Published: December 6, 2017
Location
Job Type
Category
Department
Youth Resource Centre
Job Order Number
28114
Application Deadline
Friday, December 15th, 2017
Salary/Wage
DOQ

Description

ORDER DATE..................................:      December 6, 2017

JOB TITLE........................................:      YOUTH WORKER

NATIONAL OCCUPATION CODE.:         4212

NUMBER OF POSITIONS..............:        1

POSITION TYPE.............................:        PART-TIME (Weekend shift - 11:00am-11:00pm Saturday and Sunday)

A non-profit organization established in 1993 to support urban Indigenous Youth by providing a variety of program and resources aimed at improving the social, cultural, and economic outcomes of young people in the community is seeking a Youth Worker for their Youth Resource Centre.

The Youth Resource Centre provides youth 13-24 regardless of status, culture or gender a safe alternative to the streets where they are at greater risk for negative outcomes. The centre supports a wide variety of programs and resources to counteract the cultural and social dislocation many young people experience.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide supervision of youth accessing the centre to ensure a safe environment;
  • Engage with and build positive relationships with youth based on trust, respect and confidentiality;
  • Plan and implement both structured and drop-in activities within the centre;
  • Respond to all critical incidents in a timely manner;
  • Act as a role model and mentor to youth;
  • Establish and maintain strategic partnerships that support the goals and activities of the program;
  • Ensure appropriate documentation is completed as required;
  • Maintain program statistics, complete written reports and complete evaluation processes as required.

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in the youth care, social work field preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in the youth care field.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with urban Indigenous youth, with particular emphasis on youth with chronic involvement with the child welfare system, at risk for or experiencing homelessness and at risk for and or experiencing exploitation.
  • Strong understanding and appreciation for Indigenous culture.
  • Program planning and facilitation experience
  • Extensive knowledge of community resources and services available to youth.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both oral and written.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with youth, and community.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Maintain a high level of independence and self-initiative.
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions with an ability to respond effectively and positively in diverse situations
  • Proficiency in computer use including word processing, spreadsheets and database management
  • Valid Driver’s license required.
  • Current Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Registry and Prior Contact Checks required.

Please contact (CAHRD) Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development at 204-989-7110 for more details. 

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