Indigenous Youth Reintegration Coordinator

Wabano Centre

November 8, 2021

Indigenous Youth Reintegration Coordinator (temporary full time contract until March 31, 2022)


You know and understand the challenges Indigenous youth may experience.

You love to be challenged every day and come up with new ways to support youth.

Your creativity and positive energy connects you to the community you want to serve.

Consider joining Wabano!


Wabano is seeking positive, community-minded team members who are energized by challenge and motivated to serve our community.


The Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health is an award-winning Health Access Centre that provides holistic health services to First Nation, Inuit and Métis people living in Ottawa – one of the fastest growing and diverse urban Indigenous communities in Canada. Wabano is a fast-paced, client-oriented organization that models the Indigenous values of balance, respect and community interdependence. Wabano is proud to be accredited through the Canadian Centre for Accreditation, a third-party review based on accepted organizational practices that promote ongoing quality improvement and responsive, effective community services.


Purpose of Position

The Indigenous Youth Reintegration Coordinator takes a hands-on approach in the development and implementation of a culturally appropriate reintegration program for urban Indigenous youth (ages 12-17) and engages in other youth related programming with other members of the youth team.


Some of the responsibilities of this position are:

  • Work with youth and probation officers to create action plans to achieve probation goals;

  • Create and implement culturally appropriate youth programming for post-charge Indigenous youth, including but not limited to: weekly after school programs, youth camps, advocacy and referrals, individual and group counselling and life skills development;

  • Recruit new clients for the program through outreach activities, relationship building, partnership creation, etc. with external partners such as Probation Officers, courts and agencies;

  • Attend case management plan meetings and/or plan of care meetings with stakeholders;

  • Attend meetings within the city relevant to the program as directed by the supervisor, including meetings outside of regular work hours;

  • Research best practices in culturally relevant youth reintegration programs;

  • Work collaboratively with the youth programs team to ensure smooth program delivery to all clients;

  • Plan, organize and implement community education and outreach sessions;

  • Support individual program participants with healing goals, which includes taking an active role in leading program components;

  • Organize community service for youth and provider supervision;

  • Support and participate in overnight camping trips for youth, regularly occurring twice per year;

  • Work collaboratively with all staff to create and support Wabano events such as the Annual General Meeting, Gala, and community celebrations;

  • Enter client information and all interactions into electronic medical records system and provide regular updates and reports;

  • Accept responsibility for ensuring program objectives are met in a manner consistent with the quality of service and care at Wabano.

Qualifications:

  • Post secondary completion in Human Services, Youth Justice or other applicable program of study;

  • Three years of experience in Indigenous youth work;

  • Experience assisting Indigenous youth in conflict with the law;

  • Evidence of a strong client focus, sound knowledge and understanding of issues impacting Indigenous youth;

  • Experience in program planning, event organization, and youth success plans;

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools, particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint;

  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.

  • Clear criminal reference check to work with vulnerable population is required.

First Nations, Inuit or Métis candidates will be given priority, please self-identify.

To pursue this opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@wabano.com.

This opportunity will remain open until filled. Tell us your story early!

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Wabano is committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If contacted for an employment opportunity or interviewing, please advise if you require accommodation.


Contact email: jobs@wabano.com