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Career Opportunity: Primary Youth Worker - Department: Justice and Correctional Services PDF Print E-mail
Competition Number JCSD-181006-1
Date Posted Monday, 29 October 2018
Location Mistissini
Job Description Core Functions:
The Primary Youth Worker is responsible for working and intervening with the students referred to the Alternate Suspension program and creating a structured environment to support them through their suspension period. The Primary Youth Worker also works directly with the referring schools, the students’ parent/guardian(s), and community partners in taking a collaborative approach to supporting the youth participants.
Functional Responsibilities:
 Ensure availability of the Alternative Suspension Program and ensure its proper functioning for the service site.
 Hold individual and group interventions with secondary school students, run workshop sessions, support participants in their school work, draft report and assessments.
 Provide general security in service sites and ensures smooth functioning of each day/activity.
 Work closely with local organizations working with teens, especially in summer months.
 Assist in developing effective prevention programs based on the participants needs.
 Regularly communicate with participants’ parent(s)/guardians and school administrators regarding child’s progress or issues as the case may be.
 Promote within communities the value of Alternative Suspension Program and intervention with high-risk youth by organizing activities during special community events.
 Establish contact with schools, community entities and other organizations to promote and advertise programs model.
 Keep files on youth referred to the Alternative Suspension Program and document outcomes.
 Provide quarterly reports to Coordinator on activities and programs delivered.
 Maintain and populate regularly the program database.
Other Responsibilities:
 Maintain up-to-date knowledge and skills in area(s) of responsibility.
 Perform other duties as required.

Requirements Qualifications:
 College diploma in Social Work, Criminology, Education or related field.
 Three to five years of relevant work experience
 Experience working with at-risk youth populations.
 Fluency in verbal Cree.
 Fluency in English.
 Fluency in French is an asset.
Knowledge and Abilities
 Good knowledge and understanding of Cree culture, customs and history.
 Customer-focused and service-oriented.
 Good empathy and listening skills.
 Proven ability to communicate effectively.
 Proven ability to be discreet and maintain confidentiality.
 Proven organizational skills and presentation skills.
 Strong judgment and proven ability to problem-solve.
 Proficiency in Microsoft Office products.
Additional Requirements
 Typical office setting where there are no unusual physical demands.
 Willingness to work irregular hours occasionally.
 Must agree to undergo a background check.
The Cree Nation Government may, at its discretion, waive any or all of the aforementioned requirements if a suitable candidate who is a JBNQA beneficiary accepts to follow a training plan determined by the Cree Nation Government as a condition of employment.

Terms Department: Justice and Correctional Services Location: Mistissini
Salary Grade 4: (Min. $46,031.00 – Max. $69,047.00) Status: Permanent

Post Expiration Date 2018-11-09
Application Your application must be sent by email with the competition number: JCSD-181006-1 Valerie Mianscum Recruitment Officer Email: Tel.: 819-673-2600
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