Wei Wai Kum First Nation is accepting applications for the position of Youth Worker. This position is a full-time, position for 35 hours per week which will include flexible hours to supervisor after school activities and periodic weekends with community youth.
The purpose of this position is to nurture the physical, emotional and spiritual growth of the youth of the community.
DUTIES: Reporting to the Band Manager the Youth Worker plans, organizes and promote recreational, cultural and preventative activities and programs with a focus on inclusion of Laichwiltach culture and language. The Youth Worker participates in all program activities in a leadership role; organizes special events for youth; and participates in strategic and operational program planning, design, and evaluation.
QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires:
- Related training and experience working with youth and families;
- Ability to work independently and as a team member;
- Good interpersonal and communication skills;
- Class 4 Driver’s License (or willingness to obtain within 1-month employment start date);
- Valid First Aid and CPR certification;
- A clear Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check
- Ability to exhibit patience, diplomacy, respect and a sense of humor;
- A medical certificate of good health, including tuberculosis screening;
- Knowledge of the culture and traditions of the Laichwiltach People
- Organize, schedule, and promote recreational, cultural and preventative activities and programs with a focus on inclusion of Laichwiltach cultural and language.
- Encourage and support Band youth to participate in activities and programs.
- Help to organize special celebrations, such as Halloween, Christmas, Easter, Canoe gatherings, cultural gatherings and exchanges, and Indigenous games.
- Be open, creative and receptive to new ideas.
- Participate in all activities in a leadership role.
- Work as part of a team for the betterment of the youth in the community by creating and maintaining relations with Kwakiutl District Council Health Services and other external agencies.
- Liaise with the parents of the youth who attend the activities and programs and with the Home/School Liaison Worker and the parents group.
- Maintain relations with the Elders Worker.
- Participate in strategic and operational program planning, design, and evaluation.
- Manage the budget and funds for trips and activities.
- Prepare a written program report on a monthly basis.
- Prepare a weekly schedule of Youth activities and provide it for the weekly Band newsletter.
- Attend relevant training and workshops related to work with youth.
- Attend monthly staff meetings and other meetings as requested.
- Perform other related duties as requested by the Band Manager.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- This position is 35 hours weekly, usually weekdays from 1:30 to 8:30 p.m., with some flexible working hours as required by the program,
- The holder of this position is required to abide by the terms of the Wei Wai Kum First Nation’s Personnel Policy, and Indigenous Services Canada policies regarding social development.
- Places of work are the Band Office, Thunderbird Hall and program activity sites.
- Must provide a clear Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check and a Driver’s Abstract.
Please mail, email or fax a cover letter and resume, to:
Linda Campbell, Band Manager
Wei Wai Kum First Nation
1650 Old Spit Road, Campbell River BC V9W 3E8
Fax: (250) 287-8838
CLOSING DATE: 4:00 PM, FEB. 8, 2019
Only those short-listed will be contacted for an interview