Youth Care Counsellor (Friday-Tuesday 8am-4pm)
Who we are:
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.
At Urban Native Youth Association UNYA we have developed a Philosophy of Care foundation, drawing from best practices. These philosophies are the grounding framework that shapes 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:
Highlights of this opportunity:
As a member of the Raven’s Lodge program team, the Youth Care Counsellor is responsible for ensuring the safe operation of Ravens Lodge by increasing stabilization, fostering empowerment and belonging for youth within a supportive, culturally open and accessible environment. This position is located at our Raven’s Lodge program which is a 3-bed live-in program (open 24/7) for Indigenous female youth who are in the care of Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society (VACFSS), between the ages of 12-18 years old. We offer a safe environment using Culture as Therapy, one-to-one support, cultural and recreational activities, care-planning, crisis management, and advocacy. The Youth Care Counsellor reports directly to the Program Manager. This position maintains a fixed schedule from Friday-Tuesday, 8am-4pm.
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