Youth Promotion Support Lead

Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families

April 14, 2021

Position: Youth Life Promotion (YLP) Support Lead

Hours: 25 hours per week – Determinate to December 31, 2021 - with possible extension to March 31, 2022

Salary Range: $18.45 - $21.89 per hour + vacation pay


POSITION SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the Manager of Youth Programs, the Youth Life Promotion Support Lead assists the YLP Coordinator with running evening activities and programming for youth ages 13–24. This includes daily program planning, leading activities, and coordinating trips/special guest with the coordinator.


KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Deliver programs and activities for youth;

• Designated lead in absence of Youth Life Promotion (YLP) Coordinator;

• In collaboration with the youth team plan, schedule and deliver weekly YLP After

School program and activities;

• Plan, schedule and deliver YLP programming activities as required;

• Facilitate a positive experience for participants;

• Plan and organize field trips;

• Supervise participants in activities at all times;

• Adapt programs to include all participants;

• Provide emotional support and encouragement to all participants;

• Provide and prepare nutritious meals for participants;

• Be a positive role model and use positive behaviour guidance strategies;

• Always ensure participant and staff safety;

• Maintain calendar of activities;

• Communicate with DNT, parents, and other staff;

• Upkeep all administrative records (e.g. attendance);

• Assist in preparation of reports as required by funders;

• Attend staff meetings and training sessions as required;

• Promote the regular exchange of information about children and program,

between staff and parents;

• Liaise with other service providers, programs and professionals in the community

to facilitate referrals and maintain effective linkages;

• Develop supportive and professional rapport with staff team;

• Develop positive relationships with Elders and other stakeholders;

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

and

• Assume leadership role for all aspects of youth programs.

• Assume leadership role for all aspects of youth programs; and

• Assist in the planning, organization and delivery of Inuuqatigiit Community

events

• Assist in providing effective communications with parents including monthly

calendars, information flyers, and quarterly parent newsletters; and

• Foster strong community engagement in youth programs, e.g. Elders, resource

people.


SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

• Fluency in Inuktitut would be an asset;

• Experience working with Inuit or Indigenous communities;

• Knowledge of the needs of Inuit children and families;

• Knowledge of Inuit culture and community;

• Knowledge of behaviour management strategies for children and youth;

• Knowledge of Inuit and non-Inuit community services and supports for children

and youth;

• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;

• Ability to operate computer systems and relevant software;

• Effective leadership skills;

• Ability to respond effectively in crisis situations;

• Ability to work in a collaborative team environment;

• Ability to function effectively in a high-stress, high noise environment;

• Flexibility; and

• Enthusiasm and commitment to children.


QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

• Inuit descent preferred;

• High School Diploma or equivalent;

• Post-secondary education in Child and Youth Work (or equivalent);

• Experience working with youth within the employment sector;

• Written and spoken fluency in Inuktitut an asset; and

• Experience working with Inuit or Indigenous communities


CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

• 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 23, 2021 to: hrmanager@inuuqatigiit.ca

• 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