Grand Council Treaty #3 is hiring a Youth Intervention Worker! For more information on this LEAP job posting, check the details below!
Under the supervision of the Justice Director, the Youth Intervention Program Worker will operate as a linkage between court services, Treaty Three Police (TTP), Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the communities, to better support Indigenous youth. The main task of the Youth Intervention Worker will be to organize and plan outdoor cultural activities to youth on a monthly basis within First Nation Communities. Added to this, other job duties are as follows:
• Work with Chief and Council and their youth workers, from each of the six First Nation communities included in the Youth Intervention Program (YIP) pilot project.
• Create or follow-up on any mental health counselling or other community referrals, as required.
• Ensure that all clients report according to the terms of their orders, if any.
• Provide ongoing updates to the Justice Director and Team Lead.
• Track and maintain a record of what, and how many youth activities were accomplished for each First Nation included in pilot project.
• Provide quarterly statistics and reports to GCT3 Justice Director and The Ministry of Attorney General.
• Evaluate the effectiveness of the Youth Intervention Program in keeping youth stimulated and out of trouble within the communities, and what changes to the program are needed moving forward.
• Encourage the use of Restorative Justice alternatives, wherever possible.
• 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.
• Preferred community college diploma, or equivalent in social services and/or some experience in the fields of justice and law, social work, mental health, or related area.
• Experience, knowledge and interest in First Nation issues and the current legal system is an asset.
• Knowledge of Indigenous culture and experience working with Indigenous persons in their community; understanding of the northern cultural environment and of the Indigenous language(s) will be considered an asset.
You have a proven ability to plan and organize events. You are a positive people person who is assertive and self-motivated with a high degree of professionalism and discretion. You are passionate about helping youth, and:
• Proficient with various office based software, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Power Point), online video-conferencing platforms (Zoom, Blue Jeans, Microsoft team); You have the proven skill to format and draft correspondence, forms, reports, and proposals.
• Ability to provide professional client/community service and communicate effectively and diplomatically, both orally and in writing.
• Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
• Ability to take initiative, plan youth outings in communities, be organized and punctual, and work with minimal supervision.
Preference will be given to those applicants 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.
• Experience communicating and building relationships with Treaty 3 communities.
• Experience working with hard to serve youth
• 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.
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
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.