Youth Life Promotions Worker

Deadline Date: 2021/11/26

The Youth Life Promotions Worker’s primary responsibility is to support youth (ages 13-24) by providing responsive participant-based and one-to-one services.  The YLP Worker will facilitate traditional knowledge transfer and work with Elders, Knowledge Keepers and youth to co-develop and implement land and community based activities and Youth Culture Camps.  The YLP Worker will utilize a strengths-based, trauma-informed approach that promotes youth leadership, and develop programming for Two-Spirit and Indigenous LGBTQIA+ youth.

Posting Date:
Thunder Bay
401 Cumberland Street North
Start Date:
35 hours per week
$50,000 per annum
Number of positions:
Days of work:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Social Science, Education, Government Service and Religion, Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport

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Post-secondary education in Indigenous studies, social work, child and youth work or combination of the equivalent education and/or a minimum of three years of work experience with children and youth. Knowledge of Indigenous culture and history, with particular emphasis on family violence, child welfare, impacts of trauma, Indigenous youth engagement and community outreach; knowledge of an Indigenous language(s) will be considered an asset. Knowledge of Indigenous youth engagement and community outreach tools. Knowledge of traditional teachings, particularly in the areas of water and land based activities, traditional medicines, 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 impact on Indigenous families. Knowledge of relevant legislation, policies and procedures to ensure that youth are supervised and safe at all times. Ability to engage people to build trust and rapport; effective verbal and listening communication skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office including database applications. Excellent case and file management skills, stress management and time management skills; ability to meet deadlines. Strong written and oral communication skills. Group facilitation, team building and decision making skills; ability to problem solve and take initiative. Effective crisis intervention skills. Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends. Valid First Aid / CPR Certificate and Safe Food Handling certification is an asset. A clear criminal reference check (CPIC) and Vulnerable Sector Clearance is a condition of employment. Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Will require a valid Drivers Abstract upon hiring.


The Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre is an equal opportunity employer.
Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process.

Closing Date/Apply by:
How To Apply:

Please submit cover letter and resume to the attention of the Hiring Committee

Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
Hiring Committee
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Company Name:
Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre
401 Cumberland Street North
Thunder Bay
Postal Code:
P7A 4P7
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