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Job Placement Officer

Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families

March 29, 2021

Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families is a multi-service non-profit organization serving Inuit children, youth and their families and are dedicated to providing cultural, educational, and support services in a caring, respectful, and collaborative environment that fosters strong and proud Inuit children and families.

Position: Job Placement Officer

Hours: 37.5 hours per week – Determinate – 3 years based on funding

Salary Range: $46,000 - $58,074 per annum + Benefits


Under the supervision of the Manager of Youth, the Job Placement Officer will serve as the link between the participant, Inuuqatigiit Centre and the Co-op Placement employer. The Placement Officer will work closely with the Career Counsellor and YESS (Youth Employment and Skills Strategy) Program Coordinator to recruit and support youth enrolled in the YESS Employment Program. The Job Placement Officer will assist students and coordinate with the institution’s staff and local employers. Their daily duties range from examining job descriptions and employment ads, building, and maintaining strong relationships with external partners and support youth with job readiness skills and hiring process. The Job Placement Officer will support the youth with finding Co-op placements and maintaining and/or seek full-time employment opportunities geared toward their career goals.


  • Youth Job Placement Officer will serve as the link between the participant, Inuuqatigiit Centre and the Co-op placement employer to provide individual support to each participant and employer;

  • Assist the Program Coordinator with finding placements that will fit the needs of each youth;

  • Weekly check-ins with youth regarding their placement and identifying areas of strengths and areas of focus (taking the youth feedback and applying it to training opportunities);

  • Participate in team meetings with the Program Coordinator, Career Counsellor, and external staff;

  • Network with local employers and develop strong relationships for placements for student to do internships and/or job shadowing;

  • Provide Career services to students;

  • Plan, organize, deliver, and supervise individualized activities aimed at the optimal holistic development and inclusion of youth who require additional supports;

  • Support the Career Counsellor with identifying needs and set progress goals for individual youth;

  • Evaluate and adapt programming to meet the needs of the youth;

  • Develop Individual Support Plans in consultation with staff and other professionals working with the youth;

  • Complete individualized progress reports as needed/requested;

  • Build partnerships and relationships with other service providers (e.g. other Inuit organizations, colleges, universities, food industry, retail services);

  • Recommend and source specific equipment and materials to meet the needs of individual youth;

  • Build staff capacity by modelling skills, sharing information, resources, and strategies with Inuuqatigiit Centre staff in meeting needs of individual youth;

  • Comply with all recording and reporting requirements outlined in Inuuqatigiit Centre policies and procedures (e.g., incident reports);

  • Maintain program equipment in good repair and share responsibility for keeping a healthy and safe program space;

  • Identify and report on concerns, issues, and hazards;

  • Maintain thorough, orderly, and confidential administrative documents required by funder and Inuuqatigiit Centre, (e.g. participation records, intake files, youth’s files);

  • Meet all tracking, evaluation, and reporting requirements of funder and Inuuqatigiit Centre (e.g. attendance, project statistics, project targets, surveys, etc.);

  • Meet regularly with the Manager of Youth to review youth’s progress and adjust as required;

  • Develop positive relationships with youth and external partners;

  • Act as a role model to promote professional values and ethics within Inuuqatigiit Centre;

  • Adhere to all deadlines related to meetings and development of individual plans 

  • Demonstrate respect for and show interest in Inuit culture, values, beliefs, and traditions.


  • Community College Diploma in Career Counselling, Social Services or equivalent;

  • CAPA (Certified Aboriginal Administrator) or equivalent preferred;

  • Minimum of three years’ experience working with youth within the employment sector;

  • Inuit descent preferred;

  • Written and spoken fluency in Inuktitut an asset; and

  • Experience working with Inuit or Indigenous communities


  • Medical certification of good health;

  • TB Test, if applicable, and other immunizations up-to-date;

  • Negative COVID-19 test;

  • Police Record Check – Vulnerable Sector required in keeping with Inuuqatigiit Centre Personnel Policies and Procedures; and

  • First Aid/CPR certification or willingness to become certified.

Please apply with cover letter and resume by 5:00 p.m. on Friday,

April 9, 2021 to:

We thank all who apply for this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

When two equally qualified candidates are considered for the same position, preference will be given to the candidate of Inuit descent

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