Male Youth Ambassador, Treaty 8 Urban Child & Family Services

Employment Opportunity Treaty 8 Urban CFS Office Male Youth Ambassador

Treaty 8 Urban Child and Family Services Office currently requires a Youth Ambassador who will be responsible for successfully planning, coordinating, organizing, promoting, and evaluating a range of youth development activities and programs that enhance opportunities for Treaty 8 youth engagement. This role also establishes and maintains effective collaborative relationships with individuals and groups in the Community to determine the needs of Treaty 8 youth. The Youth Ambassador encourages and promotes a supportive environment for Treaty 8 youth to address challenges and barriers they may be experiencing, and advocates, where necessary, for programs and resources for Treaty 8 youth.

 

This role will be involved in the following responsibilities and activities:

  • Monitor and evaluate, on an on-going basis, the Treaty 8 Urban Child and Family Services youth programs and activities and incorporating relevant feedback to enhance youth programming.
  • Work with the Treaty 8 UCFS team to participate in youth engagement and consultation activities.
  • Assist Treaty 8 youth in learning more about and/or connecting with cultural practices and traditions.
  • Provide guidance to Treaty 8 youth in identifying individual plans and goals and serving as a role model for them.
  • Assist Treaty 8 youth in accessing additional resources and services as necessary, work with their community and the Treaty 8 UCFS.
  • Actively promote the Treaty 8 UCFS youth programs and activities through a variety of social media.
  • Assist communities to identify the needs of youth and develop strategies that address the recreational, social, and emotional needs of Treaty 8 youth.
  • Collaborate, plan, and implement a range of community events to promote the personal wellness of Treaty 8 youth.
  • Establish and maintain partnerships and networks with community services and programs (e.g., schools, clinics, police, mental health services, and other services) and working together to address the  needs of Treaty 8 youth.
  • Keep current on all social concerns and trends, and as required, attend professional development activities to remain informed regarding issues that affect indigenous youth.
  • Determine the gaps in  service delivery for Treaty 8 youth and recommending strategies for improvement.
  • Advocate on behalf of young people and their families to ensure appropriate service options for youth.
  • Coordinate and support the development of active youth representation (e.g. a youth committee) to advise on youth issues.
  • Tracks and document program sessions with sign in sheets, detailed notes, photos, and any other means deemed appropriate.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Certificate, Diploma Child and Youth Care Program or certificate, diploma in a related field
  • Current Standard First Aid with CPR certification
  • Strong and practical understanding of youth development principles, techniques, and resources
  • Knowledge and experience facilitating workshops
  • Computer proficiency in using MS Office Suite, Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Publisher, Team Meeting or Zoom
  • Must have open availability to provide services to youth and children on weekdays, evenings, and weekends to accommodate to needs of clients
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Sector and Child Intervention (Welfare Check- current within three months) and three-year Driver's Abstract
  • Valid class 5 driver's license, reliable transportation with $2million liability insurance
  • Knowledge & understanding of Treaty 8 First Nations community, culture and language will be an asset

 

Closing Date: Until suitable candidate is found Interested applicants can submit cover letter and resume to:

houlec@treaty8ucfs.ca Phone Number:780 784-3663

WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!

Only applicants selected for an Interview will be contacted.

 

For Indigenous peoples to protect our cultures, languages and traditions the Nation of Treaty B asserts the belief "children are gifts from the Creator", it is our responsibility to ensure our Indigenous cultures and teachings are passed/taught to our children who will continue the teachings of future generations.