SPF Summer Instructor Coach Mentor

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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:


SPF Building Futures Program

Contract Position: (40 Hours per week; May to August 2020)

Location:    St. Catharines AND Various locations across southern Ontario

Daily travel to out of town training sites required

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.

Under the direction of the Programs Manager, the blended role of Class Instructor and 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.

As Instructor 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:

  • (In Progress) – Bachelor’s degree in Education: Aboriginal Adult Education; B.Ed, and at least 1 year teaching and/or group based facilitation experience and/or College Diploma Child and Youth Studies or similar (in Progress) with at least 2-3 years’ workshop facilitation
  • Temporary position (co-op) requires studies in a related field
  • Coaching 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 (an asset)
  • Valid driver’s license and access to insured, licensed automobile
  • 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 applicant are encouraged to request job description. For complete job description please contact recruitment@npaamb.com

Please send via mail (must arrive by deadline) or email your resume with three (3) work related references to:

Christina Brookes, Human Resources Manager

Niagara Peninsula Aboriginal Area Management Board
50 Generations Drive, 2nd Flr, Box 9
Ohsweken, Ontario  N0A 1M0


Start Date:  May 2020

Salary: $19.00 Hourly

All offers of employment are contingent upon receipt and acceptance of Vulnerable Sector CPIC

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. We thank you for your application, but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. An Equal Opportunity Employer.