Employment Central - Youth Outreach & Wellness Coordinator

Youth Outreach & Wellness Coordinator

Kwanlin Dün First Nation

Position:                      Youth Outreach & Wellness Coordinator
Department:                Justice
Term:                           Full Time Term to March 2024 (with possibility of extension based on funding) 
Start:                            ASAP
Kwanlin Dün First Nation (KDFN) is seeking a Youth Outreach & Wellness Coordinator to join their Justice team.  Reporting to the Associate Director, the Youth Outreach & Wellness Coordinator provides outreach supports to children and youth in their home, community and on-the-land settings. They provide support and advocacy to high risk and vulnerable youth in both an ad hoc setting as well as structured and planned on-the-land activities. The Youth Outreach & Wellness Coordinator helps KDFN youth to enhance their sense of identity and a connection to their culture as well as to help them develop and build on their self-capacities. The Youth Outreach & Wellness Coordinator works collaboratively with other KDFN departments such as Education, Recreation, Lands and Health. The incumbent is responsible for the co-development, facilitation, implementation, and evaluation of youth specific community and land-based programs. Additionally, the Youth Outreach & Wellness Coordinator helps to develop appropriate traditional counselling intervention plans.
Working harmoniously with other justice-based staff, inter-governmental staff, non-profit organizations and inter-departmental staff specific to client case management is essential for success. 

Salary: $68,286.40 to $100,602.68 per annum ($37.52 - $55.28 per hour) (Level 6)*
Closing Date:  Monday, January 30, 2023 by 4:30pm
*KDFN has a generous employer paid benefits plan and matching pension package that commences after 3 months of continued employment plus generous paid leave accruals. 
Please submit your resume and cover letter to: Human Resources via email to resume@kdfn.net Note: For those submitting applications via email, you will receive a manual response stating that your email has been received. If you do not receive this manual response, please contact the Human Resources Unit at 633-7800.

For a full job description, please access our website at http://www.kwanlindun.com/employment
We thank all those who apply but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Note: The KDFN Hiring Preference Policy will be in effect, so please be sure to clearly self-identify. 

An eligibility list may be established from this competition to hire identical or similar positions in the future. KDFN reserves the right to underfill this position.
  • Degree in Child and Youth Care, Social Work, Health, or similar, and a minimum of two years of current experience in programs such as mental health, wellness or a related field (significant related experience alone will also be considered in lieu of formal education).
  • Considerable relevant knowledge around KDFN culture and tradition including a level of demonstrated investment in the community
  • Knowledge and proficiency in community-based mental health and addictions with a youth focus. 
  • Considerable recent experience providing support to youth in the areas of trauma, violence, abuse, addictions and residential school direct and intergenerational effects.
  • Experience in providing services to individuals in conflict with the law is an asset.
  • Experience providing First Nation traditional land-based recreation and programming.
  • A demonstrated interest and experience in community, cultural, wellness, and land based healing modalities and working with traditional helpers.
  • Experience working in a case management model of care.
  • Experience in planning and execution of programs or projects. 
  • Knowledge of and experience working successfully in a First Nation community is an asset.   
Knowledge of Aboriginal Peoples history with formal justice, residential and child welfare systems and familiarity with Kwanlin Dün First Nation history, culture, goals and aspirations is required for success in this position. 

Job Requirements: 
  • Willingness to flexible working schedule which can include weekends and holidays when camps or activities are being run.
  • Ability to lead and participate in outdoor recreation/traditional land-based activities. This includes physical fitness and project management skills and abilities. 

Conditions of Employment: 
  • An acceptable criminal record check with vulnerable sector search
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s license and personal transportation
  • First Aid & CPR certification (willingness to obtain within 3 months)
  • Demonstrate and maintain a healthy, self-sufficient lifestyle
  • Proof of 2 COVID-19 Vaccinations

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