Full-time Residential Youth Care Counsellor – Ravens Lodge
A little bit about UNYA and Ravens Lodge:
At Urban Native Youth Association, we believe that youth are the experts in their own lives. We have developed a Philosophy of Care, drawing from best practices. These philosophies are the grounding frameworks that shape all of our decisions and every interaction we have with the youth we serve.
Following these philosophies empowers our staff to meet youth where they are at, by giving them the ability to balance flexibility and structure. This allows us 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:
Ravens Lodge is a 5-bed live-in program for Aboriginal female youth who are in the care of the Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society. We offer a safe environment using Culture as Therapy, one-to-one support, cultural activities, care-planning, crisis management, and advocacy. We help youth to connect to their culture, family, and community supports, develop life skills, and make positive choices in all areas of their life. We provide services to youth ages 11-18.
Residential Child and Youth Workers are responsible for ensuring the safe operation of Ravens Lodge, and increasing stabilization and fostering empowerment and belonging for youth within a supportive, culturally open and accessible environment. We work with each youth individually, and develop and implement individual intervention and counselling plans as needed, along with continuous evaluation together with each youth to ensure their success.
Highlights of this opportunity:
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 you said yes, then this is the opportunity for you!
Details on the job:
Your accomplishments and experience include:
What we can offer you:
UNYA has a Youth Care Counsellor position available in our Ravens Lodge Program. This full-time position is Sunday-Thursday 4pm-12am. Compensation for this position is $23.21 hr.
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.
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