Youth Outreach Worker-Poverty Reduction Strategy
Sioux Mountain School, Sioux Lookout
(Non-Union Support Staff)
The aim of the program is to facilitate school completion and the long term employability of these youth by developing problem solving skills addressing historical and ongoing trauma. A major part of the strategy will be to deliver proactive programming to assist in capacity building and literacy related to mental health in schools and to link youth with services offering alternative therapeutic models like Expressive Art Therapy, Equine Assisted Learning and Traditional skills.
Under the direction of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Program Coordinator and within the policies and regulations of the Board, the Youth Outreach Worker will support youth in the community who are experiencing difficulties that end in high school drop-out, and/or difficulties such as: encounters with the law; irregular school attendance; academic underachievement; anxiety, depression; homelessness and precarious housing; or substance abuse.
A University degree or diploma in Social Sciences (Youth and Childhood Education, Psychology, Human Services, Recreation, etc.) is preferred. Minimum Grade 12 education, a valid Class G drivers’ license and demonstrated ability in a Windows environment is preferred.
The following attributes are essential: Knowledge and understanding of youth development; knowledge of mental health challenges and impact upon individuals; knowledge and understanding of family, community, social and historical factors and its impact on youth development; knowledge and experience in therapeutic interventions with youth preferred; knowledge of youth/family/community resources, programs and services within the community; knowledge, understanding and experience in working with culturally and socially diverse youth; demonstrated experience in working from a strengths-based and relationship-based perspective; creative, adventurous and a demonstrated knowledge/understanding of community and trends pertaining to youth; demonstrated passion for working with youth, specifically youth who may be facing multiple and complex challenges; willingness and flexibility to work evening and weekend hours; willingness to participate in community and project events, and to sit on committees as requested.
Applicants must include the name of three references and authorization for the Keewatin Patricia District School Board to contact the references under the terms of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Kathy Bartlett, Human Resources Officer
The Board thanks all applicants for indicating their interest in this position, however, only those selected for a personal interview will be contacted.
Confidential Information provided by applicants will be used for the purposes of this competition only and will be protected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
This Board is an equal opportunity employer
The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
S. Monteith, Director of Education D. Penney, Board Chair