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Aboriginal Youth Worker

Job IDB4-05-E3-16-9F-3C
CompanyMake a Future - Kamloops-Thompson School District
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Date Posted2021-01-06
Posted Until2021-07-05
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryEducation
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The Kamloops-Thompson School District is looking for a dedicated youth worker who will serve as a positive role model to support, lead and encourage young people living in the Kamloops-Thompson School District area. This is a temporary, full-time position, effective, immediately to June 30, 2021. This is a contract interim position funded by the Aboriginal Education Council for the 2020-2021 school year.

The Youth Worker will organize recreational, social, cultural and educational opportunities for youth. Effective liaison with parents, teachers, administrators, local First Nations, and outside agencies is a critical aspect of this position. Reporting to the District Principal – Aboriginal Education, the successful applicant will work closely with school leaders, as well as local First Nations communities. The successful applicant will be required to work flexible hours, which include evenings and weekends to meet the needs of the youth and program.

This position will be filled by competition.

Responsibilities of the Aboriginal Youth Worker include:

• Plan, organize and deliver a wide variety of social, recreational and cultural activities designed for children and youth, in schools and communities
• Provide assistance to students at recreational facilities by enforcing rules, model positive behaviour and serve as a mentor for young people
• Encourage people to participate in activities and form healthy relationships, encourage group activities and provide oversight to ensure everyone is treated fairly
• Foster collaboration and leadership among participants by adding activities that promote teamwork and encouraging participants to actively pursue personal responsibility
• Facilitate workshops in schools and community settings
• Provide cultural awareness, positive role modelling and mentorship
• Provide guidance, ongoing assistance, encouragement and support to students in developing and achieving appropriate behaviour, personal and life skills
• Other duties, as assigned

• Grade 12 supplemented by a minimum of one (1) year post-secondary education in a related field, such as Child/Youth care worker
• Two (2) years proven previous work experience working with children, preferably of Aboriginal ancestry
• Demonstrated experience with elementary and secondary students
• Valid BC Driver’s license
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Deadline: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 @ 12 PM