North Bay Indian Friend Centre

North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre

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*JOB POSTING* Indigenous Youth Life Promotion Program Worker (Closes 16 MAR 2018) Please see Job Description for full details…

Indigenous Youth Life Promotion Program Worker

STATUS: Full Time ( 35 hours per week)

PURPOSE:           The Indigenous Youth Life Promotion Program Worker will ensure the effective delivery of the Program such that the needs of Youth referred to the program are met in a timely and culturally sensitive manner.

ACCOUNTABILITY:           The Indigenous Youth Life Promotion Program Worker will work under the daily supervision of the Executive Director.


  • Support youth ages 13-24 years of age by providing participant-based and one-to-one services that are responsive to the needs of direct-service users.
  • To work with Elders; traditional knowledge keepers and youth to co-develop and implement Youth Culture Camps that provide youth with water, land and community based activities.
  • Facilitate traditional knowledge transfer, specifically on traditional teachings, language reclamation and food education.
  • To facilitate sharing circles that include formative teaching and discussion opportunities.
  • To provide transmission of cultural knowledge through storytelling, traditional teachings and peer-based activities.
  • To utilize a strengths based trauma informed approach that promotes the development of youth as leaders
  • To ensure all service activities utilise culture throughout all junctures of planning and delivery
  • To support the provision of wraparound services and to ensure the development of strength based, trauma informed Action Plan for each individual direct-service user.
  • Support the creation and development of programming Two-Spirit and Indigenous LGBTQ + youth
  • To promote awareness and ensure access to the program through a variety of outreach efforts and promotional activities.
  • To ensure appropriate supervision of direct-service users and activities at all times and to submit Serious Occurrence Reports (SOR) or Enhanced Serious Occurrence Reports (ESOR) to the Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) and the OFIFC as required
  • To accurately report and ensure all program objectives are being met
  • To outreach and engage community partners and stakeholders as it pertains to the needs of the youth served and the program deliverables
  • To utilise the OFIFC integrated database to input all data as required



  • Possess a post-secondary education in Indigenous studies, Social Work, Child and Youth work or combination of the equivalent and relevant education
  • The candidate will have a minimum of three years demonstrated and related work experience with children and youth
  • Strong  knowledge  and awareness of Indigenous cultures, histories and the impacts of colonization with a particular emphasis on child, family, and community wellbeing (examples: Intergenerational trauma and trauma, child welfare, family violence, youth and the criminal justice system)
  • Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous Youth Engagement and Community Outreach tools.
  • Knowledge of traditional teachings, particularly in the areas of water and land based activities, traditional medicines, and language reclamation and food education.
  • Ability to work professionally and collaboratively with child welfare agencies in Ontario.
  • Strong understanding of Child and Family Services Act and Ontario Children’s Aid Society’s with particular emphasis of impact on Indigenous families.
  • Obtain a Vulnerable Sector Records Check.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, reporting databases, and related technology
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as a team member and independently
  • Maintains personal and professional integrity, and handles confidential information with discretion
  • Valid driver’s license with clean abstract, appropriate insurance, and access to reliable transportation
  • Ability to work flexible hours

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Deadline for resumes:  March 16th, 2018 at 4:00 pm


Please forward cover letter, resume and (3) recent references to:  


Kathy Fortin – Executive Director

North Bay Indian Friendship Centre

980 Cassells Street

North Bay, ON

P1B 4A6


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“We would like to thank all interested individuals; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. While we encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply, those of Indigenous descent will be given preference”