Brighter Futures Youth Workers – 2 Positions

Full Time - Term, On Call
Lax Kw'alaams, BC
Posted 2 months ago
2024-03-14(Closed)

Lax Kw'alaams Band

Brighter Futures Youth Workers – 2 Positions
1- Full Time 2 Year Term
1 – On Call Date Classified: February 29, 2024

Business Unit: Brighter Futures House
Location: Lax Kw’alaams, BC

Reporting to: Brighter Futures Coordinator


The Lax Kw’alaams Band and Brighter Futures Program have one full time and one on call position available for employment as Brighter Futures Youth Workers. The successful candidates will deliver services in a Culturally Safe setting in a respectful manner that complies with current Brighter Futures policies and procedures.


Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Be active and engage in all program activities during shift including community events or collaborated programs with other departments.
  • Build positive relationships with the Youth who access Brighter Futures programming and youth in the community.
  • To empower Youth through a process of reflective practice to find their own direction in life
  • To encourage Youth to contribute and be involved in the community in Lax Kw’alaams
  • Act as an informal point of contact for Youth, to be a friendly welcoming face within the community and someone the Youth can trust to talk to.
  • Maintain a professional relationship with the Youth, acting as their advocate, ensuring appropriate confidentiality and the maintenance of professional boundaries at all times.
  • Assist other Youth Workers in running and engaging activities either as a part of a group or one to one.
  • Facilitate programs and workshops with youth ages 7 – 29.
  • Work as part of a team and as an individual to provide a safe environment. Report any Health and Safety or safeguarding concerns to the Brighter Futures Coordinator
  • Able to facilitate conflict resolutions between youth when needed.
  • Must be responsible and ethical, shows compassion and empathy.
  • Facilitate or willing to learn to facilitate Cultural Harvesting, Traditional Arts & Mental Health programs.
  • Maintain accurate logs and compile statistical records to support program needs and information of ongoing program development and evaluation
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills with Youth, professionals and agencies showing consideration and respect for their views, ensuring that all communication, including on issues that may be emotionally distressing, is dealt with in an appropriate manner and conveyed in ways acceptable to the recipient.
  • Attend team meetings
  • Work evenings & weekends
  • Clean up materials and space used at the end of each program.
  • Travel up to 2 weeks with youth – ie. Canoe Journey, Seaweed camp, Conferences etc.
  • Lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Perform all other tasks within the scope of the position and as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • A combination of education and experience will be considered, preference for a minimum of grade 12 graduation
  • First Aid and CPR preferred or willing to take.
  • Knowledge base in Food safe & Food skills for families and Community Health Education and Prevention.
  • Good standing in the community with knowledge of community members
  • Excellent Computer Office Skills, preferred, willing to train
  • A valid BC Driver’s license class 5 – Required
  • Good organizational skills, verbal and written communication skills, conflict resolution, time management, interpersonal skills, confidentiality, professional conduct, sound judgment, respect, diplomacy, empathy, and integrity.
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to a healthy lifestyle.
  • The successful candidate will be asked to provide a current Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Screening as a condition of employment.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Wages: $23.56 per hour or as per collective agreement
  • This is a Union position and is open to all genders
  • Applications Accepted Until: March 14, 2024
  • Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Indigenous Ancestry.
  • We invite all that are interested to send a resume in the strictest confidence to the Human Resources Manager by Email to: [email protected] or fill out an application at the Band Office.
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