Aboriginal Child & Youth Worker

Job Opportunity by Native Child and Family Services of Toronto

Job type: Full Time


JOB DESCRIPTION

Classification: Full-Time
Hours: 35 hrs/wk.
Rate: $38,855- $63,372

Native Child and Family Services of Toronto (NCFST) is an Indigenous, community controlled multi-service agency. Our mission is to provide support, ensure safety and enhance the quality of life for Indigenous families, children, and youth within the greater Toronto area. Working within a holistic framework NCFST builds on individual and family strengths, and engages clients as partners in identifying issues and their solutions.

Position Summary
Aboriginal Child & Youth Work

Under the direction of the Supervisor, Indigenous Child and Family Life Center, the Child and Youth Worker will perform outreach to and engage at-risk Indigenous youth and link with the appropriate programming and community resources

Main Responsibilities

  • Reach out to and engage at-risk Aboriginal children, youth and families with children 0-6 years of age which promotes competency and resilience.
  • Develop programs and community outreach to children, youth and families.
  • Provide a range of outreach/referral services.
  • Maintain relationships with internal and external resources, partnerships with community groups.
  • Work collaboratively with the children, youth, caregivers and other stakeholders in the community to develop service delivery plans that ensure access to services and opportunities for healthy development.
  • Engage caregivers through existing community groups and provide education, information on issues related to parenting etc.
  • Participate in activities and oversee the smooth running of programs and maintain an accurate, up-to-date written reports as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.
    NCFST is committed to staffing a workforce representative of the Indigenous population we serve. We encourage First Nations, Metis and Inuit applicants to apply and please self-identify in their cover letter

    What we are looking for

  • Post-secondary education in Child and Youth Work and 1 year experience
  • Alternatively, an equivalent combination of education and experience working with Indigenous children and youth will be considered
  • Understanding of the unique dynamics that exist within the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis cultures
  • Knowledge of social risk factors in relation to high-priority neighbourhoods and the Urban Aboriginal community
  • Knowledge and skills in the delivery of group programs and workshops
  • Excellent organizational, oral/verbal/written communication skills; initiative and respect for confidentiality
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of staff, to maintain effective communication and working relationships.
  • Pass a vulnerable police records check
  • This position requires the ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Access to a car is an asset

    If you are interested in this job opportunity, please apply by email on or before September 19, 2019 to hrncfst@nativechild.org quoting reference number #19-09-01

    We thank you for your interest, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted