Male Youth Ambassador

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date April 3, 2024
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Treaty 8 Urban CFS Office
Location Edmonton, AB
Category Youth
Client Treaty 8 Urban Child and Family Services
Contact Information
houlec@treaty8ucfs.ca

Male Youth Ambassador

This role will be involved in the following responsibilities and activities:

Reporting to the Child and Youth Liaison Lead, the Youth Ambassador provides leadership and mentorship through direct services in meeting Jordan’s Principle goals of preventing children and youth from falling through gaps in services.  The Youth Ambassador provides advocacy and support to ensure Treaty 8 children and youth have access to all services, without limitation or discrimination equivalent to other Albertans. The Youth Ambassador is responsible for successful planning, coordinating, organizing, promoting, and evaluating a range of youth development activities and programs and the necessary range of culturally appropriate services and resources that enhance opportunities for Treaty 8 youth engagement.  This role also establishes and maintains effective collaborative relationships with individuals and groups in the Community to determine the needs of Treaty 8 youth and children.  The Youth Ambassador encourages and promotes a supportive environment for Treaty 8 youth to address challenges and barriers they may be experiencing, and advocates, where necessary, for programs and resources for Treaty 8 youth.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and evaluate, on an on-going basis, the Treaty 8 Urban Child and Family Services youth programs and activities and incorporating relevant feedback to enhance youth programming.
  • Work with the Treaty 8 UCFS team to participate in youth engagement and consultation activities.
  • Assist Treaty 8 youth in learning more about and/or connecting with cultural practices and traditions.
  • Provide guidance to Treaty 8 youth in identifying individual plans and goals and serving as a role model for them.
  • Assist Treaty 8 youth in accessing additional resources and services as necessary, work with their community and the Treaty 8 UCFS.
  • Actively promote the Treaty 8 UCFS youth programs and activities through a variety of social media.
  • Assist communities to identify the needs of youth and develop strategies that address the recreational, social, and emotional needs of Treaty 8 youth.
  • Collaborate, plan, and implement a range of community events to promote the personal wellness of Treaty 8 youth.
  • Establish and maintain partnerships and networks with community services and programs (e.g., schools, clinics, police, mental health services, and other services) and working together to address the needs of Treaty 8 youth.
  • Keep current on all social concerns and trends, and as required, attend professional development activities to remain informed regarding issues that affect Indigenous youth.
  • Determine the gaps in service delivery for Treaty 8 youth and recommending strategies for improvement.
  • Advocate on behalf of young people and their families to ensure appropriate service options for youth.
  • Coordinate and support the development of active youth representation (e.g. a youth committee) to advise on youth issues.
  • Tracks and document program sessions with sign in sheets, detailed notes, photos, and any other means deemed appropriate.

 Qualifications and Experience:

  • Certificate, Diploma Child and Youth Care Program or certificate, diploma in a related field
  • Current Standard First Aid with CPR certification
  • Strong and practical understanding of youth development principles, techniques, and resources
  • Knowledge and experience facilitating workshops
  • Computer proficiency in using MS Office Suite, Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Publisher, Team Meeting or Zoom
  • Must have open availability to provide services to youth and children on weekdays, evenings, and weekends to accommodate to needs of clients
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Sector and Child Intervention (Welfare Check – current within three months) and three-year Driver’s Abstract
  • Valid class 5 driver’s license, reliable transportation with $2 million liability insurance
  • Knowledge & understanding of Treaty 8 First Nations community, culture and language will be an asset

Closing Date:  Until suitable candidate is found
Interested applicants can submit cover letter and resume to:
houlec@treaty8ucfs.ca
Phone Number:780 784-3663
WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!
Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

For Indigenous peoples to protect our cultures, languages and traditions the Nation of Treaty 8 asserts the belief “children are gifts from the Creator”, it is our responsibility to ensure our Indigenous cultures and teachings are passed/taught to our children who will continue the teachings of future generations. 

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