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Child and Youth Worker(Casual)

  • Full Time
  • Kenora, ON
  • 2024-02-29

Website Kenora Chiefs Advisory

Ogimaawabiitong is dedicated and committed to “Excellence in all that we do”.  The ethics, along with the Seven Teachings, speak to how the organization operates: in relation to interaction amongst clients, staff, members and other stake holders.  The Ogimaawabiitong code of ethics and teachings reflect in both decision-making and service delivery.

Do you want to work for a health care organization that changes people’s lives? One that not only cares deeply about clients, but also values that its employees are its greatest Gifts!

Examples of Support

Ø Unique health services organization

Ø The supportive management team and collaborative work environment

Ø Family Culture

Ø Innovative environment

Ø Enriched job fulfilment and

Ø We offer a competitive compensation package, and exceptional opportunities for career growth

Position Description

The Kenora Chiefs Advisory is currently seeking casual Child and Youth Workers. Binesi Waziswan Healing and Treatment Services is a short-term live-in treatment program that provides an opportunity for youth stepping up from community-based support or stepping down from an inpatient unit, to engage in holistic, land-based, clinical wraparound services in a supportive environment.  Youth participants will undergo ongoing assessment and observation, crisis intervention, and wrap around bi-cultural services aimed at long-term healing and recovery.  We require an enthusiastic, supportive and flexible individuals who work well in a team environment and are motivated to support youth on their healing journey

Position Title:        Child and Youth Worker

Department:          Healing and Treatment Services

Term:                        Casual

Location:                 240 Veterans Drive, 3rd Floor, Kenora, Ontario

Reports to:             Operational Manager–Binesi Waziswan Healing and Treatment Services

 

Summary of Duties

Ø Provide support and guidance to youth participants who are experiencing mental health issues that have impacted their mental, emotional, spiritual and/or physical wellbeing

Ø Support youth in their day-to-day participation in the program, creating opportunities for goal development and achievement

Ø Facilitate land-based activities including (but not limited to) fishing, hiking, canoeing, medicine picking, animal-assisted programming, etc

Ø Support the Bi-Cultural Counsellors and Care Coordinators with implementing the 7 Grandfather Teachings curriculum

Ø Carry out daily home upkeep, alongside youth participants, teaching them healthy habits and life skills;

Ø Daily logging of observations of the participants’ wellbeing status, from a holistic lens

Ø Build and maintain effective working relationships with staff, youth and service providers both from KCA and external organizations

Ø Ability to effectively respond to crisis situations, consulting Management as needed

Ø Facilitate access to Anishinaabe knowledge, traditions and cultural beliefs in the healing process, where appropriate

Ø Participate in training and ongoing professional development to enhance your knowledge of supporting young people in their healing journey

Qualifications

Ø Experience working with youth in one-to-one or group settings

Ø Strong ability to develop rapport and trusting relationships with youth and families

Ø Knowledge and/or willingness to learn about Anishinaabe culture, language and practices

Ø Having embarked on one’s own journey towards wellness, with the ability to act as a positive role model for youth

Ø Experience working in a youth residential setting, is an asset

Ø Experience facilitating activities and programs, including cultural and land-based programming, is an asset

Ø Excellent skills in the following areas: interpersonal, computer, organization, networking, presentation and communication (written and oral)

Position Requirements

Ø  Valid driver’s license and vehicle

Ø  Must be willing to travel when required

Ø  Vulnerable Sector Criminal Records Search

 

We’re looking to grow our teams with people who share our energy and enthusiasm for

creating the best experience for our clients and within KCA.  Discover What’s Possible!

Please forward resume cover letter and 3 references by to:

 

Human Resource Department

Kenora Chiefs Advisory

P.O. Box 349- 240 Veterans Drive, 3rd Floor

Kenora ON P9N 3X4

Fax: 807-467-2656

Email:  resume@kenorachiefs.org

 

**We thank all that apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted

 

** Traditional practices involve burning sacred medicines including tobacco, sweetgrass,

sage and cedar within the work setting

 

***In accordance with company policy, it is mandatory for all employees to either provide proof of their Covid vaccination or undergo Covid testing twice a week

To apply for this job please visit www.kenorachiefs.org.

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