Youth Worker– Ravens Lodge
Urban Native Youth Association
Vancouver, BC
1d ago

A little bit about Ravens Lodge and UNYA : have developed a Philosophy of Care, drawing from best practices. These philosophies are the grounding framework that shape all of our decisions and every interaction we have with the youth we serve.

Following these philosophies empowers our staff to meet youth where they are at, by giving them the ability to balance flexibility and structure.

This allows us to meet our youth’s needs, and ensure that our youth experience a consistent quality of care across all UNYA programs.

Our 5 key philosophies are :

  • Trauma-Informed Practice
  • Two-Eyed Seeing
  • Harm Reduction Practice
  • Youth / Person Centered Practice
  • Culture as Therapy Ravens Lodge for Indigenous female youth ages 12-18 years. Our goal at Ravens Lodge is We offer Indigenous youth support in their efforts t o stabilize their lives, establish positive support networks, and attain essential life-
  • skills and social skills.

    Highlights of this opportunity :

    Are you creative, strategic and confident in your approach to youth work? Passionate about empowering Indigenous youth? Believe in open and positive communication with everyone?

    Do you want to give back to the community by being a positive role model for youth? h If you said yes, then this is the opportunity for you! Details on the job : 1.

    2. Establishing positive rapport and developing relationships with youth and other professionals.

    3. Care-planning, advocacy, informal counselling, developing intervention strategies, providing on-site support. Organizing, facilitating, and supervising youth in various activities.

    4. Recording required information where necessary (paper records, Sharevision, Excel, etc.)

    5. Contributing to a team focused on increasing stabilization, belonging, and empowerment for Indigenous youth, and fostering a positive and engaging workplace for all.

    Your accomplishments and experience include :

  • Relevant degree or diploma, 2 years of recent related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and
  • Understanding of the intergenerational impacts of the residential school systems, colonization, the Indigenous Community, and an understanding and willingness to participate in Indigenous protocols, practices, and
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, coupled with strong crisis intervention and conflict mediation
  • Class 5 Drivers License and Satisfactory Criminal Record Check.
  • What we can offer you :

    Taking care of people is our priority, and this includes our staff. Together, we strive to create an accepting, respectful, and non-

    judgmental work environment. Compensation for this position is $16.64 per hour.

    Having a self-care plan in place is important to your wellbeing, both personally and professionally, and we have a number of supports in place to help our staff with this.

    Our Elder in Residence has set hours every week to meet with staff for personal, cultural, and spiritual support.

    We are committed to ongoing learning and positive team building, and the entire UNYA team comes together once a month for a morning of professional development, followed by a shared meal and an afternoon of fun activities.

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