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Youth Outreach Worker

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Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services

Posted: Oct 20, 2023

Employment Opportunity

Location: Sudbury

Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services (KGCFS) is a designated Child Welfare Service delivering Child Protection Services within seven member First Nations in the Districts of Sudbury and Manitoulin. KGCFS honours and supports our families’ and community’s inherent authority to care for their children based on unity, traditions, values, beliefs and customs. KGCFS services are based on a highly specialized approach to the delivery of child welfare in our area. Preference will be given to Anishinaabe Candidates please self-identify in your application.

Youth Outreach Worker

Contract Position

Annual Salary: $59,559

Job Overview:

The Youth Outreach Worker will provide outreach-based services working with youth within their residence and community settings and attend directly and frequently to provide direct services supports. The Youth Outreach Worker will be required to work flexible hours consisting of primarily afternoon, evenings and weekend hours and is expected to connect with youth frequently and as supports are required. The primary roles will be to support the at-risk youth to achieve goals with the plan of care and youth plan to promote safety and wholistic wellness. The Youth Outreach Worker facilitates youth movement through traditional and/or non-traditional supports or emergency services as required to case management, housing, education, mental health and addiction services, skills training, and employment.

Qualifications

Education:                             

A Child and Youth Worker Diploma is preferred. A diploma or degree in a related field in combination with related experience may be considered

Experience:

Two (2) years of direct minimum experience with at-risk populations.
Experience working with youth aged 14-24 including knowledge of harm reduction, safety planning, and crisis intervention.
Lived experiences as a First Nation community member in the First Nation/Urban community setting.
Previous work with coordinating and developing services with Indigenous youth is an asset.

Duties:

Guide and support the youth with tasks to achieve the youth’s goals within the plan of care relative to transition skills to young adulthood and youth’s plan through the voluntary agreements with KGCFS.
Provide service supports through after-hours services at current resource settings and residential youth programs and services.
Assist with ensuring development of wholistic safety plans and that safety plans developed with the youth are communicated and reviewed on a regular basis and revised accordingly through ongoing review with the youth.
Guide and support the youth in engagement in services outlined within the youth service plans to achieve wholistic wellness including identifying positive strengths and gifts that the youth carry. A strength-based perspective will be implemented relative to the youth outreach services and ongoing review of the planning with the youth.
Complete recordings, reports and case management requirements in accordance with all indirect and direct contacts and attend youth plan development with assigned KGCFS service team members and other service and community related meetings.
Applying Anishinabek culture, values, traditions, and teachings into service supports and service delivery while respecting diverse values, norms, traditions, beliefs and practice of the youth served.

Deadline to apply: November 3rd , 2023 at 4pm

Applicants are encouraged to visit our website at www.kgcfs.org/employment to review the job description.

Please submit your application marked “Confidential – Position: Youth Outreach Worker”. Include in your application

a cover letter, resume, and (3) three reference letters – two (2) employment related from recent employers.

Please also detail in your application: education, employment experience, and cultural participation.

Applications are accepted and in the following order of preference: by email, fax or in person, at

Human Resources – Confidential

Youth Outreach Worker

Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services

Main Office – 98 Pottawatomi Avenue,

Wikwemikong, Ontario P0P 2J0

Fax: (705) 859-2195

Email: hr@kgcfs.org

At KGCFS we are committed to providing a barrier-free work environment following the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in the recruitment process. Miigwetch for your application, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be required to submit the following: satisfactory Criminal Reference Check (within 3 months of application date), Vulnerable Sector Check and Driver’s Abstract.

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