YOUTH OUTREACH WORKER

DESCRIPTION

Wapikoni's audio-visual/musical training studio has been travelling in Indigenous communities across Quebec and Canada since 2004, to acquaint youth with making short films and videoclips. Wapikoni is currently looking for a youth outreach worker for a four-week assignment in an Indigenous community during a training stopover. Responsibilities include working with youth and supporting them, serving as community liaison, and coordinating activities during the stopover. The individual will work with two filmmakers mentors, as well as with two persons hired from the community as a local coordinator and assistant trainer, respectively.

Main responsabilities

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

  • Promote the stopover with the local coordinator and contribute to recruiting youth
  • Supervise the local coordinator
  • Welcome the participants to the Wapikoni mobile, listen to them, and provide psychological support
  • Support participants in the achievement of their personal goals
  • Refer youth toward the various available resources according to their needs
  • Represent Wapikoni to the various institutions in the community (band council, health centre, school, etc.)
  • Maintain collaborative relations with key persons in the community (institutions, youth organizations, former participants, etc.)
  • Participate in organizing video/film shoots and ensure the necessary paperwork is completed
  • Organize the screening at the end of the stopover, including sending invitations, in collaboration with the local coordinating team
  • Perform all other tasks related to Wapikoni 's activities

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree in social work or other related field
  • Minimum two years' social work or other relevant experience (with youth an asset)
  • Sufficient acquaintance with Indigenous culture in Quebec and Canada
  • Experience within Indigenous communities or abroad an asset
  • Empathy and ability to build ties based on trust
  • Interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team and to bring out the best in team members
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to handle uncertain situations with ease
  • Initiative and creativity when unforeseen circumstances arise
  • Conflict-resolution skills
  • Adaptability (to cultural differences, to working in a remote area with variable hours)
  • Good command of French and/or English (Indigenous languages an asset)
  • Driver’s licence and good driving experience

WORK LOCATION: In an Indigenous community (to be determined).

WORK CONDITIONS: Four-week contract. Stopovers will take place between May and October 2018.

Interested candidates must submit their resume and a cover letter to Mélissa Felx-Séguin at terrain@wapikoni.ca.

The Wapikoni mobile is committed to the principles of employment equity. Preference will be given to Indigenous candidates. Only candidates retained for an interview will be contacted, between January and March 2018.