The Kenora Chiefs Advisory are looking for a Child and Youth Worker! For more information on this LEAP job posting, check out the details below!
The Kenora Chiefs Advisory is currently seeking Child and Youth Workers. The Youth Residential Services Center is a stepdown service for Treaty 3 area member youth who are experiencing a psychiatric and/or substance abuse related crisis, and who have received acute stabilization at a medical facility. This center will provide on-going assessment and observation, crisis intervention, and wrap around Bi-Cultural services aimed at long-term healing and recovery. We require an enthusiastic, motivated, flexible individuals with exceptional team work and organization skills. Experience is a plus but we are willing to train.
- Provide cultural treatment, support and guidance to program youth who are experiencing emotional and /or behavioral difficulties which impact their ability to function.
- Develop and implement individualized treatment plans and interventions for the youth in collaboration with program manager, consultants, staff members, teachers and parents/guardians.
- Develop and implements therapeutic life skills programs designed for the youth.
- Builds and maintains effective working relationships with staff sharing the physical location out of which the Residential Youth Program operates.
- Facilitate access to Anishinaabe knowledge, traditions and cultural beliefs in the healing process when appropriate.
- Directly support youth and families to connect with Traditional Knowledge Keepers, Healers, and Elders for the purposes of accessing Ceremony, or any other cultural engagements.
- Network, and develop partnerships with community resources both in KCA member First Nations, and local urban centers such as Kenora
- University Degree or College Diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution (Psychology, Social Work/Social Service Worker, Child and Youth Worker), or the equivalent combination of Lived and/or proven Work Experience.
- Proven experience providing both individual and group counseling to youth populations is a position requirement.
- Excellent skills in the following areas: interpersonal, computer, organization, networking, presentation and communication (written & oral).
- Experience responding to crisis and post-crisis situation.
- Knowledge of the Anishinaabe Culture and language an asset.
- A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
- Must be willing to travel when required
- Vulnerable Sector Criminal Records Search
Please forward your resume, cover letter and 3 references to:
Human Resource Department
Kenora Chiefs Advisory
P.O. Box 349- 240 Veterans Drive, 3rd Floor
Kenora ON P9N 3X4
We thank all who apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.