YOUTH OUTREACH WORKER

  • DESCRIPTION 

Wapikoni mobile is a traveling audio-visual training studio that has been visiting Indigenous communities in Quebec and Canada since 2004. Wapikoni is looking to engage a youth outreach worker who would work for a month within one of the several Indigenous communities for a stopover. The main mandate of the youth outreach worker is to provide psychological support to the participants. The mandate also includes ensuring a link between the community, Wapikoni Mobile and other partners, and providing support to the filmmaking projects and participants. This person will work in conjunction with two filmmaker-mentors, a local coordinator and training assistant from the community.

TASKS 

Under the supervision of the field coordination team, the youth worker will: 

  • Ensure, with the coordinator, the promotion of the stopover  
  • Offer listening and psychological support to the participants 
  • Ensure good communication with the key persons within the community (health center, social services, band council, school, previous participants and other organizations) 
  • Contribute to the general coordination and help maintain a good work environment during the stopover 
  • Assist the filmmaker-mentor team (in organizing shooting sessions, musical recordings, getting information for the credits etc.)  
  • Document the stopover (writing logbooks, taking official pictures of the stopover, update the participant charts) 
  • Organize and promote the end of stopover final projection event
  • Any other task related to the activities of the Wapikoni Mobile

REQUIRED SKILLS 

  • Diploma in social work or related domains or experience
  • A minimum of one year experience in social intervention 
  • Good command of English and/or French (Indigenous language a fantastic asset) 
  • Driving licence and experience in highway driving a must 
  • Work experience with youth an asset 
  • Experience in an Indigenous community an asset 
  • Experience in audio-visual and musical production an asset

REQUIRED QUALITIES 

  • Can work within a team environment 
  • Shows leadership and dynamism 
  • Is very well organized.
  • Can deal with the uncertainties that may arise.
  • Can adapt to various realities of working in the field (flexible working hours, resolving conflict) 
  • Can work under pressure and meet hard deadlines
  • Has an interest in working with First Nations groups and Indigenous communities throughout Canada

LOCATION: An Indigenous community within Canada (schedule to be determined) 

CONDITIONS 

Five-week contract. The stopovers are scheduled between May and November 2018

Interested candidates must send their resume and cover letter to Marie-Ève Bergeron: responsable.terrain@wapikoni.ca 

Only those applicants who qualify for interview will be contacted.