Coach/Mentor – Hamilton Office

The urban Indigenous youth we serve will have increased confidence, self-esteem and leadership abilities. They will develop skills and a strong attachment to the workforce that will make them more employable and provide them with greater stability. NPAAMB will be a leader in supporting our youth as they transform into leaders contributing to their communities.



NPAAMB is currently seeking:




Contract Position: (40 Hours per week; Up to

October 31, 2021  with possibility of extension)


To start by May 17, 2021


Location:    Hamilton Office with some travel to our other catchment offices


NPAAMB in a joint effort with our training partners will facilitate the training of Indigenous youth in hospitality and tourism, healthcare, building and construction trades and life skills development as part of our core delivery of programs. All courses offered are rooted in cultural foundations and Indigenous contexts.

Follow the reporting structure of the agency, under the direction of the Programs Manager, Team Lead and Program Director, the Coach / Mentor will assist the Program Delivery team(s) to deliver in-class course curriculum to achieve learning objectives and outcomes as outlined in lesson plans and to provide ongoing daily support to program participants while enrolled in NPAAMB courses. Coach/ Mentor responsibilities will include providing ongoing support, advocacy and mentoring to students while enrolled in NPAAMB group based programs. This position is a blended part time Instructor and part time Coach Mentor role that will support NPAAMB across a number of programs.


Performing the functions of the Coach/ Mentor, you will Act as an advocate for clients/participants in using a variety of coaching methods to increase probability of client completion and success; regularly attend program sites to check-in with each youth individually; assist with problem resolution and identifying solutions to address barriers that may impact client retention.


You will provide instructional support and curriculum development assistance that aligns with NPAAMB’s long term strategic plan, the core values of the organization and the Contribution Agreement between NPAAMB and the funders. Course content will include but not limited to: cultural history and identity; job readiness, essential skills development (using the 9 recognized essential skills), trades math, labour market research, self-advocacy and personal development

Qualifications and Educational Requirements:

·       College Diploma Child and Youth Studies or Social Service Worker or similar with at least 3-5 years’ workshop facilitation or;

·       5 years’ experience with design and delivery of group based workshop facilitation

·       Coaching and or mentoring experience considered an asset

·       Knowledge of relevant cultural traditions and Indigenous history

·       Clear criminal record check/ acceptable vulnerable sector check

·       Certification(s) and/or license(s) appropriate to education industry

·       Valid driver’s license and access to insured, licensed automobile

·       Experience developing lesson plans

·       Ability to work with distressed clients

·       Understanding and adherence to the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers  (OCSWSSW) Code of Ethics.

·       Ability to work with youth experiencing multiple barriers that impact their social determinants of health.

·       Ensure programs and services are trauma-informed, safe and accessible for all youth.

·       Effective conflict resolution skills to effectively assist distressed youth.

·       Strong knowledge of case management skills and capacities to ensure overall efficiency of file maintenance.

·       Understanding of sectors related to any or all of the following: healthcare, construction trades, hospitality and tourism and associated labour market information would be considered an asset


All applicants are encouraged to request job description.

Please send via mail (must arrive by deadline) or email your resume to:


Human Resources

Niagara Peninsula Aboriginal Area Management Board

50 Generations Drive, 2nd Flr, Box 9

Ohsweken, ON   N0A 1M0


Closing Date:     open until filled

Start Date:         by May 17, 2021 up to October 31, 2021

Salary:                $49,857 to $57,336.24


We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodation is available on request from candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Please note that preference will be given to qualified candidates of Aboriginal Decent. Please self-identify. The personal information submitted for employment is collected under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to determine eligibility for employment

Thank you for your interest in our Agency. Only those considered for an interview will be contacted.