Are you passionate about working with Indigenous youth?
Are you looking for an opportunity that will allow you to provide unique culturally-based programming for youth?
The Youth Program Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating activities for youth in accordance with funding requirements, which includes (but is not limited to): organizing and running four camps per year, running weekly programming for youth, the creation of a rooftop medicine garden, activities for youth and families in the rooftop garden, referral of youth to other Wabano services, support with the program evaluation and other required tasks to achieve funder objectives and objectives of the organization.
As an organization who works with the Indigenous community of Ottawa, it’s important that we provide opportunities to our community first, so First Nations, Inuit or Métis candidates will be given priority – please self-identify.
- Organize and run high-quality weekly programming for youth, which includes cultural activities, entrepreneurship/social enterprise workshops and activities, life skills and employment readiness, or other identified activities activities/workshops that will help develop self-esteem and leadership skills for youth;
- Support the team lead in the planning and implementation of the rooftop medicine garden;
- After the implementation of the garden, run regular activities with community in the medicine garden;
- Coordinate seasonal on-the-land activities for youth, partnering with other youth team staff;
- Coordinate four on-the-land camps for youth (two for high-risk youth);
- Refer youth to other Wabano programs and services as needed;
- Provide client care/programming at a time that is best for the client (includes evening and occasional weekend programming); and
- General admin and reporting as required.
Don’t disqualify yourself! You may not have all these qualifications, but Wabano values and recognizes the lived experiences of Indigenous people.
- Post Secondary degree in health or social services field;
- 2 years of experience providing programming to youth;
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively on a team and independently;
- Self-directed with a good work ethic;
- Sound judgment and problem solving abilities;
- Good communication and interpersonal skills;
- Proficiency in the use of computers and various software applications;
- Demonstrated ability to work with the Indigenous population and sensitivity to Indigenous issues;
- The willingness to learn about Indigenous culture to better understand and serve the clients of the Centre;
- Criminal reference check for working with the vulnerable population required
- Collaborative and Supportive Work Environment
- Comprehensive Group Health and Dental Insurance
- Employee Pension Plan (defined benefits) with matching contribution from Wabano
- Employee Assistance Program – the best in the world
- Four (4) weeks paid vacation time
- Ten (10) paid personal/sick days
- Access to cultural teachings and knowledge keepers
- Work with dynamic teams from various sectors
Please submit your application to [email protected]. Application materials include a cover letter and resume. This opportunity will remain open until filled, so tell us your story early!
Wabano is an inclusive and equitable organization, encouraging applications from qualified candidates, including persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. The position is open to all qualified applicants, although preference will be given to candidates of Indigenous ancestry (please self-identify in your application).
Wabano is committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If contacted for an employment opportunity or interviewing, please advise if you require accommodation.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
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