Job Posting 69650

Youth Transition Facilitator
South Island Wellness Society
Vancouver Island & Coastal areas, Saanichton
closed 2 days ago (Thu, 15 Apr)
full time  •  $45,000 annually

The purpose of the South Island Wellness Society (SIWS) is to assist the South Vancouver Island First Nations and urban Aboriginal community to develop community based and culturally relevant Indigenous approaches to the delivery of child and family services. SIWS believes that local solutions will need to be found for different communities to align with their unique differences and needs.

 

The Youth Transition Facilitator (YTF) works within South Island First Nations and Urban Aboriginal communities to facilitate Youth Transition Conferences. The YTF primary focus is to work with Youth transitioning out of care, and will work directly with the Youth Transition Coordinator and Family Advocates to facilitate collaborative meetings.

 

Key Duties and responsibilities

  • Facilitate Youth Transition Conferences
  • Develop relationships with Aboriginal Youth “In Care”
  • Work with Youth to prepare them for potential participation in the Youth Transition Planning process and liaise between them and SIWS Family Advocates or other Service Professionals
  • Work directly with Youth in Care to organize and facilitate Youth Transition Conferencing
  • Host planning conferences with the Youths support networks that will assist them in having sufficient life skills and supports once “Out of Care“
  • Primary support for Youth age 19 to implement Youth Transition Plan. Implementation supports may include:
  • Identification and access to housing
  • Continued life skill development
  • Enrollment in education and access to available education funding
  • Access to employment search services and/or social assistance
  • Supports to acquire necessary services to assist with individual needs (i.e. health, social, etc.)
  • Support to remain connected to community and other key individuals identified in their YTP
  • Facilitate other collaborative meetings as needed
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Conflict resolution skills an asset.

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