Urban Native Youth Association
Training the Leaders of Tomorrow
Relief Youth Worker Position with our Ravens Lodge Program
WHAT IS AVAILABLE:
UNYA has a Relief Youth Worker position available in our Ravens Lodge Program. This resource is double-staffed 24 hours per day and divided into 3 shifts morning, evening and over-night (awake) shift.
WHO WE ARE:
UNYA believes that youth are the experts in their own lives. UNYA has developed a Philosophy of Care, drawing from best practices, and these philosophies are the grounding framework that shape all of our decisions and every interaction we have with the youth we serve. Following these philosophies empowers our staff to meet the youth where they are at by affording them the ability to balance flexibility and structure to meet our youth’s needs, and ensure that our youth experience a consistent quality of care across all UNYA programs. Our 5 key philosophies are:
Trauma-Informed Practice l Two-Eyed Seeing
Harm Reduction Practice l Youth/Person Centered Practice
Culture as Therapy
Ravens Lodge is a Short-term, Residential Foster Care Program for Indigenous female youth ages 12-18 years. Our goal is to help increase stability, continuity, and a sense of belonging for Indigenous youth by creating a culturally focused, family environment in order to support the personal development of resident youth whose families are unavailable or unable to meet their needs. We offer Indigenous youth support in their efforts to stabilize their lives, establish positive support networks, and attain essential life-skills and social skills.
DETAILS ON THE JOB:
Being a positive role model for youth, working in cooperation with others, and positively participating in programming activities while supervising and ensuring safety at all times.
Establishing positive rapport and developing relationships with youth and other professionals.
Care-planning, advocacy, informal counselling, developing intervention strategies, providing on-site support. Organizing, facilitating, and supervising youth in various activities.
Recording required information where necessary (paper, Sharevision, Excel, etc.)
Contribute to a team focused on increasing stabilization, belonging, and empowerment for Indigenous youth and foster a positive and engaging workplace for all.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:
Are you: Creative, strategic and confident in your approach to youth work? Passionate about empowering Indigenous youth?
Do you: Have a strong spirit of collaboration, dependability, positivity, and a love of what you do? Believe in open and positive communication with everyone? Do you want to give back to the community by being a positive role model for youth?
If so, then this is the opportunity for you!
WHAT WE NEED:
Relevant degree or diploma, 2 years of recent related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Understanding of the intergenerational impacts of the residential school systems, colonization, the Indigenous Community, and an understanding and willingness to participate in Indigenous protocols, practices, and
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, coupled with strong crisis intervention and conflict mediation skills.
Class 5 Drivers License and Satisfactory Criminal Record Check.
DETAILS ON HOW TO APPLY:
Taking care of people is our priority, and this includes our staff. Together, we strive to create an accepting, respectful, and non-judgmental work environment.If you would like to become a part of this tremendous team send a cover letter and resume to the Ravens Lodge Program Manager at email@example.com
If you identify as Indigenous, please let us know in your cover letter.
We will be conducting interviews on a rolling basis, and will end the posting when the position is filled. Due to time constraints, only those short-listed will be contacted. Thank you for your application!
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