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.
The Aboriginal Youth Safehouse is a short-term live-in 6 bed resource for youth in need of safe housing and support services. Our program is trauma-informed and grounded in the philosophies of harm reduction and youth centered care.
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 Management team at ASH, the Assistant Manager is responsible for the collaborative practice of delivering programs and services at ASH. This position provides effective leadership, role modelling and support to a team of staff that are currently operating programs under contract. The Assistant Manager reports directly to the Manager of ASH and maintains a 40 hour per week schedule.
Qualifications and Conditions:
What we offer:
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 well-being, 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.
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