boost CYAC) is a registered charity that has worked in the City of Toronto for the past 35 years providing support to children and youth who have experienced abuse or violence, and their families.

We are looking for a research student to assist the Director of Research & CYAC Development in the organization and implementation of ongoing projects, as well as program specific evaluations. This experience will provide learning in research protocols and procedures, data collection and analysis, and the writing of final reports. 

You’ll need to:

  • Actively be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in the social work/social services fields and currently in the 3rd year of study.
  • Have a background in and enthusiasm for research and evaluation.
  • Have direct experience collaborating with teams of multidisciplinary professionals and community partners.
  • Exhibit excellent interpersonal, written and organizational skills, and the ability to work on multiple tasks and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrate flexibility, judgement, initiative, confidentiality and a strong work ethic.
  • Be proficient in computer skills, including database management.

The right person for this role will:

  • Conduct literature searches and reviews.
  • Assist with the design of research and evaluation projects.
  • Assist with Research Ethics Board applications.
  • Be involved in participant recruitment and consent.
  • Assist with data collection, entry, analysis and storage.
  • Contribute to report writing.

Here’s how to apply:

If you want to help us provide invaluable support to children, youth and their families, please send your cover letter and resume by email to our Manager of Human Resources & Administration, Linda Arwich at arwich@boostforkids.org.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2019

Boost CYAC is committed to: creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer; and providing accommodations in all aspects of the recruitment and hiring process under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

We thank all applicants for their submission; only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Clinical Intake Department
Clinical Intake Student
Practicum | Toronto

2019/2020 Academic year (September to April)

Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre (Boost CYAC) is a registered charity that has worked in the City of Toronto for over 37 years providing support to children and youth who have experienced abuse or violence, and their families.

We are looking for a student to assist the Clinical Intake Team to respond to and process referrals to the Assessment Directed Therapy Program, the Child Victim Witness Support Program and the Internet Child Exploitation Program. This practicum will not offer students the opportunity to provide direct therapeutic services to clients.

You’ll need to:

  • Actively be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in the social work/social services fields and currently in the 3rd year of study.
  • Have some experience working or volunteering in an organization or agency serving children/youth and families.
  • Have some knowledge/educational background of the field of childhood trauma, abuse and violence.
  • Exhibit excellent interpersonal, oral, written and organizational skills, and the ability to work on multiple tasks and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrate flexibility, judgement, initiative, confidentiality and a strong work ethic.
  • Be proficient in computer skills, including database management.

Under direct supervision, the right person for this role will:

  • Collect relevant intake information from referral sources.
  • Monitor and keep clients files up-to-date.
  • Liaise with justice partners, child protection, and community agencies.
  • Complete intake screening, referral forms and other documentation.
  • Facilitate and conduct intake meetings with clients.
  • Present new cases to clinical teams.
  • Participate in clinical and program team meetings as well as agency staff meetings.
  • Communicate and collaborate with service referral sources.
  • Collaborate with agency staff and community referral sources.

Here’s how to apply:

If you want to help us provide invaluable support to children, youth and their families, please send your cover letter and resume by email to our Manager of Human Resources & Administration, Linda Arwich at arwich@boostforkids.org.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2019

Boost CYAC is committed to: creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer; and providing accommodations in all aspects of the recruitment and hiring process under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

We thank all applicants for their submission; only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

We are not offering placement opportunities in our Child & Youth Advocacy , Child Victim Witness Support , Internet Child Exploitation or Prevention & Public Education Programs.

Please direct any other inquiries to Linda Arwich at arwich@boostforkids.org.

Volunteering at Boost CYAC

 

Boost CYAC volunteers are an outstanding group of people. They are groups and individuals representing our community and they share in a common need to reach out and help others. Volunteers of all ages play an integral role in our fundraising, awareness and service activities. Our volunteers contribute their unique skills, experience and compassion to help us.

We recruit volunteers with the skills, experience, qualifications and interest to meet our needs and offer rewarding opportunities to make a difference.

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