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1618 East Hastings St near Commercial Drive

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compensation: Between $48,266.40 and $56,201.18 annually
employment type: full-time
non-profit organization

About Urban Native Youth Association & Aboriginal Youth Safehouse

Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA) has been supporting the health and wellbeing of Indigenous youth in the Metro Vancouver area for over 30 years. As a respected non-profit, charitable organization, we recognize Indigenous youth as experts in their own lives, and strive to provide youth with programs and opportunities that are relevant and meaningful to them.

UNYA's Aboriginal Youth Safehouse is a short-term live-in resource for 7 youth ages 16-18 who are in need of safe housing and support services. Our program is trauma-informed and grounded in the philosophies of harm reduction and person centered care.

Highlights of this Opportunity

Are you creative, strategic and confident in your approach to youth work? Passionate about empowering 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 you said yes, then this is the opportunity for you!

  • Be 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.
  • Establish positive rapport and develop relationships with youth and other professionals.
  • Care-planning, advocacy, developing intervention strategies, providing on-site support.
  • Record required information (paper records, Sharevision, Excel, etc.)
  • Contribute to a team focused on increasing stabilization, belonging, and em powerment for Indigenous youth, and fostering a positive and engaging workplace for all.
  • Support youth through their relationships with mental health and substance use.

Your Accomplishments and Experience Include:

  • Relevant degree or diploma, 2 years of recent related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. We recognize that formal education is not the only relevant qualification for this role.
  • Supporting youth to address the effects of poverty, colonization, and intergenerational trauma, and reinforcing a positive sense of belonging and identity. Priority is given to First Nations (status and non-status), M├ętis, and Inuit applicants, as per Section 41 of the Human Rights Code.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, coupled with strong crisis intervention and conflict mediation skills.
  • A strong spirit of collaboration, dependability, positivity, and a love of what you do.
  • Satisfactory criminal record check.
  • What We Can Offer You

    We currently have one full-time Youth Care Counsellor position available at the Aboriginal Youth Safehouse. This position works set shifts, Wednesday to Sunday, 7 pm to 3 am. Annual compensation is between $48,266.40 and $56,201.18.

    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.

    Having a self-care plan in place is important to your wellbeing, both personally and professionally, and we have a number of supports in place to help our staff with this. Full-time staff have access to our Employee Assistance Program, including counselling services. Our Elder in Residence has set hours every week to meet with staff for personal, cultural, and spiritual support.

    We are committed to ongoing learning and positive team building, and the entire UNYA team comes together once a month for a morning of professional development, followed by a shared meal and an afternoon of fun activities.

    How To Apply

    Reply to this posting with a cover letter stating the position you're applying for and your resume to the attention of the Aboriginal Youth Safehouse Program Manager.

    Final deadline: June 4, 2019.

    To best support Indigenous youth in this program, preference will be given to Indigenous applicants. If you are Indigenous, please self-identify in your application.

    We will be conducting interviews on a rolling basis. We thank everyone for applying, but due to time constraints only those short-listed will be contacted.

    Looking for something else?

    Visit our employment page to see our other job openings.

    Not the right fit for you, but know someone else who would be perfect for this role? Please share this posting!

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