Youth Care Worker 2

Carrier Sekani Family Services - Prince George, BC (30+ days ago)

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Prince George, BC
Full time, term – 35 hr/week

CSFS is looking for 2 unique individuals to join the dynamic team in Youth Services. The Youth Services Program provides a unique, culturally competent approach to the prevention and intervention of substance use/abuse and violence for aboriginal and non-aboriginal youth in Prince George and Burns Lake. The program provides support through recreational, educational and cultural experiences and services include year-round weekly programming, therapeutic one-on-one services, after school programming, summer and cultural camps, and resource bridging.

  • Enrolled in a post-secondary program in Child and Youth Care, Social Work, or a related field is an asset
  • Experience working in a leadership capacity with at-risk and high-risk youth
  • An equivalent combination of education with a high school diploma and experience may be considered
  • First Nations Culture and traditions (specifically Carrier and Sekani)
  • Knowledge and understanding of contemporary social health, economic, and justice issues faced by First Nations
  • Understanding of the factors and influences that place youth at risk of becoming involved in high-risk activities
  • Knowledge of recreation and health and wellness activities applicable to youth
  • Excellent group facilitation and resolution skills
  • Understanding of First Nation history and bearing on current circumstances
  • Knowledge of the Youth Justice Act, Family Services and Child Welfare Acts and Regulations
  • Ability to work independently and within a team setting
  • Experience organizing and coordinating events, sports or equivalent
  • Computer skills using Microsoft Office suite (MS Word, Excel); able to prepare spreadsheets and operate word processing programs and Adobe Acrobat
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to compose business correspondence
  • Familiarity with office equipment including copiers, scanners, and printers
  • Experience in youth care and supervising youth preferred
  • Assist the Youth Services Team Lead in the day-to-day operations of the Youth Services programs
  • Cooperative development and implementation of recreational and cultural support services and programs for youth in the Walk Tall program
  • Facilitate life skill development by offering workshops, guest speakers and community experts
  • Provide educational opportunities for at risk youth in the following areas - health and wellness, addictions, family violence, abuse, self-esteem and culture and traditions
  • Engage youth, families and individuals in healthy activities
  • Assist in implementing prevention programs
  • Maintain confidentiality concerning employee files
  • Update and maintain all necessary program documents
  • Assist in the coordination of culture camps that will include traditional First Nations hunting and gathering activities
  • Located in an open office area as well as outdoors and in recreational facilities
  • Faced with regular interruptions and a number of deadlines
  • Some computer work and typing required
  • Lifting of office boxes and supplies may be required
  • Communication with a wide variety of internal and external clients is required
  • At least twice per year there will be a week long culture camp that will include traditional First Nations hunting and gathering activities
  • Initial and on-going employment is subject to submission of a clear Criminal Record check. Criminal Record Check must be conducted every three years.
  • Must possess or acquire a valid Class 4 Driver’s Licence
In accordance with Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code and Section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, preference will be given to qualified candidates with Aboriginal Ancestry.

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CLOSING DATE: September 22, 2019
We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.