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Job Number:  41762
Indigenous Initiatives Youth Worker, The Lodge
Job Posted: Thursday, 8 February 2018
Closing Date: Saturday, 10 March 2018
(in 19 days)
Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary
Region: Calgary area Type: Full time
Location: Calgary Salary: (not entered)

Youth Support Worker, Indigenous initiatives

Location: Calgary – Mahmawi-atoskiwin 2323 32 Ave NE

Feb. 1, 2018 – December 21, 2018 with a possibility of extension


Are you a passionate and creative individual looking to implement culturally relevant programs for Indigenous youth?  Are you ready to make a positive impact in the community?


Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary is a leading provider of quality programs to children and youth, with a $20 million dollar operating budget, that supports the healthy physical, educational and social development for 20,000 young people and their families each year.


The Youth Support Worker, Indigenous Initiatives will support health, healing and wellbeing of youth involved in the Iiyika’kimaat program by working with youth on a 1:1 basis to identify barriers they may have around basic needs, mental health, education, health, employment and other obstacles to their wellbeing. The youth support worker will also be responsible for implementing outreach strategies in the community to inform youth about the Iiyika’kimaat program. In addition, the youth worker will be responsible for working alongside the current Iiyaki’kimaat staff to provide program support as needed.



As the Indigenous Initiatives Youth Support Worker in the Indigenous Initiatives stream, a typical day might include:

  • Developing and implementing an outreach and recruitment strategy for Indigenous youth 
  • Developing a strong referral strategy and plan for youth and program
  • Developing a work plan to enhance cultural connections and networks for the program
  • Maintaining youth and work files in accordance to BGCC processes
  • Supporting IIyika’kimaat staff with program delivery, as needed
  • Providing appropriate referral supports to Indigenous youth and their families
  • Having a professional presence in the community
  • Working with current staff to provide quality, outcome based programs and services for children, youth, and families that utilize the principles of HIGH FIVE
  • Assisting with recruitment and marketing of Indigenous Initiatives programs in the community, schools, and at events
  • Maintaining specific program and member statistics, as well as perform other administrative duties as required including monthly reporting of program statistics and qualitative content


We Have:

  • Fun and energetic work environment filled with creative, compassionate, open minded people. 
  • A fantastic total compensation package.
  • Great support for work-life balance and flexibility in the workplace.
  • The opportunity to professionally develop your skills and coach others.
  • To work in an agency that has incredible impact in communities in Calgary.


You Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in Social Work, Education, Child and Youth Care, Recreation, Kinesiology, or a related discipline; equivalencies will be considered
  • 3-5 years’ experience in delivering social, culturally appropriate, educational and/or recreational programs to at risk children, youth, and/or families in an urban or rural Indigenous setting
  • 2-3 years’ experience in community engagement
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Case management skills and experience
  • Knowledge of Indigenous community, culture and protocols
  • Strong knowledge of community Indigenous resources and supports in Calgary and Area
  • Interpersonal communication with children, youth and adults from Indigenous backgrounds and an understanding and awareness of cultural issues
  • Good understanding and able to appropriately apply behavior management skills with individuals and in group settings
  • Effective communication and strong written skills
  • Strong presentations skills – ability to develop and present concise presentations
  • Working knowledge of related computer programs (Word, Excel, Sharepoint, ADP, etc)
  • Independent worker and strong team member
  • Agency driver requirements (Class 4 Driver’s License, non-GLD Class 5 will be considered with plans to obtain a class 4
  • $2Million liability on car insurance
  • Current Standard First Aid/Basic Rescuer CPR certificate
  • Able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends in various environments
  • Cleared Criminal Check with Vulnerable Sector Search and Child Welfare Intervention Check*


*If the checks are older than 6 months, successful applicants will begin this process during new hire paperwork.


Have we enticed you enough to want to become the Youth Support Worker with Indigenous Initiatives at BGCC? Why not apply?! Submit your cover letter and resume now! 


How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to our website for consideration. No phone calls please, only qualified candidates will be contacted. If this posting is not listed on our website then this position is no longer available.
Contact Details:
Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary
731 13 AVE NE
Calgary, AB
T2E 1C8
www:   www.boysandgirlsclubsofcalgary.ca/careers/

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