Website Anishinaabe Abinoojii Family Services
Youth Support Worker
Full Time Contract for one year with possible extension
Location – Dryden
The Youth Support Worker is a full-time contract program position. The Youth Support Worker is responsible for providing safe and supportive functions to youth, children and young parents.
· Bachelor of Social Work Degree preferred with two years of experience in field, however, a combination of related education, experience and skills will be considered;
· Knowledge of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act and Regulations;
· Knowledge of Customary Care and the philosophy of service delivery, First Nation communities, family structure, as well as local customs and traditions;
· Working knowledge of agency philosophy, mandate, policies and procedures;
· Strong commitment to helping Anishinaabe children and their families by providing services in ways that respect Anishinaabe culture and spiritual practices ;
· Committed to ensure highest level of confidentiality at all times ;
· Experience in intervention, conflict resolution, mediation and problem solving;
· Direct experience working with at-risk youth;
· Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and effectively within a multi-disciplinary team of service providers;
· Knowledge of a sensitivity to the life experiences and needs of the youth community
· Excellent written, interpersonal and oral communication skills;
· Excellent time management, problem-solving and decision-making skills ;
· Proven ability to take initiative and work independently as well as in a team environment;
· Ability to flex daily work hours as determined by the Resource Manager;
· Must possess a valid Ontario G Driver’s License, be willing to travel and provide a Driver’s Abstract; and
· Ability to speak Anishinaabemowin is preferred and a definite asset.
The work is performed in an interior and office environment located in the offices of AAFS. The position requires a normal range of hearing and clear speaking voice to answer phones and to sit for extended periods of time, walk, stand, stretch, bend, crouch, kneel and lift/carry up to 30 pounds. Use of hands, fingers and arms to hold a telephone, type, photocopy and fax. Occasional stress from fast-paced and varying demands with moderate to high noise level.
AAFS requires all employees, contractors, students, and volunteers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, absent of a valid medical exemption or other reasonable consideration pursuant to the Human Rights Code of Ontario.
Salary Range: $60,700 – $74,445
Benefits: AAFS offers Extended Health, Dental, AD&D and Group Life benefits to this contract position after one month of employment as well as voluntary participation in our Pension Program.
We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the First Nations communities that we serve. Preference will be given to Internal and/or Indigenous applicants. Please self-identify upon applying.
AAFS welcomes and encourages applications from peoples with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request
IF THIS EXCITING OPPORTUNITY INTERESTS YOU, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR RESUME WITH COVER LETTER QUOTING FILE #YSW20220810 to:
Manager of Human Resources by Email: AAFS.HumanResources@aafs.ca
or c/o 20 Main Street South, Kenora, Ontario P9N 1S7 Fax: (807) 548-1345
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATION IS: WEDNESDAY AUGUST 10, 2022 at 4:30pm