Further, you will help implement and facilitate programs and activities designed to build capacity and empower youth in the communities we serve.
Position: Youth Empowerment Worker – Kitkatla
Reports to: Will work under the direct supervision of the Band Social Worker
Location: Kitkatla Community
Deadline: May 5, 2023
Primary Responsibilities and Duties
- Building a strong relationship with the youth
- Engage with youth daily (creative arts, science, technology, cultural values, life, and leadership skills etc.)
- Land based Learning is essential – training will be provided
- Work in collaboration with Northwest Inter-Nation Family & Child Services (NIFCS), along side other Youth EmpowermentWorkers on the planning and implementation of a variety of community events to promote the personal wellness of youth.
- Follow youth empowerment calendar for events and activities.
- Lead, participate and coach youth in programs activities that occur in evenings and on weekends. Ensure the safety of youth and report any incidents promptly.
- Provide support, guidance and direction while promoting anti-bullying. Assist with creating activities for all youth.
- Follow policies, procedures and protocols including completion of related forms and documents. Assist with event planning, as required.
- Assist youth in identifying individual plans and goals.
- Ensure that youth are engaged and connected to the program and supports offered. Assist youth in assessing outsideservices where applicable, working with the NIFCS Team.
- Keep current on all social concerns and trends, and as required attend professional development activities to remain informed regarding issues affecting youth.
- Actively assist in the ongoing development and review of program plans.
- Work within a team-based environment for the delivery of services to youth, families, and elders. Perform other duties within the scope of the position, as assigned.
- Ability to contribute to planning and developing youth-based programs and activities.
- Willingness to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and qualities of an exemplary role model for youth.
- Ability to supervise youth in the community and offer an opportunity to interact together in a healthy and safe way.
- Strong and demonstrable interpersonal skills.
- Strong communication skills both verbal and writing.
- Skilled in the use of computers as administrative and educational tool.
- Aware and conversant in latest technological tools and programs that have the potential for youth development.
- Willingness to learn and acquire new skills to facilitate and coach youths as per program requirement. Ability to keep confidentiality.
- Ability to work flexible hours including evening, weekends, and holidays. Experience in coordinating and facilitating workshops and groups or willing to learn.
- Knowledge of the Gitxaala culture and communities would be considered an asset, on the job training will be provided.
- Valid driver’s license , we will assist in obtaining within 6 months if successful applicant does not have a license.
While we recognize the value of diversity in the workplace and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds in accordance with section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code. Candidates of Indigenous background are encouraged to self-identify on their application.
Minimum grade 12.
Deadline: Friday, May 5, 2023, At 4:30PM
Only the successful candidate will be contacted
Email applications to: email@example.com
Attn: Norman Ridley
We thank all applicants for their interest.
Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.