Youth in Transition Worker

Youth in Transition Worker

Job Information
Author pnationtalk
Date July 8, 2016
Type Full Time
Company Tungasuvvingat Inuit
Location Ottawa, ON
Category Miscellaneous
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Employment Opportunity – Internal/External
Youth in Transition Worker

Full‐Time, 12‐month Term Position*

*Term extension is a possibility

Position Summary:

Tungasuvvingat Inuit (TI) is seeking a skilled and self‐directed worker to assume a hands‐on role in supporting youth aged 16‐24 transition from the care of the child welfare sector or formal customary care.

The Youth in Transition Worker (YITW) will provide Inuit specific, culturally enhanced resources and supports to clients so they can assume responsibility for their own health and well‐being, relationships, employment, housing and education and to create connections within their community. The YITW will help clients develop a plan to successfully transition from care to healthy and independent living.


Maintain a referral‐to‐program process with child welfare agencies, schools and other agencies involved with youth in care

Develop youth programming, events, camps, etc. Produce program promotional materials and promote the activities to the public

Help youth develop the goals they would like to achieve through their transition

Design a process for identifying family and community members who will form a supportive network for the youth in transition. Facilitate other supportive networks to help youth achieve their goals

Work collaboratively with youths, and their support networks to create a plan for success to support youth transition

Research and compile services available to youth transitioning from care

Support youth leaving care to identify, access and navigate adult service systems relevant to their needs, and transition to adulthood, providing emotional support

Connect youth to existing supports and resources in the community, including:
o Housing supports
o Educational resources
o Employment services and training
o Life skills training (e.g. financial management, household management) o NIHB registration
o Land Claims card acquisition
o Health and mental health services; and o Legal services

Work collaboratively with all staff to create and support an integrated services network within TI’s client services

Produce monthly and quarterly program reports indicating outcome and process accomplishments

Complete proper and timely client case notes

Conduct program evaluation to assess the success of the program

Education and Experience

Social Service Worker degree or equivalent in education, training and experience 3‐5 years’ experience in the child and youth welfare field

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of issues related to youth in care

Knowledge of available resources in Ottawa and the surrounding areas Knowledge of Inuit culture and values

Experience in conducting intake, individual counseling and group facilitation Ability to initiate, develop and deliver programming

Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with youth, fellow employees and others

Strong initiative; motivated and able to work independently and with a high degree of autonomy

Fluent in English; fluency in Inuktitut is a strong asset Proven track record of dependability and reliability Computer proficiency (internet, Word, Excel, etc.)

Ability to handle sensitive issues with tact, diplomacy and confidentiality Ability to work evenings and weekends when required

Valid, clean driver’s license and own reliable transportation is essential. Mileage reimbursement is provided

Ability to travel as required

Deadline for applications is July 12, 2016

Interested candidates, please send your resume and covering letter to

Please Note: Preference in hiring will be given to qualified Inuit candidates. The successful candidate will be required to provide a criminal reference check with results acceptable to TI. We thank all interested parties however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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