Abinoojii Inakonigiwin (AI) Youth Advocate

Grand Council Treaty #3 is hiring an Abinoojii Inakonigiwin (AI) Youth Advocate! For more information about this LEAP job posting, check out the details below!

Under the supervision of the Social Policy Analyst, the AI Youth Advocate will enhance the voice of Treaty#3 Youth with lived experience.  The role is to ensure that Abinoojii Inakonigiwin implementation is inclusive of the perspectives of children and youth.  The role has a primary focus on advocacy, acting similar to an ombudsman where youth can approach and where their issues and needs are supported, recommendations are identified for the AI technicians as well as for leadership of the Anishinaabe Nation in Treaty#3 and external governments in relation to development of policy; review of policy; change of policy to improve the lives and experiences of Treaty#3 youth.

Employer Name: Grand Council Treaty #3
City: Kenora
Province: ON
Application Deadline: September 29th, 2021
Email: hr@treaty3.ca
Hours of Work: Contract from July 2021 – March 2022
Job Type: Full-Time
Wages: Negotiable

Duties of this LEAP Job Posting:
  • Support Treaty#3 youth, especially youth transitioning out of care.
  • Build relationships with youth across the Treaty#3 territory, Ontario and Manitoba.
  • Connect and establish connections with child care agencies and service bodies who provide services in Treaty#3 to Treaty#3 children/youth/families who may be involved in current care systems.
  • Support and empower children and youth to share their lived experiences so that best practices or issues can be brought to child care agencies; service bodies; Treaty#3 leadership.
  • AI Youth Advocate to attend TWG meetings; Social Chiefs meetings; Senior Officials meetings.
  • AI Youth Advocate to also work with other technical units to find collaborate and problem solve complex issues/advocacy needs.
  • During an emergency epidemic/pandemic situation, job duties will be reviewed and reassigned accordingly.
  • All other related duties assigned by supervisor and Leadership of GCT#3
Qualifications for this LEAP Job Posting:
  • Post-secondary degree in a relevant field.
  • Lived experience within child welfare system.
  • Knowledge of Grand Council Treaty#3; Treaty#3 First Nations; Treaty#3 child care agencies and organizations.
  • Knowledge of Abinoojii Inakonigiwin.
  • Candidates must be youth aged 18-30.
  • Post-secondary degree in a relevant field.
  • Lived experience within child welfare system.
  • Knowledge of Grand Council Treaty#3; Treaty#3 First Nations; Treaty#3 child care agencies and organizations.
  • Knowledge of Abinoojii Inakonigiwin.
  • Candidates must be youth aged 18-30.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with an Anishinaabe background. Applicants that have prior knowledge of Anishinaabe Worldview; have a basic understanding of the Ojibwe language and understand the Anishinaabe protocols and customs as well as experience communicating and building relationships with Treaty 3 communities.
  • Must have valid driver’s license, in good standing and a reliable vehicle.
  • Must have a clear criminal records/vulnerable sector check is required upon hiring.
  • Must be able to travel on short notice.
  • Travel may be required within Kenora and surrounding areas.
  • Busy office setting and repetitive work.
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals.
  • Interacts with public at large.
  • Overtime may be required.
How To Apply to this LEAP Job Posting:

Please send cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references to the attention of:

Oluyinka Leigh, Human Resource Manager

Grand Council Treaty #3

P.O Box 1720

Kenora, Ontario P9N 3X7

Fax:  807-548-5041

Email: hr@treaty3.ca

We would like to thank all candidates in advance for their interest in this position, however only those being considered will be contacted.   At Grand Council Treaty #3, we value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, advise Human Resources when applying for the position.

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