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.
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
- 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
- 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)
Five-week contract. The stopovers are scheduled between May and November 2017.
Interested candidates must send their resume and cover letter to Marie-Ève Bergeron: email@example.com (for positions in Quebec) or Mélodie Jourdain: firstname.lastname@example.org (for positions in the rest of Canada)
Only those applicants who qualify for interview will be contacted.