Urban Native Youth Association
Training the Leaders of Tomorrow
About Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA) and Young Bears Lodge:
UNYA has been supporting the health and wellbeing of Indigenous youth in the Metro Vancouver area for over 30 years. As a respected non-profit, charitable organization, we recognize Indigenous youth as experts in their own lives, and strive to provide youth with programs and opportunities that are relevant and meaningful to them.
Young Bears Lodge is a culturally-based, holistic program for Indigenous youth ages 13-18 who are looking to make changes to their relationship with drugs or alcohol. Our live-in program is trauma-informed and grounded in Indigenous cultural teachings, ceremonies, and protocols, within a structured, substance-free environment.
Highlights of this opportunity:
Are you passionate about empowering Indigenous youth? Do you have a knack for building positive relationships?
Are you strategic, creative, and dynamic in your approach to youth work? Does working within a fast-paced environment energize you?
If you said yes, then this is the opportunity for you!
Your accomplishments and experience include:
What we can offer you:
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. Having a self-care plan in place is important to your wellbeing, both personally and professionally, and we have a number of supports in place to help our staff with this. Our Elder in Residence has set hours every week to meet with staff for personal, cultural, and spiritual support. We are committed to ongoing learning and positive team building, and the entire UNYA team comes together once a month for a morning of professional development, followed by a shared meal and an afternoon of fun activities.
Submit a cover letter stating the position you are applying for, a resume, and contact information for (3) references via email to the attention of the Young Bears Lodge Program Manager at . To best support Indigenous youth in this program, preference will be given to Indigenous applicants. Please self-Identify in your application.
Resumes will be accepted, reviewed on a rolling basis, until filled.
Applications will be accepted only as described above, and incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
No enquiries – only those short-listed will be contacted.
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