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VISION STATEMENT

The urban Aboriginal 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.

The Niagara Peninsula Aboriginal Area Management Board is seeking a:

YOUTH SERVICE OFFICER

Contract Position: (40 Hours per week; 12 months with possibility of renewal)

Location:   34 Ottawa Street North, Hamilton ON L8H 3Y5

OVERVIEW OF POSITION

Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Youth Services Officer is responsible for providing career and employment counseling, facilitating recruitment and intake of new youth clients in order to secure employment opportunities for residents within the catchment areas.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Facilitating Career Planning and Case Management for individual Youth clients;
  • Identifying and Implementing employment/training opportunities to assist clients in the school, workplace and in the community;
  • Assisting individuals and communities to secure funding for employment and skills development training initiatives through a local delivery service network;
  • Provide adequate services resulting in increased employment opportunities and reduced individual dependence on social programs;
  • Regularly administer, Monitor and Track Client results in Training, Back to School and/or Employment, compile case-management data into ARMS or similar program;
  • Develop local employer partnerships within the Hamilton area

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Post Secondary diploma or degree in Social Sciences or equivalency of, and/or a minimum, three years (3) proven work experience in a client case management, human and/or social services
  • Experience and awareness of career/employment counseling techniques, group facilitation, individual case management
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills,
  • Ability to market NPAAMB services to prospective partners and employers in catchment area by utilizing excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proven self-starter with strong planning, time management and analytical skills,
  • Experience working with youth ages 15-30
  • Experience working with Indigenous clients and awareness of Indigenous history, culture(s) and demographics considered an asset
  • Proficient understanding of labour market information (LMI) relevant to southern Ontario considered an asset
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with Youth, Aboriginal community, community groups and employers in the local catchment area.
  • Clear criminal record check/ acceptable vulnerable sector check
  • Valid driver’s license and access to insured, licensed automobile

The successful candidate must be able to work overtime as required and have a valid driver’s license and ability to travel within Southern Ontario to NPAAMB’s office locations to fulfill the duties of the position.

Mail, Courier or email your Resume and/or CV, and 3-work-related references, to the attention of:

Christina Brookes, Human Resources and Training Manager

 recruitment@npaamb.com

Niagara Peninsula Aboriginal Area Management Board

50 Generations Drive, 2nd Flr. Box 9|Ohsweken ON  N0A 1M0

Applicants are encouraged to request the e-copy of the job description from Christina Brookes at recruitment@npaamb.com

Closing Date:  Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 4:00pm     

Start Date: March 30, 2020

Salary range: $46,000 – $47,055 per annum

 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.  QUALIFIED CANDIDATES OF ABORIGINAL DESCENT WILL BE GIVEN PREFERENCE.