The Tsuut’ina Nation Police Service (TNPS) Youth Services Section is dedicated to making positive differences in the lives of children, youth and their families through age-appropriate education, mentorship, early intervention, and unique opportunities. The Youth Outreach Worker supports youth between the ages of 6-25 facing multiple risks and barriers by providing knowledge, skills, and tools to lead a life of independence. Reporting to the Acting Inspector, Impact and Innovation, the Youth Outreach Worker will be knowledgeable about the issues and barriers Indigenous Youth face within the Justice System.
Roles and responsibilities
- Provide guidance, support, and program supervision to youth on the Tsuut’ina Nation.
- Assist with the ongoing development of youth-programming including, social and life skills.
- Effective case management skills.
- Advocate for supports that meet the youth’s identified needs and assist youth in self-advocacy.
- Promote an inclusive, welcoming, and respectful environment for all participants.
- Maintain a trauma informed approach in meeting and working with clients.
- Prepare correspondence, reports, and notes, and additional administrative duties related to the work.
- Provide communication of programming messages/news to both internal and external audiences.
- Network with relevant partner agencies to support the needs of the youth and the service.
- Perform other job-related duties as assigned and required.
- This position works in a variety of environments including both within and outside the Tsuut’ina Nation,
- Physical requirements include the ability to sit for six to eight hours a day; willingness to travel; ability to bend, stoop, and lift up to 35 lbs.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITY AND SKILLs
- Must be able to interact positively with participants, individually and in groups, using strength-based approaches, respectful communication, and affirmative techniques, such as developing trust, listening, and engaging with the community and youth participants.
- Knowledge of housing, harm reduction and trauma informed care.
- Thorough understanding and demonstration of appropriate communication style for sensitive situations and an ability to form and maintain appropriate caring relationships
- Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with the community, volunteers, TNPS members, Tsuut’ina Nation staff and other outside agencies.
- Demonstrates appropriate independence of judgment in performing the duties of the position within established guidelines.
- Works independently and in a group setting as part of a team.
- Demonstrates effective motivation and direction youth and community participants.
- Demonstrates respect for individuals and groups and an understanding of the culture and traditions of the Tsuut’ina Nation.
- Strong time management and organizational skills and an ability to manage diverse activities, meet deadlines, and remain flexible to changing situations and priorities.
- Understand and appropriately apply principles, procedures, regulations, and policies related to handling confidential/sensitive material and release of information pursuant to respective privacy legislation and unit security policies.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- High school diploma (or equivalent) with, at minimum, a diploma in Human Services, Social Sciences, or related discipline. Some educational experience in social work is an asset.
- Knowledge and Experience working with Indigenous Youth and Communities preference will be given to candidates with a minimum of 2 years experience working directly with youth.
- Proficiency with basic office suite applications.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES
- Current Province of Alberta driver’s license with safe driving record and access to reliable transportation. Must have minimum 3 years driving experience and the ability to drive Service vehicles.
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) certification.
- Therapeutic Crisis Intervention and Certification with CYCAA is considered an asset.
- A criminal record check with vulnerable sector search, child intervention record and an enhanced security clearance will be required for candidates selected for this position.
- An understanding of the Tsuut’ina Nation’s culture, traditions and community values is required.
- Applicant must be minimum 18 years of age.
- ***Please note*** Priority will be given to Community members of Tsuut’ina Nation that meet the Qualifications and Skills.
Applications will be accepted up to 4:00 pm on October 1, 2023