Youth Program Coordinator

Job Opportunity by Native Canadian Centre of Toronto

Job type: Full Time


JOB DESCRIPTION

Position:Youth Program Coordinator

The Native Canadian Centre of Toronto (NCCT) is a non-profit, charitable organization located in the heart of downtown Toronto. The NCCT offers a wide range of Indigenous programs and services based on Indigenous cultural traditions and teachings.

Position Summary:
The Youth Program Coordinator is responsible for the planning, development, promotion and delivery of programming, services, special events, volunteer activities, and supervision of Indigenous youth.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Youth Program Coordinator must be able to address needs and services of Indigenous youth (14 – 24 years). In addition, this role will leverage skills in psycho-social assessments, time limited/goal oriented management of youth; counselling; mentorship; and system navigation to provide support for Indigenous youth. This position will also support Indigenous youth living and working with a varied range of dual diagnosis issues such as mental health, addictions, developmental disabilities and so forth

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education, experience, and interest in working with Indigenous, at risk, vulnerable youth
  • An understanding of psycho-social assessments, individuals with complex needs and a varied range of dual diagnosis issues such as mental health, addictions, developmental disabilities and so forth
  • Knowledge of and experience with Indigenous traditions and culture
  • Understanding of principles of holistic wellness and harm reduction. Certifications an asset
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Experience with working with Indigenous communities
  • Good organizational and communication skills
  • Experience with proposal writing
  • Computer proficiency
  • A valid driver's license is required
  • A CPIC (police records check) is required
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

    Working Conditions:
    This position requires a person able to work in special conditions such as evenings and/or weekends, outdoors, and with community members with complex needs and a varied range of dual diagnosis issues such as mental health, addictions, developmental disabilities and so forth.

    Physical requirements:
    This position requires some mobility - lifting heavy items, accompanying youth on transit throughout the city for recreation purposes, camping, hiking, sports-based activities, and so forth. For example a trip to the Exhibition Centre or Canada's Wonderland can result in a 12-13 hour day of walking and being exposed to the elements, etc.

    HOW TO APPLY:
    Please send a cover letter and resume to Elisabeth Pohl
    Human Resources
    epohl@ncct.on.ca

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