Youth Worker - Overly Creative Minds (OCM) Studio

Contact Information for Applicants: 
cheryl.robinson@unya.bc.ca
Name of Organization: 
Urban Native Youth Association
How to apply: 

Submit a cover letter (stating the position that you are applying for) and a resume to the attention of the Director at cheryl.robinson@unya.bc.ca  Resumes will not be reviewed without a covering letter. 

No enquiries.  Only those short-listed will be contacted. 

Opportunity Description + Organization Information: 

Urban Native Youth Association has a full-time (F/T) (30 hours) summer employment opportunity for one student who has recently been enrolled in F/T post-secondary studies and will be returning to F/T studies in September 2018. This position will assist OCM Studio staff in developing and delivering diverse activities in a dedicated arts and culture space.  OCM programming will include weekly and one-time projects related to a variety of traditional and contemporary art forms.  The overall goals of the project are to provide Indigenous youth with dynamic opportunities that empower them to develop their leadership skills, tangible knowledge, skills, and experience related to the professional and traditional art forms.  Programming hours are typically Monday to Friday, afternoons and evenings.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide ongoing leadership in the planning, coordination, and implementation of programming for a studio dedicated to arts and culture
  • Work as part of a team to ensure that activities are positive, safe and educational
  • Provide positive role modeling – positively interact with and supervise youth during daily workshops, learning activities, and group outings
  • Help connect youth to resources in the community, assist with planning, coordination of special programming
  • Recruit program participants through community outreach and networking.  
  • Assist in recruiting volunteers, developing and maintaining diverse partnerships with schools and other community organizations to benefit the OCM Program and maximize programming opportunities.
  • Complete daily reports, workshop evaluations, assist with other administrative tasks.
  • Consult with and report to immediate supervisor on a regular basis
  • Positively contribute to team meetings for ongoing evaluation and adjustment of the program
Qualifications: 

• Must be a mature student (15-30 years) recently enrolled in a F/T post-secondary program.

• Must be registered in and returning to F/T post-secondary studies in September 2018.

• Responsible, punctual, and flexible.  Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

• Strong written and oral communication skills.  Excellent leadership, supervisory skills, and ability to maintain strong personal boundaries. 

• Excel at positive youth engagement.  Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with youth in small and large groups.

• A strong working knowledge of the family and social issues that Indigenous youth face today.

• Demonstrated understanding of and/or willingness to participate and learn Indigenous cultures, protocols and ceremonies.

• First Aid certificate is an asset.

• Must have a Criminal Record Check completed by and satisfactory to UNYA. 

• Given the needs of youth accessing our services, preference will be given to qualified Indigenous applicants.

Deadline: 
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 11:59pm