Team Leader (Anti-Human Trafficking Specialized Services) – Murray McKinnon Foundation


Oshawa, ON, Canada

Murray McKinnon Foundation, Team Leader – Full time Anti-Human Trafficking Specialized Services, Lavender Hill

Are you a passionate Advocate who is committed to contributing to positive change related to gender-based violence and the sexual exploitation of girls and women? Are you somebody who understands that their actions have impact and are seeking new opportunities to contribute to your community and to further develop your skills?

Murray McKinnon Foundation (MMF), Specialized Services, Lavender Hill is the first provincial out of home care program providing mentorship and support to female and female identifying people aged 12-18 years of age who have been sex trafficked and commercially sexually exploited.

We are seeking a Team Leader who will be one of a two-person TL unit and who will provide leadership and administrative support to our team of Direct Care Facilitators (FT and casual). They will be professionally curious, actively engaged in their interpersonal growth and self-care practices and will be looking for a unique opportunity to contribute to the healing and recovery pathways of young people.

The Team Leader will also actively engage and assist the children/youth at Lavender Hill; ensuring they are receiving relational care, adequate supervision and that plans are in place to meet their unique and individualized needs. This will take place during predictable scheduled shifts of days, evenings, and alternative weekends. No overnights required for this role.

This program operates from a confidential location; situated within Peterborough County. A valid G level driver’s license and reliable vehicle will be required to access your employment site.

MMF’s Vision is that Youth are inspired through opportunities to learn, grow and succeed and our Mission statement aspires to encourage and support the potential of the young persons in our care.

Why choose MMF?
•We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility, together with anti-oppressive and anti-racism practices. Our employees are expected to demonstrate this commitment as well as make a commitment to the agency’s Vision, Mission, Core Values and our Strategic plan
•We provide outstanding career opportunities – we’re growing and pushing ourselves every day to be greater than yesterday – we’re open to your ideas and trying new things
•Employees do not incur costs for benefit inclusions
•OPSEU representation

What we offer:
Competitive rates of pay and as a FT employee, you will receive:
• Attractive pay (annual salary range from $57,000.00 – $60,000.00 or $27.53 – $29.21 hourly)
• A safe work environment adhering to all Ministry licensing and Public Health standards
• RRSP matching of 4%
• Benefits (premiums are 100% employer-paid) include dental, vision and extended healthcare and Healthcare Spending Account up to $650, paid time off
• Extensive, and employer-paid, professional development opportunities & trainings (PATCO HT specific training, First Aid, UMAB, ASIST)

Successful candidates who meet all requirements and qualifications may be offered a one-time incentive.

Successful Candidates will be expected to:
•Promote and engage with the Agency’s Mission, Vision and Value Statements as well as its Strategic Plan
•Foster and be responsible for the relational care of the young people in our program while using a survivor centered framework
•Provide and actively engage in an inclusive, anti-oppressive and anti-racist environment that promotes ‘felt’ safety to the young people we serve
•Conduct on-going observations, reporting and documentation of the young person’s well-being while responding to behaviors using a trauma-informed and healing centered lens
•Employ supportive and motivational counselling skills and as required, crisis intervention techniques
•Strive to meet the physical, cognitive, emotional, spiritual and cultural needs of each young person
•Utilize evidence informed proactive measures, programming and intervention practices grounded in harm-reduction principles that are culturally appropriate to each young person
•Actively assist the young person in establishing community connections and participating in pro-social activities
•Identify and communicate systemic barriers that impact the young person and assist in advocating for their mediation and or elimination
•Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team professionals, which include Director, supervisor, and clinical care team (e.g. social workers, nurses), all to the aim of ensuring best care practices are provided to the young person
•Have had direct & successful experiences in coaching, mentoring and leadership roles

The Successful Candidate must:
•Have a valid G driver’s license & willingness to travel to work site located in Peterborough County
•Provide proof of Immunization records, must have physician’s note (fitness to work)
•Provide a current Criminal Reference check, including Vulnerable sector screening
•Have proof of Post-Secondary education, Bachelor of Child and Youth Care is preferred or a minimum level of education required in a 2 year diploma in a related field (social services diploma, mental health & addictions, police foundations as examples (For persons who identify as First Voice/Survivor of sexual exploitation and/or sex trafficking, the absence of education or professional membership experience will be taken into consideration)

Preferred Experiences and Skills:
•Knowledge of legislation related to child welfare, sexual exploitation and youth justice
•Displayed competencies of self-care practices, personal/professional boundaries & commitment to growth of interpersonal skills
•Sound understanding and ability to apply some of following counselling approaches: victim survivor centered, Feminist, cognitive-behavioral, Mindfulness.
•Demonstrated ability to work with neurodiverse persons, have a creative approach, excellent verbal and written communication skills and be open to working within an environment of both ‘grey’ and rigid structure

The Successful Candidate may have these additional assets:
•Specialized training on the topic of Sexual Exploitation & Human Trafficking
•Indigenous Perspectives and Designations
•Fluency in languages other than English
•Certifications such as ASIST, First Aid/CPR-C, and UMAB
•Previous work experiences in child welfare, youth justice, out of home care, and/or anti-human trafficking settings

If interested, please submit your cover letter and resume to: The Hiring Committee at