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14 May 2019

Full-Time Youth Employment Councillor – Hamilton #jobs #HamOnt

Hamilton Regional Indian Centre – Posted by jobs@hric.ca Anywhere

Job Description

The Youth EC position is intended to enhance the Friendship Centres’ efforts to support youth-focused employment and training activities and outcomes and to ensure the effective delivery of the program such that urban Indigenous youth-aged direct-service users gain education, experience, and skills to improve employability and/or achieve and maintain meaningful employment.

Salary: 46,904.00

Main Responsibilities/ Duties include:
• Provides dedicated resources to urban Indigenous youth to improve their lives through culturally relevant services that are readily available, and which are delivered through a focused, demand-driven program model;
• Collaborates with and shares responsibilities of the Apatisiwin program, with the Employment Councillor, with a specific focus on serving the needs of Indigenous youth;
• Coordinates or manages youth-led and youth-focused partnerships (such as schools, school boards, employers, other education and training institutions, and youth-serving agencies that promote positive youth outcomes) or strategies that support the strategic goals of the Friendship Centre;
• Conducts activities with an emphasis on promotion of access to STEM industry sector, and community-connected experiential learning activities, in partnership with Alternative Secondary Schools or other secondary schools and school boards;
• Performs activities that include supporting and/or coordinating other youth-serving programs and projects across the Friendship Centre;
• Completes intakes, provide employment counselling, and develop a strengths-based action plan for each individual direct-service user.
• Provides job preparation interventions as follows: Application Processing, Employer Referrals, Job Search, Referrals to Agencies, Resume/ Cover Letter Assistance.
• Determines direct-service user funding eligibility.
• Promotes awareness and ensure access to the program through a variety of outreach efforts and promotional activities.
• Provides funded interventions as follows: On-the-Job Training, Purchase of Training, Employment Supports, Apprenticeship Skills Training, Training Supports, Pre-Employment Training, Community Building & Partnerships, Self-Employment Training, Stay in School Initiative (youth direct-service users only), Summer Jobs (youth direct-service users only), and Pre-Career Development;
• Provides employment supports, which include follow-up, monitoring, and reporting of outcomes required.
• Leads responsibility for creating, maintaining, protecting, and closing all contracts, in collaboration with the Finance Department, a Program Manager/Director, or the Executive Director, as examples.
• Ensures direct-service user files are maintained and protected as required by the terms and conditions set out in this Program Description.
• Monitors, report back and follow-up on all direct-service user interventions as detailed in this Program Description, which includes a post-intervention follow-up with the direct-service user to ensure they have found full-time employment or returned to school.
• Updates the job bank and/or job board, provide relevant employment and training resources, and other general assistance to community members who access the Apatisiwin program but are not direct-service users.
• Maintains familiarity with labour market developments to align direct-service users with demand driven industries, engage with potential employers and service providers, explores and establish new opportunities for job placement and/or job creation, and actively seek out partnerships to leverage resources.
• Develops and facilitate workshops and presentations on employment related topics.
• Participates on relevant committees that promote employment and training initiatives.
• Networks and partner with other Friendship Centres/Delivery Sites, Indigenous organisations, employers, employment agencies, etc., related to employment and training matters.
• Ensures all service activities utilises culture throughout all junctures of planning and delivery.
• Utilises quarterly reporting tools and database (if applicable) to input all data as required.

Requirements:
• High proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc)
• Outstanding analytical, problem-solving and trouble-shooting skills
• Team Player
• Stress Tolerant
• Ability to obtain a satisfactory CPIC- Vulnerable Sector within 30 days of employment start date

Education and Experience:
• Possess post-secondary education in Indigenous studies, social work, child and youth work or combination of the equivalent and relevant education.
• The candidate will have a minimum of three (3) years of demonstrated and related work experience with employment and training.
• Strong knowledge and awareness of Indigenous culture and history, with particular emphasis on the impacts of trauma, Indigenous youth engagement and community outreach.

How to Apply

Closing Date: Friday May 24th, 2019 at 5pm Please submit a cover letter, resume, 3 references to jobs@hric.ca or in an envelope marked CONFIDENTIAL to: Human Resources Hamilton Regional Indian Centre 34 Ottawa Street North, Hamilton, Ontario L8H 3Y7 FAX: 905-545-4077

Job Categories: Employment Service. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Salary.

Job expires in 25 days.

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