The Indigenous Youth Programmer supports the IYEP Coordinator to plan, implement, and evaluate the Indigenous Youth Employment Program. The Indigenous Youth Employment Program supports Indigenous youth between the ages of 17-29 to overcome barriers and acquire skills and training to achieve sustainable employment. The position works out of Drive Youth Employment Services, Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House's youth satellite, and includes work in the community.
We are a high energy, driven, and creative team that engages youth in the Hastings-Sunrise neighbourhood. Our work is centered around inclusion and equity, to build social connection and to break down discrimination through community building. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who identify as Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour, individuals with disabilities, and members of LGBTQIA2S+ communities.
Hours: 28 hours per week (Monday – Friday)
Contract: ASAP until March 31, 2023 with possibility of extension
Starting Wage: ANHBC Band 7 $19.87 - $24.45/hour
Duties and Responsibilities:
Support the Coordinator to oversee daily operations of the Indigenous Youth Employment Program
Provide a physically and emotionally safe environment for all youth participants, staff and volunteers
Mediate, counsel, and act as a role model for participants/volunteers
Provide support to youth in the program, both 1-1 and group based
Co-facilitate training workshops and share input for curriculum
Promote, market, educate and solicit the community and service agencies to recruit Indigenous youth with barriers to employment
Uphold a high degree of professional integrity; represent the organization at community meetings
Network with community partners including employers to secure and sustain work placements
Administrative duties including monthly reporting, program scheduling, and purchasing within program budget
Other duties as assigned by the Program Coordinator
Degree in related field or suitable combination of education and experience (minimum 2 years); lived experience an asset
Experience working with Indigenous youth
Extensive knowledge of the barriers Indigenous youth between the ages of 17-29 face in terms of employability
A strong understanding of Indigenous culture and reconciliation processes
Demonstrated skills in youth support and outreach
Experience in facilitating employment programs including pre-employment counseling/ coaching, job search assistance, identifying skills and strengths for career options, creating resumes, job search workshops and interview skills
Proven ability to liaise and build relationships with service providers and community members
Commitment to ongoing personal and professional development
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