Aboriginal Youth Safehouse
Youth Care Counsellor (Sunday - Thursday)
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 Aboriginal Youth Safehouse program team the Youth Care Counsellor is responsible for supporting the youth in identifying their individual needs and setting positive goals for the future. The 24-hour program provides stabilization care and temporary housing to those who do not have a safe space to stay. The position focuses on each youth’s unique strengths and supports them to obtain housing, employment, education, training, and life-skills, as well as to positively address alcohol and drug, mental health, and physical health issues, or anything else youth feel they need support with. The Aboriginal Youth Safehouse Team reports directly to the Program Manager. This position maintains a schedule of five, 8-hour shifts. The shifts are Sunday & Monday 7am-3pm, Tuesday & Wednesday 8am-4pm, and Thursday 3pm-11pm.
Qualifications and Conditions:
What we offer:
If you would like to become a part of this tremendous team, send a cover letter and resume indicating the position you are applying to the attention of the Hiring Manager at . Posting will close when position is filled. Only those shortlisted will be contacted.
***We are an Indigenous youth organization whose mandate is to provide meaningful opportunities for Indigenous youth. We encourage qualified Indigenous - First Nations, Metis, and Inuit, applicants to apply. If you identify as Indigenous, please let us know in your application! Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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